News & Events

  • Press Releases In cooperation with the Office of Communications, the Asian Division regularly publishes press releases about its latest activities. Past releases can be viewed below. Those interested in staying informed can also subscribe to the Library’s International Collections blog, “4 Corners of the World,” or follow the Library’s International Collections Facebook pageExternal link to learn about new collection acquisitions, little-known items, Library treasures, digital initiatives, and upcoming events...
  • Events In addition to managing the Asian collections accessible at the Asian Reading Room and providing relevant reference services, the Asian Division also regularly organizes programs and events. These events range from research and collection orientations to hosting diplomatic visits from Asian countries as well as specialized lectures on contemporary Asian studies topics of interest to the scholarly community and the public at large. All...
  • Event Videos Videos of events organized by the Asian Division are freely available online. The full collection of the Asian Division’s event videos include book talks, lectures, panels, and more. Ranging from Japanese woodblock prints to mapmaking in Southeast Asia, these specialized programs provide new knowledge and perspectives on collection materials to the scholarly community and the public at large.
  • Webinars The Asian Division also occasionally hosts webinars, which provide in-depth conversations about and examinations of the Library’s Asian collections. The collection of recorded webinars provides assistance to learn more about the Library's Asian-language resources.