What's New for Chinese Studies


Symposium: “Taiwan Cinema: Yesterday and Today” & Book Release: “An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studies”, April 21-22, 2016

March 8, 2016

“Taiwan Cinema: Yesterday and Today” & Book Release: “An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studies” events sponsored by Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University Press, Weather Head East Asian Institute, and Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.

The film screenings, lectures, receptions and panel discussions open to public. REGISTRATION

Taiwan Cinema Poster
Cheng Book cover

Dragon Summit Culture Endowment Fund Established for C.V. Starr East Asian Library

January 22, 2016

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is pleased to announce  the establishment of the Dragon Summit Culture Endowment Fund for the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University.

The endowment, with initial principal funding of $100,000 was established by the Dragon Summit Foundation in New York City. The fund will support acquisitions, publications, exhibitions, events, symposia, and film festivals related to East Asian culture organized by the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University.

20160122 Dragon Summit DSC_0543 (Photography by Huaru Kang, Columbia Law School)

Xu & Song Education and Culture Endowment Fund Established at C.V. Starr East Asian Library

December 9, 2015

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is pleased to announce the establishment of the Xu & Song Education and Culture Endowment Fund for the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University.

The endowment, with initial principal funding of $500,000 was established by Chinese entrepreneur Jin Xu and his wife, Mengjun Song. The fund will support collection development, administration, public programming, and research at the Starr Library.

20151209 xusong_starrlib (Photography by Liming Guan, U.S. Chinese News)

Important Special Collections Acquired

September 2, 2015

In 2014-2015, the library received donations of the following important collections:

  • Patricia Koo Tsien Art works and Materials
  • Weng Wan-go Film Reel Collection.

Through CUL Primary Resource Acquisition Program, the Judy Manton Cultural Revolution Propaganda Art Collection was acquired.

In summer 2015, the library received donations of the following important collections:

  • Myron Cohen Formosa/Taiwan Land/Field Data & Records
  • Papers of China Institute in America.

Thanks to the generosity of the donors and the great support from the library authorities, all these collections of significant nature have been shipped in and housed for further processing and cataloging.

Some of Tsien Art works and Materials and Weng Wan-go Film Reel Collection have been processed.


"Mr. Deng Goes to Washington". Fu Hongxing and His Documentary Film. September 28, 2015

20150922 film documentary Fu Hongxing

Chinese Documentary Films Screening & Meetings with Directors

October 9, 2015

Xu Xing and His Independent Films in China. October 29, 2015.

20151009 film documentary Xu Xing
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Chengzhi Wang, Ph.D.
Chinese Studies Librarian
307M Kent Hall
(212) 854-3721
cw2165@columbia.edu