"Chushingura on Stage and in Print: An Exhibition of Books, Manuscripts, and Ukiyoe", March 24-April 18, 2003

NEW YORK, March 10, 2003 Columbia's Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Butler Library, and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room, will be hosting an exhibition of books, manuscripts and ukiyoe, "Chushingura on Stage and in Print." The exhibition will be on display March 24 - April 18, 2003 and is open to the public during the hours listed below.

The exhibition consists of materials from the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia, the Waseda University Library, and the Waseda Theatre Museum. It is the first event organized to mark a new cooperative agreement between the university libraries of Waseda and Columbia. The exhibition will be shown for four weeks, in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, sixth floor East of Butler Library, and in the Rare Book Reading Room of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Kent Hall, Columbia University.

The exhibition is part of the anniversary celebration of "The 47 Ronin, A Chushingura Retrospective," to mark the tercentenary of the Ako Vendetta of 1701-03, by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University. The Center will sponsor a variety of programs in the spring semester of 2003, including a film series, an exhibition of prints and books, a panel at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and a symposium on the Columbia campus. All events at Columbia are open to the public and free of charge. More information is available at:

Butler Rare Book and Manuscript Library hours:

Monday: 12 pm-7:45 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 9 am-4:45 pm

C.V. Starr East Asian Library Rare Book Reading Room Exhibitionhours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-8:00pm

For more information contact:

Dr. Amy V. Heinrich,Director
C. V. Starr East AsianLibrary
(212) 854-2578

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