"As part of Starr Library's initiative to work with faculty members at Columbia University and beyond to use our unique resources for their teaching and research, we hope the Makino Symposium will attract scholars from around the world," said Jim Cheng, Director of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library.
Paul Anderer, Mack Professor of Humanities and Professor of Japanese Literature at Columbia University and co-organizer of the symposium, echoed the global importance of the symposium. "The cross-disciplinary and cross-regional range of this symposium will make known to the wider scholarly world the existence and value of this remarkable archive for ongoing and future research," Anderer said.
The symposium will help to underscore the variety and breadth of the materials held in the Makino Collection. The Makino collection as a whole contains approximately 80,000 items and is available for use by scholars and researchers to use as processing proceeds. Selections from the Makino Collection will be on display and a reception will follow the symposium in the Starr Library reading room.
The Makino Collection will offer extended hours for using materials from the Collection during the week following the Symposium (Monday - Friday, Nov. 14th - 18th, 10am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm). To make arrangements to view materials during these times, you will need to contact the archivist in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and a list of panelists and their paper titles, please check the Makino Symposium web page:
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The symposium is sponsored by The Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Japan Chamber of Commerce, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the C.V. Starr Foundation, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, and the School of the Arts–Film Division.