High School Students View Oracle Bones

New Utrecht High event-2

Sponsored by WEAI, “East Asian & Chinese Information Outreach” is for the library to accommodate the visit by and meeting with the students of the dual language program students of the New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, on November 2, 2018.

The event comprises the library visit by the students, including studying the oracle bones and other special publications, and the meeting and discussion with Columbia members of the WEAI/EALAC community. Each lasts about one hour.

In addition, Prof.s Roberta H. Martin, Director, and Karen Kane, Associate Director, Asia for Educators (AFE) Program of WEAI provide useful online course materials and information on oracle bones and history of China, etc. ahead of the campus event.

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12:30-1:30pm Kress Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room, Starr East Asian Library

  • Welcome and introduction of EALC/WEAI and undergraduate East Asian studies at Columbia
    • John Phan, Director of Undergraduate Studies of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Welcome and brief introduction of Starr Library
    • Chengzhi Wang, librarian
  • Introduction of the dual language program
    • Nan Deng, New Utrecht High School
  • Viewing oracle bones and other library samples
    • Shih-han Wang, EALAC Ph.D. student in Chinese history and Chengzhi Wang
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2:00-3:00pm Meeting/Discussion, 203 Butler Library

  • East Asian studies experience at Columbia
    • Kevin Rayfeng Li, Computer Science, minor in East Asian Studies
    • Kan Ni, WEAI M.A. student
    • Alexandra Jane Smith, WEAI M.A. student
    • Harlan Chambers, EALAC Ph.D. candidate in Chinese literature
  • General questions and answers on East Asian programs, library collections and service, etc.


Chengzhi Wang, Ph.D.
Chinese Studies Librarian
307M Kent Hall
(212) 854-3721