CCM Annual Programs (2013)
CEAL Committee on Chinese Materials (CCM)

2013 CEAL Conference
Committee on Chinese Materials

Work Session

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, California
Manchester Ballroom A
Thursday, March 21, 2013
10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Theme: Meet the challenge: new models in collection development and digitization
10:10-10:12 Opening remarks
Susan Xue, UC Berkeley and Chairperson
10:12-10:22 “Cooperative digitization project of Chinese rare books between the Harvard-Yenching Library and the National Library of China" and "Report on a conference on the preservation of Republican period publications in Beijing in June 2012”
James Cheng, Librarian of the Harvard-Yenching Library
10:22 – 10:32 “Report on the successful collaboration in digitizing Chinese rare books: the UW-NCL experience”
Zhijia Shen, Director, East Asian Library, University of Washington
10:32 – 10:42 “Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) for printed materials: process and issues”
Hong Cheng, Librarian for Chinese Studies, UCLA
10:42 – 10:52 “Cost Studies of Borrowing & Subscriptions:Chinese Dissertations/Theses”
Vickie Doll, Chinese and Korean Studies Librarian, University of Kansas
Hsi-chu Bolick, East Asian Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10:52 – 11:00 Q & A

Pre-conference Workshop
Discover the Mystery of Chinese Local Gazetteers
What to Get and How to Use

Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California
Edward BCD Room
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This workshop is to address the needs from librarians who would like to learn about Chinese local gazetteers but have limited access to and use of such materials in their institutions. The workshop will be conducted in English and Chinese. Materials used for training require reading knowledge of Chinese. Contents to be covered at the workshop include:


  • Dr. Yingpin Zhang, Research Fellow, Director of Liaison Department, Office of Chinese Local Gazetteers Directing Group. Yingpin Zhang received her PhD in history from Nankai University in 2003. Her research interest focuses on Ming history and history of local gazetteers. Yingpin has published intensively in these areas, including 明代南直隶方志研究 (Researches in Nanzhili Local History of Ming Dynasty) and 中国历史与文明 (China, history and civilization). She has organized and delivered training at a number of workshops on Chinese local gazetteers in China.

  • Ms. Haihui Zhang, Chinese Studies Librarian, East Asian Library, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh. Haihui Zhang’s major publications include 《北美中国学:学术概述与文献资源 = Chinese Studies in North America: Research and Resource》 (Editor-in-Chief. Beijing:Zhonghua shuju, 2010),《一天又一天:六七十年代北京人生活素描》 (Author. Beijing: Zhongguo wenshi chubanshe, 2007),《中美大学教育体验与比较– 美国知名华裔学者访谈 = Comparative Experiences in American and Chinese Higher Education -Interviews with Prominent Chinese American Scholars》 (Interviewer and Writer. Beijing: Zhongguo Renmin Daxue Chubanshe, 2010), etc.

  • Dr. Ming-sun Poon, Reference Librarian and Chinese Area Specialist, Library of Congress. Ming-sun Poon earned his MLS from the University of California, Berkeley and PhD from the University of Chicago. Ming-sun manages with colleagues the largest Chinese Collection outside of China. He also administers the Division’s QuestionPoint service. Ming-sun claims tremendous experience in using local gazetteers in his diversified research. His current topics in this field include studies on the special features of Shandong local gazetteers and the scholarship of Dr Walter T. Swingle who introduced Chinese botanical knowledge based on the local gazetteers acquired for the Library of Congress. Ming-sun is also the author of a ramifying index of biographies contained in major Guangdong local gazetteers published by The Chinese University Press.

  • Ms. Tang Li, Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library, Yale University. Tang Li holds an MA in art history and an MLS from University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include Chinese painting during the Ming and Qing periods, Chinese librarianship, reference and instruction services in the 21st century, and next generation OPAC. She recently published a journal article titled "Original editions of Chinese gazetteers in the Yale East Asia Library" by Emerald's Collection Building.

CCM would like to thank Asian Studies Center at University of Pittsburgh to provide financial support for this workshop.


Publishing Trends in China, Policy, Digitization and Copyright

Forum co-organized by the Committee on Chinese Materials and The Publishers Association of China

Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California
Gregory A/B
Thursday, March 21, 2013
11:10 am - 12:30 pm

This forum is co-organized by the Committee on Chinese Materials and the Publishers Association of China, providing a platform for Chinese librarians and Chinese publishers to exchange information and ideas.

中国出版现状及未来发展走势 (The Today and the Future of China’s Publishing Industry)
中国版权保护工作情况简介 (China’s Copyright Protection)
从起步期步入成长期的中国数字出版 (China’s Developing Digital Publishing Industry)

Committee on Chinese Materials, 2011-2014 (
Vickie Doll 傅玉波 (Kansas)
Tang Li 李唐 (Yale)
Ming-sun Poon 潘銘燊 (LoC)
Zhijia Shen 沈志佳 (Washington)
Ping Situ 司徒萍 (Arizona)
Susan Xue 薛燕, Chair (UCB)
Haihui Zhang 張海惠 (Pittsburgh)

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