The University Library will celebrate the donation of more than 200 books from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Chicago. A special book donation ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CST on Thursday, August 26, 2010 in the University’s International and Area Studies Library .
The TECO staff, including Huei-wen Hsu (Director, TECO Cultural Division), will meet with several University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign staff members during their visit. They will discuss future collaborations with Poshek Fu (Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies), Brian Ruppert (Head, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures), Tom Teper (Associate Dean of Libraries and Associate University Librarian for Collections), and Karen Wei (Head, Asian Library).
The contents of the donated books include: Chinese studies and linguistics, Taiwanese literature, Taiwanese film studies, Buddhist studies, arts, and history, and East Asian studies. In all, there are 213 volumes. All of the books will be processed and housed in the Asian Library, located within the Main Library building.
The TECO staff will meet with Chancellor and Provost (Interim) Robert A. Easter following the book donation ceremony and a tour of the Library.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office works to enhance the academic cooperation between universities in the service area and those in Taiwan, to encourage American students to study in Taiwan, to offer assistance to representatives of educational and cultural organizations in Taiwan before and during their US visits, to liaise with students from Taiwan, and to collect and analyze the latest international education information to meet the needs of education reform and policy making. For more information, visit www.edutw.org .