Libraries, United States, Area Studies, East Asia, United States
Three separate events, spanning almost half a century, made possible the creation of an East Asian collection at Harvard which was to develop into a preeminent library for East Asian research in the West. They were the introduction of Chinese in Harvard's curriculum in 1879, the decision of A. Kaiming Chiu to come to Harvard for graduate study in 1925, and the establishment of the Harvard-Yenching Institute in 1928.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wu, Eugene W.
"The Founding of the Harvard-Yenching Library,"
Journal of East Asian Libraries: Vol. 1993
, Article 16.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jeal/vol1993/iss101/16