Royal Asiatic Society Library (CANCELLED)

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Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. The RAS library was founded in 1868 with Alexander Wylie’s collection of books. By 1937, the library’s immense collection was housed on the third floor of the RAS building, which is now the current Rockbund Art Museum. The library survived the Japanese occupation but was forced to close its doors in 1951. Most of the original collection has now been dispersed, but the library was re-established in 2007 by a group of Sinologists who believed in sustaining an English-language collection of books about China. The library operates on generous donations and is opened on select days by RAS volunteers. Julie Chun, who is the RAS Art Convener, RAS Council Member, and RAS library volunteer will host a casual library open house for SEA members.

Monday, February 20

1:45pm registration, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sino British College
Learning Resource Building, room 206
1195 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
(metro lines 1 or 10 to South Shaanxi Road)

Free for SEA members

Please email by February 17, under subject type “RAS Library” and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after February 17. SEA coordinator is Anita Laurila, mobile: 156-0185-1467.