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These exhibits are available for viewing during normal library hours.
For more information on the Asia Collection, see http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/asiacoll.

2005 Asia Exhibits

These exhibits are available for viewing during normal library hours. For more information on the Asia Collection, see http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/asiacoll.

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Glenn Shaw Collection

Through January 2006
Asia Collection, Fourth floor, Hamilton Library

The fourth floor of Hamilton Library currently is displaying materials from the Glenn Shaw Collection. The Glenn W. Shaw Collection was presented to the East-West Center in 1963, after Shaw's death in 1961. It is a collection of more than 6,000 items, in both Japanese and English, with materials dating from the early Edo period and on.

Glenn Shaw was a writer and teacher who lived in Japan for more than 40 years, from 1913 to 1957, with a brief break during the war. He was a newspaper columnist and radio broadcaster, and was a cultural attache after WWII. He was head of the Navy Japanese Language School at one point, and was always interested in the language and culture of Japan. The works displayed represent works both by Shaw, and collected by him, in Japanese and English. The display will run through the end of January.

Edo meisho zue by Saito Choshu

Saito Choshu Edo meisho zue ("Famous Sights of Edo") Maps and pictures of various places of interest around the Edo region

Fusetsu haiga by Nakamura Fusetsu

Nakamura Fusetsu Fusetsu haiga ("Haiku Illustrated by Fusetsu") Paintings done to accompany various haiku poems


Vietnam Now: Windows into Life in Contemporary Society

Through August 2005
Asia Collection, Fourth floor, Hamilton Library

This exhibit presents a series of "windows" into life in contemporary Vietnam. Our goal is to go beyond the ideas and images that most Americans associate with Vietnam and to provide some insight into contemporary culture and society in Vietnam. Exhibit displays touch on the following themes: literature and the arts, culture and customs, ethnicity and identity, issues in development and commerce, and intellectual traditions.

Throughout the exhibit, we hope readers will get a sense of some of the changes in the country over the past thirty years and go beyond the common assumptions and images of Vietnam that most Americans have. Thirty years have passed since the end of the war in 1975 and there have been many changes in Vietnam.

In today's Vietnam, international tourists are more common than ever; foreign direct investment has increased steadily, and since 1994 diplomatic and trade relations between Vietnam and the United States have increased. Educational and intellectual exchanges have increased as well, and an increasing number of Vietnamese students attend university in Western nations, such as the United States, Australia and Europe. The exhibit also highlights the range of research materials available in the University of Hawai'i libraries and intends to stimulate ways of thinking about academic research. The exhibit is curated by Margaret Barnhill Bodemer, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, and Rohayati Paseng Barnard, S.E. Asian Librarian, Hamilton Library.

The exhibit encompasses three areas in Hamilton library:

  1. Book displays by the main elevators on the first floor,
  2. Textiles and books on display in the Bridge Gallery on the first floor, and
  3. Book displays near the main elevators in the Asia Collection on the fourth floor.

From the cover of the book Facing the Future, Reviving the Past: A Study of Social Change in a North Vietnamese Village
From the cover of the book Facing the Future, Reviving the Past: A Study of Social Change in a North Vietnamese Village by John Kleinen, part of the "Anthropology in and of Vietnam: Tradition and Change" display case in the Asia Collection.

Reproduction of 'Ancient Dancers'
Reproduction of "Ancient Dancers" by Nguyen Tu Nghien, part of the "Modern Painting and the Fine Arts" display case in the Asia Collection.


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