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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.

Asia Collection 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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New Year Celebrations in Asia

January 2017 - March 2017
4th floor of Hamilton Library

No matter where you are or where you are from, New Years is the time to light up new hope and mark a new beginning. As the largest continent in the world with a long history, rich culture, and diverse customs, people in Asia welcome the New Year in their own way on many different days. This book exhibit showcases some unique customs and exciting festivals around New Years in Asia. Hope you enjoy it and learn something new about Asia.

Items that circulate in this display may be checked out. Please ask at the Asia Reference Desk during service hours: M-F, 10am-4pm.

Asia New Years books

Many Facets of the Tale of Genji
源氏物語のいろいろ

January 13, 2017 - March 31, 2017
4th floor of Hamilton Library

Written in the tenth century by a court lady known as Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji, is a lengthy romantic novel that has attracted readers and scholars alike. Although Shikibu’s original texts were lost, over 100 hand-written manuscripts have been identified. The Tale of Genji has been translated from classical to modern Japanese language and into foreign languages, and it has inspired commentaries, criticisms, illustrations, woodblock prints, scrolls, manga, animation, films and games for over a thousand years. In conjunction with a public lecture "The Plot of The Tale of Genji and the Emperor System," by Dr. Yuichiro Imanishi of the National Institute of Japanese Literature on February 16, 2017, the exhibit shares many facets of this extraordinary tale.

Genji image

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