CALA Southeast Chapter 2017 Spring Program

Sharing Your Professional Expertise and Your Library’s Collections

 Visiting a Library, a Museum or a Cultural Institution in Atlanta

Time: January 20, 2017   1:00-5:00pm

Location:Georgia State University (GSU) Library Downtown Atlanta Campus

Meet at: GSU library North entrance. (More detailed directions will be given later.)

SE Chapter Member Meeting (1-2:30pm)

Every member attending is invited to give a brief presentation of 10-15 minutes about his/her work and any East Asia-related collection / services in your library, if any

After this session, Ximin will briefly show and introduce some new projects in the GSU library.

Local Museum Tour – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Museum (3:00-5:00;  2:30-3:00 Travel to the museum, car pool will be provided)

We will head over to CDC museum and have a tour there, including the history of CDC and its science collection, and the development of treatments to some diseases. More information is available at CDC museum website:

Social Time and Dinner (5:00-7:00pm)

If interested, you are welcome to join us for dinner in the Golden House Chinese Restaurant (金源大酒楼, 1600 Pleasant hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096)

Please contact Yue Li (, Ximin Mi ( or Peng Mu ( if you are interested in attending the meeting, the museum tour and/or the dinner.

CALA Southeast Chapter

Sai Deng, Ximin Mi, Yue Li, and Peng Mu

You are Invited to the CALA Southeast Chapter 2016 Fall Program

You are personally invited to the CALA Southeast Chapter’s 2016 Fall Program at Olin Library, Rollins College or online via WebEx next Friday, Sep. 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm. Remote users do not need a license to attend the online meeting, but you may have to download a free program first if you never used WebEx on your computer.

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Program Brochure:

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CALA Southeast Chapter 2016 Fall Program

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Friday, September 23, 2016    1:30 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  2 hrs

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CALA Southeast Chapter 2016 Fall Program

Dear colleagues,

I’m happy to share with you the CALA Southeast Chapter’s first program for fall, 2016. It will be held in one of the most beautiful campuses in Florida and in the US, Rollins College. This is one of a series of programs to be organized by our chapter. A big thank you to Wenxian Zhang, Professor, Head of Archives & Special Collections, Rollins College, for hosting this event and giving an exciting talk on his research on images related to China. We’d also like to thank Zhao Liu from The Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation for sharing her library’s collections and her work there. We’re still calling for speakers for the Lightning Round Talks (each 10 minutes). The conference will have online capability, so even if you cannot attend it on site, you can join it online (the online conference url will be shared later). Please reply to this message if you’re interested in presenting and/or attending.

CALA Southeast Chapter 2016 Fall Program

 Visiting a Library, a Museum or a Cultural Institution in Your City

Discovering Chinese Images, Representations and Heritage

Friday, September 23, 2016, 1:30-4pm, Olin Library, Rollins College, Orlando, FL


Keynote Speaker

Wenxian Zhang, Professor, Head of Archives & Special Collections, Rollins College

China through American Eyes:

Depictions of the Chinese People and Culture in the US Print Media of the Late 19th Century.

Cultural understanding between the United States and China has been a long and complex process. The period from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century is not only a critical era in modern Chinese history, but also the peak time of illustrated news reporting in the United States. Besides images from newspapers and journals, this study will present pictures about China and the Chinese published in books, brochures, commercial advertisements, campaign posters, postcards, etc. Together, they have documented colorful portrayals of the Chinese and their culture by the U.S. print media and their evolution from ethnic curiosity, stereotyping, and racial prejudice to social awareness, reluctant understanding, and eventual acceptance. This collection of images has essentially formed a rich visual resource that is both diverse and intriguing; and as primary source documents, they carry significant historical and cultural values that could stimulate further academic research.


1:15-1:30 Arriving (Guests will be greeted in front of the Olin Library and directed to the conference room)

1:30-2:00 Keynote Speaker, Wenxian Zhang, Professor, Head of Archives & Special Collections,

Rollins College, “China through American Eyes: Depictions of the Chinese People and Culture in the US Print Media of the Late 19th Century”

2:00-2:15 Q&A

2:15-2:45 Lightning Round Talks (each 10 minutes)

Zhao Liu, The Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation (*Zhao will present a talk on the Elling O. Eide Library, its collections especially Chinese collections and her work there.)

(TBA. We’re also calling for more light talks.)

2:45-3:15 Tour of the Olin Library

3:15-4:00 Visit Archives & Special Collections, Olin Library, Rollins College, or Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College

Parking: Please go directly to the College Parking Garage between Lyman and Comstock Avenues, and walk across Fairbanks to campus and toward Olin Library, which will only take about five minutes. Please take the parking ticket with you, so that Wenxian Zhang, Head of Archives & Special Collections at Rollins College can validate in the library for free parking when you leave. Here are both its interactive campus map and printable PDF, and Olin Library is #235. For onsite attendees, if you want to carpool, or need help in parking, please call 407-412-0001 in advance.


Sai (Sophia),


CALA Southeast Chapter Officers

Sai Deng, President, University of Central Florida,

Yue Li, Vice President/President-Elect, Florida State University Libraries,

Xiaojie Duan, Immediate Past President, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries,

Ximin Mi, Treasurer, Georgia State University,

Peng Mu, Membership Officer, Samford University,

Call for Participation: CALA Southeast Chapter Fall Program

The CALA Southeast Chapter officers have been discussing this fall’s programing and the following themes have been proposed:

1) Visiting a Library, a Museum or a Cultural Institution in Your City

2) Discovering Chinese Treasures in Your Local Libraries and Museums

The Southeast Chapter has 7 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Members within driving distance of each other can choose a place to visit, mingle and socialize, and also have some programs (if so desired). It can be organized as a social event and/or a more formal program with presentations. Event photos and programs can be shared on CALA’s Facebook, CALA Academic Resources & Repository System (CALASYS) and our Chapter’s website. Please contact one of the following officers if you wish to join the event:

Florida: Sai Deng (, Wenxian Zhang (, Co-Coordinators/hosts, Orlando, FL

Georgia: Ximin Mi (, Xue Li (, Co-Coordinators/hosts, Atlanta, GA (*Member in northern FL can ride with Xue to join the Georgia program)

Alabama/ Mississippi: Mu Peng (, host, Birmingham, AL (*also looking for a co-coordinator)

North Carolina/ South Carolina/ Tennessee: we’re looking for one or two members who’re willing to host/coordinate (*members in Tennessee can join either the Carolina or the Alabama program)

Members can choose cities which are closest to them. Officers will reach out to the members in their areas, and members are encouraged to check to see who else is in their cities or states. The events can be held any time this fall: September, October or November. The Chapter also plans to have an online conference all together next spring.