Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Chapter Officers and Members,

I am very thankful for the support you have given through the past few months we have worked together! As we had our first chapter program successfully held in Orlando, we expect to have another one in Atlanta or more in the coming spring. Our officers Yue, Ximin and Peng are planning for the Atlanta gathering and details will come out early next year.

I’m also calling for items for the CALA Mid-term Chapter Report (July 2016-December 2016). Please send me anything you’d like to be included in the report by December 12th. The items can be, but not limited to, your publications, promotions, awards and other achievements.

Thank you and happy Thanksgiving!

Sai

Sai Deng
CALA Southeast Chapter President, 2016-2017

Hope you’re safe and sound after the hurricane!

Hope everyone has survived Hurricane Matthew without too much difficulty!

Just would like to update on a few things:
– Our first fall program was held on September 23, 2016, 1:30-4pm, at Olin Library, Rollins College, Orlando, FL. As you all know, this year, our theme is “Visiting a Library, a Museum or a Cultural Institution in Your City” and “Discovering Chinese Images, Representations and Heritage.” The Orlando meeting had a good turn out of about 20 people onsite and online. We had some wonderful speakers and fascinating presentations. Please check out the photos of the event including some slides pictures at CALA’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/281336511932864/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1139435592789614

The slides and program information from this event have been archived in CALA Academic Resources & Repository System (CALASYS) at: http://ir.cala-web.org/items/browse?tags=CALA+Southeast+Chapter+2016+Fall+Program+%28Orlando%29

I’d like to thank all our speakers and participating members, including Wenxian, Zhao (Liu), Min and Ying, who have helped to make this event possible!

– Zhao Liu, Librarian at the Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation would like to invite everyone to visit the center, its library and collections (http://www.ellingoeide.org/research-library) in Sarasota. Its collection focuses on “decorative pieces from the Chinese and Japanese medieval period and includes a large assemblage of ornate scrolls.” Please check the site out for detailed information. She also made a presentation in our first fall program which can be accessed at: http://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/71

– Please keep an eye on forthcoming chapter programs! We expect to hold more gatherings in Atlanta and Alabama.

Thank you and will be in touch again!

Sai

Representing

CALA Southeast Chapter Officers

Sai Deng, President, University of Central Florida, saideng@gmail.com

Yue Li, Vice President/President-Elect, Florida State University Libraries, yli3@fsu.edu

Xiaojie Duan, Immediate Past President, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, xiaojie.duan@usm.edu

Ximin Mi, Treasurer, Georgia State University, ximinmi@gmail.com

Peng Mu, Membership Officer, Samford University, pmu@samford.edu

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.

The meeting url is at: https://rollins.webex.com/join/wzhang. Please scroll to the bottom to see program access details.

Program Brochure:

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CALA Southeast Chapter 2016 Fall Program @ Orlando: Program Brochure page 1
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Program access details:

CALA Southeast Chapter 2016 Fall Program

Meeting url: https://rollins.webex.com/join/wzhang

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

Meeting number (access code): 646 606 557

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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.

Schedule:

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),

Representing

CALA Southeast Chapter Officers

Sai Deng, President, University of Central Florida, saideng@gmail.com

Yue Li, Vice President/President-Elect, Florida State University Libraries, yli3@fsu.edu

Xiaojie Duan, Immediate Past President, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, xiaojie.duan@usm.edu

Ximin Mi, Treasurer, Georgia State University, ximinmi@gmail.com

Peng Mu, Membership Officer, Samford University, pmu@samford.edu