The Taiwan Publications Book Exhibit is featured in Davis Library from January to March. The books, written in Chinese, were donated by the National Central Library at the 2018 Asian American Studies Conference. The conference was held in Washington D.C., and each year, members of the National Central Library choose a large university to donate books to.
Many of the Chinese books in Davis Library are mixed in with all different languages across many subjects.
“I read different texts in different languages. In English, I read academic articles better, but that’s because I have been getting an education since high school in an English-speaking country,” first-year student Cher Hu said. “So really, academic article-wise, it’s easier for me to do in English. However, my general reading speed is much faster in Chinese. It's more comfortable.”
Cher Hu is a student from mainland China, who speaks both English and Chinese. She’s a political science and statistics major.
The East Asian Collection at Davis Library is one of the smallest departments in the library. East Asian Studies librarian Hsi-chu Bolick and Asian Studies professor Uffe Bergeton went to the conference in Washington D.C. to accept the donation.