Zhaohui Xue, the Chinese Studies Librarian at the East Asia Library, has recently finished editing an important resource book for researchers and students of Chinese studies. The volume, titled Chinese Studies in North America: Research and Resource, is published by Zhonghua Book Company in Chinese language last November, and offers a handy one-stop reference tool for Chinese Studies scholars in all fields.
In more than 900 pages and sand yellow hard cover, this nicely printed book is a comprehensive summary of Chinese Studies in North America over the past three decades. It contains two sections: "Academic Review" and "Resources". In the first section, a number of well-known Chinese Studies scholars in the United States provide broad pictures about the development of major disciplines in Chinese studies. These scholarly articles review the works of leading scholars in humanities, social sciences, arts, law and other interdisciplinary areas, analyze the controversies within the literature and include alternative points of views. Many of the articles also propose directions for future research. Collections and resources in the second section are introduced by information specialists on Chinese studies in North American research libraries and archives. Haihui Zhang with University of Pittsburgh is the chief editor of this book. Shuyong Jiang with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign co-edited the book with Zhaohui Xue.