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Epics and Storytelling in Persianate Lands and a Persian Language Tradition

(The following is a post by Hirad Dinavari, Reference Librarian for the Iranian World Collections, African and Middle Eastern Division.) Growing up in a Persian speaking home, there seldom was a time, when my ears were not filled with fantastical tales or anecdotal stories featuring epic heroes, such as Rustam, Siavash, Iskandar (Alexander), and Amir […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/21/2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Research Orientation: European Reading Room Sign up for our research orientation online and learn about the Library’s European collections and the European Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 […]

New Videos Monthly, 7/15/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic. African and Middle Eastern Division TITLE: The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework (view on YouTube) SPEAKER: Carol […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/14/2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Research Orientation: European Reading Room Sign up for our research orientation online and learn about the Library’s European collections and the European Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Those attending should […]

The Story of Water Margin (水滸傳)

(The following is a post by Jeffrey Wang, Reference Specialist for the Chinese Collection, Asian Division.) In the course of the last six hundred years, many masterpieces of Chinese fiction have become classics and wielded tremendous influence over the thoughts and imagination of the Chinese people. Among them is the “Story of Water Margin” (水滸傳), […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/7/2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 11 a.m. Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification […]

Chinese Periodicals Related to the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) in the Asian Division, Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Yuwu Song, Chinese Reference Specialist, Asian Division.) The Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945 started with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident on July 7, 1937, when a dispute over a missing Japanese soldier escalated into a battle. All-out war broke out shortly afterwards, and ended with the unconditional surrender of Japan […]

4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 6/23/2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 11 a.m. Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification […]