On 16 November 2015, the UM Library participated in the Guangxi Bookshelf Project, a cultural exchange sponsored by the Federation of Literary and Art Circles of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Association of Guangxi Studies, Guangxi, People’s Republic of China. Through this project, the Library will receive a continuous donation of Chinese books within the next five years. These books cover Chinese language studies, Chinese history and culture, Chinese literature and art, overseas Chinese studies as well as titles related to ASEAN studies. The main objective of the collaboration is to strengthen bi-lateral cultural understanding between the people of China and Malaysia. The procurement of these books would provide academic enrichment to the UM community. The Library will receive Chinese print books with a total value of 400,000 (RMB) over five years – 200,000 (RMB) in the first year and 50,000 (RMB) in the next four years,
As for UM, these books can be used by our researchers and scholars as well as further enhance our Chinese language collection. This is indeed a good move on our part since this will allow our users to access a vast collection of resources as well as collaborate and share our resources on a win-win basis. We will also organize various activities to promote the collection as well as invite eminent scholars in the field.
Dr Nor Edzan Che Nasir, the Chief Librarian of UM received the books from Professor He Linxia, the Chairman of Guangxi Normal University Press as well as the President of the Association of Guangxi Studies, Federation of Literary and Art Circles of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Association of Guangxi Studies.
Guangxi Bookshelf Project – thank you from all of us at UM
Professor He Linxia and the collection of books