The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) awarded Brown County Library a grant of $1,000 as part of the new East Asia in Wisconsin Library Program.
CEAS, a federally funded National Resource Center for the study of East Asia, created the program to encourage Wisconsin libraries to augment their collections with East Asia- related materials. This program is part of the center’s focus on promoting understanding of East Asian histories and cultures, and aligns with the Wisconsin Idea mission of service to Wisconsin citizens beyond the boundaries of the classroom. CEAS partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Library Association, and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center to plan and promote the new program, which launched in August, 2020.
Brown County Library’s grant was one of 38 awarded to libraries across Wisconsin, totaling $32,765 in awards. The grant purchased books and films about China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. A second round of funding for the East Asia in Wisconsin Library Program is planned for release in the fall of 2021.
The Center for East Asian Studies is the focal point connecting East Asia to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of the UW-Madison’s eight federally funded area studies National Resource Centers, CEAS is dedicated to all aspects of research, education and outreach related to China, Japan, and Korea.
For more information on the East Asia in Wisconsin Library Program, contact CEAS Associate Director David Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details about the East Asia in Wisconsin Library Program is available on the CEAS website: https://eastasia.wisc.edu.
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