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Stephen Owen of Harvard came to give a lecture on Wang Wei's Wangchuanji. I went to the dinner in honor of him with the Chinese studies faculty at Rutgers. 
Professional Experiences:
Oct. 2007 - East Asian Librarian, Rutgers University (http://libguides.rutgers.edu/eal)
........Founded http://www.foreast.org, a webliography of Free Open Resources for East Asian Studies. 
May 2003 - Sept. 2007 Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library, Yale University

2002 M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona
1997-2003 Doctoral student in anthropology, University of Arizona
........Finished coursework and passed comprehensive exams.
1994-1997 Master of History (archaeology), Peking University
........Wrote the thesis on the archaeology of the northeastern region of Hubei Province in central China. 
1989-1994 Bachelor of History (archaeology), Peking University

Continuing Education:
2004 Certificate, Luce Summer Institute for East Asian Librarianship (China Focus), University of Pittsburgh (http://www.library.pitt.edu/luce/)
Email (preferred) : taoyang@rci.rutgers.edu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/t_yang

Phone: (732)932-7129 x230; 
Fax: (732)932-1101

Mailing Address:
Tao Yang, East Asian Librarian
Alexander Library, Rutgers University
169 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free Online Resources for East Asian Studies: http://foreast.wordpress.com
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June 2009
Participated in the weekly coviewing sessions of the Ethnography Research Project: http://rulerp.blogspot.com/

15th: welcomed Gene to RUL.

-announced FOREASt to eastlib listserv last night. It was overwhelming to see 500 new visits in less than 24 hours. 
-met Min of Eastview and talked about a variety of products it offers. 

10th: went to the Michael and Henry's book talk.

9th: met Ruth of World Scientific from the NJ office of the Singapore publisher. World Scientific publishes English-language books on contemporary China and Chinese books (Bafang Wenhua imprint), in addition to science publications. 

5th: fine tuning http://foreast.wordpress.com and getting ready to release. 

4th: attended the memorial service of a library donor, John Kazanjian, in Kirkpatrick Chapel on the Old Queens campus. John had a successful career in both higher education and business fields and was a generous supporter of RUL and Mason Gross School. 

-found out that the World Journal published a report on the EAL program on Rutgers Day: http://ny.worldjournal.com/printer_friendly/2582245
-wrote to the journalist to thank him. 

-Attended the Future Group discussion in the morning;
-Attended the Confucius Institute at Rutgers faculty luncheon;
-Met Ivy and other Sino Monthly staff; 
-Updated the FOREASt Library site: http://foreast.wordpress.com.
May 2009
20th: Saw a writing on the wall somewhere in the library: "I love ALEXANDER". I wonder if it's from a fan of the library. 

16th: Went to the Point Pleasant Beach for the first time. It was a fun place, especially for kids. 

15th: Went to the 2009 JOINT MINI CONFERENCE co-sponsored by REFORMA NORTHEAST CHAPTER, AILA, APALA, BCALA, and CALA, in the National Museum of American Indians in New York City. http://www.richardandmimi.com/reforma.html

14th: Worked on LibraryH3lp and SparkIM. Spark is used by the L Net in Ohio and Libraryh3lp is used by SIUC library. 

11th: Went to the lecture by Prof. Cheng Siwei (成思危) on Chinese economy. Prof. Cheng had spoken earlier at two occasions and was on his way to D.C. He talked about the three changes that the Chinese government made to its economic policy and evaluated the impact of the financial crisis on China. 

-Went to the Yale conference honoring Jonathan Spence. It was quite an experience to realize that Jonathan has trained so many accomplished scholars across North America. Now I know what the Chinese saying "桃李满天下" means!

-Just registered at both E-LIS (http://eprints.rclis.org/) and D-LIST (http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/). My E-LIS account starts to work immediately, while D-LIST has not. Not sure why. 
-Went to the NBFC meeting. The first half was about the priority of teaching vs. research in the face of budget crisis. The second half was about the measures to empower the NBFC (e.g. strengthen the committees). 

-Today a colleague at a peer institution asked me for a copy of my presentation on CAJ/COJ comparisons from 2007. Believe it or not, that's two years old and it's great to find that this colleague still has some use for it. This presentation can be found in RUcore (http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.2/rucore30017200001.Manuscript.15135) or E-lis (http://eprints.rclis.org/16134/)

Last month I saw that a revised version of the paper I presented at the 2008 IFLA conference was published in The impact of digital technology on contemporary and historic newspapers. To find a copy in your library, try:

I recently received two gift books from Prof. Chi Yunfei (迟云飞) of the Capital Normal University in Beijing. One is on Song Jiaoren and the other is a biography of Zeng Guofan. I met Prof. Chi at a conference in Cornell last November. When I wrote to him to request the books, he already went back to China. He was very kind to send these books to Rutgers from Beijing. 
Can have an unlimited number of operators signed in;
any one of the operators can take an incoming question;
multiple queues to see what access point a user comes from;
allows the transfer of questions between operators;
Create widgets that can be embedded in web pages. 
Web interface for operators, so no need to download anything at the operator's end. 
Not free (libraries pay amount based on FTE)

Tested it at the UNC library web site. It worked well at the user's end. It is pretty quick. 


Film Reviews

Literary Works
2007- East Asian Librarian, Rutgers
*Developing Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Collections
*Acquiring Western language materials on East Asia, often in collaboration with other subject librarians
*Providing reference and other services to faculty and students 

2003-2007, Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library, Yale U. 
2011 From Immigrants to Citizens: Records of Chinese Political Participation in New Jersey (in Chinese), edited by Ivy Lee and Tao Yang, Sino Media, Edison, NJ.

2011 "Rose Galaida and Central China Relief Records". Journal of East Asian Libraries, No.153:2-19. http://hdl.handle.net/10760/16438

2009 "Press, community, and library: A study of the Chinese-language newspapers published in North America". Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal, 27. http://www.iclc.us/cliej/cl27.htm

2009 "Celebrating Diversity, Welcoming the World: Developing Chinese Webpage at Rutgers University Libraries". (Co-authored with Mei Ling Lo, Li Sun, Ryan Womack, and Connie Wu). CALA Occasional Paper Series No. 5, July 2009. http://eprints.rclis.org/16156/

2006 "A comparative study of the research tools on Western-language dissertations on China" (in Chinese), Journal of China Society of Indexers v.4(2). http://www.cnindex.fudan.edu.cn/zgsy/2006n2/yangtao.htm

2000 "I want to buy a black pot" (with W. A. Longacre and J. Xia). Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, V. 7(4): 273-293. (This is a study of the pots sold on a local market in the Philippines; in retrospective, this study probably reveals the existence of signaling behavior on the part of potters who are making shiny black pots when there is conclusive functional advantage). http://www.springerlink.com/content/k32p866107470686/

2009- FOREASt: Free Open Resources for East Asian Studies (http://www.foreast.org)

__Paper in Published Conference Volume__
2008 "Press, Community, and Library - A study of the Chinese-language newspapers published in North America", in The impact of Digital Technology on Contemporary and Historic Newspapers– Proceedings of the International Newspaper Conference, Singapore, April 1-3, 2008, and papers from the World Library and Information Congress, Québec, Canada, August, 2008. Edited by Hartmut Walravens. Munchen, Germany: Sauer. 

2011 Review of Zhou, Peter X., Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America, 1868-2008. H-Asia, H-Net Reviews. March 2011 (

2009 Review of The New China: Shanghai, Shanghai, Educational Media Reviews Online (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3782)

__Conference Presentations__
a. 2008-2009 Academic Year
"Diversity and Non-English Collections: The Case of the East Asian Library at Rutgers", (with Li Sun), presented at the Joint Mini-Conference co-sponsored by the Northeast chapters of REFORMA, AILA, APALA, BCALA, AND CALA, May 15, 2009, New York City. http://www.richardandmimi.com/reforma.html

"Developing Multilingual Webpages to Help International Students: An East Asian Librarian's Experience", paper presented at the Council on East Asian Libraries annual conference, March 25, 2009, Chicago. http://eprints.rclis.org/16135/

"Digital Issues for Newspaper Access and Preservation: A Case Study of Chinese-language Newspapers Published in the U.S.", paper presented at the 14th ACPSS International Conference and the 90th Jubilee of Cornell's Wason Collection on East Asia, November 7-9, 2008, hosted by Cornell University.

"Asia-Related Primary Source Collections at Rutgers", poster presentation at the "Teaching Asia Legacies" workshop at the 37th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference, October 24, 2008, hosted by Rutgers University.

"Chinese immigrant newspapers in the U.S.", presentation at the Gender, Ethnicity, Race workshop, organized by the Institute of Research on Women and the Center for Race and Ethnicity, Rutgers University, October 10, 2008.

"Documenting immigrant experiences: Chinese-language newspapers published in North America". Paper presented at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions annual conference, August 2008, Quebec, Canada. http://eprints.rclis.org/16133/

b. Previous Years
"Beyond interfaces: A usability study of Chinese journal databases". Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) annual meeting, Boston (US), March, 2007. http://eprints.rclis.org/16134/

"Business development and transnational process in Qingdao during the Nanjing Era". Paper presented at the New England Conference of the Association of Asian Studies annual meeting, scheduled on November 3-4, 2006, North Dartmouth, MA.

"Representation of social status or ritual behavior: Elite burials in the Middle Imperial China". Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, March 2002, Denver, Colorado.

2004-2005 "English-language Serials in the Pre-communist China". http://eprints.rclis.org/16153/
University Services
I was elected to the New Brunswick Faculty Council for a three year term (2008-2011). In the '09 academic year, I am a member of the Library and Academic Resources Committee. 

Professional Services
I am an active member of the Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL), Association for Asian Studies. I am currently a member of the CEAL's Committee on Public Services (2008-2011). From 2005 to 2008, I was a member of the CEAL's Committee on Library Technology. 
Invitation to Rutgers Day

Dear friends,

You are cordially invited to the East Asian Library events on Rutgers Day, which will take place on April 25th (Saturday) in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This year, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will sponsor the first "Rutgers Day" program, a campus-wide open house for NJ residents, and the East Asian Library events are featured prominently as part of the "Global Reach" theme (see http://rutgersday.rutgers.edu/reach.php).

The EAL events will highlight the contemporary and historical connections between New Jersey and China. They include: 
an exhibit of selected 2008 Beijing Olympics photos that came from both Chinese sources and New Jersey residents;
a showcase of rare and unique materials in the EAL collections, with samples from:
  the Maoist China Photos, a collection of 1400 photo prints that used to be on exhibition in New York in 1970s;
  the Central China Relief Papers, 1946, a newly discovered collection of historical documents;
  religious (Buddhist, Daoist, and Christian) publications printed in the Qing Dynasty as well as two Tibetan prayer scrolls from the same period;

The showcase will be available from 10am to 12pm and then 2 to 4pm and the Olympic photo exhibit will run from 10am to 4pm on April 25th in Alexander Library on 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick.

I should mention that in the coming years, the East Asian Library will also seek to develop Japanese- and Korean-themed events for Rutgers Day.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to come. For direction and other questions about Rutgers Day, you may also visit: http://rutgersday.rutgers.edu. Thanks!
April 25, 2009 (Rutgers Day), 10am - 4pm, Rutgers East Asian Library Open House. 
The EAL Open House will feature an exhibition of the Beijing Olympic photos that Rutgers received from both a Chinese news agency and some NJ residents. In addition, a showcase of the rare materials will run from 10 to 12pm and 2 to 4pm. 
to the home page of Tao Yang, East Asian Librarian at Rutgers
I watched Waking the Dead on Hulu.com one night and woke up the next morning thinking about it, with goose bumps. It is a fascinating movie. Who is Sarah Williams? Many people said she is the true love of Fielding Pierce, which is probably right. True love can be translated into soul mate. I would like to take this a step further and suggest that Sarah is actually Fielding's soul. She represents everything he believes in deep down: peace, justice, Jesus, empathy... He was happy when she was with him, even though they clashed from time to time, just like our own relationship with our soul. No one can achieve happiness when they have lost their soul, no matter how successful they may look. 

If Sarah is perfect in every way, Fielding is as imperfect as most of us: too ambitious, insecure, suspicious... He is so ambitious that he would compromise his principles from time to time. Later on he would suspect that Sarah's death was fabricated by the activists to bring attention to the Chilean situation. I know his love for Sarah could justify that, but from this we also know that he could become suspicious of other people's motives. These flaws do not go beyond the range of normalcy, though. 

One thing I felt most sympathetic toward Fielding is that he was not on good terms with Sarah when she left for Chile the last time, which probably worsened his wound caused by Sarah's death.