International Languages Department, Central Library



Chinese paper cutting

Chinese Paper Cutting

May 24, 2021

The roots of Chinese paper cutting as an art form may date back to the time when paper was invented by Cai Lun of the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. This art form became popular as paper became more affordable. Traditionally, the paper cuts have been used to decorate windows and doors.

Korean American family at river, ca 1900

What’s in a Name? A Century of Asian Pacific American History: 1900-1990

May 21, 2021

Imagine waking up on a remote island one fine morning and deciding to travel to Asia. Which direction would you choose to go?

Collage of 2020 Best of Chinese book covers

Best of Chinese Books 2020 / 2020 館員推薦中文書單

December 31, 2020

新冠病毒大流行改變了人們的生活方式,但並沒有終止我們閱讀的習慣。 在2020年即將結束之際,我們列出中文館員的推薦和高人氣的作品,供您參考。只要登入您的圖書館帳戶,在缐上目錄預訂資料,選擇鄰近的圖書館室外取書服務地點(Library To Go) ,並耐心等候我們的通知,到館領取預訂的資料後就可以開始享受閱讀!

colorful Chinese lanterns

Pan-Asian New Year Celebrations

January 18, 2021

Did you know that the New Year celebrations are among the oldest and most universally observed festivities in world cultures. At the heart of the celebrations is the remembrance of creation and life’s renewal.

Collage of Pre-Columbian art

Pre-Columbian America: Art

October 11, 2018

This is the last segment of our series highlighting interesting things about Pre-Columbian America. This segment is dedicated to the wonderful art and people of Pre-Columbian America.

Pre-Columbian art header

América Precolombina: Arte

October 11, 2018

Este es el último segmento de nuestra serie que destaca temas interesantes sobre la América precolombina. Este segmento está dedicado al maravilloso arte de las civilizaciones precolombinas.

Collage of pre-Columbian food

América Precolombina: Comida

October 04, 2018

Nuestro tercer segmento en celebración del mes de la herencia latina celebra la comida de las Américas. También le daremos información de algunos datos interesantes de estas comidas.

Collage of pre-Columbian food

Pre-Columbian America: Food

October 04, 2018

Our third part of the series celebrating Latino heritage month highlighting interesting things about Pre-Columbian America is dedicated to the wonderful foods of the Americas. We are also highlighting some of the unique qualities of these foods.

Capybara mom and three pups

Pre-Columbian America:12 Interesting Animals of the Americas

September 27, 2018

During the celebration of Latino Heritage Month, we'll be sharing a weekly post highlighting interesting facts from Pre-Columbian America. This second installment is dedicated to the interesting animals that roam the Americas from North to South.

Capybara mom and three pups

América precolombina: 12 animales interesantes de las Américas

September 27, 2018

Éste es el segundo artículo en nuestra serie dedicada a América precolombina, donde reconocemos los aportes de las civilizaciones que existían antes de la colonización europea en América.