Inaugural Joint Exhibition Celebrates the Poetry of Asia and the Middle East

Beginning the month of May, The Joseph Regenstein Library will host an exhibition that highlights the diversity of poetry traditions from East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East.  This joint exhibit brings together the expertise of five area-studies librarians including Jee-Young Park (Korean Studies), Jiaxun Wu (Chinese Studies) and Ayako Yoshimura (Japanese Studies).

Korean Studies - Having followed one of the major incidents in Korean history, the poems provide insight to moments of sorrow, pain, forgiveness, and hope resulting from and surrounding the Jeju 4.3 Uprising in 1948.

Chinese Studies - Poetry in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) is an unparalleled system reaching its pinnacle in the development of the poem.  Its great value consists of an ideal combination of thoughts and art.  Li Bai and Du Fu are considered two superstar Tang Poets.

Japanese Studies - Shown poems composed in the traditional fixed forms waka, haiku, and senryu.

This exhibition is open through June 30, 2018 and is located at The Joseph Regenstein Library's fifth floor.

For more information pertaining to this exhibition, please click here.