Dear Colleagues,                


You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the South/Southeast Asia Library on March 11, 2020 at Morrison Library. Please see the attached event program.


This exhibit celebrates the academic achievements of Berkeley South and Southeast Asia scholars across disciplines. It recognizes Berkeley’s robust South and Southeast Asian language instruction program, distinguished teaching award recipients, and previous Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research winners and honorable mentions.


The South/Southeast Asia Library plays a pivotal role in building interdisciplinary collections in all major formats and languages and has, for five decades, served as the scholarly lifeline for vibrant South and Southeast Asian Studies communities, both local and global.


This exhibit uses a variety of faculty publications and special collections to highlight Berkeley scholarship’s evolution, scope, and profound impact. Source collections and libraries whose noteworthy treasures are most featured in the exhibit include The Bancroft Library, Doe Library, Music Library, and the South/Southeast Asia Library.


RSVP to me by February 24, 2020 for my event logistics planning. 


I look forward to seeing you.  




Virginia Shih

Southeast Asia Curator

South/Southeast Asia Library

University of California, Berkeley