The Libraries formally launches the Chinese Corner

On September 12, 2014, the De La Salle University Libraries formally launched the newest addition to its Special Collections -- The Chinese Corner.

The Chinese Corner is a generous donation from China Hanban in Beijing. Hanban (also known as Confucius Institute Headquarters), is a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. It is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide, responding to the needs of foreign Chinese learners.

The Corner primarily aims at supporting Chinese language programs in educational institutions of various types and levels, and promoting cultural exchanges. As such, the collection is strong in CLT or Chinese Language Teaching and makes available a great deal of information on Chinese customs, tradition, arts, history and literature.

The launch was graced with the presence of Ms. Teresita Ang See, founding president of the Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran (a cause-oriented non-government organization aimed at promoting the integration of the Tsinoys (Tsinong Pinoy or Chinese Filipinos) into mainstream Philippine society), Dr. David Jonathan Y. Bayot, Executive Publisher of the De La Salle Publishing House, Dr. Elaine C. Tolentino, Chinese Studies Faculty, DLSU, Dr. Leonila C. Abella, Associate Vice President for Information Resource Management, DLSU, and members of the ENGLICOM (an official student organization for Filipino & Chinese students that aims to strengthen relationships among the Filipino and Filipino-Chinese members of the Lasallian community). 

The Collection is permanently housed on the 13th floor of the Learning Commons, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.