Welcome to the 60th EALRGA Newsletter! It has been a busy few months in Australia as several of our members attended the ASAA (Asian Studies Association of Australia) biennial conference held at the University of Western Sydney. Thanks to Rebecca Wong (ANU) for providing minutes of the EALRGA meeting held at the conference - please see her submission for both the minutes and information on a new initiative for Chinese studies resources. There was also an important meeting of Asian Studies Librarians held at the same time, and Amy Chan has provided a very clear overview of what took place at that meeting.
Darrell Dorrington and Toshio Takagi of ANU provide a detailed report of their recent acquisitions in the fields of China, Japan and Korea. Di Ouyang of the NLA reports of two very important visits to the library by overseas guests.
Ayako Hatta (Monash University) gives us a very detailed view of the workshop for Japanese researchers and librarians which she attended in Japan in early 2012. And although not strictly "East" Asia, I'm happy to be able to include a paper from Andrew Gosling (formerly of the NLA Asian Collection) which is based on a talk he gave to an APSIG meeting titled "Moguls and Maharajas: Books on India and Indian Influences on Asian Writing". Rebecca Wong also gives a very detailed report on her trip to the AAS/CEAL meeting earlier in the year.
Finally, I've noted a few upcoming conferences. Do let me know if you attend a conference, and write a brief review of it so we can all benefit from each other's experiences.
The next EALRGA Newsletter is No.61 and it will be published in January 2013. Please send your latest collection news, conference papers and reports, and other news to me by the end of December 2012.
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