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Scenic photos of caves with reflective water and mountains

Southeast Asia is home to a rich treasure of natural resources and scenic splendors. The question of the preservation of these treasures is of vital interest not only to the countries in the region but also to the larger world. National Parks can be a fascinating portal for exploring the conservation of land as well human interaction with this conserved space. This high-level designation generally tends to confer greater amounts of protection and attracts more attention from the populace.

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International Conference of the World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies (WCILCOS), September 27-28, 2018, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York USA

Films, Mills, and Poets: Mid-Century Bombay

The Bombay Poets were young in the 1960s, rebellious and outspoken, brothers in spirit to the Beat Poets of the US.  Now, half a century later, they are grand old men of Indian letters.  The personal and literary papers of three leading figures have been gifted to Cornell in Recent years.

This exhibit celebrates the new Bombay Poets Archive by exploring the place and the time with Adil Jussawalla, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Dilip Chitre and their companions began their illustrious careers.

The Asia Collections’ exhibit is in coordination with the South Asia Program’s April 28-29, 2017 conference:

 “Nepal and Himalayan Studies at Cornell: Community Engagement, Knowledge Circulation, and the Future of Scholarship”

The exhibit features a stunning display of the ecology, culture and life in the Nepal and Himalayan region.

The Division of Asia Collections at Kroch Library announces the opening of the exhibition Islam in Asia: Diversity in Past and Present.

Location: Kroch Library, Entrance Hallway

November 2016 – April 2017

The world of Islam is not monolithic, nor is it limited to the Middle East. Asia is home to 65 percent of the world’s Muslims, including an incredible variety of different sects, beliefs, and traditions.