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Library Collections Showcase: Exhibits and Events: Window of Shanghai

Window of Shanghai : A Cultural Exchange Project

The Shanghai Library : panoramic view.
(from silk screen given by the Shanghai Library to cultural 
Shanghai visitors from University of Kentucky Libraries)

Artifacts on exhibit


Boxed set of bookmarks


Artistic bookmarks


Chocolates from Shanghai

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Window of Shanghai at University of Kentucky Libraries

This exhibit celebrated Window of Shanghai, a cultural exchange program begun by the Shanghai Library in 2002 to introduce Chinese culture to overseas readers. This is achieved by donating some of the latest Chinese publications to overseas libraries participating in the three-year program.

The books given by the Shanghai Library cover many topics, including Chinese medicine, language study for all ages, literature, history, culture, arts, and more! For more information, please see the Shanghai Library's Profile on the Window of Shanghai   and FAQ on the Window of Shanghai .

The University of Kentucky Libraries' participation in the Window of Shanghai program began with a cultural exchange visit to the Shanghai Library in 2015. The program began soon after and we are we are now in the second year of the three-year program. 

Our exhibit was located inside William T. Young Library's main entrance and open through April 30, 2018.

Chinese cultural books for adult readers


Books about Chinese medicine, traditional tea, and art.

Children's books on exhibit


Children's art and Manga stories


Classic tales; Biography of Confucius.


Chinese vocabulary through stories

Window of Shanghai books at UK Libraries

Shanghai and Lexington : Two Library Cities

Shanghai : Skyline of the City

William T. Young Library