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Jidong Yang joins SUL as Head of the East Asia Library



Dr. Jidong Yang, newly appointed Head of East Asia Library at Stanford

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Jidong Yang has joined the Stanford University Libraries as Head of the East Asia Library (EAL). His leadership experience, scholarly expertise, and deep understanding of the role of academic libraries in teaching and research will surely lead the growth of the EAL in the years to come.

Dr. Yang formerly served as the Head of the Asia Library at the University of Michigan, where collections, services, and staff morale flourished under his leadership. Prior to his role at the University of Michigan, Dr. Yang served as the Chinese Studies Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania; an MLIS from Rutgers' School of Communication, Information and Library Studies; and an MA and BA from Peking (Beijing) University. He has published extensively in the fields of both Chinese history and East Asian librarianship.

Dr. Yang can be reached at, and his office is located at Meyer 451.

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