James Cheng is the Librarian at the Harvard-Yenching Library, the largest East Asian library maintained by any American university. The library’s collections stand at 1.3 million volumes, including approximately 800,000 in Chinese, 340,000 in Japanese, 170,000 in Korean, 22,000 in Vietnamese, 51,000 in various Western languages, 4,300 in Tibetan, 3,500 in Manchu, and 500 in Mongolian.

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