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Columbia library: gifts from China

A bronze bust of Chinese educator Tao Xingzhi, presented by practitioners of Tao's educational philosophy from China, is unveiled on Jan 22 at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University. Jim Cheng (second from left), director of the East Asian Library; Ann Thornton (in purple jacket), vice-provost and university librarian; Jake Jia (third from right), president of Dragon Summit Foundation; and Tao Zheng (second from right), Tao Xingzhi's granddaughter attended the event.

C.V. Starr East Asian Library at university gets endowment to go with bronze bust

The C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University received two Chinese-themed gifts just before a blizzard paralyzed New York City.

A bronze bust of renowned Chinese educator Tao Xingzhi was unveiled on Jan 22 evening in the library's reading room. At the same time, the Dragon Summit Foundation, a New York City-based non-profit organization committed to promoting cultural exchange between the US and East Asia, announced the establishment of an endowment fund for the library.