January 28, 2022

China: Manga Library Opens At Peking University

From The Japan Times:

A library designed for learning about Japanese culture through the country’s manga has opened at Peking University in Beijing.

The library, a joint establishment by the university and Japan’s Meiji University as part of their academic cooperation, began service on Friday.

Meiji University plans to present some 20,000 manga comics to the library by March 2015. The two universities further plan to organize exhibitions and lectures, aiming to make the library a research base on Japanese subculture, as manga and animation grow increasingly popular among younger Chinese generations.

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