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Brian Vivier
Title:
Chinese Studies Librarian and Coordinator of Area Studies Collections
Department:
Collection Development and Analysis
Area Studies Collections
Chinese Collection
Division:
Collections & Liaison Services
Library:
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Office:
525 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Phone:
(215) 898-3412
Email:
Role:
Subject Specialist
Reference
Technical Services
Collection Responsibility:
Chinese Studies
Specialty:
Chinese Studies
Language:
Chinese, Modern
Chinese, Classical
Japanese, Modern
Biography:
Brian leads area studies collections at the Penn Libraries, coordinating collection development in non-Western languages and overseeing the Libraries' separate area studies departments. He also serves as the Chinese Studies Librarian, managing Penn's collections related to Chinese studies, both in Chinese and in European languages, and is an adjunct associate professor of Chinese studies. His research focuses on the economic and social history of medieval China. Before coming to Penn, Brian was the Coordinator of Public and Information Services for the Asia Library at the University of Michigan and Special Projects Manager for Yale's East Asia Library. Brian holds a BA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in Chinese history from Yale University, and a library degree from Southern Connecticut State University.
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Division: Collections & Liaison Services
Department: Area Studies Collections
Department: Chinese Collection
Department: Collection Development and Analysis
Role: Reference
Role: Subject Specialist
Role: Technical Services
Language: Chinese, Classical
Language: Chinese, Modern
Language: Japanese, Modern