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The Far East Asia Collection consists of a collection of books, scrolls, and other artifacts believed to have been donated by Miss Ethel Swiger. Miss Swiger graduated from San Jose State College in 1934 and received her credential in librarianship in 1942. She went on to help establish the program of library education at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, from 1956 to 1960. Also included are several books in Chinese from the personal collection of writer, poet, and San Jose State University English professor Esther Shephard. This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Bound and Unbound Books; Series II. Scrolls; and Series III. Ephemera.

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The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Shephard, Esther, 1891-1975
Swiger, Ethel
San José State College -- History
San José State University -- History
China--History--Tang dynasty, 618-907
China--History--Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
Qianlong, Emperor of China, 1711-1799
Confucius. Lun yu. English & Chinese

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