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Manga Open House

Japanese Studies Librarian and Assistant Professor

Ann Marie Davis's picture
Ann Marie Davis
Contact:
The Ohio State University Libraries
305K Thompson Library 1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus OH 43210-1286
1-614-292-3502
Website

Japanese Studies Librarian and Assistant Professor

Ann Marie Davis's picture
Ann Marie Davis
Contact:
The Ohio State University Libraries
305K Thompson Library 1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus OH 43210-1286
1-614-292-3502
Website

About

OSU Libraries has the largest collection of manga outside of Japan. To introduce the public to the unique Japanese comic collection in the library, OSUL collaborated with the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) and hosted its first Manga Open House in 2014.  Each open house has a different focus or theme.

Image Use Protocol

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Japanese Calendrical Systems

Two number systems for years are commonly used in Japan:

  1. Gregorian Calendar - the western calendar year system commonly used in US. e.g. 2015
  2. Nengō 年号 - calendar year system based on the reigns of emperors.e.g. Heisei 27 or 平成二十七年 

Romanization Standards

The libraries follow the romanization standards used in the Library of Congress

Chinese  -  pinyin romanization system, however some older titles still has titles using the Wade-Giles romanization system.

Japanese - Modified Hepburn romanization system

Korean - McCune-Reischauer system