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Call for Book/Journal Donations (Krittika Onsanit) Ann Ercelawn 23 Jul 1996 17:56 UTC

Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 18:12:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Krittika Onsanit <>
Subject: Call for Books

July 22, 1996

To Whom it May Concern:

We are writing to ask if we can contact your members about our Call for
Books for developing countries in Asia. We are seeking donated books,
journals and other forms of information, for faculty and students in
China and Southeast Asia.

The needs are critical -- these countries are training a new generation
of teachers, researchers, managers, technicians and others, and struggling
to do so with poor facilities and outdated resources.

More than 1 million books per year are wanted, by hundreds of
universities and schools, but the costs are prohibitive. (Senior professors
at China's leading universities earn US$100 or so per month, so that few
can afford to buy the books and journals they need).

We think that many of your members will know this and want to help, as
members of other associations have done including the American Council of
Learned Societies, American Association of University Women, and the
National Association of College Stores.

More than 40 constituent societies of ACLS have placed notices in their
newsletters advising their members of this opportunity to donate their
unwanted books. Individuals have responded with generous contributions:
retiring professors have donated entire libraries, others have
given journal runs, reference works, information-rich magazines, and

A description of our book-donation program is on the World Wide Web: We welcome you to link this page to
your Home Page to help publicize the needs. Thank you in advance for
whatever you can do to share this information with your colleagues.

Bridge to Asia is a nonprofit organization based in California and Hong
Kong. Since our start in 1987, thanks to many donors, we have shipped
more than 1.5 million books and other materials to two thousand schools
and universities.

Our financial support comes from US and Asian donors: the Freeman Foundation,
Henry Luce Foundation, Starr Foundation, John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation, Lingnan Foundation, United Board of Christian
Higher Education in Asia, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Grover
Hermann Foundation, AT&T Foundation, American President Companies
Foundation, Soriano Foundation, Cheng Suen Man Shook Foundation, United
States Information Agency, China State Education Commission, Sun
Microsystems, Apple Computer, Inc., and individuals.

Our contact information is below.

Administrative office:     Ship-to Addresses:

Bridge to Asia             Bridge to Asia               Bridge to Asia
1214 Webster Street #F     Osgood Warehouse Services    c/o Follett
Oakland CA 94612           Pier 19                      2211 West Street
                           San Francisco CA 94111       River Grove IL 60171
tel: 510 834.3082
fax: 510 834.0962

President: Jeff Smith, Ed.D.
Vice-President: Newton X. Liu, Ph.D.
Program Assistant: Krittika Onsanit