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Kung-Chuan Hsiao Chinese Studies Endowments

David and Martha Hsaio

The purpose of the Endowment is to benefit the Chinese collection of the East Asia Library through acquisition and preservation of materials in all formats, acquisition of rare books and private collections, hiring graduate students to create indices for Chinese sources, funding of exhibits, and providing funds for travel and training at conferences and symposia for the Chinese Studies Librarian.

This endowment was established by Martha and David Hsiao in honor and memory of Professor K. C. Hsiao, father of David ('53). Professor Hsiao was a teacher of Chinese history and political thought at UW for nineteen years, and his talents as a poet of the classical Chinese style and as a calligrapher were no less impressive than his scholarship.