Chin Ying Asian Library (Queens)

The Chin Ying Asian Library in Sun Yat-Sen Hall on the Queens Campus was established in 2006 through a generous gift from Professor and Mrs. Chin Ling Wang. The room features carved panels once part of the Pavilion of the Republic of China at the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair – “One Hundred Birds and a Phoenix” and “China’s Four Great Inventions” (typography, paper, sericulture and the compass).

The collection includes both reference and circulating books in several languages, including English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The strength’s of the collection include Chinese philosophy, theology, history and literature, as well as Asian art, business, economics and political science. All books can be found by searching in the library's catalog .

Hours

  • Open by appointment Mon-Thurs from May 14-September 3 

Closed on University holidays and weekends.

Also open by appointment for special circumstances. To schedule an appointment, please call 718-990-1465 or send an e-mail to archives@stjohns.edu.