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a) Inter-Agency Committee on the Chinese Overseas Databank and Research, Singapore (HuayiNet), comprising:

* Chinese Heritage Centre
* Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Library
* Nanyang Technological University, Centre for Chinese Language & Culture
* Nanyang Technological University Library
* National Archives of Singapore
* National Library Board of Singapore
* National University of Singapore, Chinese Library
* National University of Singapore, Department of Chinese Studies
* Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
* Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations
* Singapore History Museum
* Singapore Press Holdings, Information Resource Centre
* Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

b) Ohio University Libraries, Athens, Ohio, USA

Founded in 1804, Ohio University is among the oldest universities in the United States. It is one of the top 126 universities over its 3,000 peers in the United States (US News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges 2004). The University enrolls more than 27,000 students, including about 1,200 international students from 97 countries.

Ohio University Libraries enjoys high international reputation.  It has made particular efforts to collect materials on Chinese Overseas in Southeast Asia and around the world.  It launched the Dr. Shao You-Bao Overseas Chinese Documentation and Research Center in 1993. The missions of the Center are to collect, preserve, and make accessible the manuscripts and published resources by and on the Chinese Overseas. Ohio University Libraries also actively promotes international cooperation for Chinese Overseas studies.  In March 2000, it initiated and organized the First International Conference of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies that was held at Ohio University.  In March 2003, it co-organised the Second International Conference in Hong Kong with the University Library System of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

In association with: International Zhenghe Society, Singapore

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