If you study Chinese or Japanese with us at Connecticut College you'll have access to vast resources:

* Enjoy the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection, a collection of Asian art and calligraphy, which serves as a learning resource for students and faculty and enriches the cultural life of the College and of southern New England through exhibitions on campus and in the galleries and museums of the region.

* Spend time in the Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room. The spacious, handsomely appointed room in Shain Library serves as both a quiet reading area and as the first permanent exhibition space for the Chu-Griffis Art Collection. You'll be surrounded in this quiet place by a selection of books and periodicals on Asian art that complements the library's main holdings in the stacks and special collections.

* Explore the Connecticut College Wetmore Print Collection, featuring the Black's Japanese print collection which includes Japanese woodcuts by Hiroshige.

* Frequent the Knowlton House international residence hall and dining hall, where you can speak Mandarin or Japanese with other students and faculty members.

* View selections from our japanesfilms and Chinese film collections to hear the language and interact with people in many different situations. Chinese and Japanese films can be found in the East Asian languages and cultures department offices (Woodworth House), Shain Library, and the language lab in Blaustein.

For elementary through advanced Chinese and Japanese language learning, the Language Lab in Blaustein Humanities Building has audio tapes, video tapes, CD-ROMs, computer software and CDs.

* Appreciate the artwork of the late Professor Emeritus Charles Chu at the online Little Frog Gallery at http://www.littlefrog.com/ where one may also acquire reproductions of his work.