About the East Asia Collection

Established in 1988 and occupying the entire fourth floor of the Geisel Library, the East Asia Collection focuses on collecting modern and contemporary Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) language materials in the humanities and social sciences, including literature, history, sociology, linguistics, and philosophy pertaining to the region. With over 150,000 volumes in print, 1,200,000 digital titles (in 12 CJK databases), 19,000 visual images, and 3,000 films, this expanding collection is rapidly becoming recognized as a new regional as well as national resource center for researchers and students in the field of East Asia area studies.

East Asia Collection