The East Asian Library, in the sub-basement of Wilson Library, holds over 160,000 volumes of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials. It is among the twenty largest East Asian collections in America.

The East Asian Library was established in 1965, and serves the East Asian studies program, in addition to learners from around campus and the region. Subject strengths of the collection include Chinese and Japanese history, language and literature, art history, and law history. Ming history is the gem of the collection.

Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials are housed in the East Asian Library. Materials about East Asia in English and other languages are housed in Wilson Library’s general and reference collections. The rare materials are mostly housed at the Elmer L. Andersen Library and some at the Wangensteen Historical Library.

To keep the community informed of the current news and events of the library, we set up this website and post our newly-arrived books and events regularly. We also will post some news about the East Asian studies resources such as new open access databases and digitization projects. This website is new and will need your advice. Please send you feedback or comments to [email protected] if you would like to help improve it. Thank you!