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East Asian Studies: Home

This guide provides access to key resources for East Asian Studies at NYU and elsewhere.

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Search for books, journals, videos, etc. in our local libraries and special collections.

NYU Libraries' online catalog.

Citing Sources in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language

EndNote for Chinese Databases: This University of Pittsburgh guide uses EndNote for citation management of Chinese electronic resources. Try using it with databases China Academic Journals and Duxiu.

Asian American Resources at NYU

language learning

At NYU Library you can use Mango Language Learning to learn Chinese and Japanese. Mango is an online language-learning system that provides instruction for Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and other languages. Includes audio and video learning tools.


East Asian Studies Materials at Bobst Library

Books, reference books, and non-current periodicals written in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages are located in the 10th Floor North Reading Room of Bobst Library. Books, reference books, and bound journals about East Asia written in Western languages are located on floors 1-9. Current issues of print periodicals are in the Current Periodicals room on the 3rd floor. Our new Japanese manga/漫画 collection has now been moved from its temporary location on the 9th floor of Bobst (West Wing) to the 10th floor East Asian Studies Reading Room. Enjoy!

Online Resources--In English

Primary Sources on China--In English

If you're seeking primary source material on China in English, take a look at China: Culture and Society, a digitized version of the pamphlets held in the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia housed in the Carl A. Kroch Library of Cornell University. Mostly in English and published between c. 1750 and 1929, these rare pamphlets form part of one of the deepest and most extensive collections of literature on China and the Chinese in the Western world and constitute a rich resource for scholars and teachers in numerous disciplines. China: Trade, Politics and Culture: 1793-1980 also contains many English-language sources relating to China and the West, as does Archives Unbound.

Foreign Office Files for China makes available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980. 

Subject Librarian

Quick Reference Sources

China Encyclopedic Reference (Includes Brill's Encyclopedia of China Online)

Recommend a Purchase for the Library

The content of this guide was originally created by Dawn Lawson.