The East Asian Studies Collection at Bobst Library reflects the history of East Asian Studies at NYU. An East Asian Studies program came into existence in the 1980s and the East Asian Studies Department was created in the late 1990s. Graduate degree candidates were admitted in the Fall of 2004. With assistance from faculty in the East Asian Studies Department, the East Asian Studies Librarian began building the library collection in the 1990s.
The Collection includes materials in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages, as well as resources in English and other languages about the region of East Asia. For assistance with locating materials or with conducting research on East Asia in English, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, please contact the East Asian Studies Librarian.
Contact the East Asian Studies librarian to learn how to do all of this and more.
Films, Videorecordings, DVDs, and other visual materials are in the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, 7th floor (search the Bobcat catalog to locate them as you would books, reference books, and journals. In the Advanced Search screen, you can limit "Material Type" to video for your search. You can also limit the language to Chinese, Japanese, or Korean).
Archival material and special collections resources related to East Asia are held in the Fales Library and Special Collections, and the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives in the Special Collections Center. Check their websites for hours and to search their finding aids. For example: interested in East Asian serials or Asian American serials in the archives? Check out the finding aid for the newly processed collection at Tamiment Library: Asia Serials TAM.779
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.
A digital platform that connects collections related to Japanese culture published in museums and libraries from around the world
Okinawan Migration Record Database: You can search about 50,000 travel records of Okinawan immigrants who traveled from Okinawa to overseas between 1900 (Meiji 33) and 1937 (Showa 12).
Digital Scholarship Resources for East Asian Studies and Beyond (PDF) compiled by the Committee on Technical Processing (CEAL) in summer 2018
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For assistance with Asian/Pacific/American Studies research, please contact NYU librarian Andrew H. Lee.
For the Department, contact the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
An Interview with Dylan Yeats, National Diet Library Newsletter, no. 2040, August 2021, about his time with Yoshio Kishi
New Asian American Arts Publication Draws on Unique Documents From NYU Libraries Fales Downtown Collection