The East Asian Library and the Gest Collection

The East Asian Library and the Gest Collection

普林斯頓大學葛思德東亞圖書館 ・ プリンストン大学東アジア図書館 ・ 프린스턴 대학교 동아시아 도서관

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Shelf in Gest LibraryThe East Asian Library collects materials in practically all subjects in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, as well as works on Chinese, Japanese and Korean linguistics and literatures in Western languages.  Although the Gest Library was originally begun with the acquisition of many rare books, today it is the working collection that supports all kinds of research done in the Department and Program of East Asian Studies. Emphases in the makeup of the collection reflect the strengths of the department. Thus the collection is quite comprehensive in works on literature and history, with less stress placed on works in the social sciences. As is appropriate to the Chinese collection, it is also voluminous in philosophy and religion, geography and the classics; of special note is the collection on traditional Chinese medicine. The Japanese collection has similar areas of strength with the holdings in premodern history being particularly noteworthy. The Korean collection, though much smaller in scale than the other two, provides a basis for scholarly research. 

Latest News from the East Asian Library

  • Trial to MBC Archive = MBC 아카이브

    September 29, 2016. Princeton users now have a trial to MBC Archve(= MBC 아카이브) until the end of November. MBC Archive is an online collection of broadcast materials created by MBC, one of major...

  • Trial to the Toyo Keizai Archives

    May 13, 2016. Princeton users have trial access the Toyo Keizai Archives, an archival database of the Japanese business and economics journal Toyo Keizai Shimpo (Weekly Toyo Keizai).  The Toyo Keizai...

  • Trial to Zhonghua jingdian guji ku database (Zhonghua Shuju)

    May 4, 2016. Princeton users have a trial until the end of July to the Zhonghua Jingdian guji ku 中华经典古籍库, the “Zhonghua Ancient Books Database”, a collection of the well-known Zhonghua shuju edited...