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

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

  • Xu xiu Si ku quan shu database available

    Oct. 27. Princeton users now have full access to the Xu xiu Si ku quan shu database, a set of 5328 Classical Chinese titles full-text searchable. This database from the Diaolong company forms an...

  • Nikkei Asian Review

    October 13. Princeton users have now trial access to the important journal Nikkei Asian Review from October 13 to November 15. The Nikkei Asian Review covers news on politics, the economy, business...

  • Trial access to Japanese database Kōbunsō Taika Koshomoku

    October 10. Princeton users have trial access to the Kōbunsō Taika Koshomoku from October 10 to November 9. The Kōbunsō Taika Koshomoku is a set of antiquarian book catalogs sent out  to customers by...