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

  • 2016 Kuzushiji Workshop to be held at Princeton, May 5-7

    We are pleased to announce the third in a series of Kuzushiji Workshops with Professor Yuichiro Imanishi, Director-General of the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) will be held at...

  • Trial to Japanese Art Journal

    January 4, 2016. We currently have  a trial for Web Bijutsu shinpo, until February 3rd. The Bijutsu Shinpo, published from 1902 (Meiji 35) to 1920 (Taisho 9), was a journal of modern Japanese art and...

  • New China Statistical Yearbook Database

    December 10, 2015. Princeton users now have access to the China Statistical Yearbook Database (CNKI), a large selection of statistical data published by the Chinese government including the 2010...