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

Interior of the East Asian Library

The 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

  • China Comprehensive Gazetteers Available

    Nov. 10, 2017. Princeton users now have access to the China Comprehensive Gazetteers database. Produced in conjunction with the National Library of China, East View’s China Comprehensive Gazetteers...

  • Colonial Period Korea Trial

    Oct 31, 2017. Princeton users have a one-month trial, until Nov 29, to the database Colonial Period Korea . Text in this database has not been scanned with OCR software and therefore is not...

  • New Classical Chinese-English Online Dictionary available

    October 16, 2017. Princeton users have now access to Brill's Chinese-English Dictionary Online, the on-line version of A student's dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, which since its...