East Asian Library

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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Contact Us

Frist Campus Center
 (609) 258-3182
Fax: (609) 258-4573
The East Asian Library is located in the Frist Campus Center
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

  • New East Asian Databases

    June 11, 2021 Princeton users now have access to three new East Asian databases. The databases were trialed earlier this year and have now been added to the Princeton portfolio.   The Collection of...

  • Rafu Shimpo (羅府新報, L.A. Japanese Daily News) Digital Archive

    May 14, 2021 Princeton users now have permanent access to the Rafu Shimpo Digital Archive. The Rafu Shimpo (羅府新報, L.A. Japanese Daily News) is the longest-running Japanese American newspaper in the...

  • Current Digest of the Chinese Press

    April 22, 2021 Princeton users now have access to the Current Digest of the Chinese Press. The Current Digest of the Chinese Press offers a weekly collection of Chinese press materials in English...