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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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.
Princeton, May 10, 2022: Princeton users now have trial access to Sin Wan Pao 新聞報, 1893-1949 Along with Shen Bao 申報, the early Shanghai newspaper Xin wen bao (Sin Wan Pao 新聞報), also known as "The...
Princeton, March 29, 2022: Princeton users have now permanent access to a database of Chinese Historical Local Archives,Zhongguo difang lishi wenxian shujuku 中国地方历史文献数据库. Access is available on the...
Princeton, March 4, 2022: Princeton users have now permanent access to the 9th installment of the 中華經典古籍庫 database. Most importantly this update includes the complete 全宋筆記. Together with the...