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, July 1, 2022: Starting from today Princeton users have trial access to “Records of War Crime Tribunals: Mainly Related to Tokyo Trials” (オンライン版 法務省旧蔵 東京裁判・戦争裁判関係資料).The database is the...
Princeton, July 01, 2022: Princeton users have now permanent access to three new East Asian DatabasesAccess is available on the University network, via VPN (SRA, not GlobalProtect) or off-site...
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...