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East Asian Studies: Books on Languages, History & Culture

Resources for studying East Asian languages, cultures and histories.

In-Depth Information on East Asian Languages, Literature & Culture

The library catalog is a great place to find in-depth information on topics in East Asian studies, including literary criticism, essays on culture and history as well as primary texts such as novels, poems and plays. Use a simple keyword search to locate information on a particular topic.  You can also look for specific books by title or for books by an individual author or browse the stacks by call number.

Remember that books are still the best place to go to understand a topic from beginning to end.

What Else Can You Find in the Stacks?

If you're looking for essays on East Asian languages, literature, history and culture, you might be tempted to look only in the databases for journal articles.  But books often collect a number of articles on a particular topic all in one place.  Below is a sample of some of the many books in the library's collection that contain essays on a single topic in East Asian studies.

Serendipity in the Stacks: Browse by Call Number

One of the best ways to discover the perfect source for your topic is to browse the library stacks by call number range. Each call number range represents a particular subject and all of the books on a particular topic will be located in the same general area on the shelves. So if you want a book on Chinese language and literature, go to the call number range beginning with PL 1001 to see what we have!

LC Call Number


 PL 1-8844

 Languages of Eastern Asia, Africa Oceania

 PL 400-431

 Mongolian languages

 PL (490)-495

 Far Eastern languages and literature

 PL 501-889

 Japanese language and literature

 PL 901-998

 Korean language and literature

 PL 1001-3208

 Chinese language and literature

 PL 3301-3311

 Non-Chinese languages of China

Free E-Books!

Are you looking for an e-book that we don't have or for a free downloadable ebook version of your favorite title?  Try looking for it at one of these free e-book sites. Have fun exploring!

Still can't find it? Try WorldCat.

If you don't find what you need in Simmons' catalog, search WorldCat for books in other local libraries or in libraries around the world.

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