The Asian Collection consists of three parts:
1. The Main Collection: The main collection contains over 67,000 books (48,000 in Chinese, 11,000 in Japanese, and 8,000 in Korean). We also have small collections of Vietnamese and Thai materials. All Asian language books are shelved in the Asian Collection on the Fourth Floor of the Harold B. Lee Library according to the Library of Congress call number system (Click on the Map provided below for location details).
2. The Asian Reference Collection: This collection contains encyclopedias, specialized dictionaries, concordances, and other research aids.
3. The Asian Language Reading Shelves: Located next to the Asian Reference Collection, the Asian Language Reading Shelves contain reading materials in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean selected to help you improve your reading skills. These materials are organized by level of difficulty: Level 1 = Beginning; Level 2 = Intermediate; and Level 3 = Advanced. Popular works of fiction are found among the advanced level materials.
English language materials related to Asia are shelved in various parts of the library (also according to the Library of Congress call number system). See the call number guide below and to the left for details.
Those who Browse the Stacks always discover additional research materials!
All books published in Asian languages are located on the 4th Floor in the Asian Collection.
English materials on Asian topics are located in different parts of the library as noted below.
If you have trouble finding a book ask the Asian Studies Librarian or inquire at any library help desk.
AC-AE Collections, Encyclopedias (1st Floor, Social Science Reference)
BL 1900 Daoism (2nd Floor, Religion & Family History Library)
BQ Buddhism (2nd Floor, Religion & Family History Library)
BR-BX Christianity (2nd Floor, Religion & Family History Library)
DS Asian History (1st Floor, Social Science Library)
DS 350–375 Afghanistan
DS 376–392 Pakistan
DS 400-485 India
G 1019-2357 Maps
GR 335-340 Fables, Myths, Legends, Folklore (1st Floor, Social Science Library)
GR 342-GT Customs (1st Floor, Social Science Library)
GV 1100-1400 Martial arts, games
HC 427-470 Economic conditions
J Politics and Government (1st Floor, Central Stacks)
JZ 1730-1734 Chinese
JZ 1730-1734 Chinese
JZ 1745 Japanese
JZ 1748 Korean
N Arts & Crafts (5th Floor, North Stacks)
N 7340–45 Chinese Art (General)
NA 1540 Chinese Architecture
NB 1040 Chinese Sculpture
NB 1912 Buddhist Sculpture
ND 1036–1049 Chinese Painting
ND 1050 Japanese Painting
ND 1060 Korean Art
NK 3634 Chinese Calligraphy
NK 4165 Chinese Pottery
NK 5750 Chinese Jade Carving
PL Asian Languages and Literatures
PL 501-845 Japanese
PL 901-949 Korean
PL 1001-3300 Chinese
U Military science
Asia and The West 19th century US Consular and Diplomatic dispatches from China, Japan, and Southeast Asia; British Foreign Office Japan correspondence; Missionary dispatches from China, Japan, Korea, and Siam (Bangkok).