East Asia Collection

Established in 1987, the East Asia Collection focuses on collecting modern and contemporary Chinese, Japanese, and Korea (CJK) language materials in the humanities and social sciences, including literature, history, sociology, linguistics, art, film studies, philosophy, economy business, political science, and international relations pertaining to each region.

With over 200,000 volumes in print, 1,200,000 digital titles from multiple databases, 19,000 visual images, and 3,000 films, this expanding collection is rapidly becoming recognized as a new regional as well as national resource center for researchers and students in the field of East Asia area studies.

The East Asia Collection is housed on the 4th floor of Geisel Library. The Collection is kept up to date and have an ongoing book exhibit that rotates between new books and specific themes selected by the Librarians.

Notable Local Collections:

Contact Information: 

Xi Chen

Chinese Studies Librarian | East Asia Collection Coordinator
Email: xichen031@ucsd.edu Tel: 858-534-2894 Fax 858-534-7548

Jin Moon

Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian
Email: jinmoon@ucsd.edu Tel: 858-534-1811 Fax 858-534-7548

Technical Support Staff:

  • Shi Deng - Head, CJK Metadata & Shared Cataloging Program
  • Shu He Wang - Chinese Acquisitions & Metadata Specialist
  • Bie-Hwa Ma - SCP Chinese Language Metadata Specialist
  • Mikako Baker - Metadata and Japanese Language Specialist
  • Mayumi Anderson - Japanese Language Order Specialist
  • Dennis Kelliher - CJK Serials Receiving

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