Chinese Studies


A. Purpose and Program Description

The Libraries seek to support the curricular and research needs of the faculty, students and visiting scholars focusing on China,. Students can obtain MA and Ph.D. degrees through the East Asian languages and Cultures Department and the East Asian Institute. The Institute is a federally supported Title VI research center.

B. General Selection Guidelines (see classed analysis for detailed statement)

Overall, the Libraries’ existing collection, its current acquisitions commitment, based upon available resources, and its collecting goal for Chinese Studies are all at the research level.

C. Specific Delimitations

  1. Formats collected: We collect monographs, periodicals, reference works, series, annuals, maps and newspapers extensively, electronic tools, audio/visual materials, and dissertations selectively while textbooks are excluded.
  2. Imprint Dates Collected: We collect 19th and 20th century materials extensively and earlier centuries selectively. We rely upon gifts for rare…
  3. Chronological Focus: We collect materials from all periods.
  4. Languages Collected: We collect Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials extensively and English, Western European, and Russian language materials selectively.
  5. Place of Publication: We collect materials published in China, UK, Singapore, US, and Europe extensively and all others selectively.