Asia Library

Asia Library Collections and History

  1. Chinese Studies

    Research materials on pre-modern, modern, and contemporary China.

  2. Japanese Studies

    A Japanese-language collection that supports research and education related to Japan in the humanities and social sciences.

  3. Korean Studies

    South Korean and North Korean materials covering subjects in the social sciences and humanities.

History of the Asia Library

The Asia Library was established as the University of Michigan's Far Eastern Library in 1948 with an initial focus on collecting Japanese materials. Over the years, we also developed robust collections covering China and Korea. Ours is one of top four academic East Asian library collections in North America.