The Asian Studies Collection in the Norlin Library holds approximately 92,000 volumes of scholarly material in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. With an interdisciplinary emphasis on the humanities and social sciences, it focuses on disciplines such as literature, language, history and religious studies. In addition to publications in East Asian languages, the University Libraries also hold over 11,000 volumes of materials on or related to Asia in English and other Asian languages, such as Arabic, Hindi and Urdu. These materials are shelved within the general collection. The University Libraries also provide links to relevant resources, in print and online, as well as expert research recommendations from our librarians.

Asian Databases and Guides


Xiang Li
Chinese & Asian Studies Librarian • Associate Professor
Adam Lisbon
Japanese & Korean Studies Librarian • Associate Professor