East Asian Collection


The East Asian Collection was developed from the "Gardner Collection," a special collection of approx. 30,000 volumes of Chinese books donated by the noted Harvard Sinologist, Charles Sidney Gardner in the 1960s. As of June 30, 2010, the Collection holds 119,131 volumes in Chinese, 23,067 volumes in Japanese, and 6,200 volumes in Korean, in addition to 282 current serials, electronic resources and other formats. The total C-J-K book holdings are 148,398 volumes in East Asian languages. Besides, there are also a good number of Western language materials on East Asian studies. It has been one the most distinguished mid-sized East Asian collections in North America.

Format(s): Books, Serials, Microform, Maps, Audio Files, Video Files, Computer Files
Library: Rock, Sciences, Orwig, Demography
Contact(s): Li_Wang@brown.edu

Access to the collection:

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
Individual records for most printed materials available on JOSIAH

Other Online Access:
Collection Web Site: A Profile of the East Asian Collection

In-house Access to the Collection:
Database, Card File

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