East Asia Collection (General)


The East Asia Collection is responsible for collecting materials on the general topics or inter-regional studies in East Asia (primarily history and all humanities disciplines) published in North America, Europe, and other imprint areas outside of East Asia. Monograph ordering is based primarily on patron requests.

Departments/disciplines/programs/subject areas supported

East Asian Studies, film studies, history, literature, language and linguistics, philosophy.

Formats collected

  • Monographs, monograph series (print and electronic)
  • Serials (primarily electronic)
  • Microfilms
  • DVD/CDs
  • Other formats upon request

Languages collected

English, German, French, and other western languages upon request

Chronological and geographical focus

All time periods, East Asia 

Collaborations within Yale

  • Collaborate with Chinese, Japanese, and Korean collections to develop collections on inter-regional studies about East Asia. 
  • Collaborate with the Arts Library, Center for Science & Social Science Information, and world religion selectors to develop collections on subjects related to East Asia in western languages.

Subject Librarian

Michael Meng 孟振華
Librarian for Chinese Studies
East Asia Library
Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS)
(203) 432-4438