East Asian Studies: Getting Started

A few starting points for East Asian studies, and links to China, Japan, and Korea studies.

Starting Points

The tool that you use to start searching for sources depends on the nature and scope of your topic. For some topics, you might want to start searching the "Library Catalog" for books. For other topics, you may need to begin by searching the journal literature in article databases.

To begin searching for books about your topic, go to the next box. Contact your librarian for additional help.

To begin searching for journal articles about your topic, choose of the databases below. For additional databases, click on the ARTICLES & DATABASES or the tab above.

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KUCat+ search (note: not all Asian studies databases are included)


KU Library Catalog Search Help

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East Asian Studies

This guide provides a few starting points for East Asian studies. See subject guides for China, Japan, and Korea for language resources and course guides.

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China & Korea Studies

Vickie Doll
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Tue. 9 am - 12 pm
Wed. 1 pm - 5 pm
Thurs. 10 am - 3 pm
Fri. 9 am - 12 pm
email is the best way to contact

East Asian Library
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.,
University of Kansas Libraries
Lawrence, KS 66045
Tel: 785.864.1617
Fax: 785.864.3850
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