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East Asian Studies Resources

Chinese & Korean Studies Librarian

Guoqing Li's picture
Guoqing Li
Contact:
305L Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-9597

Japanese Studies Librarian and Assistant Professor

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Ann Marie Davis
Contact:
The Ohio State University Libraries
350-B Thompson Library 1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus OH 43210-1286
1-614-292-3502
Website / Blog Page

Chinese & Korean Studies Librarian

Guoqing Li's picture
Guoqing Li
Contact:
305L Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-9597

What are you looking for?

Refer to the catalog

Only about 1/4 of our East Asian collections are housed in Thompson Library, the rest are housed in other locations such as the Fine Arts Library, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, and the Book Depository. Please refer to the catalog for the specific location of any of the materials.

English reference books on East Asian topics?

Thompson Library 2nd FL Grand Reading Room

Dictionaries/reference books in Chinese/Japanese/Korean?

Thompson Library 2nd Floor Grand Reading Room Balcony

Newer books in Chinese/Japanese/Korean?

Thompson Library 3rd floor mezzanine (3M)

Current English journals on East Asian topics?

Thompson Library 1st floor Current Periodicals area

Current journals in Chinese/Japanese/Korean?

Thompson Library 340 EAS Current Periodicals area

Chinese Newspapers (大纪元時報, 人民日报, 侨报)?

Thompson Library 110 Leisure Reading area

Find Japanese graded readers at

Thompson Library 2nd Floor Grand Reading Room Balcony

What are you looking for - Online resources for books

Monthly list of new items added to our collections.
OSUL Chinese Studies Collections Blog - Look for "From Our Shelves" posts
Browse through Japanese extensive reading list

OSUL Korean Studies Collections Blog - Look for "From Out Shelves" posts with "Book" tags

Browse through Korean extensive reading list

What are you looking for? (Movies and Music)

Refer to the catalog for titles and location. For specific collections:

Historical Recording Collection from the National Diet Library, Japan

OSUL Japanese Studies Collections Blog - Look for "Focus on Rekion"" posts

OSUL Korean Collections Blog - Look for "From Our Shelves" posts with "Film" tags

What are you looking for? (Manga)

Refer to the catalog for titles and location. For more details and tips about finding OSUL's Manga Collections:

What are you looking for? (Chinese E-Books)

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East Asian Materials Search Tips

There are two ways to search the records in Chinese/Japanese/Korean:

  • Enter search using romanized characters
  • Enter search in Chinese/Korean/Japanese characters

Romanization Standards

The libraries follow the romanization standards used in the Library of Congress

Chinese  -  pinyin romanization system, however some older titles still has titles using the Wade-Giles romanization system.

Japanese - Modified Hepburn romanization system

Korean - McCune-Reischauer system

Library of Congress Classification

To learn more about call number and its classification go to :

LC Call Number Outline

A -- General Works

B -- Philosophy. Psychology. Religion

C -- Auxiliary Sciences Of History

D -- World History And History Of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc.

E -- History Of The Americas

F -- History Of The Americas

G -- Geography. Anthropology. Recreation

H -- Social Sciences

J -- Political Science

K -- Law

L -- Education

M -- Music And Books On Music

N -- Fine Arts

P -- Language And Literature

Q -- Science

R -- Medicine

S -- Agriculture

T -- Technology

U -- Military Science

V -- Naval Science

Z -- Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General)

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