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Chinese Studies Resources

Chinese & Korean Studies Librarian

Guoqing Li
Contact:
350A Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-9597

East Asian Studies Program Assistant

Amy Hwang
Contact:
350 STE Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Ave Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
(614)292-2774

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

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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

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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