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Asian Studies

general guide for finding materials on Asia at UF

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Asian Studies Collection

The Asian Studies Collection at UF includes over 80,000 items covering East, Southeast, South Asia, as well as materials on the Asian diaspora. To support course and language offerings at UF, the primary focus is on greater China (the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, and Taiwan), Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. The collection also reflects the interconnected and interdisciplinary field of Asia as an area of study through coverage of its history, religion, literature, culture, politics, society, language, and peoples.  

Most of the materials in the collection are housed in Library West, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library and can be found through the library catalog. About a third of the collection is digital (i.e. e-books and other e-resources) and can be searched via Onesearch, the Library Catalog, or available databases. A portion of the print materials are located in off-site locations and can be requested through UBorrow. We also have a robust ILL, or Interlibrary loan, system through which you may request off-campus items, including pdf scans of journal articles not available through UF. Please see tabs for details on journals, databases, and books for specific areas.

Almost all libraries on campus hold items that are relevant to the study of Asia. Of special note are art history books in the the Architecture & Fine Arts Library (AFA) as well as rare books and facsimiles of art in Special Collections (Smathers or formerly Library East). Available online at UF is a digitized collection from the Harn Museum of Art on Asia. This page also includes information about the Asian collections at the Harn Museum of Art

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