Libraries and Collections

The East Asian Collection at Brown's Rockefeller Library includes some 163,330 works of history, literature and other scholarly discplines in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean,  as well as numerous digital resources of use to students and scholars alike.  The Rockefeller is also home to a comprehensive English-language collection of works on the region.

Detailed descriptons of the Collection's  holdings, listed by category, follow.

The John Carter Brown Library is not normally thought of as a repository of materials related to East Asia, but there are some.  A recent online exhibit on America and the China Trades 1750-1850 identifies some of the connections between the JCB's holdings  and the questions that are of interest to scholars of East Asia.  Others may be found in works depicting early Portuguese encounters with East Asia,  as in this online exhibit