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Knowing Your LibraryEast Asian Studies Library

  1. Introduction

    The Library started as the Chinese Studies Collection with 8,000 volumes. In 1982, in line with the government's "Look East" policy, the scope of the collection was extended to include materials in the Japanese and Korean languages. Items in Chinese, Japanese and Korean script are transliterated according to Pinyin system, Hepburn system and Korean pronunciation system.

  2. Location

    Located on the 4th level of the Bangunan Perpustakaan Peringatan Za’ba.

  3. Collection

    The East Asian Studies Library has a collection of about 70,000 volumes, comprising items in the Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. The collection focuses on mainly books on classical and modern Chinese literature, Chinese language and linguistics, history and philosophy.

    The Library has a special collection on Malaysiana materials. Publication about Malaysia, written by Malaysians and published in Malaysia with academic value is collected. Users can access to those items with special permission.

    Besides that, local Chinese newspaper Sin Chew Daily and Nanyang Siang Pau are kept for one year in order to fulfill the reference need.

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