The Library started as the Chinese Studies Collection Division in 1962. 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.
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.
Uses are advised to leave library books on trolleys after usage. Please do not attempt to shelve these books. Shelving items in the wrong places will result in serious retrieval problems.
|No.||Category of Members||Open-shelf Books||Late return penalty|
|1.||Undergraduate||5 items/ 14 Days||RM0.50 per day|
|2.||Postgraduate||20 items / 30 Days||RM0.50 per day|
|5.||Full time Lecturer||50 items / 60 Days||RM0.50 per day|
|6.||UM Officer||25 items / 60 Days||RM0.50 per day|
East Asian Studies Library,
4th Floor, Za’ba Memorial Library,Universiti Malaya,
50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur
Tel.No: +603-7967 3840
Fax: +603-7967 3847
Last Update: 22/04/2022