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East Asia Studies

The East Asia Library supports teaching and research activities on East Asian studies at the University of Washington. The collection is primarily composed of materials in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan covering all areas of the humanities and social sciences.

While the library does not collect in the natural or applied sciences, it acquires titles in those areas which relate to the historical and cultural traditions of East Asia.

The Gallagher Law Library collects materials on East Asian law; the East Asia Library acquires titles in the areas of constitutional law, legal philosophy, and legal history.

Responsibility for acquiring titles in English and Western European languages related to East Asia is shared with other libraries on campus, whereas most core titles in East Asia languages and literature are acquired by the East Asia Librarians. They are housed mainly in the EAL, Suzzallo, and OUGL. EAL also is responsible to acquire East Asia general materials in the subject of languages and literature.