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China, Taiwan, Hong Kong Studies

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The Chinese Collection of the University Washington Library is devoted to Chinese-language research materials in all formats, but mainly in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Works published in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and some other areas are collected. In conjunction with the Chinese-language holdings of the Gallagher Law Library, the Chinese Collection of the University of Washington Libraries plays an important role in supporting all China-related teaching, learning, and research activities at the University Washington.

The East Asia Library holds over 283,822 volumes of Chinese printed materials as of June 2012, approximately 1,000 current serials titles, 2,600 non-current serials titles, 6,300 microfilms reels, 4,700 microfiches sheets, more than a dozen of subscribed online databases. The majority of audiovisual Chinese materials are located in the Media Center of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Areas of strength include: Chinese classical studies, local gazetteers on the southwest region; materials on the Guangdong Delta region; works by and on Kang Youwei and Liang Qichao; material on Chinese dialects and ethnic minorities; population census; yearbooks; and statistical data.