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September 7, 2011

NEW Chinese/East Asian Studies Guides available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that NEW updated and enhanced research guides for Chinese Studies and East Asian Studies are now available on the library website (www.library.yale.edu/eastasian). Links to both guides are available at the “Research Guides” section under the “Quick Tools” heading on the homepage. You can also access them by clicking on the following URLs respectively:

• Research Guide for Chinese Studies: http://guides.library.yale.edu/China
• Research Guide for East Asian Studies: http://guides.library.yale.edu/eastasia

Both guides feature primary, secondary and reference sources (in print and online) on China and East Asia-related topics available at and beyond Yale. Hope you will find them helpful to your study and research. Please feel free to send us your comments about both guides, so that we can improve them to better meet your needs. Particularly, if you find any errors in the guides, or think of any sources that should be added to the guides, please do not hesitate to send us a note and we will make changes accordingly. Thank you!

NEW Japanese Studies Guide available!

I would also like to announce the new research guide “Resource Guide to Japanese Studies at Yale http://guides.library.yale.edu/japan.” The guide is intended to function two ways:

First, it provides information on how to find materials using reference sources or the latest databases. Below are some examples:

Japanese Reference Materials for Japanese Cinema - Prof. Aaron Gerow’s “Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies,” tailored to resources in the Yale University Library.

Japanese Studies Primary Sources in Western Languages - aims to provide an overview of English-language primary source materials in Yale's collections related to the study of Japan.

Second, the guide introduces not only Japanese rare books and manuscripts in the Beinecke, East Asia Library, and Manuscripts and Archive Collections, but also other special collections, such these, available through the Japanese Special Collections page at Yale.

LGBTQ Collection – along with the strong LGBTQ collection at Yale, the library has been collecting materials on LGBTQ communities in Japan since 2006.

Japanese film ephemera collection - printed materials on Japanese films include handbills (chirashi), press kits, theater pamphlets, film newsletters as well as catalogs, and date from approximately 1970 to the present.

Masaki Motoi Ikebana collection - houses over 160 journal titles, exhibit catalogues, and monographs on ikebana.

• Japan related collections in Manuscripts and Archives, etc.

The pages will continue to be modified and grow in number. I would really appreciate any comments and suggestions for enhancing the guide.