This guide is meant to provide a general starting point for research in East Asian studies by students within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. For further research assistance, check out one of the research guides listed at the bottom of this page, or get in touch with Beate Gersch.
Harvard Library Resources
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HOLLIS for Archival Discovery: finding aids for archival and manuscript collections.
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Key Online Tools
Chicago Manual of Style: the fully searchable online version of the 17th edition of this standard style manual.
Database Search: lets you search more than one database at a time in a variety of subject areas.
Zotero: An easy-to-use citation tool to help you collect, organize, cite and share research.
Transliteration Tables for non-Roman Scripts: the definitive transliteration guide for anyone who transliterates words, names, titles, or text from a non-Roman script into the Roman script.
Research Guide for Chinese Studies
by Xiao-He Ma Last Updated Apr 15, 2021 17104 views this year
Research Guide for Japanese Studies
by Kuniko McVey Last Updated Apr 15, 2021 1586 views this year
Research Guide for Korean Studies
by Mikyung Kang Last Updated Mar 15, 2021 948 views this year
Harvard-Yenching Library Archival Materials
by Chiun Chau Last Updated Feb 13, 2019 474 views this year
East Asian Studies at Harvard
Questions? Contact Us!
For further research assistance please send queries as follows:
1. Please address initial and general queries in East Asian Studies to:
2. Please send queries specifically involving research in individual languages to:
Xiao-He Ma for material in Chinese, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kuniko Yamada McVey for material in Japanese, email@example.com
Mikyung Kang for material in Korean, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chan Thi Ngoc Phan for material in Vietnamese, email@example.com
Sharon Li-shiuan Yang for general references and E-Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org