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 Reed Lowrie.
Harvard Library Resources
HOLLIS: the Harvard Library catalog. It searches most library resources in a single unified search, including books, articles, media and more.
HOLLIS for Archival Discovery: finding aids for archival and manuscript collections.
Harvard Art Museum Collections
: A central, open access repository for the scholarly output of faculty and the broader research community at Harvard.
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 Mar 8, 2023 17336 views this year
Research Guide for Japanese Studies
by Kuniko McVey Last Updated Mar 20, 2023 1190 views this year
Research Guide for Korean Studies
by Mikyung Kang Last Updated Feb 17, 2023 664 views this year
Harvard-Yenching Library Archival Materials
by Chiun Chau Last Updated Mar 7, 2022 168 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