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

Harvard Library Homepage

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

Harvard Map Collection search

Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH): A central, open access repository for the scholarly output of faculty and the broader research community at Harvard.

Harvard-Yenching Library Newspaper Search

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 Guides

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, xhma@fas.harvard.edu

Kuniko Yamada McVey for material in Japanese, kmcvey@fas.harvard.edu

Mikyung Kang for material in Korean, mlkang@fas.harvard.edu

Chan Thi Ngoc Phan for material in Vietnamese, phan@fas.harvard.edu

Sharon Li-shiuan Yang for general references and E-Resources, yang8@fas.harvard.edu