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Asia Collection
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University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822


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The Asia Collection in Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai'i - Manoa is the most significant collection of Asian materials in the State of Hawaii and in the Pacific. It dates from 1920, when the Board of Regents established the Japanese Department at the University of Hawaii. In 1930, the Oriental Institute was established to focus on the study of China, India and Japan. In 1962, the newly established East-West Center absorbed, with the University's agreement, the vernacular materials of the Oriental Library, and expanded the scope to include Korea and all countries in South and Southeast Asia. In 1970, the Asia Collection was transferred to the University of Hawaii as a unique collection. Statistical Profile

Currently received journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Asia Collection. Selected titles via web-based databases.

Chinese Language Periodicals
Japanese Language Periodicals
Korean Language Periodicals

English and other non-CJK language serials located on the Current Periodicals shelves
[A - E]   [F - L]   [M - Q]   [R - Z]

Newspapers (all languages; all areas)

Newspaper indexes

Library Instruction

Contact Area Specialist Librarians directly for instruction requests. For general Asia, send message to asiaref@hawaii.edu.

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Latest News

Mohandas Gandhi Photo Collection
A digital collection of photos of Mohandas Gandhi from his early years to death.

Shackford Collection of Photographs of China
A digital collection of photographs of southern China taken in the early 1930s by John Shackford who taught briefly at Lingnan University in Guangzhou. An ongoing project.



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