Duke and UNC have a long-standing agreement to share resources for scholars of Asia, and have divided responsibility for building research collections between the two campuses. Duke has focused on Japan, Korea, and South Asia, while UNC has collected extensively on China and Southeast Asia. More recently, Duke has expanded its Chinese collections, focusing on popular culture and the contemporary social sciences. The two libraries purchase materials available to patrons on both campuses, share a catalog, and provide mutual borrowing privileges and rapid delivery for materials.
Students just starting out in East Asian Studies are also encouraged to check out the East Asian Info. Literacy video resources available on YouTube.
This resource was developed in part by Duke's Japanese Studies and Asian American Studies Librarian Matthew Hayes.
Guide for Scholarly Engagement in Asian Studies
An important part of academic life is engaging your scholarly community. What is “scholarly engagement”? This means growing your scholarly network by engaging in academic events and becoming involved in conversations that extend beyond your immediate sub-field in order to better contextualize your research.
This guide provides resources for scholarly engagement in various sub-fields of Asian Studies. Primarily intended for new and incoming graduate students, this guide offers direct links to local, national, and international organizations and networks related to the study of Asia, mailing lists for major regions, yearly conferences, and workshops.
If you would like to add to this list, or if contact information has changed for any of the links below, please contact: Matthew Hayes, firstname.lastname@example.org. A downloadable PDF version of the list is available here.
- This list does not include academic university departments.
- Some items on the list appear in languages other than English.