The UCR Library collects resources in Eastern Asian studies, composing the interdisciplinary fields of humanities and social sciences, supporting both courses and research conducted by our students and faculty. Materials are in both English and vernacular languages, covering literature, history, philosophy, religion, and media studies of the Greater China region, Japan and Korea.  We offer subject-specific and general research educational services at the library and provide access to information from the UC Libraries System and beyond.

Temporary free resources for Chinese Studies are available during the COVID-19 physical closure:

Conducting Research

Books & Articles

Books are useful for getting a broad introduction or background information to a topic in the chemical sciences.  Search by topic keywords in the UCR catalog or the Melvyl (UC) catalog

Scholarly articles are carefully evaluated (peer-reviewed) by subject experts to provide reliable and credible information. Locate art articles by searching in the East Asian studies databases. The most popular databases are listed on this page.

Specialized Resources

Chinese language

Japanese language