The Department of East Asian Studies began in 1964 as the Center of Chinese Studies. The center grew into the Department of Chinese and Japanese Studies in 1969 and became the Department of East Asian Studies in 2001with the introduction of Korean Studies.

East Asian Studies is a distinct multidisciplinary field of scholarly enquiry and education that promotes a broad humanistic understanding of East Asia past and present. East Asian Studies is located within the broader field of Area studies and is also interdisciplinary in character, incorporating elements of the social sciences. The field encourages scholars from diverse disciplines to exchange ideas on scholarship as it relates to the East Asian experience.

    Welcome to the Library of the Department of East Asian Studies. The Library is accomplishing its task of reaching to a specialized academic community.  The Library provides access to high quality electronic databases being made available through campus network to teachers, students and research scholars. Some databases are also accessible through the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium. The Library also promotes Open Access to e-resources. The Department occasionally conducts Information Literacy Programs (ILP) for the benefit of students and researchers. The OPAC is also being strengthened.

The Library the knowledge hub of EAS provides comprehensive access to books, journals, dissertations, covering diverse disciplines


 1. To procure, organize and disseminate information on EAS in different East Asian Languages

     as well as in English

 2.  To support and promote the use of rich and diverse collection among the users


  Library Collection    
The East Asian Studies Library has a collection of about 45 thousand books in English and various languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean, bound journals and digital material.

The Library holds an exclusive collection of material on East Asian Studies in English, Chinese , Japanese and Korean languages.

The Library collection is made of over 45,000 books, Journals in Print and E- form offering online access to many multidisciplinary journals on Area Studies.

The Library holds Dissertations And Thesis collection also. Thesis are kept in Central Library.

The exclusive text book collection is arranged alphabetically and is issued over night.

Japanese Collection which is mostly built up by annual Book Support Programme by Organisations like Japan Foundation, Toshiba, IIIAS, The  Netherlands etc has about 10000 books and CDs.

Chinese Collection is the oldest and includes books donated by the Government of PRC and it boasts of holding Classic Chinese as well as modern Chinese material .

Korean Collection has developed by the support of Korea Foundation, includes books and digital material.


Map & Location    


The Library is at present functioning at two locations.

  Books Library:      

First Floor, Arts Faculty Extension Building

University of Delhi

Delhi- 110007.


Journals Library:


Third Floor, New Social Science Building

 University of Delhi,

 Delhi 110007.




  The library remains open on all the working days except Saturdays, Sundays and University

       notified holidays

      The opening hours of the Library are from 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM    
    ►  Library services are provided from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM    

►  Lunch break is observed from 1.00 PM to 1.30 PM for all services except reading.