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




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.