Hsi-chu Bolick 黄熹珠
East Asian Bibliographer
UNC-Chapel Hill's collection of East Asian research materials covers all the subjects of current research in Chinese studies being undertaken at the university together with enough material in other branches of Chinese culture and thought to launch beginning inquiries. The collection also provides material in support of Japanese-language training and English-language coverage of Korean subject areas. The Library cooperates closely with the Library at Duke University. The largest volume of material is in Chinese language and literature, the literature component including both classical and modern Chinese literature. The next largest part of the collection is devoted to Chinese history, including basic materials on early history up to the Ming dynasty which began in 1368. Collections for later historical periods, from late Ming to the post revolutionary periods provide even more thorough coverage. Within the modern period the collection provides substantial holdings in Chinese military history and Chinese Communist foreign affairs. Chinese philosophy, religion, art, political science, economics, and other areas of study continue to grow, although more slowly than history and literature. There is also a solid accumulation of works on traditional Chinese medicine. The focus of current acquisition is in areas of East Asian popular culture, women's studies, media, etc.