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Japanese Collection in Chinese Library

Japanese Collection

The Japanese Resources collection is one of the special collections within the NUS Chinese Library.  It was established with the generous  donation from the Japan Foundation in 1982 and was set up as a department in the Central Library, to support learning, teaching and research needs of the Department of Japanese Studies in the  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The department merged with the Chinese Library in October 2002.

After more than 20 years of growth, the Japanese collection has about 61, 000 volumes,  one-tenth of the Chinese Library collection.  It is one of the largest library resources of its kind in this region.

The print materials of the Japanese Collection are currently housed at the upper level of the Chinese Library.  It is particularly rich in literature, history, language and social studies on Japan.  Some  notable titles in the collection include Kokushi  daijiten(国史大辞典), Nihon koten bungaku taikei (日本古典文学大系). In recent years special attention has been given to acquiring materials on Japanese Sinology and popular culture in Japan.

Besides print materials, it also collects audio-visual, microform and multimedia items. These materials are currently kept in the Central Library.

In addition to the above, it also subscribes to these databases :

1. Nikkei Telecom21 (日経テレコン21)
2. Kikuzō II visual for libraries (聞蔵IIビジュアルfor libraries)
3. CiNii: Citation Information by NII (論文情報ナビゲーター)

Special collection

As an academic institution in this region, the Chinese Library put in much effort in collecting Japanese materials published in and about this region. Notable in this collection are materials on Singapore & Malaysia’s history, literature, culture and social studies. Now, the number of titles in this collection has exceeded 350 titles.
Some notable titles in this collection include:

(Zainan sanjūgonen)
在南三十五年 / 西村竹四郎著. -- 東京 : 安久社, 1936.

(Sekidō yuku : Shingapōru annai)
赤道を行く: 新嘉坡案内 / 新嘉坡日本人楽部編. -- 新嘉坡 : 日本人楽部, 1939.

(Shingapōru gaiyō)
新嘉坡槪要 / 新嘉坡日本人會. -- 新嘉坡 : 新嘉坡日本人會, 1923.

Japanese Book Display

Links to other NUS Libraries Subject Guide

Links to A Sense of History (Japanese Language Materials) 

Content updated on 25 Jan 2017

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