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Studio Art Library Resources: East Asian Library

A short description of the collections, tools, and research help available to Studio Art enthusiasts.


33 Frist Campus Center
Room 317
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Resources at the East Asian Library

There is a little bit of overlap between the art-related collections of Marquand and the East Asian Library, since Marquand does place a great emphasis on Chinese and Japanese works.  However, if you are interested in East Asian art, it's a good idea to check out both locations because the collections differ on many counts. 

  • For instance, the East Asian Library may collect books that pertain more to craft or folk art than high art (although these terms do not always have the same meanings in Eastern and Western art).  The East Asian library also has more holdings related to music, dance, and theatre whereas Marquand focuses more on visual arts.
  • If you are interested in book arts, the East Asian Library has some books with traditional Chinese string binding, according to its website, as well as high-quality reproductions of rare Ming works. 
  • Like Marquand and the Architecture Library, the East Asian Library does have a reference room, although due to space issues there are also reference books throughout the rest of the collection.


For any questions relating to East Asian art and related topics, please contact Marquand's Chinese and Japanese Art Specialists, respectively (both can answer Korean or other questions): Kim Wishart 
( and Nicole Fabricand-Person ( Kim and Nicole work closely with staff at the East Asian Library and can help answer questions about EAL collections.