• Foundation of the EARL

    The EARL was created by two members of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences. An agreement to this effect was signed on 17 May 2016.

  • The purpose of the EARL

    The purpose of the EARL is to promote understanding and knowledge of East Asian region among scholars, practitioners, students and interested public from all corners of the world.

  • Location

    Find your way to the Central Social Sciences Library (map) - our front desk will guide you to the EARL.

About EARL

East Asia Resource Library (EARL) is a central reference point for the researchers of East Asian languages and cultures. EARL assures wide accessibility to the unique collection of digitalized primary sources, data, printed books and electronic sources available online in languages of the East Asian region, English and other world languages. The main purpose of the EARL is to facilitate a wider East-Asian network of institutions contributing literature and other teaching resources, with a view to promoting understanding between nations from the region and the local, but also regional interested public, students, and faculty. EARL hosts open events (lectures, presentations, round tables) focusing on subjects of relevance for participating partners and of interest to both Slovenian and international public. EARL publishes an occasional Newsletter on the previous and forthcoming events.

The EARL consists of four sections, to which Capital Library of China, Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies, and institutions from Japan and Korea contribute: China Corner Reading BeijingJapan CornerKorea CornerTaiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies.

The EARL Research Unit and its collaborators publish occasional papers on issues related to East Asia. For the collection visit here.

Trial access to Moazine - Korean magazine database

We are happy to offer trial access to Moazine, valid until 31 August 2020.

15. May 2020 | EARL

Temporary access to Japan collections

Kinokuniya is delighted to announce that their partner publishers are offering free access to their databases from 3/25/2020 to 4/30/2020.

16. April 2020 | EARL

Successfully conducted advisory session of Japanese and Slovenian experts on Society 5.0

On 3 March 2020, East Asia Resource Library (EARL) hosted an advisory session of experts on the implementation and development of Society 5.0 in the Western Balkans.

11. March 2020 | EARL

"Artificial Intelligence and Surveillance" - a report from the second discussion of the Artificial Intelligence series in the EARL

On 28 February 2020, East Asia Resource Library (EARL) held the second in its series of public discussions on the role of artificial intelligence in today's society. The talk, titled “Artificial intelligence and Surveillance” focused on essential questions surrounding the development of AI technologies in connection to control, security, surveillance and privacy. The guest of our discussion was dr. Nataša Pirc Musar, in conversation with Tilen Gorenšek, a PhD student of Organizational and Human Resource Management and Development at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

5. March 2020 | EARL


East Asia Resource Library (EARL)
Central Social Sciences Library
Kardeljeva ploščad 5
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia SI

Contact: earl@fdv.uni-lj.si

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Video authors: Klemen Babuder, Peter Bohanec, Martin Glažar.