• 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.

King Sejong Institute in Slovenia

The University of Ljubljana is celebrating another milestone from 9 June 2021. On this day, it became the host of the King Sejong Institute (KSI), the first such institution in Slovenia. Since 2012, the King Sejong Foundation has been establishing language and cultural institutes under the motto “Little Korea in Every Part of the World”.

14. June 2021 | EARL

Chatting about Taiwan: a virtual round table

EARL invites you to a virtual round table “Chatting about Taiwan,” which will take place on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 3:30pm on Zoom.

7. June 2021 | EARL

Successfully concluded “Situations” conference

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, the Situations journal conference, entitled “Between Asia and Europe: Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?”, Was successfully concluded. The conference was supposed to take place in Ljubljana, but had to be moved to Zoom.

24. May 2021 | EARL

EARL is celebrating its fifth anniversary!

On 17 May 2016, the then Dean of the Faculty of Arts, prof. dr. Branka Kalenić Ramšak, and the then Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, prof. dr. Rado Bohinc signed an agreement on the establishment of the East Asia Resource Library (EARL).

17. May 2021 | 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.