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East Asia Resource Library (EARL)

  • 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.

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.

EARL provides access to the East & South Asia Database which provides ongoing full-text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in East and South Asia countries.

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.

East Asia Resource Library (EARL) has been part of the Network of Research and Infrastructural Centers of the University of Ljubljana (MRIC) since 15 December 2020.

Korea Corner

The Korea Corner aims to become most authoritative Korea-related reference source for academic, research and business purposes. It offers an extensive collection of Korean literature for the study of Korean culture, society, history, economy, and politics.

China Corner Reading Beijing

EARL has established a co-operation with The Capital Library of China, one of the largest libraries in China, to provide the China Corner called Reading Beijing, which offers Chinese-language books on Chinese culture, society, history, economy and politics, as well as access to China’s largest electronic collection CNKI. *Currently, access to the CNKI collection is disabled due to intellectual property protection reasons.

EARL has established a co-operation with The Capital Library of China, one of the largest libraries in China, to provide the China Corner called Reading Beijing. An official ongoing Memorandum of Understanding between the Capital Library of China and the University of Ljubljana has been signed in 2017.  
EARL has established a co-operation with The Capital Library of China, one of the largest libraries in China, to provide the China Corner called Reading Beijing. An official ongoing Memorandum of Understanding between the Capital Library of China and the University of Ljubljana has been signed in 2017.  
EARL has established a co-operation with The Capital Library of China, one of the largest libraries in China, to provide the China Corner called Reading Beijing. An official ongoing Memorandum of Understanding between the Capital Library of China and the University of Ljubljana has been signed in 2017. 

Japan Corner

The Japan Corner in the EARL with its rich collection of Japan literature and other teaching resources offers a strong library and research resources support for the study of Japanese culture, society, economy, and politics. EARL is a partner within the European CEDDREJ consortium for Japan databases.

Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies (TRCCS)

The Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies (TRCCS), hosted by the EARL, is one of just 25 institutions of this kind around the world. It provides access to a vast number of books, articles and various digitalised materials to EARL users and the general public. Materials were donated by National Central Library of Taiwan

Book presentation: ‘Emerging Civic Urbanisms in Asia: Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, and Taipei beyond Developmental Urbanization’ and discussion about the importance of collaboration between Asian studies and urban studies

We would like to invite you to the presentation of the book: Emerging Civic Urbanisms in Asia: Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, and Taipei beyond Developmental Urbanization, which will be followed by a discussion about research approaches and importance of collaboration between Asian studies and urban studies. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 16:00 in Lecture room 8, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.

6. May 2024 | EARL

Lecture: "China's image and influence in 2024: a persistent ambiguity"

Cordially invited to a lecture by Prof. Olivier Arifon entitled "China's image and influence in 2024: a persistent ambiguity", which will be held on Thursday, 14 March 2024, at 16.20 in Lecture Room 34, Faculty of Arts, UL.

6. March 2024 | EARL

Lecture: »Moving the spirit in Taiwan: Money gods, mediums and temple culture«

You are invited to an interesting lecture on various religious customs and ceremonies in Taiwan, which will be presented very experiencedly by dr. Fabian Graham. The lecture will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 4:20 p.m. in lecture hall 34, FF UL. The lecture will be in English.

30. September 2023 | EARL

CHADO - Japanese tea ceremony

We invite you to CHADO Japanese tea ceremony, which will take place in the East Asia Resource Library at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Kardeljeva ploščad 5, Ljubljana), on Monday, May 22, 2023, from 3 to 5 p.m. The tea ceremony will be led by a guest from Japan, tea master prof. Soyu MURAKAMI.

16. May 2023 | EARL

Contact

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.