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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.

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.

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

Zlatko Šabič speaker at the conference of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

On 21 September 2022, the Head of EARL, Professor Zlatko Šabič, participated in the conference of think tanks of Central and Eastern Europe with his own expose.

26. September 2022 | EARL

EARL - recipient of a special book donation from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

On 20 July, 2022, a special donation ceremony of a large number of books for the needs of the University of Ljubljana was organized via an online link. The event marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Slovenia and the People's Republic of China.

3. August 2022 | EARL

Indo-Pacific in a changing international environment

On Tuesday, 24 May, celebrating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Slovenia and Australia, a panel on challenges and opportunities in the Indo-Pacific was held at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. The event was held to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and Slovenia.

30. May 2022 | EARL

Members of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences visited the EARL

On 29 2022, the EARL had the great honour of welcoming distinguished members of the Institute of European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The Chinese delegation was led by Professor Liu Zuokui, Deputy Director of the CASS Institute for European Studies.

9. May 2022 | 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.