The Okinawa Collection is comprised of print, electronic resources (books and journals), and A/V materials to support historical and current Okinawa studies, especially humanities, social sciences, and performing arts. The other disciplines such as sciences and tourism are supported with other subject librarians. Visit Okinawa Studies Collection.
University of Hawaii’s extensive Philippine Collection has research and rare materials in various formats. Materials collected focus on the Philippines and Filipinos in the Social Sciences and Humanities. These are primarily in English. Visit Philippine Studies Research Guide.
- South Asia
The South Asia Collection is a multidisciplinary collection with a focus on humanities and social science materials relating to South Asia which include Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The Collection emphasizes the modern period and focuses on a wide variety of contemporary issues. Visit South Asia Collection.
- Southeast Asia
The Southeast Asia Collection supports the interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program, and those disciplines and professional programs with a Southeast Asian focus. The Collection also provides recreational reading for its university clients and the community. Visit Southeast Asia Research Guide.
The China Collection of the UHM Library is a research-level collection consisting of materials about China in Chinese, Western languages (mostly English), and other Asian languages in all formats. The Collection is particularly strong in history, Chinese language and literature, Chinese philosophy and religion, and Chinese art. The Collection also contains a growing number of resources on social-economic and political conditions of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Visit China Studies Guide.
The Japan Collection offers a wide array of resources on humanities (literature, language & linguistics, history, anthropology, archaeology, religion, philosophy, art history, musicology), social sciences (sociology, political science, business & economics, geography, women’s studies, communication, library sciences), and performing arts in Japanese, English, and other languages. Visit Japan Studies Collection.
The Korea Collection supports the Center for Korean Studies and Korea-related programs at UHM, one of the largest Korean Studies programs outside Korea. It has been developing collections in both South and North Korean history, language and literature, film, the arts, humanities, and social sciences etc. Visit Korea Collection.
- Asia General
The Asia General Collection offers cross-country & cross-disciplinary-resources focused on Asia regardless of languages and formats. The print resources are located on the 3rd & 4th floors in the Hamilton Library and back issues of pre-1980 periodicals are on the 2nd floor of the Sinclair Library. Visit Asia Collection Department.