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East Asia Department


Fields of Knowledge

The main focus of the collection is on the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

Acquisition concentrates on the following subject areas, as already defined in the DFG's programme of Special Research Collections: History, including social and economic history, religion and philosophy, language, literature and ethnology, anthropology and anthropogeography, education and higher education, scientific and scholarly institutions, information science, bibliology, library science, the fine arts, music, theatre and dance. Furthermore, jurisprudence, politics, constitution, administration, party publications, labour unions and associations, journalism, film, radio and television. In the future, acquisition will take into account the field of social sciences as well.

In the fields of mathematics, agriculture, medicine, natural sciences and engineering, the East Asia Department collects bibliographies and publications on their history when pertaining to East Asia.

In the case of independent, indigenous cultural and scientific developments, e.g., acupuncture, relevant literature is being collected also in those fields that are otherwise excluded.

Library acquisition in the fields of engineering, medicine, economics, and agriculture is taken care of by the relevant Central Libraries. These are
the Technische Informationsbibliothek Hannover,
the Medizinische Zentralbibliothek Köln, and
the Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften in Kiel.

For further assistance please contact the EAD's specialists