East Asian specialist literature

This focus of our collections comprises specialist literature from East Asia. This collection, defined as the area between North and Southeast Asia, has been expanded for practical reasons to include the entire region stretching from Mongolia to Indonesia and from Burma to Japan.

In the area of English-language literature from these countries, the focus is on the subject areas and target group of TIB's focus of collections.

From 2020, the TIB will no longer acquire scientific journals and conference proceedings in non-Western languages. Instead, required journal articles and conference proceedings will be procured by the TIB document delivery service. The background to this is the declining demand for original-language publications from Eastern Europe/East Asia.

The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin's East Asia Department is responsible for the systematic procurement and transregional provision of scientific literature from the areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

How can East Asian literature be found in the TIB Portal?

TIB's East Asian collections can be search in the TIB Portal. 

Electronic journals

You can gain access to licensed electronic journals for specialist literature from East Asia and those freely accessible on the internet via the Electronic Journals Library.

Top databases

Transcription/transliteration systems

These guidelines are based on the following transcription/transliteration systems:


Dipl.-Inf. Linna Lu