Updated May 11, 2015
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- UW East Asia Library
- Rob Britt
Coordinator of East Asian Library Services ( CV).
Primary contact for requests relating to China, Japan and Korea
William H. Gates Hall Room L137
Email: rrbritt [at] uw [dot] edu
Phone: (206) 543-7447
Fax: (206) 685-2165
Asian Law Center in particular. In addition, the department provides reference services to the larger university community, the practicing bar, the general public, and scholars and lawyers of other institutions.
The library has an extensive East Asian law collection.
According to a recent count (April 2013), our Library holds
approximately 21,640 titles (47,716 volumes) in the Chinese,
Japanese and Korean languages, comprising about 10% of the
Gallagher Law Library's total collection. Of those, there are
12,894 titles (31,242 volumes) in Japanese, 6,693 titles
(12,503 volumes) in Chinese, and 2,053 titles (3,971 volumes) in
Korean. In addition, there are 5,180 English language titles
(8,115 volumes) on East Asian law subjects.
Gallagher Law Library holds a total of 25,155 titles (62,724 volumes) on the subject of East Asian law in various languages (about 13% of the library's collection).
The breakdown by subject for works on East Asian law is:
China: 7,330 titles | 12,782 volumes
Taiwan: 1,692 titles | 4,333 volumes
Japan: 13,535 titles | 32,595 volumes
Korea: 2,598 titles | 4,899 volumes
English materials on East Asia-related topics: 5180 titles | 8115 volumes
In addition, the library has subscriptions to many online resource for East Asian legal research (click to view a summary of our East Asian online resources).Collection Development Policy. Though primary funding is from the State of Washington, development of the collections has benefited greatly by exchanges for serial publications, and by generous gifts of books from alumni in Asia as well as by occasional grants from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the Japan Foundation, and the Korea Foundation.
For more on the history of Asian Law Studies at the University of Washington School of Law, see:
- Innovation Creates a Unique Resource (by Rob Britt)
East Asian Law
Department History (by Neel Kant Agrawal)
Citation: The East Asian Law Department at the Univ. of Washington School of Law, Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, FCIL NEWSLETTER 26(2), at 3, 7 (Feb. 2012), http://www.aallnet.org/sis/fcilsis/vol26/Feb2012.pdf.
- Timeline: Landmarks in the History of Asian Law-Related Programs at the University of Washington School of Law
East Asia Library, where you will find books, periodicals, directories, indexes and other useful resources for many aspects of East Asian law-related research.