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Publications on the Asian Collections

CHINESE

Chu, Mi. “LC’s Chinese Collection is Largest in Western World: Growth Tied to Political Changes,” Library of Congress Information Bulletin, v.53 (September 5, 1994): 16.

Chu, Mi. “World Digital Library and E-Resources in the Asian Division, Library of Congress,” Journal of East Asian Libraries. No 138 (February 2006): 1-4.

Hu, Shuzhao. The Development of the Chinese Collection in the Library of Congress. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1979.

Huang, Hanzhu, and David Hsü. Chinese Periodicals in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1988.

Huang, Hanzhu, and Hseo-chin Jen. Chinese Newspapers in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1985.

Hummel, Arthur W. "The Growth of the Orientalia Collections," Library of Congress Quarterly Journal of Current Acquisitions, v. 11, no. 2 (February 1954): 69-87.

Lee, Hwa-wei. “Sinological Resources in the Library of Congress,” [Paper presented at] the International Conference on Sinological Resourcesin the Digital Era, December 7-9, 2004. Taipei: National Central Library, 2004.

Li, Xiaocong. Descriptive Catalogue of the Traditional Chinese Maps in the Library of Congress [Meigua gua hui tu shu quan cang Zhong wne gu di tu xu lu]. Beijing: Wen Wu Publishing Co., 2004.

Library of Congress, Asian Division. Commemorating the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of Robert Morrison's Arrival in China (compiled by Mi Chu and Man Shun Yeung, assisted by Ariele Bernard). Taipei: eHanism Global, 2007.

Lu, Judy S. “The Contemporary China Collection in the Asian Division, The Library of Congress,” Journal of East Asian Libraries, no. 141 (Feb. 2007)), p. 19-28.

Lu, Judy S. and Meinheit, Harold. “Hong Kong: From Fishing Village to Financial Center,” Library of Congress Information Bulletin, v. 56 (1977): 272-275.

Soong, James Chu-yul. Chinese Materials on Microfilm Available from the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Center for Chinese Research Materials, Association of Research Libraries, 1971.

Wang, Chi. "Development of the Chinese Collection in the Library of Congress and Its Utilization by Researchers," Proceedings of the International Conference on National Libraries--Towards the 21st Century. Taipei: National Central Library, 1993, pp. 645-653.

Wang, Zhongmin. A Descriptive Catalog of Rare Chinese Books in the Library of Congress. 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1957.

Zhu, Shijia. A Catalog of Chinese Local Histories in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1942.

MANCHU

Matsumura, Jun. A Catalogue of the Manchu Materials in the Library of Congress: Xylographs, Manuscripts, Archives. Tokyo: Toyo Bunko, produced by the University of Tokyo Press Production Center, 1999.

Matsumura, Jun. "A Catalogue of the Manchu Books in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.," The Tokyo Gukuho, v. 57, nos. 1-2 (January 1976): 36-60.

MONGOLIAN

Farguhar, David M. "A Description of the Mongolian Manuscripts and Xylographs in Washington, D.C.," Central Asiatic Journal, v. 1, no. 3 (1955): 161-218.

Meinheit, Susan. “The Tibetan and Mongolian Collections in the Asian Division, Library of Congress.” Journal of East Asian Libraries, No. 139 (June 2006). pp. 27-35.

TIBETAN

Buescher, John B. "Tibetan Materials in the Asia Rare Book Collection of the Library of Congress," Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, v. 13, no. 1 (1990). (Lists xylographs and manuscripts acquired between 1900 and 1928 by William Rockhill, Berthold Laufer, and Joseph Rock.)

Kapstein, Matthew. "Inventory of Tibetan Works Acquired Under 0199431: The Acquisition of Tibetan Books Published in the People's Republic of China, June 14-August 11, 1990; Report Submitted to the Library of Congress. August 28, 1990." (Titles and sometimes detailed contents of 340 volumes of current xylographs acquired from Tibetan printers in the People's Republic of China.)

Maurer, Walter. "List of Tibetan Materials with Identification Numbers, 1962(?)." (Lists works in Laufer collection and other miscellaneous works, with occasional notes on the subject matter of the text.)

Meinheit, Susan. “The Tibetan and Mongolian Collections in the Asian Division, Library of Congress.” Journal of East Asian Libraries, No. 139 (June 2006). pp. 27-35.

Meinheit, Susan. "Tibetan Classical Literature and the U.S. Library of Congress: Preservation of Knowledge." Paper presented at the First Beijing Tibetology Conference, Beijing, September 13-16, 1991; in China Tibetology (Special Issue, 1992): 361-372.

Robinson, Hanna. First Cumulative Dictionary Catalog of Tibetan Works in the Library of the Institute of Advanced Study of World Religions. Stony Brook, N.Y.: IASWR, 1985. (Catalog of PL 480 Tibetan collections.)

Rockhill, William Woodville. "Catalogue of Tibetan Books in the Library of Congress, 1902." (A handwritten list of sixty-two titles in Tibetan script followed by transliteration, with brief descriptive annotations as to subject matter and physical features.)

Tachikawa, Murashi; Tshulkrim Kelsang; and Shunzo Onoda. A Catalogue of the United States Library of Congress Collection of Tibetan Literature in Microfiche. 2 vols. Tokyo: International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 1983-1988 (Bibliographica Philologica Buddhica. Series maior, III).

Woodblock to Laser: Library of Congress Tibetan Listings. Asian Classics Input Project. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1993. cd-rom. (Available in Microform Reading Room.)

JAPANESE

Catalog of Japanese Rare Books in the Library of Congress [Beikoku Gikai Toshokan zo Nihon Kotenseki Mokuroku]. Tokyo: Yagi Shoten, 2003.

Honda, Shojo. Pre-Meiji Works in the Library of Congress: Japanese Literature, Performing Arts, and Reference Books. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1997.

Honda, Shojo. Pre-Meiji Works in the Library of Congress: Japanese Mathematics. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1982.

Kuroda, Andrew. “A History of the Japanese Collection in the Library of Congress, 1874-1941.” Senda Masao Kyoju Koki Kinen Toshokan Shiryo Ronshu. Tenri, Senda Masao Kyoju Koki Kinenkai, 1970. 281-327.

Nagao, Philip. Japanese Local Histories in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1988.

The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance / Essays by Sandy Kita . . . [et.al]. New York: Abrams in association with the Library of Congress, 2001.

The Noyes Collection of Japanese Prints, Drawings, Etc., Presented by Crosby Stuart Noyes. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1906.

Ohta, Thaddeus. Japanese National Government Publications in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1980.

Tanaka, Hiromi. A Comprehensive Catalogue of Publications of the Former Imperial Army and Navy. Tokyo: Toyo Shorin, 1995.

Tanpo, Keisuke and Yasuhiro Honda. Kyu Taiwan Sotokufu Kankei Shiryo Mokuroku: Beikoku Gikai Toshokan Shozo = Bibliography of Materials Related to the Taiwan Government General: Collection at the Library of Congress in the United States. Naruto, Japan: Yagi Insatsujo, 1996.

Uyehara, Cecil. Checklist of Archives in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, Japan, 1868-1945: Microfilmed for the Library of Congress, 1949-1951. Washington, D.C.: Photoduplication Service, Library of Congress, 1954.

Yoshimura, Yoshiko. Censored Japanese Serials of the Pre-1946 Period: A Checklist of the Microfilm Collection. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1994.

Yoshimura, Yoshiko. Japanese Government Documents and Censored Publications: A Checklist of the Microfilm Collection. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1992.

Yoshimura, Yoshiko. Pre-1956 Japanese Documents and Censored Materials: A Checklist of the Microfilm Collection of the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C., 2002, 2006.

Young, John. Checklist of Microfilm Reproductions of Selected Archives of the Japanese Army, Navy, and Other Government Agencies. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1959.

Young, John. The Research Activities of the South Manchurian Railway Company, 1907-1945: A History and Bibliography. New York: Columbia University Press, 1966.

KOREAN

Cho, Sung Yoon. Law and Legal Literature of North Korea: A Guide. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1988.

Ch'on Hye-bong et al. Mi Uihoe Tosogwan sojang Han'gukpon Mongnok (List of Korean Rare Books in the Library of Congress). Seoul: Han'guk Soji Hakhoe, 1994.

"An Inventory of English-language Publications on Korea in the Library of Congress as of 1994," Asian Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1997. Photocopy.

Korea: An Annotated Bibliography of Publications in Far Eastern Languages, comp. Edwin G.
Beal, Jr., and Robin L. Winkler. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1950.

Korea: An Annotated Bibliography of Publications in the Russian Language, comp. Albert Parry et al. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1950.

Korea: An Annotated Bibliography of Publications in Western Languages, comp. Helen D. Jones and Robin L. Winkler. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1950.

Yang, Key P. Ch'uryoso yokkun Miguk Kukhoe Tosogwan sojang Pukkoe Charyo Mongnokchip (Selected North Korean Source Materials Held in the Library of Congress). Seoul: Kukt'o T'ongirwon, 1970.

Yang, Key P. Korean War Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1990.

Yang, Key P. "Reference Guide to Korean Materials, 1945-1959." Master's thesis, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1960.

SOUTH ASIAN

" Archive of World Literature on Tape." Recorded Sound Section, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress. Audio recording. (Chiefly poets reading selections from their own work. Especially strong for Indian and Pakistani poets.)

"Card Catalog of 466 South Asian Manuscripts in the Southern Asia Section." Library of Congress. Handwritten. (Most of the manuscripts are in Sanskrit. This catalog does not cover approximately fifty other uncataloged South Asia manuscripts in Sanskrit, Sinhalese, Tamil, Oriya, Gujarati, and Urdu.)

"Card Catalog of the Holdings of the South Asia Microform Project." Southern Asian Section, Library of Congress. (A dictionary card catalog of the film and microfiche acquired by the South Asia Microform Project, 1970- , and housed at the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago. Issued in book format as SAMP Catalog.)

"Card Catalog of the South Asia Microfiche Collection." Southern Asian Section, Library of Congress. (A card catalog of titles acquired on microfiche in the New Delhi South Asia Fiche Program since its inception in 1981. Closed in 1994 when newly cataloged microfiched serials began to be put on line on LOCIS. Microfiched monographs already on line for several years.)

"Discovery and Exploration Footage in the Library of Congress." Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, 1991 (?). Printout. (Lists video collections, films, newsreels, short subjects, and television programs in the custody of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division. Includes films of Tibet (1930, 1938-1939) and expeditions to Himalayan sites, including Ladakh (1923), Hunza (n.d.), Kanchenjunga (1930), Nanga Parbat (1934), Dhaulatagiri (1960), and the Everest region (1953, 1955). Margaret Mead's films of Bali and New Guinea and footage of Burma and the Indian Ocean are listed. Also includes other films of New Guinea and several South Pacific islands.)

Korom, Frank J. "South Asian Recordings in the Archive of Folk Culture." Library of Congress Folk Archive Finding Aid: LCFAFA no. 5, August 1987. Typescript.

New Delhi Field Office, Library of Congress. Accessions List, South Asia. 16 vols. New Delhi:
E.G. Smith, 1981-1996. (Combines earlier, separate Accessions Lists for India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.)

Poleman, Horace I. A Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938. (Includes South and Southeast Asian manuscripts in the LC collection acquired up to 1938.)

"Southern Asia Accessions List." 9 vols. Southern Asian Section, Library of Congress, 1952-1960. Photocopy. Reprint, New York: Arno Press, 1971.

Weber, Albrecht. Katalog der Bibliothek des verstorbenen Professors des Sanskrit an der Universität zu Berlin. Gütersloh: Gedruckt bei C. Bertelsmann, 1902. (Lists the titles in the Weber Indological Library, now in LC. Includes sixty volumes of manuscripts, many of which contain transcriptions of several texts, sometimes in transliterated form. The originals of some no longer exist. Texts are presented which are not identifled in other sources.)

SOUTHEAST ASIAN

" Accessions List, Southeast Asia." 19 vols. Jakarta Field Office, Library of Congress, January/March 1975-November- December 1993 (monthly). Photocopy. (Continues "Accessions List, Indonesia" [1964-1970] and "Accessions List, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei" [1971-1974].)

Asma Ahmat. "Malay Manuscripts and Malay Nineteenth-century Printed Books in the Library of Congress." Asian Division, Library of Congress, 1990. Photocopy. (Describes fifteen Jawi manuscripts, twenty-nine early printed books in Jawi, and a collection of forty-six handwritten letters from local principates to the British Resident of Singapore, 1819-1823, William Farquhar.)

Frederick, William H., and A. Kohar Rony. Indonesia: A Select Reading Guide in English. New York: Festival of Indonesia Foundation, 1991. (A subject guide for the nonspecialist reader. Includes books in English focused exclusively on Indonesia published within the last thirty years.)

Gardner, Fletcher, and Ildefonso Maliwanag. Writings of the Mindoro-Palawan Axis. 3 vols. San Antonio: Witte Memorial Museum, 1939-1940. (Transliterates and translates texts on bamboo strips.)

Harun Mat Piah. "Manuskrip-manuskrip Melayu dalam Koleksi Library of Congress Amerika," Sari (1987): 3-15.

Hibler, Anita, and William P. Tuchrello. Burma: A Selective Guide to Scholarly Resources. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1986.

Hibler, Anita, and William P. Tuchrello. Burma: A Study Guide. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1987.

Hobbs, Cecil C. Southeast Asia Subject Catalog, Library of Congress. 6 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1972. (A record of twenty- five years of LC acquisitions of Southeast Asian materials in the form of photocopied catalog cards containing descriptions of books, periodical titles, pamphlets, and other printed material.)

Indochina: A Bibliography of the Land and People. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1950, index, 367 pp.

"Indochina Studies Program Grants Collection: A Finding Aid." Processing Section, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, 1989- . Loose-leaf binder. (Indexes contents of audio and video records of interviews with recent immigrants from Indochina drawing upon their experiences in their homelands and their cultural heritage. Studies were sponsored by the Social Sciences Research Council beginning in 1983. Audio and video records are archived in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.)

Johnson, Victoria E. "Vietnam on Film and Television: Documentaries in the Library of Congress." Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, July 1989.
Printout. (About four hundred items, chiefly American television programs and features. A few 1940 Nippon News programs from the Japanese collection. Some material dates from as early as 1901.)

Meinheit, Harold E. “Unveiling Vietnam: The Maps of Alexandre de Rhodes.” The Portolan, 65 (Spring 2006), 28-41.

Netherlands East Indies: A Bibliography of Books Published After 1930 and Periodical Articles After 1932. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1945, index, 208 pp.

Pruitt, William. "Addition to the Burmese Manuscripts in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.," Journal of the Pali Text Society, v. 24 (1998): 171-183. (Lists and describes an additional thirty-six manuscripts.)

Pruitt, William. "Burmese Manuscripts in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.," Journal of the Pali Text Society (1989): 1-31. (Lists and describes 124 Burmese Pali manuscripts.)

Rony, A. Kohar. "Malay Manuscripts and Early Printed Books at the Library of Congress,"
Indonesia (1991): 123-134.

Rony, A. Kohar, and Ieda Siqueira Wiarda. The Portuguese in Asia: Malacca, Moluccas, East Timor. Hamburg: Abera Publishing House, 1997.

Teeuw, A. "Korte Mededelingen: Malay Manuscripts in the Library of Congress," Bijdragen tot de taal-, land-, en volkenkunde (1967): 517-520.

Wellen, Kathryn Anderson. "Searching for the Malay World at the Library of Congress." Unpublished paper presented at an international colloquium ("Libraries and the Construction of Knowledge about the Malay World"), National University of Malaysia, August 2-3, 2004.

 


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