East Asian Collection

The Law Library’s East Asian Law Collection contains approximately 4,700 titles and 12,500 volumes, making it one of the largest in the country. Housed on the first floor of the Law Library located in Anheuser-Busch Hall on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, this collection of contemporary legal materials is in Chinese, Japanese and Korean as well as English. This collection consists of legal publications, statutes, casebooks and periodicals, including legal encyclopedias, major law treatises and monographs. The focus is on scholarly works intended for use by law professors and students and also on practitioner’s materials for those who engage in international transactions or do business with East Asian jurisdictions.

The East Asian Collection is divided into three groups:

All of the CJK materials are cataloged on OCLC and are searchable on Worldcat.org or through OPAC (library cataloging system) at http://catalog.wustl.edu. To search and view these CJK titles in CJK vernaculars via our OPAC, please click on "Other Catalogs" tab, then select Viewing Chinese/Japanese/Korean and other Non-Roman scripts in the Catalog, and Unicode display (Recommended for viewing CJK, Arabic, and Hebrew records). The East Asian Law Collection is classified in the range of KNN to KPA within the Library of Congress Classification Schedules and is located on the first floor of the Law Library.

To learn more about the East Asian Law Collection, please click on the above links or contact Mr. Wei Luo, Director of Technical Services, at (314) 935-8045, or e-mail him at luo@wulaw. wustl.edu.