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The Library’s Fong Yun Wah Rare Book Room holds approximately 40,000 items, from woodblock editions and manuscripts to graphics and ephemera. Rare materials may be paged, when the Library is open, between 9:00 and 4:30, Monday through Friday. Researchers are asked to contact language bibliographers or the rare book room curator in advance to ensure availability.
In addition to its general collection of rare Chinese, Japanese and Korean materials, the Fong Yun Wah Rare Book Room houses collections devoted to
Meiji literature (the Murakami Library)
Japanese historical maps
Sugoroku Game sheet
Mitsui tiny books
Meiji era songbooks (Meiji shōka)
Japanese copperplate print collection (Dōhanga korekushon)
Korean manuscripts and imprints (the Asami Library)
Early Buddhist scriptures (the Ho-Chiang Collection)
Chinese political posters (the Ann Tompkins and Lincoln Cushing Collection)
The John Fryer library
The East Asian Library’s open stacks also contain a number of special collections: