East Asian Library


8th Floor, Robarts Library
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A5
416-978-3300   Email


Mon - Thur
9am - 7:30pm
9am - 6pm
12pm - 5pm

Holiday hours and closures


Using the library

East Asian Library News

Screenshot of Policing the Shanghai International Settlement, 1894-1945

Topics: collecting intelligence on political demonstrations, strikes, labor & social unrest, foreign & domestic subversive activities, & areas of dispute between the International Settlement & the Chinese government.

Screenshot of a record in The Economic Cooperation Administration's relief mission in post-war China, 1946-1948

A primary source collection that documents how the Economic Cooperation Administration looked for economic & cultural opportunities to promote US-China relations, despite the anti-Communist sentiments of the early Cold War era.

Screenshot of Chinese Civil War & US-China relations: Records of the US State Department's Office of Chinese Affairs, 1945-1955

This collection provides insight into domestic issues in Communist & Nationalist China, US containment policy as it was extended to Asia & Sino-American relations in the post-war era.

Upcoming Events

Image used for the event "Viewing Gastronomy from the Garden of Contentment"
1 - 3 pm Friday, February 28, 2020

A talk about the work of the historical Chinese recipe book, Suiyuan Shi dan (Recipes from the Garden of Contentment, 隨園食單), and the award-winning translator of this book, Dr. Sean Jy-Shyang Chen's understanding on Chinese Canadian cuisine.