Funding: Other / Library Travel Grants

APSI is pleased to offer travel grants to scholars outside the Durham/ Raleigh/ Chapel Hill/Greensboro area to conduct research in the Duke University East Asia Collection during the 2013-2014 academic year. For more information on the grant click here.

GRANT AMOUNT: $500 to cover travel, hotel and photocopy expenses

1) who document how their research will benefit from access to the Duke Collection and whose research will take advantage of the Collection’s strengths 2) who are located in the Southeast or at institutions where there are no or few library resources nearby in East Asian languages

1) Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. A total of six awards will be made.
2) Awards must be used before August 1, 2014.

TO APPLY: Submit a brief description of your research topic, the type/subject of materials you are seeking, sources in the collection you plan to use, a curriculum vitae, an estimated budget, and other questions you may have to:

Kristina Troost
Head, East Asian Collection, and Dept. of International & Area Studies
Box 90195
Perkins Library, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Tel: (919) 660-5844

The East Asian Collection at the Perkins Library consists of about 155,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The collection is especially strong in Japanese Studies, especially for the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in art history, Buddhism, history, labor, literature, popular culture (film, advertising and manga), women's studies and the Japanese colonial experience. The collections on China are more narrowly focused; its strengths are in Chinese popular culture, film and TV studies, statistical yearbooks, and online full-text resources. The Korean Collection has an extensive film collection and significant materials on the colonial experience.

For further information about the collection, visit or contact Kristina Troost, Head, East Asian Collection and the Department of International & Area Studies, by email or call (919) 660-5844. For Chinese materials, please contact Luo Zhou, Chinese Studies librarian, by email or call (919) 660-5803. For Korean materials, contact Miree Ku, Korean Studies Librarian, by email or call (919) 660-5817.


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