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Southeast Asian Studies Collection Guide: Scope

This guide describes the current strengths of the Southeast Asia collection, collection priorities and consortial information resources


a. Chronology

Chronological focus is from early archaeological research to the modern periods for most countries of the region.

b. Geographical

Pan-regional publications, such as ASEAN, Mekong River Commission











Timore Leste

Viet Nam

c. Languages

Major languages of the region:  Burmese, Khmer, Lao, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

Minority and sub-national language: Javanese, Kawi, Jawi, Shan, Mon.

Materials are collected in a variety of contemporary and historic scripts of the region.

d. Format

All formats

e. Exclusions

Text books and childrens' materials are purchased only when of social or historical interest.

Contemporary tourism materials and cookbooks are not purchased.

f. Collection by Library of Congress Call Number Ranges

Anthroplogy Southeast Asia GR308-326.2
Anthropology and Folklore GR308.5
Burma GR309
Cambodia GR310
Lao GR311
Thailand GR312
Vietnamese GR313
Malay GR315-316
Indonesian GR320-324
Philippines GR325 - 326
Economic and Social Conditions Southeast Asia HC441-460
Economics - Industries, Land Use, Labor
Land use Southeast Asia HD2080-2087
Labor, General HD4801-8999
Labor Southeast Asia HD5821-5825
Southeast Asian Socialism. Communism. Anarchism HX395.8-408.5
Education History of Education in Southeast Asia LA1171-1299
History Burma DS 485
History - Eastern Asia, S.E. Asia, Far East DS501-999
Southeast Asia DS 520-560
Burma DS 527-530
Indochina, including Viet Minh War DS 531-556
Vietnam War DS 557-559
Thailand DS 561-590
Singapore DS 608-610
Indonesia, Dutch East Indies DS 611-649
Brunei DS 650
Philippines DS 651-700
Language, Linguistics & Literature Indo-Chinese, Karen, Tai, etc. Languages & Literat PL3501-4587
General SE Asian Literature PL3501-3509
Sino-Tibetan (including Nom) PL3509-3529
Tibeto-Burman PL3551-3563
Burmese PL3933-3997
Tai languages PL4111-4158
Thai language and dictionaries PL4159-4199
Thai literature and criticism PL4200-4204
Thai poetry, drama, short stories and novels PL4205-4209
Lao/Northern Thai language and literature PL4234-4251
Austoasiatic languages PL4281
Mon Khmer PL4301-4314
Khmer PL4321-4329
Mon  PL4330-PL4339
Stieng, Bru, Khmu, Sedang, Koho PL4341-PL4351
Vietnamese language and dictionaries PL4371-4377
Vietnamese literature and criticism PL4378-PL4387.5
Vietnamese poetry, drama, short stories, novels PL4375.6-PL4375.9
Vietnamese linguistics PL4379
Linguistics, other minority langauges, including Cham, Ede, Yao PL4380-PL4398
Austonesian languages PL5026
Malay languages PL5051-PL5070
Indonesian language and dictionaries PL5071-5079
Indonesian literary criticism PL5080- 5084
Indonesian poetry, drama, short stories novels PL5085-5099
Malays language and dictionaries PL5100-5129
Malay literary criticism PL5130-5134
Malay poetry, drama, short stories, novels PL5135-5150
Old Javanese (Kawi) PL5153-5160
Modern Javanese PL5161-5180
Other Indonesian languages: Balinese, Bugis, Acehnese, Kadazan, Gayo. Madurese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Batak PL5181-5499
Philippine languages and linguistics PL5500-6052
Tagalog language PL6053-6057
Filipino literature and criticism PL6058
Filipino poetry, dama, short stories, novels PL6058.8-6059
Other Philippine langauges PL6100-6115
Law Burma KNL0-4999
Cambodia KNM0-4999
Indochina KNC0-499
Indonesia KNW0-4999
Laos KPE0-4999
Malaysia KPG0-4999
Malaysia (Cities, communities, etc.) KPH4970-4999
Malaysia KPG0-4999
Malaysia (Cities, communities, etc.) KPH4970-4999
Thailand KPT0-4999
Vietnam KPV0-8999
South Vietnam KPW0-489
Music Indonesian Gamelan music ML1251
Folk music Cambodia ML 3758. C16
Folk music Indonesia ML 3758. I53
Folk music Viet Nam ML 3758. V5
Philosophy & Religion Hinduism in Bali BL1163
Confucianism in Southeast Asia BL1844-1845
Folk beliefs and spirit worship in Viet Nam BL2055-2059
Folk beliefs and spirit worship in Cambodia BL2060
Folk beliefs and spirit worship in Laos BL2067
Folk beliefs and spirit worship in Thailand BL2075-2077
Folk beliefs and spirit worship on the Malay Peninsular BL2080-2085
Religious pluralism in Indonesia BL2100-2123
Islam Islam and society in Southeast Asia BP63 A38
Islam and society in Indonesia BP63 I5
Islam in Brunei BP63 B78
Islam in Malaysia BP63 M27
Buddhism Buddhist in Southeast Asia BQ406-437
Buddhsim in Burma BQ438
Buddhism in Cambodia BQ450
Buddhism in Laos BQ472
Buddhism in Viet Nam BQ490-509
Buddhism in Thailand BQ550-568
Buddhist cosmology and ethics BQ4570
Buddhist iconography BQ4670-4710
Christianity Christianity in Indonesia BR1220-1223
Christianity in the Philippines BR1260-1261
Political Science Malaysia JQ710-719
Southeast Asia.  Indochina JQ750-1064
Vietnam.  Cambodia.  Laos JQ800-959
Burma JQ960-969
Philippine Islands JQ1250-1419
Thailand JQ1740-1749