The relationship between the U.S. and the East Asian countries became increasingly incandescent, which led most of the universities magniﬁed their research on Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and their connections. For robust study performance, libraries are acting the role of providing resources and services including databases, subject guides, special collections, outreach communications, and more. This research aims on acknowledging the featured libraries that serve to the universities which provide degree-granted programs on East Asian Studies or similar ﬁeld, and promoting the prospects and expectations that East Asian libraries could consider for better performances.
There are about 100 universities in the U.S. provide degree-granted programs in the ﬁeld of East Asian Studies, including the universities have individual library buildings for East Asian studies purpose. The Harvard-Yenching Library which claims as “The largest university library for East Asian research outside of Asia”, contains not only the mainstream East Asian cultural collections but Vietnamese, Tibetan, Mongolian and Manchu collections. The diversiﬁed collections helped scholars to conduct studies and research in language, politics, literatures, etc.
As the countries in Eastern and Western world trade closely, the cultural exchanges between the two areas have gradually increased. There are signiﬁcant amount of visiting scholars and international students coming from the Eastern countries to U.S.. Librarians should seize such opportunity to extend the connections for sharing not only technology skills but service philosophies and library-collection communications. There should be more collaborative practicums conduct between East Asian and domestic librarians, to build up a better understanding for both sides.