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Modern East Asia

Finding Books on the Shelf

Ready to find library books on the shelf? Our books are arranged in Library of Congress call number order. Below are some helpful links and just ask a librarian for help if needed. 

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When searching the library catalog for books, you can start with a general keyword search. Then, look at the records retrieved with your keyword search and examine the Subject Heading section of the records. These will help you find more useful books!

Some useful headings for your topic may include:

China – Foreign relations – [insert country here, e.g. United States, Japan]
China – Foreign relations -- History
China -- Military policy
Cold War -- Diplomatic history
Japan -- Foreign relations -- [insert country here, e.g. United States, China]
Japan -- Foreign relations -- History
Japan -- History -- 1945-
Japan -- Military policy
Korean War, 1961-1957
United States – Foreign relations – [insert country here, e.g. China, Japan, Korea]
Vietnam War, 1961-1975

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