Supporting Higher Education
in China and Southeast Asia

Books Needed

Needed

We seek books, magazines and other materials, in English and all other languages, in the fields listed below.

Used books are as desirable as new books, when their contents are current and their condition is presentable.

Agriculture

Foreign Languages

Natural Science

Anthropology

Geography

Performing Arts

Area Studies

History

Philosophy

Computer Science

History

Physical Science

Economics

Literature

Political Science

Education

Management

Psychology

Engineering

Mathematics

Sociology

English

Medicine/Health

Fine Arts

Minority Studies

Magazines (partial list)

Atlantic, Harper's, National Geographic, New York Review of Books, New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Science, Scientific American, Smithsonian, UtneReader, Wilson Quarterly

Reference Works

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases

Not Needed

Computer books keyed to specific systems, academic and scholarly journals, 'life-style books' (personal development, cookbooks, pet care, New Age), and books that proselytize a religion or political view.

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Hunger for Books in the East

 

In Beijing or Hanoi, the price of a book in Western medicine may equal the monthly salary of a doctor.

 

Bounty of Books in the West

 

Most of the materials wanted in China can be found in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK where many of their owners are willing to give them to people in need. Billions of books are printed each year, but most are read only once; individuals and institutions are downsizing and digitizing their libraries; and there is a wave of retiring professors. All of the above create a surplus of books and journals.

 

Nankai Library student table