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Asian Economics Collection

Collection Details

Asian Economics Collection held at University of Glasgow Library [Institution record]

Description of Collection

Content description

The collection is strongest on the economies of China, Japan and Korea but supports teaching more than research at present.

History and development

The coverage for the economy of China is growing as an integral part of a SHEFC co-operative scheme.


The collection is supported by holdings of the yearbooks covering China and Taiwan, an extensive (over 1400)collection of microfiche of Russian and Soviet statistics (including the western asia former Soviet republics) published by IDC and a collection of over 1000 microfiche produced by the Congressional Information Service covering the Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952.

General arrangement and access regulations

This is an open access collection arranged and classified by subject according to a modified version of the Library of Congress classification. Within the general field of economics, there is a relatively strong holding of about 1,000 texts on the economies of Asia, including economic history, mostly in English and including OECD economic surveys. Overall, the works date from the period since 1945.

Subjects of the Collection

Regions of Asia

Central Asia and the Caucasus, East Asia, Near & Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, South East Asia.

Languages of material



Development, Economics.

Collection Material and Size of Collection

Material Types

Archival materials (includes non-published & mixed material), Books, Official publications, Serials.

Total size of collection

1,000 volumes and 2,500 microfiche

Collection Management Information

The collection is being actively developed, and the average intake has stayed the same.

Annual intake

c100 volumes

Content date range

0 to 0 AD

Collection Catalogue Information


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