Asia Library

Asia Library Travel Grants

The Center for Chinese Studies is now offering Asia Library Travel Grants which are awarded on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for scholars of China at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library. The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with the University and International Institute's travel guidelines. Candidates must secure approval prior to travel. For more information, please access this document.

Please note that funds are limited, and we anticipate awarding only 2-3 travel grants each academic year.

U-M Asia Library

Located on the 4th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library on the central campus of the University of Michigan, the Asia Library holds one of the largest collections of material resources on Asia in the United States.  In 1947, the Center for Japanese Studies was established, followed by the Center for Chinese Studies in 1961. As course offerings and degree programs expanded, and the Centers grew from a handful of faculty to several dozen, the Asia Library grew in tandem, collecting and making accessible resources in support of the research and teaching of scholars in these fields.  By 2006, the collections had grown to over 789,143 volumes, 43,952 reels of microfilm, 32,243 sheets of microfiche, and 3,487 CD-ROMS.  Several special purchases in support of both the Chinese and Japanese collections, along with ongoing support from the University Library, has resulted in significant and steady growth over the past fifty some years.  Additionally, a variety of Chinese, Japanese and Korean E-Source materials are  available at the CJK Computing Room of Asia library. (

For more information on the holdings of the U-M Asia Library, please access their website at: