Date Approved

4-30-1997

Embargo Period

8-24-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Levy, Lynne

Subject(s)

Oriental literature--Bibliography

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

Many changes have happened in the world. One change is the growing curiosity of other cultures. One way to learn about other cultures is through literature. The purpose of this thesis is to present an annotated bibliography of Asian literature for the public library. Since Asia covers a large area, this thesis will only view literature from India, China, and Japan.

Two public libraries, two college libraries, and reference books were examined to get an impression of books that should be in a public library. To be able to pick constantly the best books, a library needs a selection policy.

Based on the information acquired, an annotated bibliography was made of literature from Asia. A discovery from this bibliography is that many of the books have old copyright dates. If the translations are the best available, then the age of the copyright should not matter.

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