The image is the Japanese character for the term, "classified.'

Many of the titles in this collection were considered classified when they were published.

Rare Japanese materials from the 1940s and 1950s

The East Asia Library has identified within its collection over 2000 titles published during in the 1940s and 1950s that are held by few (if any) other libraries in the world. Important primary sources for scholars of the twentieth century, the titles cover topics such as colonial territories, nuclear radiation, communism, labor, industrial mobilization, agriculture, among others. Many were considered classified at the time they were published.  



Dr Regan Murphy Kao

Regan Murphy Kao
Director, East Asia Library
Head of East Asia Library Special Collections
Curator for Japanese Collections