Welcome to the DIGITAL EAST ASIA COLLECTIONS of the Bavarian State Library!
On this page, you will find digitized versions of Chinese, Japanese and Korean printings and manuscripts (dating back to the 7th – 19th century) which are held by the Bavarian State Library (BSB). You can access about 2 million single images.
Two search modes are available: Use the DISCOVER tab to browse the collections, use the SEARCH tab to place search requests. [Help]
Between 2011 and 2015, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has been supporting the digitization of Chinese manuscripts and rare books held by the Bavarian State Library. [Click here for further information]