Asian History in the Institute of Historical Research Library

As our geographical coverage is Western Europe and its colonial history, the focus of our Asia collection is within this remit. To reflect this the collection is being gradually moved into the Colonial collection.

The collection is strongest for material relating to the early history of the British Empire in India. There is related material in other collections, for example on emigration of people from Asia to other parts of the world. There is also wider material on the subject of global history, International Relations and Military history

The adjacent School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) library holds material on Asian history more generally.