Today I spent seven hours in this glorious building at my university, the Asian Library (yes it’s not a very creative name but that’s okay). The building is comprised of three floors and it’s amazing.
There are books in or about basically any Asian language you can imagine, from the more commonly-studied ones like Chinese, Japanese, and Korean to others like Tibetan, Mongolian, and Sanskrit. In total, there are eleven or so languages for which there’s a pretty large collection of books.
Some of the coolest materials I found (a very very short list):
a Beijing slang dictionary
a grammar of Hindi
a Chinese film with German subtitles
Basically I’ve decided where I’m gonna live from now on.