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Kristina Troost, Japanese & Korean Studies Librarian of History and Duke University Libraries

Kristina Troost

As the Japanese Studies Librarian in the Duke Libraries' Department of International and Area Studies, Kris' work includes research consultations, library instruction, collection building and web-based guides.  She served as Director of Graduate Studies for Duke's M.A. program in East Asian Studies from 2008 to 2018. She has many professional interests, including premodern Japanese social and economic history, research methods, the history of the book in Japan, web archiving, scholarly communication and issues related to publishing.  She is an active member of Duke’s Asian | Pacific Studies Institute and the Triangle Center for Japanese Studies as well as several professional organizations, notably the Council on East Asian Libraries, the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources, and the Association for Asian Studies.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Bostock 231, International Area Studies, Perkins Lib, Durham, NC 277080195
Office Phone:  +1 919 660 5844
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://guides.library.duke.edu/c.php?g=289731&p=1930971


MAHarvard University1975
AMUniversity of Minnesota1974
BACarleton College1971
Areas of Interest:

Medieval Japanese villages
Medieval Japan
Library instruction for Japanese Studies
Digital technology
The Future of the book
International cooperation
cooperative collection development


agricultural technology • Agriculture • Common property • community formation • East Asia • Gay Men In Japan • History • Japan • Japan--History--1185-1868--Humor • Lesbians In Japan • LGBTQ In Japan • Lgbtq In Japan • Library • Peasants • Popular culture--Japan • Village communities • villages


Head, International and Area Studies Department, Perkins Library; Japanese Studies Librarian Director of Graduate Studies, East Asian Studies
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Troost, K, Duke University’s East Asian Collection,, Journal of East Asian Libraries, vol. 166 (February, 2018), Brigham Young University
  2. Troost, KK, The East Asian Collection at Duke University: Dynamics of Change., in Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America, 1868-2008 (2010), pp. 306-319, Association for Asian Studies, ISBN 0924304561 [repository]  [abs]
  3. Troost, KK, Challenges for East Asian Libraries, Asian Studies Newsletter (Fall, 1998)
  4. Troost, KK, Surfing the internet for Japanese popular culture, Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 31 no. 2 (Spring, 1998)
  5. Troost, K, Peasants, Elites and Villages in the Fourteenth Century., in The Origins of Japan's Medieval World Courtiers, Clerics, Warriors, and Peasants in the Fourteenth Century, edited by Mass, JP (1997), pp. 91-109, Stanford University Press, ISBN 0804743797  [abs]

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