The Central Asia Collection at the Global Resources Center (GRC) is devoted to the research needs of those actively engaged in Central Asian Studies. No one definition of the bounds of Central Asia is universally accepted. Historically, Central Asia encompassed the Old Silk Road. Today it can be divided into three main parts 1) Western Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan; 2) Middle Central Asia: Afghanistan, India’s Kashmir valley and Ladakh, region of Gilgit-Baltistan, which lies in northern Pakistan: and 3) Eastern Central Asia: Xinjiang province of China, Tibet, Chinese province of Inner Mongolia and the country of Mongolia.
The GRC Central Asia library guide and collection includes resources on Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazkahstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.