Database of Japanese sources, including Asahi Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper, from 1879-present (Full-text searching is available only from 1985 on). Also includes two weekly magazines, AERA and Shukan Asahi; a historical photo archive of 10,000 photos mostly taken in Asia during World War II; the pictorial magazine Asahi Graph (1923-45); two reference sources: Who's Who database and Dictionary Chiezo; and an English language news database.
Full-text database of Chinese academic journals from a wide range of disciplines, including master's theses and dissertations in literature, history, and philosophy. Most of the articles are in Chinese, not English.
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.
In depth articles on major topics and trends relating to the study of Asian history. Written (and periodically updated) by scholars and peer-reviewed.
Electronic backfile of the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper published in Hong Kong, from the first issue through 2001.
Digital archive of The Yomiuri Shimbun, the leading Japanese daily newspaper. Covers the years 1874-present, and includes The Japan News, the English-language version of The Yomiuri Shimbun, from 1989-present.
Scholarly encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Hindu tradition.
Offers biographical information about individuals who lived in China, primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries. From Harvard University and Peking University.
Collection of major Chinese governmental data on the national, provincial, city, and county levels. Includes areas such as population, employment, industry, education, agriculture, trade, public health, and much more.
Annual coverage of major Chinese film productions and events, including statistical data.
Primary sources connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries.
Collection of pamphlets, mostly in English, on China and the Chinese in the Western world. From Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia.
English-language primary sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980
Digitized classical texts from the pre-Qin period to the Republican era, split across 4 subject areas: Philosophy and Science; History and Geography; Art and Literature; and General Works (including encyclopedias). Note: limited to 1 user at a time.
Collections of declassified documents covering US policy decisions around nuclear escalation and non-proliferation, the space race and military uses of space, and the Cuban missile crisis. Also includes collections of documents covering US foreign policy in relation to: Argentina; China; Colombia; Cuba; Mexico; South Africa; and North and South Korea.
A digital collection of seminal South Asian reference and research materials, including historical dictionaries, photographs, maps, data, books, and newspapers. From the University of Chicago.
The East Asia Image Collection is an open-access archive of digitized photographs, negatives, postcards, and slides of imperial Japan (1868-1945), its Asian empire (1895-1945) and occupied Japan (1947-52). Images of Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Manchuria, and Indonesia are included.
Collection of India Office Records from the British Library charting the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond.
Primary sources charting the rise and fall of empires, from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others to decolonization in the second half of the twentieth century. Includes perspectives from colonizers as well as indigenous peoples from Africa, India and North America.
Collection of all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980.
Collection of files from the British Foreign Office and Dominions Office focusing on the political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan from a British perspective.
Collection of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952.
Digitized photographs of modern China mostly from collections in private hands outside that country.
Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Also known as the Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China, a collection of thousands of years of knowledge covering science, history, the arts, politics, economics, and more, published during the Qing dynasty. Fully searchable, or can be browsed by chapter and section corresponding to the structure of the original texts.
Collection of primary documents detailing South Asian history as it relates to the British empire, from the establishment of the East India Company to the granting of independence to India and Pakistan.
Reproductions of British diplomatic reports from Japan. Provides descriptions and assessments of Japanese international relations, internal political and economic affairs, and post-war civil and economic reconstruction following 1945.
Database of articles from multidisciplinary journals published in Korea. Can be searched in English or Korean.
Reproductions of British diplomatic reports on Korea. The 14-volume set covers the Korean monarchy, Japanese rule, the split into North and South Korea, and the Korean War.
Digital newspaper collection of 13 newspapers covering the years of transition from imperial rule to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. Searchable in Chinese only.
Digital version of Ling long Women's Magazine, published in Shanghai, China between 1931-1937, provided by Columbia University.
Digitized papers of Edward Morse, an American scientist who documented the daily life, natural history, and ethnology of Japan during his time living and working in Tokyo in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Collection of historical and contemporary documents, books, and periodicals for the study of South Asia. In English and a variety of South Asian languages.
Open Access collection of 10 newspapers covering the British Raj, independence movements, early statehood and into the present day, across Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Most titles are in English, with one title each in Bengali, Dari, and Nepali.
Collection of written and photographed experiences of Europeans and Americans who traveled to Southeast Asia during the period of imperialism. From the Cornell University Library.
Digital collection of over 60 newspapers primarily from Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. Languages include Vietnamese, English, French, Dutch, and a handful of titles in Filipino, Indonesian, Cebuano, Javanese, and more.
Reproductions of British diplomatic reports from Taiwan covering 100 years of Taiwanese history.
Digital archive of papers from two key East India Company employees. The papers cover the transfer of power from the Mughal Empire to the British Empire, including battles, hiring of Indians, and how these employees and their compatriots viewed the events taking place.