Major Research Tools

Bibliography of Asian Studies

Index
Coverage: 1971-present

Index of Western-language publications on topics relating to Asia.


China Academic Journals Database

Full-Text

Full-text database of Chinese academic journals from a wide range of disciplines. Most of the articles are in Chinese, not English.


Historical Abstracts

Index
Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1954 to present

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.


Kikuzo II Visual

Full-Text, Reference, Visual Resource

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.


South China Morning Post historical backfile

Full-Text

Coverage: 1903-1998

Electronic backfile of the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper published in Hong Kong, from the first issue through 1998.


Yomidas Rekishikan

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1874-present

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.


Other Suggested Research Tools

Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Full-Text, Reference

Scholarly encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Hindu tradition.


China Biographical Database Project

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Offers biographical information about individuals who lived in China, primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries.


China Data Center

Data

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.


China Film Yearbook

Full-Text

Coverage: 1981-2011

Annual coverage of major Chinese film productions and events, including statistical data.


China, America and the Pacific

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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.


China: Culture and Society

Full-Text
Coverage: 1750-1929

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.


China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980

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English-language primary sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980


Digital National Security Archive

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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.


Digital South Asia Library

Full-Text, Gateway

A digital collection of seminal South Asian reference and research materials, including historical dictionaries, photographs, maps, data, books, and newspapers.


East Asia Image Collection

Visual Resource

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.


Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980

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Collection of all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980.


Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980

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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.


Foreign Office Files for Japan

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Collection of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952.


Historical Photographs of China

Visual Resource

Digitized photographs of modern China mostly from collections in private hands outside that country.


Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective

Index

Coverage: 1907-1984

Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.


Japan: Political And Economic Reports, 1906-1970

Print

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.


Korea: Political And Economic Reports 1882–1970

Print

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.


Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers

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Coverage: 1911-1949
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.

Ling long Women's Magazine

Full-Text, Visual Resource

Digital version of Ling long Women's Magazine, published in Shanghai, China between 1931-1937, provided by Columbia University.


South Asia Open Archives

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Collection of historical and contemporary documents, books, and periodicals for the study of South Asia. In English and a variety of South Asian languages.


Southeast Asia Visions

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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.


Taiwan: Political And Economic Reports 1861–1960

Print

Reproductions of British diplomatic reports from Taiwan covering 100 years of Taiwanese history.


Taking India, How the Military Established Company Rule, 1752-1774

Full-Text

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.


World Cinema Collection

Visual Resource

Streaming collection of feature films spanning the silent era through contemporary international cinema. Covers classic and contemporary cinema from Africa, Asia (primarily China, Japan, and India), Europe (including Soviet films), Latin America, and the Middle East.