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: 1903-1997

Electronic backfile of the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper published in Hong Kong, from the first issue through 1997.


Other Suggested Research Tools

Asia Society

Full-Text

News and other information on politics, the arts, business, education, etc. in Asia.


Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Full-Text, Reference

Scholarly encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Hindu tradition.


China Biographical Database Project

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

China Films Yearbook

Full-Text

Coverage: 1981-2011

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


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 Collections

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.


Ethnographic Video Online

Visual Resource

Collection of ethnographic films for the study of human culture and behavior. "Covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century."


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.


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.


Southeast Asia Visions

Full-Text

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.


Visualising China

Visual Resource

More than 8,000 digitized images of photographs of China taken between 1850 and 1950. The photographs are from several collections, including Historical Photographs of China, the Sir Robert Hart Collection, and Joseph Needham's Photographs of Wartime China.


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.