Asian Studies

Major Research Tools

Index

Coverage: 1971-present

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Coverage: 1903-1996

Electronic backfile of the South China Morning Post from the first issue through 1996.

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

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Scholarly encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Hindu tradition.

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

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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.

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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."

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Coverage: 1907-1984

Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences

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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.

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Reproductions of British diplomatic reports on Korea. Covers the Korean monarchy, Japanese rule, the split into north and south Korea, and the Korean War.

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Digital version of Ling long women's magazine, published in Shanghai, China between 1931-1937.

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Collection of written and photographed experiences of Europeans and Americans who traveled to Southeast Asia during the period of imperialism.

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

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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.

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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.