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Asian Studies

This is a guide to research resources for east and south Asian studies.

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Listed below are Research Databases particularly useful for Asian Studies. These databases include journal articles, book chapters and in some cases include the full text of the item. See Online Resources for a complete list. Databases in many other subject areas can also be helpful, browse Online Resources by subject.  See also Summons for a quick search of both books and journal articles.

  • Bibliography of Asian Studies - key index to Asian studies articles
  • China Academic Journals - searchable full text archive of Chinese journals
  • JSTOR - full-text searchable archive of over 1400 journals including 73 titles for Asian Studies. Coverage begins at the start of each journal and stops with 3-5 years of the present.
  • Project Muse - full-text of over 34 Asian studies journals
  • eHRAF -  updates the microfom HRAF (Human Relations Area Files) collection.  The microfilm collection contains a wealth of material for Asia; over 19,000 pages of texts for China, over 6,000 for Korea.  Eventually all microform files will be converted to electronic format.  Currently ehraf contains full-text of primary source documents for over 44 Cultures in Asia, including 64 texts on Korea.

There are also a number of free databases on the web that are very useful for locating information on various aspects of Asian Studies:

Bibliographies

Bibliography on East Asian Religion and Philosophy: Call Number:  BL 51 B748 2001  Location

Bibliography of Hindi Literature in English Translation

Bibliography of Malayalam Literature in English Translation

Bibliography of New Religious Movements in Primal Societies: Call Number: BL 80 T87 1977  Location - v.4 Europe and Asia

Bibliography of Western Language Publications on Chinese Popular Religion (1995-present)

South Asia Diaspora comprehensive listing of works on South Asians worldwide.  Can search by region or by topic

South Asian Civilizations: a bibliographic synthesis Call Number: DS 339 P46 1981 Location  -  though published in 1981,  this is an excellent resource for locating books and journal articles on any topic on South Asia

Japan - annotated and comprehensive listing of works on all aspects of Japan: Call Number: DS 806 S58 1989  Location

The Korean War: an annotated bibliography: Call Number: DS 918 E39 1998  Location

Subaltern Studies - a bibliography

National Bibliography of Indian Literature -   "The National Bibliography of Indian Literature (NBIL) is a compilation of works "of literary merit, and important and significant books on Philosophy, Religion, History and the other aspects of the Humanities." The Bibliography covers the period from 1901-1953."

Women in China: a selected and annotated bibliography: Call Number: HQ 1767 W44 1984  Location
- see also Bibliography of Women in China
and Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern China: Bibliography of Materials in Western Languages