Databases by subject: Asian Studies

Asian Films Online: Volumes I & II

Find contemporary films featuring voices and perspectives from Asian filmmakers, with a strong concentration on China, India, Iran, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Turkey, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

Find articles, monographs (until 1991), proceedings, and festschriften written in Western languages of all subjects pertaining to East, Southeast and South Asia from 1971 to present.

China Academic Journals (Literature/History/Philosophy, Series F)

Find full-text articles from Chinese academic journals in literature, history and philosophy, 1915 to present.

China Online Journals: Arts and Humanities

Features core journals as well as a broad collection of Chinese university journals in humanities and social sciences from 1997 to 2006.


Find full text, books, journals, newspapers, theses, web pages, conference proceedings and video clips.

Han ji dian zi wen xian zi liao ku

It is part of the "Full-Text Chinese Records Database" (Han ji quan wen zi liao ku) with a compilation of around 500 titles, including "Veritable Records of the Ming Dynasty" (Ming shi lu) and "Veritable Records of the Qing Dynasty" (Qing shi lu).


Access to various reference sources in Japan including Encyclopedia Nipponica, Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan, Progressive Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionaries, Gendai Yogo No Kiso Chishiki, Nihon Jinmei Daijiten, recent issues of the Economist Japanese edition, and many more.

MAGAZINEPLUS (Japanese only)

Explore indexes to popular, academic, and professional journal articles in Japan, including the complete file of Zasshi Kiji Sakuin (1975 - present), a database of periodical articles submitted to the National Diet Library in humanities, social sciences, science, engineering, and medicine from 1945 to present.

South and Southeast Asian Literature

Find literature that represents widely cast diasporas, from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, and more that have relocated to the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Pacific and Carribiean Islands and African countries.