3. Libraries, bibliographies and databases



East and Southeast Asia

Access 4 EU: RTDI Programme Database: This webportal provides European researchers with information about Research, Technology Development and Innovation programmes around the world

Asia-Studies Full-text Online - Useful database for the study of modern Asia Pacific.

Asian Law Centre Useful Links

Asian Law Online - Law database by the University of Melbourne, covering all countries in East and Southeast Asia. Also includes a large link collection.

Asian Studies Search Engines - Search engines to Asian Studies databases

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library, Australian National University - With regard to China, is based largely on IGCS (Internet Guide for Chinese Studies), but includes a lot of self-collected information regarding other countries.

Center for Research Libraries - CRL is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries.

Chatham House - Linkkikokoelma Aasiaan liittyvistä projekteista.

COPAC - Copac is a union catalogue providing access to the merged online catalogues of 24 major university research libraries in the UK and Ireland plus the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Wales.

Doi Moi - A Selected Bibliography of Vietnam's Economic Transformation 1986-2000 - (in vietnamese and english)

Duke University East Asia Collection, USA - lists of libraries and institutes focusing in reaserch on Asia

-Southeast Asian Studies - Major Library Collections in US and Other Areas
-Southeast Asian Studies - Major Southeast Asia Research Institutes and Study Centers

-South Asian Studies - Other South Asian Centers and Associations

East Asian Libraries Cooperative World-Wide Web

East Asia Library, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - has Western publications on East Asia and all kinds of materials in the languages of East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Tibetan, Uyghur, as well as the "minority" languages of China).

East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley

East Asian Libraries Cooperative WWW

East Asian Research and Bibliographical Materials

Internet Guide for Chinese Studies links to Chinese dictionaries

Japan Publications Guide Service - database on English-language publications on Japan and East and Southeast Asia.

J-STOR - The Scholarly Journal Archive – Contains the following journals, among others: Asian Survey, The China Quarterly, Journal of Japanese Studies, Modern Asian Studies, Modern China, The China Journal, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Journal of Asian Studies, Pacific Affairs, Monumenta Nipponica

Library of Congress - Links to all most important Asia databases

Lienü zhuan - Moral guidelines for women written during the late Western Han dynasty used in teaching for hundreds of years

MIT Visualizing Cultures - At the moment the database in concentrated on Japanese images which are collected to different units. Every unit has a introduction about the content. In the future database will also have images from China and beyond

National Library Catalogs - Links to library catalogues both nationally and regionally

NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks - extensive list of think tanks around the world

Portal to Asian Internet Resources extensive site of Asia-related resources provided by University of Wisconsin

Project Muse - Database of academical journals, including Philosophy East and West, journal of Eastern-Western comparative philosophy

Silk Road Seattle - A large collection of information on the silk road, including maps and essays on China as well as historical texts.

Digital Silk Roads historical map collection of Silk Road

The Fairbank Memorial Chinese History Virtual Library - Texts, maps and pictures from Qing dynasty to the modern day

Transgender ASIA - transgender research network, University of Hong Kong

UMass East Asian Collection - University of Massachusetts collections on Chinese, Japanese and East Asian studies



Project Maje - Project Maje is an independent information project on Burma's human rights and environmental issues



Meta-Guide to Indonesia: Annotated Bibliography of post-1990 Bibliographies on Indonesia



Foreign Press Center Japan

J-Guide, Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources

Japan Statistical Yearbook (Nihon Tokei Nenkan) (2007)

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), Digital database of historical records of Prewar Japan's relation to Asian states. It had gathered information packages about

MagazinePlus - The largest searchable database in Japan which includes a wide range of periodicals. (only available in japanese)

National Archives of Japan, Digital Archive includes digital archive system and digital gallery

National Diet Library - provides plenty of information from bibligraphies to online galleries such as:

National Institute of Japanese Literature-Databases - Databases provide valuable resources for researchers interested in japanese literature.

Tôyôgaku bunken ruimoku (Annual Bibliography of Oriental Studies) - A database search of this important bibliografy. Includes books and articles in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English since 1981.

Zasshi Kiji Sakuin (Japanese Periodicals Index) - Database of over 15,000 titles from the National Diet Library's collection of periodicals.



Annotated Bibliography on Violence in Chinese Culture - Bibliography by University of Leiden on violence in Chinese culture

China Leadership Monitor - Online magazine published by Hoover Institute in Stanford University that offers authoritative assessments of trends in Chinese leadership politics and policy.

Chinamaxx - Full-text database of 800,000 books published in China since 1949 concentrating on social sciences and humanities.

China Vitae - Database in English that contains detailed biographies of nearly 2500 Chinese leaders.

Chinese Academic Journals - Article database

Chinese Ancient Texts Database(CHANT) - database of Jiaguwen, Jianbo, Jinwen, Pre-Han and Han, six dynasties and Lei Shu.

Chinese Art and Architecture - An annotated list of recent books (2000) on Chinese art in Western languages

Chinese Culture - collection of links about Chinese culture and history.

Chinese Digital Archive 1966-1976 - This database contains 226 documents, comprising text documents and about 30 photographs, mostly from the Menzies Asian Special Collection. Maintained by Australian National University (ANU).

Classical Bibliography for Chinese History - A very extensive collection of information on Chinese history. Focuses especially on the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing-(1644-1911) dynasties.

Complete Guide to Chinese Law - Extensive collection of Chinese laws and regulations

Digital Archive for Chinese Studies (DACHS) - A digital archive by the University of Heidelberg of various subjects and discussion groups. Requires a username, which is available on request.

Digital Research Library, University of Pittsburgh - 36 titles (full texts) about modern China

Empirical Analysis of Internet Filtering in China - Berkman Center on Internet & Society and Harvard Law School 2002-2003

Hong Kong Government Reports Online (HKGRO) - Database containing information about prewar (-1945) governmental publications. It contains a wide range of information from statistics to special reports.

HKInChiP - Database of periodicals published in Hong Kong

Internet Guide for China Studies - A very extensive collection of journals, newspapers and other news sources and archive collection by the University of Heidelberg

Les classiques des sciences sociales La Chine ancienne Chinese classics in French

National Library of China, National Digital Library of China

Wanfang China Online Journals - Provides full-text online journals.

Wanfang Policies and Laws of China - Provides valuable information on Chinese jurisdiction, legislature and business laws.



DBPia - Full-text databases including approximately 750 titles of Korean scholarly journal articles.

Korean History Online - Full-text primary source databases on Korean history.

Korean Integrated News Database System KINDS- Newspaper archive from 1990 to current issues.

Korean Studies Information KISS - Full-text databases of Korean scholarly journal articles published in various research institutions in Korea.

KRPia Korean Database - Full-text databases of Korean history, literature, civilization and medicine.

National Digital Library of Korea

RISS (Research Information Service System) - Union catalog of more than 300 Korean university libraries.


Academia Sinica - A very large set of databases compiled by the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

China Economic Databases CED- Nine economy-related free databases provided by Centre for China Studies in National Chengchi University. CED also provides open courseware for self-studying or supporting other studies.

National Central Library

Scripta Sinica -Database of historical texts developed by Academia Sinica

Taiwan Cross-Strait Directory - Abstracts and links of studies on Taipei-Beijing relations form the Asia-Pacific Digital Library of Kapiolani Community College in Hawaii

Taiwan Document Project Gateway - An independent pro-Taiwan collection of international treaties, laws and documents on Taiwan. Very comprehensive and well-collected.

Taiwan Periodical Index Database

Zhongwen guji shumu ziliaoku - Database maintained by National Central Library



TibetNet - Library of Tibetan Works and Archives - Dharmasala, India