Databases for Original Language Resources
Scripta Sinica (Chinese)
Full text of over 460 sets of works for cultural China studies. Taisho shinshu Daizokyo is included.
CiNii Articles & CiNii Books (formerly GeNII) (Japanese)
Group of partially full text databases from Japan
Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS) (Chinese)
Full text of journals and magazines from Taiwan
JapanKnowledge Plus (Japanese)
Database of mainly reference books, including Encyclopedia of Japan in English
Chinese Cultural Revolution Database (Chinese)
Primary sources of the Cultural Revolution
China Data Online (bilingual)
Database of statistics of China
Chinese Pamphlets (Chinese)
Mass education materials published in Hong Kong and in mainland China
Shen bao (Shen Pao) (Chinese)
Full text with corresponding newspaper images of the newspaper, 1872-1949
Other Databases Useful for East Asian Studies
MLA International Bibliography
For literature, languages, linguistics and folklore of the West and the East, usually with links to full text.
Full text archives of over 1,000 academic journals in the humanities, social sciences and science, providing complete backfiles
Academic Search Complete
Mainly full text access to thousands of journals in all disciplines; peer-reviewed journals may be specified in search
Access to over 63,000 abstracts from over 600 linguistics journals published since 1985
Humanities International Complete
Cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for over 1,700 journals and books, with many full text resources
Historical Abstracts with Full Text
World history from 1450 to the present, excluding the United States and Canada
ACLS Humanities E-book
Over 2,000 digitized books in the humanities recommended by scholars and learned societies
World History in Context
Collection of reference, full text articles from scholarly publications, plus an array of primary sources, images, maps and charts
"WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide"
Includes some major newspapers of China (including Hong Kong), Japan and South Korea. SCMP of Hong Kong is available.
This database displays full pages of numerous newspapers, covering some papers from East Asia as well.
This is a full text database of four major Korean newspapers: Dong-A ilbo, Kyunghyang Shinmun, Maeil Business Newspaper and The Hankyoreh. Coverage: 1920-1999
The East Asian Collection
Books, journals, newspapers, audio-visual materials (DVD-videos, etc.), maps, electronic resources like CD-ROMs on East Asian Studies are located mainly in Rutherford Library and Cameron Library, where users may find resources in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, as well as resources in English and other languages.
Books and other resources on education, health sciences and law of East Asia written in English and other European languages are mostly located in Education Library, Health Sciences Library and Law Library respectively.
Many pre-1990 books and journal issues are housed in the off-campus Book and Record Depository (BARD). These BARD resources need to be requested online via the library catalogue.
In order to be sure whether the resources you need are held in the University Libraries, it is always advisable to search the library catalogue to obtain full holdings and location information.
The Guide to Catalogue Searching for EA Resources may help you in your search for resources in the original languages.
New Library Materials in East Asian Studies
蒙古帝国 Menggu di guo
無盡藏 Wu jin zang
追忆似水流年 Zhui yi si shui liu nian
大秦帝國 : 点评本 Da Qin di guo : dian ping ben
海子, 顾城 : 两个诗人的罗生门 Haizi, Gu Cheng : liang ge shi ren de luo sheng men
刘心武评点"金瓶梅" Liu Xinwu ping dian "Jin Ping Mei"
带燈 Dai deng
中国 : 传统与变迁 : 费正清中国通史 Fei Zhengqing Zhongguo tong shi
此岸流水彼岸花 : 纳兰容若与仓央嘉措的词情诗心 Ci an liu shui bi an hua : Nalan Rongruo yu Cangyang Jiacuo de ci qing shi xin
無知的游歷 Wu zhi de you li
貘の檻 Baku no ori
巨鯨の海 Kyogei no umi
事典日本の仏教 Jiten Nihon no Bukkyō
나 의 한국 현대사 : 1959-2014, 55년 의 기록 Na ŭi Han'guk hyŏndaesa : 1959-2014, 55-yŏn ŭi kirok
100명 중 98명 이 틀리는 한글 맞춤법 100-myŏng chung 98-myŏng i t'ŭllinŭn Han'gŭl match'umpŏp
청동 정원 : 최 영미 장편 소설 Ch'ŏngdong chŏngwŏn : Ch'oe Yŏng-mi changp'yŏn sosŏl
Databases for Asian Studies in English
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Citation database for Western-language journal articles and book chapters since 1971
Asian American Drama
Contains over 200 plays by Asian American playwrights
Asia-Studies Full-text Online
Socio-economic and political reports on over 50 Asia Pacific countries and areas
Reports and various resources on the humanities and the arts
China: Trade, Politics & Culture, 1793-1980
Primary sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980, including illustrations and maps
Meiji Japan: The Edward Sylvester Morse Collection
Papers of Edward Sylvester Morse (1838-1925), known for his book Japan Day by Day
China: Culture and Society
2,000 searchable rare pamphlets from the C. W. Watson Collection in Cornell University Library, ca. 1750-1929.
China, America and the Pacific: Trade & Cultural Exchange
Manuscripts, rare printed sources, visual images, objects and maps from the 1700s to the early 20th century.
Foreign Office Files for China - 1919-1937, 1949-1980
British Foreign Office Files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Dissertations & Theses Databases
Doctoral dissertations and master's theses of North American and European institutions. Most works submitted since November 1996 have online full text.
"A comprehensive listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716."
Open database from Library and Archives Canada (the national library of Canada) for accessing Canadian dissertations and theses.
This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009.