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    Asian History - Subject Guide

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    Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures: Continental Europe and its Empires
    Provides an integrated and authoritative body of information about the political, cultural and economic contexts of postcolonial literatures that have their provenance in the major European Empires of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain as well as places like Latin America and the Philippines.

    Korean War Reference Library
    Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period. The combined Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict in 13 chapters

    Vietnam War Reference Library
    Research the Vietnam War from every angle.

    World Eras. Imperial China 617-1644
    Provides in-depth coverage of imperial China, 617-1644.

    World War II Reference Library
    Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.


    Dictionaries

    Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend
    Information on aspects of Hinduism including mythology, practices, customs, and laws.


    Encyclopedias

    Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy
    Makes a broad range of richly varied philosophical, ethical and theological traditions accessible to a wide audience.

    Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History
    Comprehensive study of the Vietnam War sheds more light on the longest and one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history.

    Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450
    Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion.

    Encyclopedia of World Trade From Ancient Times to the Present
    This is the definitive reference on the history of trade in all time periods. It traces the historical and contemporary interaction of trade, commerce, and culture in fascinating detail.

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life—Volume 3: Asia and Oceania
    Mortensen Library Reference GN333 .W67 1998 v.3 Check Status


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    Academic Search Premier
    Indexing and abstracts for over 8,000 journals in all subject areas, with full text of articles from nearly 4,600. Includes some popular magazines as well as scholarly journals.

    Google Scholar
    Search for scholarly literature across disciplines and sources. Includes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, etc. Particularly strong in sciences and social sciences. Selected full text. Many links are to publisher's sites which sell access. ON Campus - links to U of H holdings are available. OFF Campus - U of H users should check our holdings and use Interlibrary Services as needed.

    History Reference Center
    Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

    Humanities Abstracts
    Strong resource index for all aspects of the Humanities including: Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religion and Theology

    ProQuest Social Science Journals
    ProQuest Social Science Journals is a definitive resource for those who need access to a variety of social science journals. The database includes over 530 titles, with more than 300 available in full text.

    Repositories of Primary Sources
    A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. All links have been tested for correctness and appropriateness.

    World Digital Library (WDL)
    The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, digital images of significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.


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    Asian Arts
    Exhibits, articles, and galleries for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia.

    Asian Studies (Australian National University)
    Access to scholarly documents, country studies, and business opportunities in Asian-Pacific societies.

    Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade
    A cooperative project of the UNESCAP, UNCTAD, the WTO, and trade research and academic institutions from 15 member nations, provides resources for policy makers and researchers on East, South, and Southeast Asia on international trade policy and facilitation.

    Bank Information Center
    Information on the projects, policies and practices of the World Bank and other development banks. Includes publications and "toolkits" for those working with the banks. Multilingual.

    Chinese Cinema Page
    Links to English-language reviews and articles on the films of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People's Republic of China.

    East Asia Library (University of Washington)
    Searchable links to area studies categorized by country and subject.

    Indiana University Bloomington Libraries East Asian Collection
    Internet resources on Japan, China, and Korea with links to bibliographies and selected journals.

    International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden University)
    Searchable documents archive, research information, and links to Asian studies institutes and associations.

    National Bureau of Asian Research
    Provides analysis of contemporary Asian affairs and policy-related issues.

    The National Bureau of Asian Research
    Conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia.

    Repositories of Primary Resources
    A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.

    Virtual Religion Index (Rutgers University)
    Designed "to advance research in matters of religion," this cybercatalog "analyzes and highlights important content of religion-related websites." Developed at the Rutgers University Department of Religion, its coverage of the Christian Tradition is exemplary.

    The Wars for Vietnam (Vassar College)
    A detailed, well-produced website emphasizing America's involvement in Vietnam. Contains a wealth of primary documents and links to image resources, veteran's organizations, and Vietnamese cultural sites.


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