Prepared by Mika Slaughter Nelson
Atlases and Chronologies
Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture. REF DS33 .C63 2000.
Chronicles historical events and the culture and customs of Asia; Includes a map and an index.
Global GIS Database. G7625 .G5 2001. CD-ROM Contains a digital atlas of the countries of South Asia.
History Atlas of Asia. REF G2201 .S1 B25 1998.
Covers the historical geography of Asia; Includes illustrations and maps (some color), as well as bibliographical references and an index.
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives. REF DS334.9. C6 1989.
One illustrated volume covers key events, people, and historical/cultural aspects of specific Asian countries. Includes illustrations (some color), as well as bibliographical references and an index.
East Asia and the United States: An Encyclopedia of Relations Since 1784. REF DS518.8 .E53 2002.
Two-volume set covers historical relationship between East Asia and the US; includes maps, bibliographical references, and an index.
Encyclopedia of Asian History. REF DS31 .E53 1988.
Four-volume set provides key information on Asian History. Includes illustrations, bibliographies, and an index.
Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion. REF BL1005 .L4813 1994.
Covers key tenants and world views of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taosim, some of Asia’s most popular religions. Includes illustrations and bibliographical references.
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. REF DS4 .L48 2002.
Six-volume, illustrated set provides information on conditions, customs, and more. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Guides and Handbooks
Asia in Western and World History: A Guide for Teaching. DS33 .A86 1997.
Provides guidance for teaching Asian history. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Asiaweek: An Investor’s Guide to Asia’s Top 1000 Blue-chip Companies. HG4234.85 .Z65 I58 1998.
Guide to corporations and investments in Asia.
Doing Business in Asia: The Complete Guide. HF1583 .D86 1995.
Covers international business, intercultural communication, foreign investments and foreign trade regulations, as well as foreign economic relations with Asia and Asian economic conditions. Includes maps, bibliographical references, and an index.
International Business Risk: A Handbook for the Asia Pacific Region. HC412 .I523185 2003.
Covers risk assessment and economic conditions for the Asia Pacific region. Includes illustrations, maps, bibliographical references, and an index.
International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia, and Oceania. REF HA4675 .M55 1995.
Provides historical statistics for Africa, Asia and Oceania, to include population, conditions, and more. Bibliographical references included.
Kazakstan , Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan: Country Studies. DK851 .K34 1997.
Country studies offer a brief country profile and a more extensive historical background section, which includes, but is not limited to, demographic, geographic, historical, political, and societal information.
Access UN . 1998 to date [Newsbank/Readex].
CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online. 1991 to date [Columbia University Press].
Expanded Academic ASAP. 1980 to date [Gale Group].
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) . [Library of Congress]. JSTOR. [JSTOR].
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) . 1972 to date [FirstSearch].
ProjectMuse. [ Johns Hopkins University Press].
WilsonSelectPlus. 1994 to date [FirstSearch].
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts . [ Cambridge Scientific].
Selected Electronic Journals
Asian Perspectives. 2000 to date [FirstSearch ECO].
Asian Survey . 2001 to date [Ingenta]; 2002 to date [FirstSearch].
China Journal . 1995 to date [JSTOR]; latest 5-6 years unavailable from JSTOR; continues Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs.
China Quarterly . 2000 only [FirstSearch ECO].
East Asia . 2000 to date [Ingenta].
Europe-Asia Studies . 1999 to date [Ingenta].
Far Eastern Quarterly . 1941-1956 [JSTOR]; continued By Journal of Asian Studies.
Japan and the World Economy . 1995 to date [Elsevier].
Journal of Asian Studies . 1956 to date [JSTOR]; latest 3-4 years unavailable from JSTOR.
Journal of Indian Philosophy . 1997 to date [Kluwer]; 2002 to date [FirstSearch ECO].
Journal of Pacific History . 2000 to date [FirstSearch ECO].
Journal of the American Oriental Society . 1843/49 to date [JSTOR]; latest 6-7 years unavailable from JSTOR.
Korean Studies . 2000 to date [FirstSearch ECO].
Modern Asian Studies . 1967 to date [JSTOR]; latest 5-6 years unavailable from JSTOR.
Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique . 1999 to date [ProjectMuse].
Third World Quarterly . 1995 to date [FirstSearch ECO]; 1995 to date [Ingenta].
Includes reference sources, images, maps, links, statistics, and full-text journal articles and books. This project was funded by the Association of Research Libraries' Global Resources Program and is housed at the University of Chicago.
Suggested General Works
NIRA Link to Think Tanks.
Links to think tanks and other policy development resources from around the world. There is an index by country. There is a short description of each organization listed.
From Library of Congress, this site "contain selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and selected areas of the world." Links provide access to current events, government, literature, libraries, businesses, etc.
UCLA Library Middle Eastern, Armenian and Central Asian Studies Internet Resources.
These collections, presently numbering in excess of 350,000 titles, consist of materials from and relating to the Arab World, Armenia, Central Asia, Iran and Israel.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Refugee Information
A collection of full-text databases representing the most comprehensive and reliable refugee information resource available, drawn from the most current and authoritative sources.
The purpose of this Pathfinder is to identify major publications of the organizations comprising the United Nations system. Includes links where possible.
This world area studies megasite includes relevant links on Africa, Asia, the Carribean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, Australia, and Russia, as well as world indigenous peoples.
This website combines the reading and course materials of two World Cultures courses taught using web-based materials.