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British and Commonwealth History; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); Government Information: International and Foreign
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1929
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1930-1937
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1938-1948
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1956
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1957-1966
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1967-1980.
The documents combine eye-witness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, annual reviews, reports and analyses with a synthesis of newspaper articles and conference reports, economic assessments and synopses on key events, leading personalities and all major new developments relating to China during the period. There is a constant exchange of information between London, the British Embassy in Beijing and its consular outposts. The papers also reflect the continual dialogue between Britain, America, Europe and the Commonwealth on issues relating to East Asia. Key topics covered include the civil war between the Communists and Nationalists in China, the Communist Revolution, the Korean War, the economic situation in China, industrialisation and modernisation, the First Five Year Plan 1953-1957, HMS Amethyst and the blockade of the Yangtze River, differences between British and American policy on China, British interests in Hong Kong and Shanghai, international trade, land reform, United States military support and financial aid for Formosa/Taiwan, Sino-Soviet relations and the Cold War.
Database topics
Government Information: International and Foreign; British and Commonwealth History; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
  • Section I. Independence, partition, and the Nehru era, 1947-64.
  • Section II. South Asian conflicts and independence for Bangladesh, 1964-71.
  • Section III. Afghanistan and the Cold War, emergency rule in India, and the resumption of civilian rule in Pakistan, 1972-80.
"These three collections consist of the British Government's files on the countries of South Asia from shortly before Indian partition and independence up to 1980. This was a turbulent era in the region's history. The partition of 1947 and the splitting apart of Pakistan in 1971 were accompanied by loss of life and enormous population movements, as refugees fled violence or ethnic conflict. India fought Pakistan twice in Kashmir, in 1947-8 and 1965, and China in the Himalayas in 1962. Stable and democratic government proved elusive outside India, the region experiencing a succession of coups: in Pakistan in 1958 and 1977, in Afghanistan in 1973, 1978 and 1979, and in Bangladesh in 1975; democracy underwent a flowering and then a withering in Nepal, where King Mahendra established a partyless autocracy in 1959. Even in India, which had successfully established a democratic, secular state at independence, the government of India Gandhi became increasingly authoritarian and intolerant of dissent in the 1970s, imprisoning hundreds of opponents.... The files in this collection cover these events from the standpoint of British officialdom. In addition to high politics, the papers in the files cover such issues as economic and industrial development, trade, migration, visits to South Asia by British politicians and by South Asian politicians to Britain and elsewhere, education, administrative reorganisation, conflict over language, aid, political parties, agriculture and irrigation, and television and the press. Together they form a resource of fundamental value to scholars and students of modern South Asia."
Section I, Independence, partition and the Nehru era, 1947-1964: This collection consists of the main British Government files on South Asia for the period between Indian and Pakistani independence and the death of Jawaharlal Nehru. The documents, from the Dominions Office (renamed Office of Commonwealth Relations in 1947) and Foreign Office, include diplomatic despatches, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, economic and military reports, statistical analyses, maps, photographs, minutes of meetings, and leaflets and other ephemera.
Section II, South Asian conflicts and independence for Bangladesh, 1964-71: Continued fighting over Kashmir and the separation of Bangladesh from Pakistan meant that further conflict dominated this period. It saw Indira Gandhi, Nehru's daughter, gain power in India, whilst the military government of Pakistan wrestled with political disturbances, military crises and issues in East Pakistan.
Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan, 1972-1980: This last section will cover the 1970s, a decade in which all the main states of the Indian subcontinent all experienced political upheavals and repression in varying degrees. Bangladesh emerged as an independent state but failed to achieve political stability, and Pakistan returned to civilian rule, in the wake of the military’s failure to prevent Bangladesh’s secession, before another military coup returned the army to power five years later. In India, the government of Indira Gandhi became increasingly dictatorial, jailing hundreds of opponents and declaring a state of emergency in 1975. In 1977, Gandhi’s government fell and India elected its first non-Congress prime minister. Events also began in Afghanistan which foreshadowed the chaotic conditions there of the 1980s and 1990s: the monarchy was overthrown by a coup in 1973, and a further coup in 1978 brought a communist regime to power. This was followed by internecine fighting within the government and a Soviet invasion in 1979, heralding a long, brutal civil war. The 1970s also saw India develop nuclear weapons and Pakistan begin development in response. All files in this section are from the FCO 37 series.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
1 online resource (18,735 images).
This collection provides documentation on Germany's relations with China during the interwar period. Germany was instrumental in modernizing China's industrial base and provided a military training mission and equipment for the armed forces of the Republic of China prior to the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Republic of China, which succeeded the Ming Dynasty in 1912, was fraught with factional warlordism and foreign incursions. The Northern Expedition of 1928 nominally unified China under Kuomintang (KMT) control, yet Imperial Japan loomed as the greatest foreign threat. The Chinese urgency to modernize the military and its national defense industry, coupled with Germany's need for a stable supply of raw materials, put the two countries on the road of close relations from the late 1920s to the late 1930s. Although intense cooperation lasted only from the Nazi takeover of Germany in 1933 to the start of the war with Japan in 1937, and concrete measures at industrial reform started in earnest only in 1936, it had a profound effect on Chinese modernization and the capability of the Chinese to resist the Japanese in the war.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); General and Reference Works
1 online resource.
Database version of Le Grand Ricci, which was published in six volumes and 7,300 pages, in addition to a volume with appendices. It offers approximately 300,000 Chinese words and expressions from the early beginnings to the end of the 20th century. Over 2,000 characters deal with the oldest forms of writing, or the so-called oracle bone inscriptions. Le Grand Ricci incorporates a wide spectrum of lexical domains, ranging from literature and history, to science, specialist technologies, medicine, law, philosophy, religion, etc.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies
This database is the electronic version of the famous Chinese encyclopedia "Gu jin tu shu ji cheng, " edited by Chen Menglei, a renowned scholar of the Qing Dynasty. The Collection includes all the most important classics of ancient China through the early Qing Dynasty.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies
Provides access to excavation reports and reports about cultural relics published in Korea since the 1940s.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
Airiti Books provides access to Chinese ebooks primarily published in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. It covers subjects such as philosophy, religion, natural sciences, applied sciences, social sciences, history, geography, language and linguistics, and literature and arts.
Database topics
General and Reference Works; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
A bibliography of books and index of articles in periodicals on Islam and the Muslim world. Also includes reviews.
Database topics
Jewish Studies; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); Language; General and Reference Works
v. 26-29 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Database topics
History; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
p. ; cm.
Original manuscript material comprising diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents containing histories and literary works. Especially strong for the 18th and 19th centuries, this collection is particularly relevant to historians studying: the British Indian Empire; government, administration and politics, the relationship between Britain and the British Indian Empire, the relationship between the British Indian Empire and Indian Princely States, the Mysore and Maratha wars and other conflicts, the role of the Scots in India, the Indian Uprising and trade and agriculture. The collection includes the writings of Governors-General, Commanders-in-Chief, Indian princes, soldiers, traders, missionaries, explorers, historians and authors of literary works, indigo farmers and tea and coffee planters.
Database topics
Government Information: International and Foreign; Statistical and Numeric Data; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
"Authentic source for Indian statistics collected from the best sources for information and statistics on India. Within huge database of you can easily surf through half-a-million pages that contain socio-economic statistical data and useful information on India." Click IP Login to access site; please click Logout when finished.
Database topics
Economics and Business; Political Science; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); Law
The ISN is a free public service that provides a wide range of high-quality and comprehensive products and resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals worldwide. Features an international perspective with grey literature of all types, daily briefings, a monthly summary, primary source material, books, and over 14,800 journals primarily in English from institutes, universities, and agencies around the world, as well as case studies and hundreds of e-learning courses. All materials are in full-text, and abstracted, archived, and indexed.

53. The Japan chronicle [1902 - 1941]

Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies
v. : ill. (chiefly advertisements) ; 35 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

54. The Japan times archive [2014 - ]

Database topics
News; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); Religious Studies
Database of digitized issues of the Japan times, The Japan advertiser, The Japan times & mail, The Japan times and advertiser, Japan times & advertiser, Japan times advertiser, Nippon times; includes all issues March 22, 1897-<December 31, 2013>.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); American History
1 online resource (144 items) : 24, 838 page images.
One of the darker chapters in American history and one of the lesser discussed events of World War II was the forced internment, during the war, of an important segment of the American population -- persons of Japanese descent. This collection, consisting of 25 individual titles, documents life in the internment camps.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies
Consists of fully searchable and browsable databases including English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries, Nihon daihyakka zensho, Kodansha encyclopdeia of Japan, articles published in a weekly magazine Ekonomisuto, collection of Tōyō bunko series, Jitsū (by Shirakawa Shizuka), Nihon kokugo daijiten, Nihon jinmei daijiten, Edo-Tōkyō kasane chizu, Nihon rekishi chimei taikei, Kokushi daijiten and other visual and sound databases. Click Login to access subscribed content and Logout when done
Database topics
Jewish Studies; Germanic Studies; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); General and Reference Works
Documents Jewish life and thought in Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Switzerland, and the relations of these countries with the Jews living in their midst, in the years 1848-1914. The literature listed is both from and about that period. The bibliography continues Volkmar Eichstaedt's Bibliographie zur Geschichte der Judenfrage (1750-1848) (published 1938 in Nazi Germany, reprinted 1969 in England) to 1914, supplementing and extending it. Material about the period between 1915 and 1933 is currently being added.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies
v. : ill. ; 54 cm.
East Asia Library, SAL Newark (off-campus storage), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Database topics
East Asia Studies; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
p. ; cm.
An online version of the character dictionary originally compiled by Shirakawa Shizuka. Part of Japan Narejji (Japan Knowledge) database. Click Login to access title and Logout when done
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies
  • Choson wangjo sillok
  • Kojong Sunjong sillok
  • Kyongguk taejon
  • Sama pangmok.
  • Sajŏn
  • Saengt'ae hwan'gyŏng sirijŭ
  • Ch'o chungdŭng kyoyuk
  • Munhwa, Yesul
  • Ŏllon/Chapchi
  • Yŏksa, Kojŏn
  • Kyoyang Han'guksa
  • Kit'a
  • Kŏn'gang/Ŭihak
  • Tijit'ŏl munhwa yesul kangjwa I, II.
  • 조선왕조실록
  • 고종순종실록
  • 경국대전
  • 사마방목.
  • 사전
  • 생태환경시리즈
  • 초중등교육
  • 문화·예술
  • 언론/잡지
  • 역사·고전
  • 교양한국사
  • 기타
  • 건강/의학
  • 디지털문화예술강좌 I, II.
Access to full-text of a subset of the entire KoreaA2z databases including annals of the Choson dynasty history, national code and a register of names of civil officers and employees of the Choson dynasty.