ASIAN STUDIES    

Contemporary Topics
Asian Studies eBook Collections
Asian Studies eBook Collections (Brill)

 

Annual ebook collections in Asian Studies, published from 2007 to the present year

 

Access World News: Research Collection
Access World News: Research Collection (NewsBank)

 

Offers full-text access to over 400 newspapers from the Asian continent

 

EMIS
EMIS University (EMIS)

 

An extraordinary business intelligence database on the world’s emerging markets, including countries in Asia such as China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and more. Offers access to reports, financial statements, information, news, data and analysis on 3.6+ million companies, 250+ industry sectors and 125+ countries

Encyclopedia of China Online
Encyclopedia of China Online (Brill)

 

A comprehensive reference work on China, focusing on the modern period from the mid-19th century to the 21st century

 

Chinese Research Perspectives Online
Chinese Research Perspectives Online (Brill)

 

Provides up-to-date information on six contemporary issues in China, including economics, education, environment, law, population, and society; authored by China’s top scholars and translated into English

 

Brill’s Companions to Asian Studies Online
Brill’s Companions to Asian Studies Online (Brill) NEW

Brill's Companions to Asian Studies Online is an expanding e-book collection of specially commissioned research companions to various key aspects of Asian history, culture and religion.

Historical Topics
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1974–1996 – Region 3: China
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1974–1996 – Region 3: China (Readex)

 

Access to thousands of twentieth-century news articles and radio transcripts from China, all translated into English

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1974–1996 – Region 4
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1974–1996 – Region 4: Asia and the Pacific (Readex)

 

Access to thousands of twentieth-century news articles and radio transcripts from the Asia-Pacific, all translated into English

Global Oriental Special eBook Collection
Global Oriental Special eBook Collection (Brill)

 

A special collection of ebooks on the history, art, culture and linguistics of Inner and East Asia (particularly Japan)

KITLV Press Special eBook Collection
KITLV Press Special eBook Collection (Brill) 

 

A special collection of ebooks on the history and culture of South East Asia (particularly Indonesia) and the Caribbean

 

The History of Afghanistan Online
History of Afghanistan Online (Brill) 

 

The Sirāj al-tawārīkh is the most important history of Afghanistan ever written. It was commissioned as an official national history by the Afghan prince, later amir, Habib Allah Khan (reigned 1901-1919). The author, Fayz Muhammad Khan, better known as “Katib” (The Writer), was a scribe at the royal court. For more than twenty years, he had full access to government archives and oral sources and thus presents an unparalleled picture of the country from its founding in 1747 until the end of the nineteenth century. The roots of much of the fabric of Afghanistan’s society today—tribe and state relations, the rule of law, gender issues, and the economy—are elegantly and minutely detailed in this immense work.

China Encyclopedic Reference
China Encyclopedic Reference (Brill)

 

A collection for full-text searchable reference works, including Brill’s Encyclopedia of China Online, A Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han and Xin Periods, A Biographical Dictionary of the Later Han to the Three Kingdoms and Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature

Compilation of Chinese Medicine Periodicals Online, 1897–1952
Compilation of Chinese Medicine Periodicals Online, 1897-1952 (Brill) NEW

 

The Compilation of Chinese Medicine Periodicals Online, 1897-1952 is a collection of 49 periodicals on Chinese medicine published in the late Qing and Republican periods in China. This collection includes 212 books in 5 parts of more than 120,000 pages. The late Qing and Republican eras are crucial periods to the development of medicine and science in China. Considered one of the best sources for observing the changing nature of medical practice and education during the late Qing and Republican eras in China, this collection provides unique insight into not only the modern transformation of Chinese medicine, but also the larger role of medicine in Chinese society. This collection includes published documents authored by prominent figures both in support of, and opposed to, Chinese medicine.

U.S. Intelligence on Asia Online, 1945–1991
U.S. Intelligence on Asia Online, 1945–1991 (Brill)

 

The purpose of this unique online collection is to provide students and researchers with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in the Far East during the Cold War (1945-1991). Particular emphasis is given to America’s principal antagonists in Asia during the Cold War era: the People’s Republic of China, North Korea and North Vietnam. However, countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia are covered as well.

Colonial Period Korea Online
Colonial Period Korea Online (Brill)

 

A unique collection of rare documents relating to the Japanese occupation of Korea, from the late 19th century through to 1945

 

Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914–1946
Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914–1946 (British Online Archives)

The outbreak of war between the Allies and Japan came at a time when the Society for The Propagation of The Gospel was active in South East Asia. This archive comprises missionary accounts in Burma, China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore during World War II, alongside various notes and armistice pamphlets, as derived from the 'X Series' records of the USPG which are held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Historical Newspapers
Japan Chronicle Online
Japan Chronicle Online (Brill)

The English-language Japan Chronicle Weekly (1900–1940) is the newspaper of record for Japan’s engagement with modernity and its emergence, through war, political and social upheaval and seismic social change in East Asia, onto the world stage in the first half of the twentieth century. Historians of East Asia have long seen the Japan Chronicle as a uniquely valuable resource. This well-informed, controversial but always readable source of news and opinion on Japan and East Asia offers an intriguing and lively Japanese complement to the North China Herald Online.


This collection includes the Kobe Weekly Chronicle (1900-1901), the predecessor of the Japan Chronicle Weekly.

North China Herald Online
North China Herald Online (Brill)

The English-language North China Herald is the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to 1940s. During this so-called ‘treaty century’ (1842-1943) the Western Powers established a strong presence in China through their protected enclaves in major cities. It was published weekly in Shanghai, at the heart of China’s encounter with the Euro-American world in a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture, education and the economy. As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council, it is the first -- and sometimes only -- point of reference for information and comment on a range of foreign and Chinese activities. Regularly it also features translations of Chinese official notifications and news.

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online
Translations of the Peking Gazette Online (Brill)

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912. As the mouthpiece of the government, the Peking Gazette is the authoritative source for information about the Manchu state and its Han subjects as they collectively grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China’s contemporary rise.

North China Daily News Online
North China Daily News Online (Brill)

The North China Daily News (in Chinese: Zilin Xibao), was an English-language newspaper in Shanghai, China, called the most influential foreign newspaper of its time. Spanning the period 1923-1941 this is the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China, and with that the history of Shanghai, a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture and the economy, and thus the hub of all Euro-American activity.

Mobilizing East Asia Online
Mobilizing East Asia Online (Brill)

Mobilizing East Asia offers a carefully selected collection of extremely rare, many times even unique English-language newspapers, magazines and pamphlets published inside Asia, following the descent into war in East and South-East Asia from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1950s.

Manchuria Daily News Online
Manchuria Daily News Online (Brill)

The Manchuria Collection offers scholars of Japan’s modern history an unparalleled inside view of Japan’s agenda in Manchuria and its plans for domination in Asia. Founded in 1908 in the wake of Japan’s victory in the war against Russia, the Manchuria Daily News set up in Dalian (Darien) at the headquarters of the South Manchuria Railway Company (Minami Manshū Tetsudō Kabushiki-gaisha) (SMR).

North China Standard Online
North China Standard Online (Brill) NEW

In Japan’s network of newspapers presenting the national case for expansion and leadership in Asia, the North China Standard (in Chinese, Huabei zheng bao) stands alongside the Japan Times & Mail as a real newspaper, distributing real news written by real journalists. Derided as a propaganda rag when it first began publication in December 1919, the Standard read better, and investigated and reported better quality news to a steadily growing readership in post-WW1 China and Japan. It was also a representative newspaper chosen for international conferences and delivered gratis to all delegates.

The Hongkong News Online
The Hongkong News Online (Brill) NEW

The Japanese Occupation holding of The Hongkong News started publication in 1941, right after the Christmas Day surrender of the British Crown colony, and lasted up to August 17, 1945, the very last week before Hongkong's liberation. The paper had previously launched in ca.1940 at separate premises in the Crown colony. This complete run of The Hongkong News as published during the Japanese Occupation offers scholars the voice of Japan from Hongkong, a voice rightly described as 'a close, unvarnished, daily view of the recolonizing mind-set of the new masters of East Asia'. The Hongkong News was scanned from an immaculate original and is now available online for the first time with full-text-searchable functionality.

Religion
Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online (Brill) FORTHCOMING

This title is forthcoming

Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online
Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online (Brill)

 

An essential reference work which features the latest research on all aspects of the Hindu traditions

Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online
Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online (Brill) NEW

Brill’s Encyclopedia of Sikhism aims to make available in-depth critical scholarship on all the main aspects of the Sikh traditions in a number of original essays written by the world's foremost scholars on Sikhs and Sikh traditions. The encyclopedia is thematic and seeks to present a balanced and impartial view of the Sikh traditions in all their multiplicity and as both historical and contemporary institutions. The articles, published in two volumes, focus on history, literature, and the rich social landscape of the Sikh community; their practices, places, arts, and performances; specialists and leadership; migration both within South Asia and beyond; and contemporary issues and relations.

Index Buddhicus Online
Index Buddhicus Online (Brill) NEW

The Index Buddhicus is the first classified comprehensive bibliography of Buddhist Studies. It describes secondary material ranging from articles, papers and chapters appearing in journals, proceedings and collections, through reference works, monographs, editions and theses, to digital resources. All entries are linked to an elaborate index of both proper names and thematic, and cross referenced to related material. The Index is available as an online resource. It complements Brill's Encyclopedia of Buddhism.

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