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Selected Resources for Research in East Asian Studies


Updated August 2, 2012

This guide is intended to serve as a starting point for researching information on east asian studies using both print and electronic resources available through the University at Albany Libraries. The prefix REF before the call number of a book indicates that it is shelved in the Reference Area on the first floor. If the call number has no prefix, the book is shelved in the general stacks on the upper floors of the main library. Most east asian materials will have call numbers that begin with the letter "B," "DS," or "PL;" those books are shelved on the third floor, northeast or on the second floor.



Subject Headings

Subjects for books in the University at Albany Libraries are based on Library of Congress (LC) Subject headings. The subject headings function like a thesaurus, allowing you to find the relevant materials about a specific topic with greater precision than keywords. They are especially helpful for searching library online catalogs. Examples of LC subject headings for various topics are listed below. All of the following entries are linked to the search results on the University at Albany Libraries' online catalog, Minerva. If you need help in finding appropriate subject headings for your research, please consult a reference librarian or use the Library of Congress Subject Headings (REF Z695 U4752X 2002) located near the Reference Desk area.

China - Civilization
China - Emigration and Immigration - History
China - Intellectual Life
China - Languages
China - Religion
China - Foreign relations - Taiwan
China - History - Cultural Revolution
China - History - Opium War
China - Social life and customs
Japan - Civilization
Japan - Description and travel
Japan - Emigration and Immigration
Japan - History
Japan - Intellectual life
Japan - Relations - China
Japan - Religion
Japan - Religious life and customs
Japan - Social life and customs
Korea - Civilization
Korea - Description and travel
Korea - History
Korea (North) - Relations - Korea (south)
Korea - Social life and customs
Taiwan
Taiwan - Description and travel
Taiwan - History
Taiwan - Relations - China
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Indexes and Databases

Indexes and abstracts are useful for finding journal articles, conference papers, government documents, and other types of publications. The section below includes core indexes in both print and electronic format.

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Periodicals

To locate journals in print, microform, and electronic formats in the University at Albany Libraries, go to Libraries' Home Page. Click on Journals - Print & Online, then type the title of the journal in the searchbox. If the library has the journal in print or in microform, the record showing the call number will be displayed. Examples of important journals are listed below:

East Asian Studies - General

The Journal of Asian Studies
Journal of Asian History
Artibus Asiae
Asian Cinema
The Eastern Buddhist

Chinese Studies

Chinese Literature, Essays, Articles, Reviews
Early Medieval China
Ming Studies
T'ang Studies
The Journal of Sung-Yuan Studies

Japanese Studies

Monumenta Nipponica
Journal of Japanese Studies
Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
 

Many more are available via research databases. The most complete listing of East Asian Studies related databases can be accessed through Databases on the Libraries' home page.

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Dictionaries

Chinese

Japanese

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Encyclopedias

China

Japan

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Histories

China

Japan

Korea

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Atlases

China

Japan

Korea

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Biographic Sources

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Updated August 2, 2012