East Asian Studies

Explore library resources for East Asia related research.

Sources from China

China After 1949




China Before 1949



Hong Kong/Taiwan

Sources from Japan

Library Subscriptions

  • Japan Knowledge  (JHU User Only)
    Contains a wide range of literary and popular culture primary sources and reference materials including Shogakukan daihyakka zensho and Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan.
  • Japan Times Digital Archives 1897-2015 (JHU User Only)
    The oldest English-language newspaper in Japan by Japanese publishers, Japan Times maintained editorial independence for much of its history, though it was used by the government as a propaganda tool for Imperial Japan during World War II. The digital archive allows you to search the full text of all issues of The Japan Times published between March 1897 and 2014.
  • Magazine Plus (JHU User Only)
    Includes all of the scholarly periodicals from NDL's Zassaku (1975-present), plus popular magazines (monthlies and weeklies including sports and hobbies) indexed in Jaanaru indekkesu from 1981-present, as well as 1300 Japanese economic and business magazines from 1981, and 60 overseas business magazines from 1984-present. Magazine Plus allows just one user to search at a time. Please Logout when you are finished.
  • The Oriental Economist (JHU User Only)
    Includes full text archive of the English language magazine in Japan covering the years from 1934 to 1985.
  • Yomidas Rekishikan (JHU User Only)
    Includes the full text of the Yomiuri Shinbun from its initial publication in 1874 to date, as well as full text of the Daily Yomiuri, its English language equivalent, and a biographical dictionary of modern Japanese figures. Articles are keyword indexed to 8/31/1986, and can be searched full-text from 9/1/1986 to present.
  • Zasshi kiji sakuin (JHU User Only)
    The complete database for Japanese magazines and periodicals from Meiji era to present.

Open Access Sources

Sources from Koreas

Library Subscriptions

  • DBpia: South Korean academic journals. (JHU users only)
  • KRpia: South Korean primary sources. (JHU users only)
  • KCI: Korean Journal Database (part of Web of Science) (JHU users only)
  • NK News Pro (JHU Users Only)
    It is a suite of research resources and tools designed for professionals working on the subject of North Korea. It includes latest news on and from North Korea, specialist analysis and reports as well as proprietary research tools and databases.

Open Access Sources