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Asian Studies

This is a guide to research resources for east and south Asian studies.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias - Asian Studies

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Handbooks are wonderful tools for locating background information on a topic and will often direct you to key books and articles on your subject.  

Below I have listed a few examples.  To quickly locate  encyclopedias on your topic, enter your topic "and encyclopedia' in the search box on the library home page.  To be more comprehensive go to advanced search and search for (encyc* or dict*) and our topic limiting both to the subject field.  For example if you were researching in the area of Japanese politics try - Japan* and politic*and (encyc* or dict*)


Selected examples:

  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldies
    Call Number: DS 334.9 C36 1989 Location
  • Encyclopaedia of Asian History - 4 vols.
  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
    Call Number: DS 778.7 G86 2006 Location
  • Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea 
    DS 909 N34 2004  Location