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Asian Languages and Civilizations Research Guide

Sharon H. Domier
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Books | Databases | Reference | Data | Related Sites


Bibliography of Asian Studies (1973 to present)
Index to articles and books in Asian Studies, including humanities and social sciences.

China Academic Journals (1994 to present)
Full-text articles from 7,200 journals in mainland China, including core journals and specialty journals. Amherst has a full-text subscription to the Humanities portion. (Chinese interface)

CiNii Articles (date coverage varies)
Abstracts and some full text for over 1,000 academic journals published in Japan.

Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.


Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.

Han yu da ci dian
Comprehensive Chinese word dictionary

Japan Knowledge (date coverage varies)
Collection of dictionaries and encyclopedia, full-text articles, video files, maps, images.


China Data Online
Includes monthly and yearly reports on national, regional, and local macro-economics, as well as statistical yearbooks and census data.

Related Amherst College sites

Please note that a number of excellent English language books are available as e-texts through the Library's database page.

Cambridge Histories Online includes:

  • Cambridge History of Ancient China
  • Cambridge History of China(15 vols.)
  • Cambridge History of Japan (6 vols.)
  • Cambridge History of Early Inner Asia
  • New Cambridge History of India (many volumes)
  • New Cambridge History of Islam (4 vols.)
  • Cambridge History of Arabic Literature
  • Arabic Literature in the Post-classical Period
  • Cambridge History of Chinese Literature