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Primary Sources for the study of China, Japan, Korea and South Asia -- India, Pakistan and Afghanistan -- for both premodern and modern times.
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Global/Asia

  • Global Commodities: trade, exploration & cultural exchange
    Manuscripts, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities, transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years, transforming societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.

China

India, Pakistan & Afghanistan

  • Empire Online
    60,000 images of original documents linked to essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies in five sections: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969; Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire; The Visible Empire; Religion and Empire; and Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism c1607-2007.
  • Foreign Office files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan
    Full-text facsimiles of British government documents. 1947 – 1980, including Independence; Partition; the Nehru era; South Asian conflicts; India Pakistan Wars; independence for Bangladesh; Afghanistan and the Cold War; Emergency rule in India; and the resumption of civilian rule in Pakistan.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports
    Created by the U.S. intelligence community for policy makers and analysts, offers foreign views and perspectives on historical events from thousands of monitored broadcasts and publications. 1974 -1996
  • India, Raj and Empire
    Full-text facsimile manuscript documents on the history of Britain's presence in South Asia, from the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 through independence for India and Pakistan in 1947.

Japan

Korea

  • KoreaA2Z
    A collection of full-text databases including primary sources, newspapers and other materials.
  • Korean History and Culture Research Database 한국역사문화조사자료 데이터베이스
    A full-text collection of excavation reports of historical sites in Korea operated by national and university museums, research institutions and associations since 1910. It also includes the Collection of Japanese Colonial Government’s Researches on Korean Culture and History.
  • KRpia 한국의지식콘텐츠
    Includes historical materials and records in the fields of history, literature, folk culture, nature, Chinese medicine, religion, etc. Also includes materials in Classical Chinese.

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