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Chinese & Japanese - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for East Asian Studies:

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A journal archive containing thousands of articles relevant to your studies.

Try these especially for dissertation work

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Search across Chinese holdings in large UK university libraries in just one search.

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Search across Japanese holdings in large UK university libraries in just one search.

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A peer-reviewed journal which presents timely and in-depth analyses of major developments in contemporary China and overseas Chinese communities in the areas of politics, economics, law, ecology, culture, and society, including literature and the arts.

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The leading, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of contemporary China including Taiwan. First published in 1960, this journal gives you historical perspectives, in-depth analyses, and a deeper understanding of China and Chinese culture.

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The leading European peer-reviewed journal in the field of Japanese Studies - subject areas range from archaeology, language, literature, philosophy and culture to history, economics, politics, international relations and law.

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A key, peer-reviewed journal which covers the whole of Asia, past and present, and includes the arts, history, literature, the social sciences, and cultural studies.

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An open access journal which publishes research papers on China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and transnational issues.

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The leading, American, peer-reviewed journal focusing on Japan and Japanese Society.

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A peer-reviewed journal covering the history, sociology, economics and culture of modern South Asia, South-East Asia, China, Japan and Korea.

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A peer-reviewed journal which publishes history and social science articles focusing on late-imperial, twentieth-century, and present-day China.

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The official English newspaper of China.

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The most widely read English language newspaper in Japan.

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Nexis not in Discovery 

Regional and national newspapers from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australasia, dating from the 1980s onwards – includes The South China Morning Post.

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Japan’s online media leader – this links to the English version.

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Onlinenewspapers.com not in Discovery 

The best way to trace newspapers across the world.

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The most influential and authoritative newspaper in China, created in May 1946, containing government policy information and resolutions as well as major domestic and international news.

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Search across 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

Please check the Library Catalogue to find the exact book you need. A few useful starting points include

Asian foreign policy
Asian politics in general
history of China & adjacent areas
history of Japan
languages of East & Southeast Asia

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