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History: Asia

A guide to resources for the areas of history at Monash University

   

Primary sources for humanities guide

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Newspapers

Look at the Asian section of the Newspapers guide

Reference works can offer a brief overview of a topic, clarify concepts, and provide bibliographies for further reading.

If you can't find something relevant above then go to Search and copy the search below (replace china politics with your own keywords)

Searching for reference works

If you'd like to go browse the shelves, some relevant locations are listed below. Otherwise you can search for books (print and electronic) in Search.
 
Asia, Far East 950
British and European imperialism 325.34
British Empire 909.0971241
Burma - history 959.1
Burma - religion and politics 322.09591
Burma - social conditions 306.09591
Burma in the period of British conquest  959.103
Burma in the period of British rule 959.104
Burma's armed forces 322.509591
China - history 951
China - history 1912-1949 951.04
Cambodia - history 959.6
Indonesia - history 959.8
Japan - history 952
Japan in WWII 940.5352
Java - history

959.82

Korea - history

951.9

Nationalism in Indonesia 320.9598
Period of European exploration and penetration, 1480-1905 950.3
Raden Adjeng Kartini 923.791
South Asia - history 954
South Asia - history 1858 - 1947 954.035
Southeast Asia in WWII 940.5359
Southeast Asia - history 959
Sukarno 923.191
Vietnam 959.7
Vietnamese War, 1961-1975 959.7043
Women in Indonesia - issues 302.4209598

In History there are, broadly speaking, two types of databases. Those you use to find primary sources and those you use for journal articles. For primary sources look at the Primary Sources library guide.    

For journal articles, books, theses, conference papers, ebook collections and more:

For more, look at the full list of History databases. You may also find some of the Key Asian studies databases useful.

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