Elias Sassoon, Chinese civilians at a Japanese checkpoint, Shanghai, 1937, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University (Source: flickr)
The following sources provide overviews of Asian history. They are a quick way to find out the basic facts and recent scholarly interpretations.
When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.