The purpose of this guide is to introduce students of East Asian studies to some of the key English language research sources.
The following sources provide overviews of subject areas within Asian Studies. 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 at the end of the article for further reading. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.