The East Asian Collection at Oberlin College Library is one of the finest collections of East Asian materials among small to mid-sized East Asian collections and liberal arts college libraries in the U.S. It contains over 53,000 volumes of books, periodicals, thread-bound books and materials on East Asian subjects in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English languages. In addition to the print materials, it also provides access to several Chinese and Japanese electronic resources. The collection actively supports the teaching and research needs of East Asian Studies and the interdisciplinary programs on campus and among OhioLINK institutions. 


To find bibliographic information on East Asian materials, search Oberlin College Library Online Catalog - OBIS.  When searching OBIS for a topic, try a keyword search using either Romanized Chinese/Japanese or English terms.

East Asian Materials are intershelved by their call number in the main collection in Oberlin College libraries (Mudd, Art, Science and Conservatory). East Asian literature monographs, however, are shelved on the 3rd floor in East Asian Literature Room (MAP) at Mudd Library. 
If you cannot find the material in Obis, please extend your search in following,  
Ohio Link Catalog 
ILLiad for Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
NEW DATABASE  - Duxiu Knowledge Database 

Content-based database searching full-text Chinese books, articles, theses, web pages, newspapers. Results are readable on-line, or sendable by email to oneself.

1)NDL Digital Collection and Exhibitions Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
The National Diet Library offers online galleries of digitized material with detailed English descriptions. The digitized content can be browsed on an English interface; however, the bibliographic information is available only in Japanese and must be searched using Japanese characters as well.

2)Current Digest of the Chinese Press (2011 to date) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Selections from Chinese newspapers translated into English; subject coverage includes Chinese politics and culture, international relations and security, business and the economy etc.

3)China: Culture and Society (1750-1929) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Rare pamphlets, mostly in English, on a wide variety of topics including the Chinese diaspora, foreign relations, missionaries, philosophy, art and literature and more.

4)Eastview Universal Databases Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text of Russian newspaper and English-language sources; Current Digest of the Chinese Press and Current Digest of the Russian Press.

5)Meiji Japan: The Edward Morse Collection from Peabody Essex Museum Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
The Edward Morse Papers (ca. 1858-1925), document the numerous and contributions made by Morse to the areas of zoology, ethnology, archaeology and art history.

6)Nikkei Telecom 21 Restricted Resource
Resources from more than 500 sources, cover newspapers, periodicals, research information, international sources etc.
* Please email East Asian Studies Librarian for login in information 

7)Japan Times (1897-2015) Restricted Resource
Full text coverage on all issues of this historically important newspaper from 1897-2015; Japan time is Japan’s oldest English-language newspaper.

8)HathiTrust Digital Library Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
HathiTrust is a repository of digital content from 50 research libraries, including electronic versions of nearly 8 million books at the time of writing.

9)Scripta Sinica Restricted Resource Some full text available
An full text database for academic research, especially related to Chinese history. Scripta Sinica is the largest Chinese full text database to encompass an enormous breadth of historical material of this scale. More than 580 titles and 423,000,000 characters of materials pertaining to the traditional Chinese classics have been included in the database and have been categorized with meticulous care.
Journal Finder: Search the Journal Finder for all kinds of serial publications - magazines, journals, newspapers, annual reviews, yearbooks, etc

1)Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971 to date) Restricted Resource
Indexes English language articles on all aspects of Asian studies

2)Chinese Insight Restricted Resource Some full text available
A full-text database that provides coverage of a wide range of predominantly Chinese-language journals from both mainland China and Taiwan. It supports information and research needs related to the dynamic Greater China region. Content is indexed in both Chinese and English.

3)Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Collection of 12 English language newspaper from China covering 1832-1953, and representing a wide range of regions and cities including Guangzhou(Canton), Beijing (Peking) and Shanghai.

4)CiNii Articles Unrestricted Resource
A Japanese scholarly journal index. Abstracts are available. Many full-text articles from Daigaku Kiyo are available in pdf as well. The database is managed by the National Institute of Informatics.

5)Historical Abstracts Restricted Resource
Index to thousands of academic journals covering world history (excluding the US and Canada) from 1450 to present, in over 40 languages, with full-text available. Dates to Coverage: 1955 to date

6)JAIRO - Japanese Institutional Repositories Online Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Japanese Institutional Repositories Online is an index of over 1 million journal articles, dissertations, departmental bulletins etc., with links to the full text of more than three-quarters of them.

7)JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text available
Scholarly journal archive for the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

8)Academic Search Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Multidisciplinary – good for nearly all subjects. Scholarly and trade journals, popular magazines, newspapers, conference proceedings, book reviews and more.
9)National Social Sciences Database Unrestricted Resource
Provides current access to the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) core journals. Users need to register (free) to see the full text articles.

10)The NDL Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Unrestricted Resource
A bibliographic database that provides detailed bibliographic information on many journals published in Japan and received by the National Diet Library from 1948 to present. The scope of coverage depends on each journal.
Oberlin College Digital Collections - East Asian Studies

a) Mary A. Ainsworth Collection of Japanese Artists
Mary A. Ainsworth, an Oberlin alumna of 1889, bequeathed her Japanese Artist Book collection to Oberlin College in 1950. The works are mostly from late Edo (1603-1867) to 1912.

b) Shansi: Oberlin and Asia
Digital collection related to the activity of Oberlinians in Asia from the 1880s & the 1950s.

c) Book History Artifacts
Artifacts related to make the books, papers and book culture, including East Asian book culture. 
East Asian Librarian
Contact the East Asian Studies librarian if you have any question.

Runxiao Zhu
East Asian Studies Librarian
Room 115, Mudd Library
Tel: 440-775-5116
Email: runxiao.zhu@oberlin.edu
Libraries use China’s pinyin system but have significant variations. Please refer to the Library of Congress New Chinese Romanization Guideline 2011 for a quick reference. The guideline also provides reference to Wade-Giles and Pinyin conversion.
For Japanese Romanization system (2012).
For Korean Romanization system (2009).
For Tibetan Romanization system (2015).

DOES NOT support the search CJK language material using Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters. 
1. Resources for East Asian Language and Thought by Charles Muller (Professor from University of Tokyo)
It provides some valuable resources related to Muller's own research in Chinese thoughts, and translation of some East Asian religious texts. 

2. News Clippings before 1949 (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
Collection of newspaper clippings, historical documents from 1930-1949, total of 139,558 titles, 165,804 pages of material. It also provides valuable information on Sino-Japanese war news media.

3. Old Hong Kong Newspaper (Hong Kong Public Libraries) 
A selective digital collection of major old Hong Kong Newspapers published from early Hong Kong (1850s) to nowadays, aiming at preserving historical news reporting of Hong Kong for reference and research.

4. Works in East Asian Languages and Societies (provided by Western Washington University, Cedar Publication)
Academic papers, books for open access in the EAS studies by Cedar Publication.

5. Chinoiresie – mismatched shards of China (Australian Center on China in the World)
The site provides China-related essays by various scholars. It is also a home to “Made in China: A Quarterly on Chinese Labour, Civil Society, and Rights” and Tianxia Podcast Series.
(Podcast Series)

6. The China History Podcast by Laszlo Montgomery
Great resources to study Chinese history through podcast
= Highlighted one to recommend: “The Mongol Yuan Dynasty part 1 and 2”
7. Ming History: An Introduction Guide to Research
The research guide is free download in pdf, provided by Society of Ming Studies.
8. Kanseki Repository – Collection of premodern Chinese texts
9. China Online Museum
100 Chinese painters from the 4th century to modern.

10. Digital Silk Road – Digital Archives of Cultural Heritage – by National Institute of Informatics
The site includes Digital archive of Toyo Bunko Rare books, Silk Road Maps, Stein Place name Database, Old Beijing Maps, Database of Ruins in Silk Road
11. Buddhist Texts and Commentaries Online
CBETA Chinese Tripitaka – Dazangjing

Japanese Taiso Tripitaka – Da zheng zang

Master Shengyan Dharma Drum Collection
Dictionary and Encyclopedia Online (Japanese, Chinese)

Japanese Buddhist Dictionary A to Z

Online English Japanese Dictionary 
MDBG English to Chinese Dictionary

Online boost tools for studying Chinese Grammar

Selected Encyclopedia and Dictionaries in Japanese, Chinese and English (Last updated Aug 2016)
A blog provides substantial information on different subjects, including Japanese maps, dictionary, regional names, Kanji dictionary etc.
For English
For Chinese
For Japanese
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