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East Asian Languages & Culture


Aozora: Blue Sky Collection

Japanese public domain texts.

China Vitae

Online biographical database that provides more than 3,000 biographies of Chinese political, military, economic, business, and academic leaders.

Chinese Text Initiative

Maintained by the University of Virginia "...An effort to make texts of Chinese literature available on the World Wide Web."

Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Contains both a word dictionary and a Kanji dictionary in an online database.

Japanese Text Initiative

Maintained by the University of Virginia Electronic Text Center and the University of Pittsburg East Asian Library. "...A collaborative effort to make texts of classical Japanese literature available on the World Wide Web."

Ming-Qing Women's Writings

A joint project supported by McGill University and Harvard-Yenching University Library this database offers researchers and students information on approximately 90 titles of women's writing currently held in the Yenching Library, mainly published during the Ming and Qing dynasties of China, from 1368 to 1923.

MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)

Contains more than 2 million records on books and articles published on modern language, literature, folklore, and linguistics, from 1926 to the present.

nciku (English & Chinese Learning Dictionary)

Chinese-English and English-Chinese online dictionary.

People's Daily Online

With publication started in June 1948 and a current circulation of 3 million, people's daily is among the most influential and authoritative newspapers in China. People's Daily brings you the latest news dispatches of policy information and resolutions of the Chinese Government and major domestic news and international news releases from China