Asian Studies

Xian (Shien) Wu

Asian Studies Bibliographer
100 Library
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1048
Phone: 517-884-0837


Responsible for China, Japan, Korea, India, and other Asian related resources in all formats

Popular MSU subscribed databases:

China Academic Journals

More than 3000 journals from 1915 to present with full-text in Chinese. Some have titles and abstracts in English.

China Data Online

Having China national to city level statistics, statistical yearbooks with simple dictionary of definitions

China: Culture and Society

The core of China: Culture and Society is the pamphlets held in the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia housed in the Carl A. Kroch Library of Cornell University. Mostly in English and published between c. 1750 and 1929, and amounting to around 1,200 items in 220 bound volumes, these rare pamphlets form part of one of the deepest and most extensive collections of literature on China and the Chinese in the Western world and constitute a rich resource for scholars and teachers in numerous disciplines. The pamphlets have all been digitised in colour and are full-text searchable. Many are illustrated and feature lavish cover art.

Japan Knowledge Plus

Database of over 2 million items of Japanese history, literature and reference books

Zasshi kiji sakuin shūsei dētabēsu - Index to Japanese magazines and periodicals

Index to periodical articles published in Japanese, including those in former Japanese colonies, and including local periodicals not present in many other indexes. Coverage is from 1868 onwards


Indiastat database is a cluster of 51 sites providing socio-economic statistical data about India and its states on more than 35 variables

KRpia (Korean)

It is a database of dictionaries and book database, with most of the books in full-text format.

DBpia (Korean)

Full-text journal database with 1,568 scholarly Korean journals in 12 different fields, such as literature, business, medicine, law, arts, engineering, natural science, and education.


This is a statistics portal providing data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, consumer goods, and many more.

Asian Database PPT Slide

List of MSU subscribed Asian databases. The slide was created and used for Thursday, March 1 2012 Reference Librarians' Meeting


National Social Science Database

Taiwan National Social Science Database with Free-access Journals

Chinese Recorder

Missionary records from China 1867-1941


Xian Wu AAS Panel Contexualizing John Sung AAS Seattle April 2, 2016

Xian Wu panel presentation


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To Liam for Class Monday Nov 2_2020

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