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Asian History



This is a brief guide to the material available to Boston College faculty and students on subjects in Asian in history (understood including central, south, east, and south-east Asia).

Primary Source Collections

This page provides access to multiple collections of material--in documents, paintings, photographs, and more--from the Republican Era (1912-1949) in China. For suggestions on scholarship and background material, check out the Reference Page for Chinese History or jump straight into the Oxford Research Encyclopedia for Asian History (BC Login required).

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    Broad Digital Collections

    Images Collections


    Newspapers and Other Periodicals

    Personal Papers (includes letters, diaries, and more)

    Second World War in Primary Sources

    For additional sources on the the conflict, see BC Libraries' Asia-Pacific War research guide.