This guide provides scholarly, statistics, and popular resources for Asian Studies country research. It focuses on material in the English language. Key International and national organizations are identified. These sources are not all inclusive and should be treated as starting points for your research.
The tabs at the top of the page will connect you to categories of resources and information.
Interdiscplinary certificate and degree programs focusing on East Asian studies are offered through the Asian Studies Center at the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Visit the Asian Studies Center to learn about its programs, research, and community outreach.
This map is originally from the United States Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook
Asia is the largest and most populated continent, occupying four-fifths of the Euroasian landmass. Characterized by climatic extremes, the continent holds the highest and lowest points on Earth. The growth of nation states in the twentieth century, absorption of small ethnic minorities and unprecedented migration from rural to urban areas are events that have occured in Asia's recent history.
This research guide was created by Lois Kepes with the assistance of Dawnlyn Diehl, MLIS Graduate Intern at Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh (2012 through 2014. Dawnlyn also researched and developed the country pages.