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Asian Country Research @ Pitt: Getting Started

This guide features selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Asia and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.

About this guide ...

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.


Help pages on this guide provide information about:

Asian Studies at the University Pittsburgh

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. 

Asian Country Research

A larger version of the map is available by clicking on the image                                                                           

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.

Individual country pages can be accessed from the Resources by Country page or from any of the Regions of Asia pages. 

Japan, Korea, and China are a focus in Asian Studies programs from the Asian Studies Center at University of Pittsburgh.

Liaison Librarian and Reference / Instruction

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Christopher Lemery
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Credit for Country Pages

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.

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