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Course & Subject Guides

Asian Country Research @ Pitt

This guide features selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Asia and its countries.

Central Asia

Political conquests in this region-- the establishment of Turkish empires in the 6th and 7th centuries BC, the invasion of Genghis Khan, and eventual incorporation into Russia in the 18th century--have resulted in Central Asia's multi-ethnic culture. In 1991, the region's five Soviet socialist Republics were returned their independence. 

Suggested Books


Regional Organizations

Maps and Atlases