Oleg Benesch (ベネシュ・オレグ)

Links and Resources

General links:

University of York Department of History Asia Research Cluster

Dissertation Reviews – “overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations in a wide variety of disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences”

American Historical Association

British Association for Japanese Studies

British Association for Chinese Studies

Association for Asian Studies

Social History Society

White Rose East Asia Centre

North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) – useful information about research access in Japanese museums, libraries, and archives


Resources for teaching and research on East Asian history:

Visualizing Cultures at MIT – an outstanding collection of images, articles, and teaching resources dealing with East Asian history

Internet Archive Book Images on Flickr – Over 2.6 million searchable images taken from books in the public domain

East Asian History Sourcebook at Fordham University – Hundreds of images and translated source documents on East Asian history [some broken links]

ReEnvisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in 20th Century Visual and Material Culture – Large collection of visual and written materials and the University of Rochester

Asia for Educators at Columbia University – Hundreds of translated source documents relating to the history of East and Southeast Asia

Visualising China at Bristol University – a “project to allow users to explore and enhance more than 8000 digitised images of photographs of China taken between 1850 and 1950″

East Asia Image Collection at Lafayette College – “an open-access archive of digitized photographs, negatives, postcards, and slides of Imperial Japan (1868-1945), its Asian empire (1895-1945) and occupied Japan-52).” The East Asia Image Collection Blog has many interesting articles based on the collection.

an open-access archive of digitized photographs, negatives, postcards, and slides of imperial Japan (1868-1945), its Asian empire (1895-1945) and occupied Japan (1947-52) – See more at: http://digital.lafayette.edu/collections/eastasia#sthash.UyBPZ4V8.dpuf
an open-access archive of digitized photographs, negatives, postcards, and slides of imperial Japan (1868-1945), its Asian empire (1895-1945) and occupied Japan (1947-52) – See more at: http://digital.lafayette.edu/collections/eastasia#sthash.UyBPZ4V8.dpuf
an open-access archive of digitized photographs, negatives, postcards, and slides of imperial Japan (1868-1945), its Asian empire (1895-1945) and occupied Japan (1947-52) – See more at: http://digital.lafayette.edu/collections/eastasia#sthash.UyBPZ4V8.dpuf

The Internet Archive – a digital archive providing free access to millions of books, images, media files, and other resources

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records at the National Archives of Japan – “a digital database testifying to Japan’s historical relations in Asia as well as elsewhere. This site provides access to official documents of the Japanese Cabinet, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the Army and Navy.”

The National Security Archive at George Washington University – U.S.-Japan Relations Declassified, documents relating to history of U.S. Japan ties between 1977 and 1992.

Nagasaki Foreign Settlement Research Group – A collection of information about the NFS 1859-1941, including photos and bibliographies

History of Euro-Japanese Cultural Relations – source texts and information of European texts about Japan from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.

Bibliography of Japanese History up to 1912 – Peter Kornicki’s extensive bibliography at Cambridge University

Old Photos of Japan – A collection of photos from Meiji, Taisho, and Showa eras

Japanese Old Photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period – A collection of old photographs based at Nagasaki University Library

National Diet Library Digital Collections

Bibliographie zur historischen Japanforschung – (in German) a bibliography of German-language works on Japanese history, managed by Maik Hendrik Sprotte and Jan Schmidt

Japanese and Chinese Classics at Waseda University – online access to bibliographic information, images, and other materials relating to Waseda University Library’s collection of Japanese and Chinese classics

Database lists at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies

Digital Public Library of America – brings together publicly available materials from libraries, archive, and museums throughout the U.S.

The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95: As Seen in Prints and Archives- a collaboration between the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records and the British Library


Open-access journals on East Asian history and philosophy:

The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Contemporary Japan – published by the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo

Early Modern Japan: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident – 3-year moving paywall

Japanese Journal of Religious Studies

Japan Review (International Research Center for Japanese Studies)

Sino-Japanese Studies

Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies

East Asian History

China Heritage Quarterly

Korean Histories


Research resources in Japanese:

Meiroku zasshi online – full PDF and JPG access to the influential Meiji journal Meiroku zasshi

Jiji shinpo 1882-98 – complete issues of the newspaper during Fukuzawa Yukichi’s active period

Takushoku University Colonial Archives – materials on Manchuria, Taiwan, Mongolia, Karafuto, Korea, and the Pacific island colonies

JETRO list of databases on Japan in Modern Asia

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records at the National Archives of Japan

National Diet Library Digital Collections

Japanese and Chinese Classics at Waseda University – online access to bibliographic information, images, and other materials relating to Waseda University Library’s collection of Japanese and Chinese classics

Digitized collection of Meiji and Taisho juvenile fiction at the University of Pennsylvania


Research resources in Chinese:

Taiwan History Digital Library

Digital Archives Project of National Taiwan University

National Repository of Cultural Heritage (Taiwan)

Academica Historica Digital Archives Search System

Guomindang Party Records Archives

Taiwan Colonial Court Archives

Taiwan Colonial Empirical Statistics

Digital Repository of Taiwan Provincial Assembly

National Taiwan University Database of Taiwanese Old Photos

National Taiwan University Institutional Repository