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Primary Sources: Asia


  • British Voices from South Asia - Transcribed interviews with men and women who were part of the British colonial experience in India.
  • Chinese Pamphlets - Collection of political mass education cartoons, pamphlets, postcards, and magazines from Mainland China and Hong Kong during the years 1947-54. Chinese language; only a few with English translation.
  • Digital South Asia Library
  • East Asia (U of Washington) 
  • East Asian History Sourcebook - Fordham University - Includes documents from China, Japan, & Korea.
  • Harappa Collection - Two collections: the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and the period of the Raj (19th & 20th centuries): archaeological images of the former, and maps, photos, prints, postcards, and newsreels of the latter. See also site for images of the “Mound of the Dead”.
  • Hong Kong and the West Until 1860 - English language accounts of western visitors and settlers to the region. Contains several hundred pages of images and text; searchable by author, title, or keyword.
  • ​​Hong Kong Government ReportsFour government publications covering the period 1842-1941. You can keyword search from this page, or browse by choosing the "Table of Contents" link on the sidebar.

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