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Asian Studies

Asian Studies @ Collins Library

This guide is intended to serve as a starting point for Puget Sound students interested in Asian Studies. It provides general information as well as links to selected print and electronic resources.

  • Getting Started leads you to suggested background sources for an overview of your topic.
  • Primary Sources include examples of orginal, uninterpreted sources relevant to Asian Studies.  
  • Books & Media highlight current books, e-books, Primo, and films.
  • Articles on Asian Studies topics may be found in the highlighted databases. 
  • Asian Languages provides research based on the study and scholarship of languages from the Asian diaspora. 
  • Writing & Citing provide information about style manuals and citation management tools.
  • Get Help With Your Research by scheduling an appointment with a librarian or using our 24/7 chat service

New Titles in Asian Studies

The Koreas

In The Koreas, Theodore Jun Yoo provides a compelling gateway to understanding the divergent developments of contemporary North and South Korea. In contrast to standard histories, Yoo examines the unique qualities of the Korean diaspora experience, challenging the master narratives of national culture, homogeneity, belongingness, and identity.

Forging Leninism in China: Mao and the remaking of the Chinese Communist Party, 1927-1934

Forging Leninism in China is a re-examination of the events of the Chinese revolution and the transformation of the Chinese Communist Party from the years 1927 to 1934. Describing the transformation of the party as 'the forging of Leninism', Joseph Fewsmith offers a clear analysis of the development of the party. Drawing on supporting statements of party leaders and a wealth of historical material, he demonstrates how the Chinese Communist Party reshaped itself to become far more violent, more hierarchical, and more militarized during this time.

Becoming Nisei : Japanese American urban lives in prewar Tacoma

"As a key West Coast destination for Japanese immigration to the U.S., Tacoma's vibrant nihonmachi had a significant population of Issei and Nisei by the 1920s and 1930s. Prior to World War II, the Tacoma Japanese Language School served as a community hub for the Japanese American community in the city.

India Before Modi

Narendra Modi has been a hundred years in the making, and this book provides the backstory. It begins with the creation of Hindu nationalism, moves on to the 1980 formation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and ends with its first national administration, from 1998 to 2004.

Empire of Convicts

Empire of Convicts focuses on male and female Indians incarcerated in Southeast Asia for criminal and political offenses committed in colonial South Asia.

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