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Asian Studies: Primary Sources

Last Updated: May 6, 2024 1:17 PM

Primary Sources

Text Initiatives and Collections

Chinese Text Initiative (University of Virginia)

Japanese Text Initiative (University of Virginia)


Selected Guides

Many of the resources listed are not held by the University Libraries -- nonetheless, these guides -- prepared at other institutions for their researchers -- will be useful to you.


Streaming Audio and Video and More

Streaming audio and videos are now part of the UB Libraries collections. One of the easiest ways to find a title is to use a keyword search in the Catalog. Enter a keyword with the words “streaming video” or "streaming audio". For example: nutrition “streaming video”

Ordering Swank Digital Campus Streaming Feature Films

Digital Campus, provided by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.® was created for professors and administrators to enhance curriculum by providing students with access to course-related films. Through Digital Campus, students can conveniently view assigned films - freeing up valuable class time and eliminating the time constraints of sharing copies.

Chinese Documentary Films

Chinese Documentary Films

A large collection of Chinese documentary films is available in the UB Libraries’ Multimedia Center located on the 2nd floor of Silverman Library in Capen Hall. The documentaries, produced by contemporary Chinese filmmakers, present diverse perspectives on daily life in China and offer insight into the tumultuous social and cultural changes that have occurred in China during recent years. Many of the films feature English subtitles, and almost all were produced in the last decade.