National Level Resources
中国第一历史档案馆 (First Historical Archives of China – Beijing )
(Second Historical Archives -Nanjing)
福建省档案局 （Fujian ProvincialArchive）
甘肃省档案馆 （Gansu Provincial Archive）
广东省档案局 （Guangdong Provincial Archive）
贵州省档案馆 （Guizhou Provincial Archive)
湖南省档案馆 （Hunan ProvincialArchive）http://www.hn-archives.gov.cn/
吉林档案馆 （Jilin Provincial Archive）
辽宁省档案馆 （Liaoning Provincial Archive）
陕西省档案馆 （Shaanxi ProvincialArchive）
Special Administrative Regions
Cultural Revolution: http://www.wg1966.com/
Graphic design: http://chineseposters.net/
Korean National Archives (국가기록원)
Description: Depository of government records.
National Library of Korea (국립중앙도서관)
Description: Korea’s national library with over five million volumes.
National Assembly Library of Korea (국회도서관)
Description: Korea’s national parliamentary library with large holdings and considerable online databases.
Korean Film Archive
Korean Name: 한국영상자료원
Description: An archive dedicated to Korean film with a library of film related books, film scripts, and a large depository of Korean films which can be watched at the archive.
Korea Foundation Cultural Center
Korean Name: 한국국제교류재단 문화센터
Description: Gallery, lecture halls and a lending library with a range of materials related to Korea in both English and Korean.
Yonsei University Library
Korean Name: 연세대학교 중앙도서관
Description: An extensive university library and one of the largest in Korea. Yonsei’s central library has extensive historical and rare materials.
International Library of Children’s Literature
Japanese Name: 国際子ども図書館
Description: See also the museum in Osaka
The National Diet Library
Japanese Name: 国立国会図書館
Description: Japan’s largest library.
The Oya Soichi Library
Japanese Name: 大宅壮一文庫
Description: Large periodical collection.
Japanese Name: 昭和館
Description: Exhibit of daily life in the wartime and Showa period. Archive and Audio/Visual library of the period.
Tokyo Metropolitan Library
Japanese Name: 都立図書館
Description: Large library in Hiroo.
The Toyo Bunko (The Oriental Library)
Japanese Name: 東洋文庫
Description: Largest library and research institute in Japan focused on Asian studies.
University of Tokyo Libraries
Japanese Name: 東京大学
Description: Japan’s leading public university.
Waseda University Libraries
Japanese Name: 早稲田大学
Description: A private university in Tokyo with several libraries and an excellent online search database.
Japanese Name: 遊就館
Description: The museum and video library attached to Yasukuni shrine.
The National Museum of Japanese History
Japanese Name: 国立歴史民族博物館
The Newspaper Library
Japanese Name: 新聞ライブラリー
Description: Hundreds of newspapers, free newspaper database access.
The Yokohama Archives of History
Japanese Name: 横浜開港資料館
Description: Exhibitions on the opening of Japan and lots of related Meiji materials.
Digital Museum on The Comfort Women Issue and the Asian Women’s Fund?
Japanese Name: デジタル記念館「慰安婦問題とアジア女性基金」
Doing Photography and Social Research in the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1948-1951:A Personal and Professional Memoir
by John W. Bennett
Chinese Name: 中央研究院
Description: The government supported research institution.
Libraries, archives, and museums particularly useful for anyone doing research on East Asia.
See the National Archives index page for specific information on East Asia related material in various record groups of the National Archives.
C. V. Starr East Asia Library
Description: The East Asia research library of Columbia University
Description: The East Asia research library of Harvard University
Genealogical Society of Utah
Description: The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah