Franklin &  Marshall College Library

GOV 341: Asian Politics

I. GENERAL REFERENCE SOURCES

The Far East and Australasia, 2004
Ref. DS 1 .F3 2004
Contains chapters on each country of the region. A brief introductory survey is supplemented by a comprehensive statistical survey. This is a good, quick source for recent statistics on a country. Also, the text of the Constitution, a government directory, the diplomatic corps, the press, and trade organizations are included.

Columbia Chronologies of Asian History and Culture
Ref. DS 33 .C63 2000
A good source for tracing political events. Arranged by country.

Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices annual
Ref. HF 1410 .C69
Compiled by the State Department for Congress.

International Financial Statistics monthly, with an annual yearbook
Ref. HG 61 .I57
Financial data on every country, compiled by the International Monetary Fund

Statesman's Yearbook, 2001.
Ref. Desk JA 51 S7
An annual directory of international organizations and the countries of the world. This volume is kept at the Reference Desk.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices annual
Ref. Balcony JC 571 .U48
Compiled by the State Department for Congress.

World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties, 3rd Edition 3 vols.
Ref. Balcony JF 2011 .W67 1999
Contains detailed profiles for each country of the world.

II. SELECTED SOURCES ON CHINA

Encyclopedia of China
Ref. DS 705 .P47 1999
A good, recent one-volume overview of Chinese history, politics, and culture.

China: A Country Study
Ref. DS 706 .C489 1988
Part of the "Area Handbook Series" produced by the Library of Congress.

New Cambridge Handbook of Contemporary China
Ref. DS 706 .M24 2001

Dictionary of the Politics of the Peoplešs Republic of China
Ref. DS 777.75 .D53 1998

China Documents Annual (1989 - )
Ref. DS 779.15 .C478
A collection of speeches, official statements and reports on political, military, social and economic issues.

China Facts & Figures Annual - Handbook (1990 - )
Ref. DS 779.15 .C48
Contains the full text of a variety of statistical reports.

Modern China: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Nationalism
Ref. Balcony JC 311 .M54 1997

III. ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

Lexis-Nexis
Connections to full-text newspaper articles (including the New York Times), business information, and legal resources. Asian news sources are included in "World News."

Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes and abstracts over 400 English-language periodicals in all areas of the social sciences, including politics and economics. Full-text of some articles are included.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
Access to books, journal articles, and working papers, from 1991 to the present

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin)
Comprehensive subject index to periodical articles, books, government publications, and reports relating to economic and social conditions, public administration and global relations. Coverage is from 1972 to the present; updated monthly.

Yahoo Government Links
Follow the menus and search for information about countries, regions, and organizations.

U.S. Department of State
Includes press releases, embassy contacts, and Background Notes on other countries.

Last updated: 10/13/04 ag, contact Tom Karel for assistance