Two-point equidistant projection of Asia.

Library Research Puzzle Guide for East Asian Studies 210 / History 2628 / Religion 3015: Asia in the Making of the Modern World, a Graduate Seminar in General Education

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This guide is designed to assist students enrolled in this course in devising a new undergraduate GenEd course, using a multitude of library research resources in various formats.

Map of Asia, 1892

 

Art, Architecture, Music, and Performing Arts

Art Full Text (Wilson): an index of articles from art and architecture periodicals published throughout the world with full-text for some, and indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.
Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984): cumulates citations from the printed version of the Art Index, volumes 1-32 (1929-1984).
Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Science) (1975-): a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities indexing 1,100 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals.
ARTstor: includes approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals: journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban planning.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS): holds more than 545,000 records on all subjects related to East, Southeast, and South Asia from 1971 to the present (primary disciplines covered are in the humanities and social sciences).
CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online): digital images and detailed descriptions for over 115,000 works of art from major museums in the United States and Canada.
Index to Printed Music: Collections and Series: contains approximately 135,000 records searchable by multiple musical access points.
International Index to Music Periodicals: draws content from 400 international music periodicals from over 30 countries, and indexes feature music articles and obituaries appearing in The NY Times and The Washington Post.
International Index to the Performing Arts: a multidisciplinary electronic index to the performing arts periodical literature with abstracts to current articles.
JSTOR: search the full text of hundreds of journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Music Index Online: citations to articles, book and record reviews, first performances, and obituaries from over 690 international music periodicals covering a wide range of historical, musicological, and ethnomusicological topics.
Naxos Music Library: provides online streaming audio access to the entire Naxos, Marco Polo, and Dacapo catalogs of over 85,000 tracks, including classical music, jazz, world, folk, and Chinese music.
Oxford Art Online: a comprehensive art reference work covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the 1990s.
Oxford Music Online: an integrated music resource that includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCOhost Interface)
: an international bibliography of scholarly writings on music and related disciplines in 202 languages.
RISM: International Inventory of Musical Sources after 1600: a worldwide effort to identify and describe the world's musical sources, including manuscripts, printed music, writings about music in libraries, archives, monasteries and private collections.
Smithsonian Global Sound: an international collection of all types of recorded sound.
Visual Anthropology Review: presents research on visual studies, broadly conceived. Within its scope, the journal encompasses both the study of visual aspects of human behavior and the use of visual media in anthropological research, representation and teaching. Visual Anthropology Review is an essential publication for scholars of visual and cultural anthropology as well as students and professionals in fine arts, performing arts, design and communication.

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Commerce and Trade

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS): holds more than 545,000 records on all subjects related to East, Southeast, and South Asia from 1971 to the present (primary disciplines covered are in the humanities and social sciences).
British Periodicals
: offers facsimile page images and searchable full text for nearly 500 British periodicals published from the 17th - early 20th centuries.
China, trade, politics & culture, 1793-1980 [electronic resource] : sources from the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Library, London: this project provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West from Macartney’s first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74.
EconLit (CSA): a bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature; includes coverage of over 600 journals as well as articles in collective volumes.
Empire On-Line: provides access to images of original documents and printed materials relating to the British Empire in Africa, Australasia, the Americas, Oceania, and South Asia.
India, Raj and Empire: drawing upon the manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland, this searchable online resource provides access to digital facsimiles of diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents containing histories and literary works. The collection documents the relationship between Britain and India in an empire where the Scots played a central role as traders, generals, missionaries, viceroys, governor-generals and East India Company officials. The dates of the documents range from 1710 to 1937.
Making of the Modern World, 1450-1800 digital facsimile images on every page of 61,000 works of literature on economic and business published from 1450 through 1850. Full-text searching on more than 12 million pages of material on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport.
Oxford Reference Online: Economics and Business: dictionaries and encyclopedias on business and economics published by Oxford University Press.
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007: a portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world.
Vegetable substances: materials of manufactures, London: C. Knight, 1833 (Printed by W. Clowes).  Full text available through this link to Google Books.

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Cultures

Anthropological Index: based on the holdings of the Anthropology Library at the The British Museum which receives periodicals in all branches of anthropology, from academic institutions and publishers around the world.
Anthropological Literature (RLG): indexes articles on archaeology, biological and physical anthropology, cultural and social anthropology and linguistics, and related fields.
Anthropology Plus (RLG): bibliographic materials from the late 1800s to today in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology; ethnology, archaeology, folklore, and material culture.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS): holds more than 545,000 records on all subjects related to East, Southeast, and South Asia from 1971 to the present (primary disciplines covered are in the humanities and social sciences).
China, trade, politics & culture, 1793-1980 [electronic resource] : sources from the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Library, London: this project provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West from Macartney’s first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74.
EHRAF Archaeology (Human Relations Area File): the full text of books, periodical articles, manuscripts, site reports, and dissertations and theses on archaeological traditions.
EHRAF World Cultures : the full text of books, periodical articles, manuscripts, and dissertations and theses on selected cultures of the world.
Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology
, editors: David Levinson, Melvin Ember. 1st ed. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1996.
Encyclopedia of the peoples of the world, edited by Amiram Gonen. 1st American ed. New York: H. Holt, 1993.
Encyclopedia of world cultures, David Levinson, editor in chief. Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1991-1996. 
ERIC (EBSCOhost) (1966-): indexes articles from over 800 education journals as well as 13,000 documents (conference papers, research reports, state, federal, and local education documents, selected books, etc.).
Ethnic NewsWatch: an interdisciplinary and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. You'll find historical subjects (like piracy) covered here, too.
India, Raj and Empire: drawing upon the manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland, this searchable online resource provides access to digital facsimiles of diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents containing histories and literary works. The collection documents the relationship between Britain and India in an empire where the Scots played a central role as traders, generals, missionaries, viceroys, governor-generals and East India Company officials. The dates of the documents range from 1710 to 1937.
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (IESBS)
: presents "state of the art" materials of the social and behavioral sciences.
JSTOR: search the full text of hundreds of journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007: a portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world.
Sociological Abstracts (1963-): includes citations and abstracts from over 1800 journals, relevant dissertations, selected books and book chapters, and association papers, as well as citations for book reviews and other media.
Vegetable substances: materials of manufactures, London: C. Knight, 1833 (Printed by W. Clowes).  Full text available through this link to Google Books.
Visual Anthropology Review: presents research on visual studies, broadly conceived. Within its scope, the journal encompasses both the study of visual aspects of human behavior and the use of visual media in anthropological research, representation and teaching. Visual Anthropology Review is an essential publication for scholars of visual and cultural anthropology as well as students and professionals in fine arts, performing arts, design and communication.

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History

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS): holds more than 545,000 records on all subjects related to East, Southeast, and South Asia from 1971 to the present (primary disciplines covered are in the humanities and social sciences).
Chinese Maritime Customs Project at the University of Bristol: building on earlier collaborations with historians at Cambridge University and the Second Historical Archives of China, this 2003-07 AHRC-funded project was designed to further understandings of the modern Chinese state, British imperial history, and the history of modern globalization in China, by focusing on the role the Chinese Maritime Customs Service and its staff played in these historical processes.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
: provides access to digital images of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century, with full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages.
Empire On-Line: provides access to images of original documents and printed materials relating to the British Empire in Africa, Australasia, the Americas, Oceania, and South Asia.
Historical Abstracts: a reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life).
Historical Newspapers Online: three major historical resources: Palmer's Index to the Times (from 1790 to 1905 in The Times); The Official Index to the Times (taking coverage forward from 1906 to 1980); and The Historical Index to the New York Times which covers The New York Times from 1851 to September 1922.
The History of Japan, by Engelbert Kaempfer, London, 1727, translated and edited by J.G. Scheuchzer, from an Internet Edition by Wolfgang Michel, Kyushu University, Fukuoka-City, Japan. © Nov. 1997. A Dutch doctor’s accounts of Japan, including information about acupuncture and other ways of curing (be sure to check the Appendix at main screen bottom).
India, Raj and Empire: drawing upon the manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland, this searchable online resource provides access to digital facsimiles of diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents containing histories and literary works. The collection documents the relationship between Britain and India in an empire where the Scots played a central role as traders, generals, missionaries, viceroys, governor-generals and East India Company officials. The dates of the documents range from 1710 to 1937.
JSTOR
: search the full text of hundreds of journals in the humanities and social sciences.
New Pauly Online: covers the ancient world from the prehistory of the Aegean to Late Antiquity.
Nineteenth Century Masterfile: provides access to a growing number of periodical, newspaper, patent and government document indexes from the US and UK.
Oxford Reference Online: History: dictionaries, companions, and encyclopaedias on history published by Oxford University Press.
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007: a portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world.

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Languages & Literatures

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS): holds more than 545,000 records on all subjects related to East, Southeast, and South Asia from 1971 to the present (primary disciplines covered are in the humanities and social sciences).
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Online: an index to poems in anthologies, together with 13,000 poems in full text.
India, Raj and Empire: drawing upon the manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland, this searchable online resource provides access to digital facsimiles of diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents containing histories and literary works. The collection documents the relationship between Britain and India in an empire where the Scots played a central role as traders, generals, missionaries, viceroys, governor-generals and East India Company officials. The dates of the documents range from 1710 to 1937.
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism: an alphabetically arranged survey of literary criticism and theory, with entries for individuals, critical topics, movements, theories, and contributions of specific countries and periods.
Linguistic Bibliography Online: provides bibliographical references to scholarly publications on all branches of linguistics and all the languages of the world, irrespective of language or place of publication.
Linguistics Abstracts Online (1981-): provides abstracts from more than 400 leading linguistics journals in a variety of linguistics fields covering articles written from 1985 to the present.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA): indexes and provides abstracts for journal articles from over 1200 journals annually in all areas of language and linguistics.
MLA International Bibliography / Modern Language Association (1926-) (EBSCOhost): bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore, and includes coverage from 1963 to the present.

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Maps

Asia. Map created by the United States. Central Intelligence Agency. 
[Washington, D.C.: Central Intelligence Agency, 2002]  Digital map, may take some time to load.

Asia Maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
Digital maps.

Carte générale de L’Empire de Russie / gravé par P.F. Tardieu ; [L. Aubert scripsit]. 
Published :  [Paris : Froullé, between 1788 and 1822]  Digital map.

China in European maps: a library special collection / compiled and edited by Min-min Chang = Di tu Zhongguo : tu shu guan te cang / bian ji zhe Zhou Minmin.   地圖中國 : 圖書館特藏 / 編輯者周敏民.  Hong Kong: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library, c2003. 
Map Coll (Pusey) G2305 .C52 2003 f 

Da Qing yi tong yu tu. 大清一統輿圖.  One of the earliest maps of the continent of Asia.
Beijing: Quan guo tu shu guan wen xian suo wei fu zhi zhong xin, 2003. 
北京 : 全國圖書館文獻縮微復制中心, 2003.  Original 104 copper plates were engraved in 1760 under French missionary Michel Benoist. Beiping Gu Gong Bo Wu Yuan reprinted in 1932. Covers from Arctic Ocean in the north to the Indian Ocean in the south ; from Baltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and Red Sea in the west to the Korea and East China Sea in the East. 
Shows the territory, administrative divisions, topographic features of Qing Empire. Also shows the continent of Asia. Relief shown pictorially. Reprint of the copper plates engraved in 1760.
Harvard-Yenching (C) G2305 .D325 2003x 

Exactissima Asiae delineatio / in praecipuas regiones caeterasq[ue] partes divisa et denuo in lucem edita per T. Danckerts.  Amstelodami: [Apud Cornelium Danckerts, ca. 1697]  Digital map.

Historical Maps of Asia from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. Digital maps.

Mapping the Silk Road and beyond: 2,000 years of exploring the East / Kenneth Nebenzahl.
London; New York: Phaidon, 2004. 
Fine Arts FAL-LC G2201.S1 N4 2004  
Map Coll (Pusey) MAP-LC GA1081 .N43 2004  
Widener WID-LC GA1081 .N43 2004x 

The Palgrave concise historical atlas of central Asia/ Rafis Abazov.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. 
Widener WID-LC G2202.21.S1 A2 2008 

Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae descriptio / auctore Antonio Ienkensono Anglo, edita Londini 1562, dedicata illustriss: D. Henrico Sÿdneo Wallie pr[a]esidi. [Antverpiae, Coppenium Diesth, 1562, i.e.1570]  Digital map

Spatiosissimum imperium Russiæ Magnæ, iuxta recentissimas observationes, mappa geographica accuratissime delineatum / opera et sumptibus Matthæi Seutteri, Cael. et Reg. Cathol. Majest. geographi et chalcogr. Augustæ Vindel.: M. Seutter, [between 1740 and 1744]  Digital map

Visual Information Access Catalog (VIA): do this search in VIA: asia in (Anywhere) and maps in (Anywhere) and Limit search to records that have digital images

Do similar searches by individual country name or names, for example: japan in (Anywhere) and maps in (anywhere) and Limit search to records that have digital images

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Philosophy and Religion

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (1881-): indexes journal articles, essays, and book reviews in the field of religion. Citations cover all religions and all theological points of view.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS): holds more than 545,000 records on all subjects related to East, Southeast, and South Asia from 1971 to the present (primary disciplines covered are in the humanities and social sciences).
Divinity School Library Home Page
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society (Hartford Seminary): "attempts to bring together in a single-volume compendium a state-of-the-art summary of the insights gained by the principal social sciences of religion: anthropology, psychology, and sociology."
Index Islamicus: a bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, from 1906 to the present. Earlier years from 1665 to 1905 are available in print.
Oxford Reference Online: Religion and Philosophy: titles include: A Dictionary of the Bible, The Oxford Companion to the Bible, The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions.
Philosopher’s Index: the major indexing source for scholarly research in philosophy, with bibliographic information for journal articles and major articles from anthologies and books published since 1940.
Religious Statistics: Reference Books and Other Resources: a guide created by Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: a "dynamic reference work" written and maintained by the entire philosophy profession.

 
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Science, Medicine, and the History of Science

Alt-Health Watch: a full text database of periodicals, peer-reviewed journals, academic and professional publications, magazines, consumer newsletters and newspapers, research reports, and association newsletters focused on complementary, alternative and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
BioMed Central: a gateway to more than 100 journals on many topics in biology and medicine.
BIOSIS Previews: the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research.
Botanical Databases
: compiled by the Harvard University Herbaria.
British Periodicals: offers facsimile page images and searchable full text for nearly 500 British periodicals published from the 17th - early 20th centuries.
Classical Chinese Medicine -- Translations : Selections and articles from a range of Chinese medical texts.
Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics: this digitized collection includes historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University libraries and archives, and provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide. It is organized around significant "episodes" of contagious disease. Texts in many of the collection's 23 languages are fully searchable, and materials are supplemented by explanatory pages introducing concepts related to diseases and epidemics, historical approaches to medicine, and notable men and women. The collection includes material from 1493 to 1922.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences: a database of full-text articles in the biological sciences.
The Handbook of Multisensory Processes, edited by Gemma A. Calvert, Charles Spence, Barry E. Stein.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, c2004. 
Cabot Science OVERSIZE QP431 .H286 2004
Harrison's Online: an extended and regularly updated version of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine , one of the leading medical textbooks.
The History of Japan, by Engelbert Kaempfer, London, 1727, translated and edited by J.G. Scheuchzer, from an Internet Edition by Wolfgang Michel, Kyushu University, Fukuoka-City, Japan. © Nov. 1997. A Dutch doctor’s accounts of Japan, including information about acupuncture and other ways of curing (be sure to check the Appendix at main screen bottom).
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine: includes books, book chapters, and journal articles.
An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica, by Jing-Nuan Wu. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2005. 
Countway Medicine Ref.7 QV 717 W959i 2005
Harvard-Yenching Ref (W) RS180.C5 W785 2001    
MEDLINE: indexes the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care.
The pictorial encyclopedia of plants and flowers [by] F. A. Novak. Edited by J. G. Barton. London, P. Hamlyn; New York, Crown Publishers [1966]
PsycINFO: indexes and provides abstracts for the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines (psychiatry, education, linguistics, neurosciences, etc.)
PubMed with Full Text: access to MEDLINE and PreMEDLINE (preliminary citations and abstracts before they appear in Medline).
Van Nostrand’s scientific encyclopedia; aeronautics, astronomy, botany, chemistry, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, mineralogy, navigation, physics, zoology. New York, D. Van Nostrand company, inc. [c1938] 
Vegetable substances: materials of manufactures, London: C. Knight, 1833 (Printed by W. Clowes).  Full text available through this link to Google Books.
Web of Science: a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the sciences, social sciences and arts. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.

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Transdisciplinary Resources

Academic Search Premier: a multi-disciplinary database with citations & abstracts from 4,700+ scholarly journals with full text for more.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS): holds more than 545,000 records on all subjects related to East, Southeast, and South Asia from 1971 to the present (primary disciplines covered are in the humanities and social sciences).
Chicago Manual of Style
: searchable online version of the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition.
Citation Indexes / Web of Science: a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the sciences, social sciences and arts. You can search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.
Citation Linker (Find It @ Harvard)
: type in parts of a journal citation and find out if you have access to the full text at Harvard.
Columbia Gazetteer of the World: provides descriptions of more than 165,000 places in the world.
Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest): indexes dissertations and masters' theses from most North American graduate schools as well as some European universities from 1861 to the present. Provides full text for most indexed dissertations from 1990-present.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online: authoritative references, articles not in the print, and links to other web sites selected by Britannica editors.
Europa World: The Europa World Year Book Online: information on over 250 countries & territories & profiles of 1650+ international organizations.
Google Scholar: contains many research quality full-text journals; using this proxied Harvard link into Google Scholar lets you get that full-text for free (rather than having to pay for it going the regular Google Scholar route).
Harvard Libraries Web Portal: the online gateway to the library resources of Harvard University.
Library of Congress Online Catalog: what it says.
LibX: a Firefox toolbar extension that allows you to search quickly the HOLLIS Catalog, E-Journal List, E- Resource List, Citation Linker, Google Scholar, and links to other search tools and library resources. This works only with Firefox 1.5 or higher.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost): full text of 2,000 journals in a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, and multi-cultural issues.
Oxford English Dictionary
: an historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day.
Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection: contains dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.
Transliteration Tables for non-Roman Scripts: the definitive transliteration guide for anyone who transliterates words, names, titles, or text from a non-Roman script into the Roman script.
Van Nostrand’s scientific encyclopedia; aeronautics, astronomy, botany, chemistry, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, mineralogy, navigation, physics, zoology. New York, D. Van Nostrand company, inc. [c1938]
Webster's Unabridged (Lion): a radical and controversial departure from its predecessors, Webster's Unabridged Dictionary is one of America's premier lexicographical works, containing over 450,000 vocabulary entries.
WorldCat (FirstSearch): a union catalog of books, periodicals, scores, films, etc. cataloged by over 41,000 OCLC libraries in the US and 82 other nations.

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Image and Sound Resources

Note Well: materials from these collections can often be used for educational purposes as long as the source is cited. Some of them contain public domain works, others contain licensed works for which use outside of a course (open freely on the Web, for example) requires further authorization from the copyright holder. Check within each source for further information on specific items.

AP Multimedia Archive (AccuNet): a searchable database of over 700,000 Associated Press photographs, charts and other graphics from the 1840s to the present.
ARTstor: includes approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology.
Biomedical Image Library: a publicly accessible repository and retrieval system for original digital micrographs that have been produced in support of basic biological research.
blinkx: a video search engine.
Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927: over 4,500 botanical and cultural images of Eastern Asia by John George Jack (1861–1949), Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918), William Purdom (1880–1921), Joseph Hers (1884–1965), and Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) from the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library.
CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online): digital images and detailed descriptions for over 115,000 works of art from major museums in the United States and Canada.
Chinese Maritime Customs Project at the University of Bristol: building on earlier collaborations with historians at Cambridge University and the Second Historical Archives of China, this 2003-07 AHRC-funded project was designed to further understandings of the modern Chinese state, British imperial history, and the history of modern globalization in China, by focusing on the role the Chinese Maritime Customs Service and its staff played in these historical processes.
Chinese Rubbings Collection: includes 1,945 rubbings from the Fine Arts Library's collections. The rubbings were made from ancient stone stelae, tomb tablets, Buddhist and Daoist scriptures on stelae and rocks in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Directory to Photographs at Harvard: an online guide to the photograph collections held in libraries, archives, museums, and teaching hospitals throughout the oldest university in the United States.
Finding Images of East Asia at Harvard and Beyond: a research guide from the College Library.
Hedda Morrison Photographs of China
: more than 5,000 photographs from the Harvard-Yenching Library (Harvard College Library) taken by Hedda Hammer Morrison (1908-1991) during her residence in Beijing from 1933 to 1946. Her photographs document lifestyles, trades, handicrafts, landscapes, religious practices, and architectual structures that in many cases have all but disappeared from modern China.
Images from the History of Medicine: provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine, as well as over 200 images about East Asia.
Internet Archive: a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Magnatune: varieties of music are offered free here.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost): full text of 2,000 journals in a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, and multi-cultural issues.
Open Source Audio: from the Internet Archive.
Oxford Art Online: a comprehensive art reference work covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the 1990s.
PartnersInRhyme: music and sound effects.
Photographica: a research guide for photography at Harvard.
Prints and Photographs Online Catalog from the Library of Congress: offers about 600 Japanese prints and 300 Chinese photos. A good site for browsing images.
Public-Domain-Photos.com: 5,000+ photos.
Shambles: sound effects and music.
South Central China and Tibet: Hotspot of Diversity: images and text of thousands of photographs and manuscripts from Harvard's historical and contemporary ethnographic and natural history collections related to South Central China and Tibet. The collections include plant and bird specimens, as well as photographs of the region's landscape, architecture, and people.
UCSF Japanese Woodblock Print Collection: contains approximately 400 viewable and searchable Japanese woodblock prints on health-related themes, including contagious disease, drug advertisements, and religion & health.
Visual Information Access (VIA): a union catalog of visual resources at Harvard and Radcliffe.
WikiMedia Commons: a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files.
YouTube: we know you know it; the link's here for your convenience.

Some Specific Collections in VIA of use for this course:

Edward Bangs Drew Collection: to locate nearly 200 images of Chinese Maritime Customs, do this search in the VIA catalog:

edward banks drew collection

The Images of Colonialism (Asia series): to locate over 400 images on colonialism in Asia, do this search in the VIA catalog:

images colonialism (anywhere) and asia (anywhere)

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Annotated Bibliography of Books and Other Entities
(to give you entrée into devising puzzles and finding their solutions through HOLLIS)

Given the breadth of subjects into which you'll be delving in this class, we created this annotated bibliography which touches on various concepts you may be researching. It's by no means exhaustive, but rather it's meant to guide you to related resources in HOLLIS -- and we hope it's more engaging than just a list of subject headings.

Ackerman, Diane, A natural history of the senses. 1st ed. New York: Random House, c1990. 
Andover-Harv. Theol BF233 .A24 1990  
Lamont BF233 .A24 1990  
Loeb Design BF233 .A24 1990  
Widener WID-LC BF233 .A24 1990 

Description: Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in."--The New York Times.

Advances in cross-cultural assessment, Ronald J. Samuda ... [et al.], Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, c1998. 
Gutman Education LB3051 .A538 1998  
Widener WID-LC LB3051 .A538 1998 

Contents: Cross-cultural assessment : issues and alternatives -- Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children : theory and application -- Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) : recent research -- The Learning potential assessment device : an alternative approach to the assessment of learning potential -- Linking assessment to intervention with instrumental enrichment -- All intelligence testing is "cross-cultural" : constructing intelligence tests to meet the demands of person, task, situation interactions -- Nontraditional uses of traditional aptitude tests -- Multicultural assessment and the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements : on the cutting edge of measurement concerns. 

Au, Wayne, 1972- , Unequal by design: high-stakes testing and the standardization of inequality, New York: Routledge, 2009. 
Gutman Education LB3051 .A86 2009 

Bhachu, Parminder, Dangerous designs: Asian women fashion, the diaspora economies, New York: Routledge, 2004. 
Schlesinger Harvard Depository 391.2 B575d  
Widener WID-LC TT504 .B43 2004 

Description: Dangerous Designs tells the story of Asian fashion in the West, from top designers such as Ritu and Catherine Walker to the tiny back-street shops, homeworking businesses, and street fashions, where global markets collide with local and regional trends. It describes how Asian dress has become culturally charged and powerfully coded, defining contemporary cultural and economic borders and debunking negative stereotypes of Asian women as passive and malleable subjects.

Brierley, Joanna Hall, 1943- Spices: the story of Indonesia’s spice trade, Kuala Lumpur; New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 
Widener WID-LC HD9210.I62 B74 1994 

Description: Spices is the fascinating story of the lucrative trade in four main spices--cloves, nutmeg, pepper, and cinnamon--indigenous to only 15 of the 13,000 islands forming the Indonesian archipelago. The spices brought a lucrative trade to the Indies which lasted over 2,000 years, and changed the course of history as nations battled for control of these precious commodities for use as preservatives, flavorings, fumigants, medicines, and perfumes.

Brock, Thomas D. Robert Koch: a life in medicine and bacteriology, Various publishers/editions. 
Lamont QR31.K6 B76 1999 
Cabot Science QR31.K6 B76 1988  
Widener WID-LC QR31.K6 B76 1988 

Description: Robert Koch's story is a stirring example of how a lone country doctor can rise above all odds to become a true scientific revolutionary. Winner of the Nobel Prize in 1905, Koch is best known today for his discoveries of the causal agents of tuberculosis, cholera, and anthrax. His vital contributions to microbiological methodology also make him the founder of the field of bacteriology and central to the establishment of the disciplines of hygiene and public health. He was also a world traveler and made numerous important research expeditions to India (where he discovered the cause of cholera), Africa, and New Guinea. Koch's postulates, a series of guidelines for the experimental study of infectious disease, permitted Koch and his students to identify many of the causes of the most important infectious diseases of humans and animals. Even today Koch's postulates are considered whenever a new infectious disease arises.

Bruce, Bryan. A taste of history: the stories behind our favourite foods,
Auckland: David Bateman, c2007. 
Widener Harvard Depository TX645 .B78 2007  

The Cambridge world history of food, editors, Kenneth F. Kiple, Kriemhild Coneè Ornelas. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 
Botany Econ. Botany REF TX353 .C255 2000  
Cabot Science REF TX353 .C255 2000  
Lamont REFERENCE TX353 .C255 2000  
Schlesinger Ref. 641.3 K57c  
Tozzer REF TX353 .C255 2000  
Widener WID-LC TX353 .C255 2000  

Contents: v. 1. Determining what our ancestors ate -- Staple food, domesticated plants and animals -- Grains -- Roots, tubers, and other starchy staples -- Important vegetable supplements -- Staple nuts -- Animal, marine, and vegetable oils -- Trading in tastes -- Important foods from animal sources -- Dietary liquids -- The nutrients -- Vitamins -- Minerals -- Proteins, fats, and essential fatty acids -- Deficiency diseases -- Food-related disorders -- Diet and chronic disease. v. 2. Food and drink around the world -- The history and culture of food and drink in Asia -- in Europe -- in the Americas -- in Sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania -- Culinary history -- History, nutrition, and health -- Contemporary food-related policy issues -- A dictionary of the world’s plant foods. 

Chaudhuri, K. N. The trading world of Asia and the English East India Company, 1660-1760, Cambridge [Eng.]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1978. 
Harvard-Yenching (W) HF486.E6 C44  
Widener WID-LC HF486.E6 C44 

Description: This book offers a comprehensive history of the English East India Company during the century 1660-1760.

Chemistry and chemical techniques in India, edited by B.V. Subbarayappa, Delhi: Project of History of Indian Science Philosophy, and Culture; Centre for Studies in Civilizations; New Delhi: Distributed by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1999. 
Widener WID-LC QD18.I3 C48 1999  

Contents: History of metallurgy in India / C.V. Sundram, Baldev Raj, and C. Rajagopalan -- Copper, bronze, and brass : their technology in antiquities and impact on Indian religions and culture / K.V. Soundara Rajan -- Coinage in India, a perspective / A.V. Narasimha Murthy -- Indian megaliths and iron / A. Sundara -- Dyes and pigments in India : historical, social, and material perspectives / O.P. Agrawal -- Chemistry in the conservation of our art treasures / S. Subbaraman -- Pottery / V.N. Misra -- Rocks and minerals in Indian art and culture / S.R.N. Murthy -- Indian alchemy : its origin and ramification / B.V. Subbarayappa -- The tradition of cosmetics and perfumery / B.V. Subbarayappa -- Paper and written communication / Mira Roy -- Pyrotechnics / Mira Roy.

Consumption and the world of goods / edited by John Brewer and Roy Porter.  London; New York: Routledge, 1993, 1994. 
Baker Business Historical Collections -- Reference HC79.C6 C673 1993  
Ctr Eur Studies HB801 .C6287 1993x  
Child Memorial ChM 1043.30.1  
Lamont HC79.C6 C673 1994x  
Quad Library High Use ** QUAD LIBRARY HAS LIMITED HOURS ** HC79.C6 C673 1994x  
Widener WID-LC HB801 .C6283 1993x  

Craig, David, 1961- , Familiar medicine: everyday health knowledge and practice in today’s Vietnam, Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, c2002. 
Harvard-Yenching (W) GN635.V5 C73 2002  
Tozzer AS. C 845 f  
Widener WID-LC GN635.V5 C73 2002  

Abstract: Familiar Medicine takes a conjectural, interdisciplinary approach to its subject, weaving together history, ethnography, cultural geography, and survey materials to provide a rich and readable account of local practices in the context of an increasingly globalized world and growing microbial resistance to antibiotics. Theoretically, it draws on current critical and cultural theory (in particular applying Pierre Bourdieu's work on habitus and practical logics) in innovative but approachable ways.

Crill, Rosemary, Dress in detail from around the world, London: V&A Publications, 2002. 
Fine Arts 56 L84vc 2002

Description: An illustrated journey through the intricate details of ethnic dress, this sumptuous volume showcases an extraordinary range of traditional clothing from Central Europe, India, and the Far East. Ornate buttons, embroidered borders, architectural pleating, gold-threaded tassels: 150 color photographs, many specially commissioned, spotlight an astounding array of ornamentation, and these breathtaking close-ups are coupled with accurate line drawings of each garment's underlying structure.

Dikötter, Frank, Exotic commodities: modern objects and everyday life in China,
New York: Columbia University Press, c2006. 
Widener WID-LC DS721 .D528 2006  

Abstract: “The first book to chart the consumption and spread of foreign goods in China from the mid-nineteenth century to the advent of communism in 1949. Richly illustrated and revealing, this volume recounts how exotic commodities were acquired and adapted in a country commonly believed to have remained "hostile toward alien things" during the industrial era. …This pragmatic attitude would eventually lead to China's own mass production and export of cheap, modern goods, which today can be found all over the world. The nature of this history raises the question, which Dikötter pursues in his conclusion: If the key to surviving in a fast-changing world is the ability to innovate, could China be more in tune with modernity than Europe?”

Distant lands and diverse cultures: the French experience in Asia, 1600-1700, edited by Glenn J. Ames and Ronald S. Love. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003. 
Widener WID-LC DS33.4.F7 D57 2003 

Donkin, R. A. Between east and west: the Moluccas and the traffic in spices up to the arrival of Europeans, Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2003. 
Widener WID-LC HD9210.I53 M353 2003 

Description: Up to & including the Age of Discoveries, the wealth of the East was thought in Europe to consist primarily of spices & aromatics. Cloves, nutmeg, mace, & sandalwood all were thought to come from a few small islands in easternmost Indonesia, which no European reached before 1500. Yet supplies of these luxury products were reaching China, India, western Asia, & the Mediterranean lands more than a thousand years earlier. This study of Moluccan spices opens with their natural history & nomenclature, & the discovery of the Islands by Europeans near the opposing (& controversial) limits of Spanish & Portuguese jurisdiction. Donkin traces the expanding interest & long-distance trade in cloves, nutmeg, & sandalwood, first to India & then to the adjacent Arabo-Persian world. The medieval West & China lay on the margins of diffusion, the former in touch with the Levant, the latter with the trading world of South East Asia.

Dress sense: emotional and sensory experiences of the body and clothes, edited by Donald Clay Johnson and Helen Bradley Foster, English ed. Oxford; New York: Berg, 2007. 
Schlesinger 391.009 J66d  
Widener WID-LC GT524 .D76 2007 

Description: Dress Sense explores the importance of the senses and emotions in the way people dress, and how they attach value and significance to clothing. Inspired by the work of Joanne B. Eicher, contributors offer different multi-disciplinary perspectives on this key and unexplored topic in dress and sensory anthropology.

Empire of the senses: the sensual culture reader, edited by David Howes. Oxford; New York: Berg, 2005. 
Widener WID-LC HM621 .E67 2005 

Contents: Introduction -- The mind’s eye : what the blind see / Oliver Sacks -- Inside the five-sense sensorium / Marshall McLuhan -- Remembering the senses / Susan Stewart -- The witch’s senses : sensory ideologies and transgressive femininities from the Renaissance to modernity / Constance Classen -- The senses divided : organs, objects, and media in early modern England / Carla Mazzio -- The death of the sensuous chemist : the ’new’ chemistry and the transformation of sensuous technology / Lissa Roberts -- Charting the cultural history of the senses / Alain Corbin -- Mcluhan in the rainforest : the sensory worlds of oral cultures / Constance Classen -- Consciousness as ’feeling in the body’ : a West African theory of embodiment, emotion, and the making of mind / Kathryn Linn Guerts -- Places senses, senses placed : toward a sensuous epistemology of environments / Steven Feld -- The tea ceremony : a symbolic analysis / Dorinne Kondo -- Engaging the spirits of modernity : temiar songs of a changing world / Marina Roseman -- Home cooking : Filipino women and geographies of the senses in Hong Kong / Lisa Law -- A tonic of wildness : sensuousness in Henry David Thoreau / Victor Carl Friesen -- Volatile effects : olfactory dimensions of art and architecture / Jim Drobnick -- Hyperesthesia, or, The sensual logic of late capitalism / David Howes -- Under the jaguar sun / Italo Calvino -- Michel Serres’ five senses / Steven Connor -- Darwin’s disgust / William Ian Miller -- Strindberg’s ’deranged sensations’ / Hans-Göran Ekman -- Movement, stillness : on the sensory world of a shelter for the ’homeless mentally ill’ / Robert Desjarlais -- Dystoposthesia : emplacing environmental sensitivities / Christopher Fletcher.

Encounters: the meeting of Asia and Europe, 1500-1800, edited by Anna Jackson & Amin Jaffer. London: V & A; New York: Distributed in North America by Harry N. Abrams, 2004. 
Fine Arts FAL-LC NX628 .E53 2004  
Harvard-Yenching (W) NX628 .E53 2004 FOLIO  
Widener Harvard Depository NX628 .E53 2004 

Contents: Introduction : the meeting of Asia and Europe, 1500-1800 / Anna Jackson and Amin Jaffer -- pt. 1. Discoveries. Mapping the world / David Woodward ; Raritites and novelties / Annemarie Jordan Gschwend ; Chinese porcelain in early European collections / Rose Kerr ; Asian trade and exchange before 1600 / John Guy -- pt. 2. Encounters. Diplomatic encounters : Europe and South Asia / Amin Jaffer ; Diplomatic encounters : Europe and East Asia / James L. Hevia ; Religious encounters : Christianity in Asia / Gauvin Alexander Bailey ; Portuguese settlements and trading centres / Paulo Varela Gomes ; Dutch settlements and trading centres / Leonard Blussé ; British settlements and trading centres / J.P. Losty ; Personal encounters : Europeans in South Asia / William Dalrymple ; Personal encounters : Europeans in South-East Asia / Leonard Blussé ; Personal encounters : Europeans in East Asia / Rupert Faulkner ; Visual responses : depicting Europeans in South Asia / Rosemary Crill ; Visual responses : depicting Europeans in East Asia / Anna Jackson -- pt. 3. Exchanges. Asia in Europe : porcelain and enamel for the West / Rose Kerr ; Asia in Europe : lacquer for the West/ Julia Hutt ; Asia in Europe : furniture for the West / Amin Jaffer ; Asia in Europe : textiles for the West / Rosemary Crill ; Asia in Europe : Chinese paintings for the West / William R. Sargent ; Europe in Asia : the impact of Western art and technology in South Asia / Susan Stronge ; Europe in Asia : the impact of Western art and technology in China / Catherine Pagani ; Europe in Asia : the impact of Western art and technology in Japan / Timon Screech ; Indian fantasies in Europe / Sally North ; Chinese fantasies of Europe / Ming Wilson ; European fantasies of Asia / Steven Parissien.

The encyclopedia of the Chinese overseas / general editor, Lynn Pan. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999, c1998. 
Fung Library Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies DS732 .E53 1999  
Harvard Archives HU 137.6722.24  
Harvard-Yenching Ref (W) DS732 .E53 1999  
Lamont DS732 .E53 1999  
Tozzer REF DS732 .E53 1999  
Widener WID-LC DS732 .E53 1999 

Description: The first of its kind, this book offers a panoramic view of past and present overseas Chinese communities worldwide. From their arrival as laborers in the British colonies to their emergence as a force in Indonesia, Chinese emigrants have carried the experiences of China to other continents and civilizations, in the process modifying and enriching them.

Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Chronologically Arranged / Peter N. Stearns, general editor. 6th ed., Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001. 
Fine Arts Reading Room RFA52.47.5
Gutman Education Ref. D21 .L27 1972
Harvard-Yenching Ref (W) D21 .L27 1972
Law School ILS RR D21 .L27 1972
Tozzer REF D 21 .L27 1972
Widener RR 3607.4.2

Etkin, Nina L. (Nina Lilian), 1948- , Edible medicines: an ethnopharmacology of food,
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, c2006. 
Countway Medicine GT 2850 E84e 2006  
Schlesinger 394.12 E84ed  
Widener WID-LC GT2850 .E874 2006 

This book investigates the health implications of foods from the cuisines of peoples around the world to describe the place of food in health maintenance. In this wide-ranging book, Nina Etkin reveals the pharmacologic potential of foods in the specific cultural contexts in which they are used. Incorporating co-evolution with a biocultural perspective, she addresses some of the physiological effects of foods across cultures and through history while taking into account both the complex dynamics of food choice and the blurred distinctions between food and medicine.

Food: the history of taste, edited by Paul Freedman, Berkeley: University of California Press, c2007. 
Lamont TX353 .F668 2007  
Schlesinger Harvard Depository 641.09 F853f  
Tozzer TOZ-LC TX353 .F668 2007 [Indexed in AL.]  
Widener WID-LC TX353 .F668 2007  

Contents: Introduction: A new history of cuisine / Paul Freedman -- Hunter-gatherers and the first farmers: the evolution of taste in prehistory / Alan K. Outram -- The good things that lay at hand: tastes of ancient Greece and Rome / Veronika Grimm -- The quest for perfect balance: taste and gastronomy in imperial China / Joanna Waley-Cohen -- The pleasures of consumption: the birth of medieval Islamic cuisine / H. D. Miller -- Feasting and fasting: food and taste in Europe in the Middle Ages / C. M. Woolgar -- New worlds, new tastes: food fashions after the Renaissance / Brian Cowan -- The birth of the modern consumer age: food innovations from 1800 / Hans J. Teuteberg -- Chefs, gourmets and gourmands: French cuisine in the 19th and 20th centuries / Alain Drouard -- Dining out: the development of the restaurant / Elliott Shore -- Novelty and tradition: the new landscape for gastronomy / Peter Scholliers.

Food in Chinese culture: anthropological and historical perspectives / edited by K. C. Chang ; contributors, Eugene N. Anderson ... [et al.].  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. 
Botany Econ. Botany 60  
Fung Library Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Harvard Depository GT2853.C6 F66  
Harvard-Yenching (W) GT2853.C6 F66  
Lamont GT2853.C6 F66  
Rubel (Fine Arts) Harvard Depository A5052 F686  
Schlesinger 641.0951 C456f  
Tozzer J.C. F 739  
Widener WID-LC GT2853.C6 F66  

Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984. [Ceci n’est pas une pipe. English], This is not a pipe, with ill. and letters by René Magritte ; translated and edited by James Harkness. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1983. 
Fine Arts FA4093.649.103  
Lamont ND673.M35 F6813 1983  
Quad Library ** QUAD LIBRARY HAS LIMITED HOURS ** ND673.M35 F6813 1983  
Widener WID-LC ND673.M35 F6813 

Excerpt of NYTimes review by Flint Schier: “It's a pipe, a palpable pipe: not a painterly pipe, not an abstract pipe. Lord knows, it's not an Expressionist pipe; it isn't even a Freudian pipe. Beneath it in the obsequious copybook scrawl of a child, the subversive caption reads, ''This is not a pipe.'' It is signed ''Magritte.'' Here is paradox enough to sate the most perverse appetite. And in the French philosophe Michel Foucault, himself no mean practitioner of the oddball, Magritte's looking-glass pipe has found its Lewis Carroll, as the reader of this book will discover. Doing a double take, one realizes that, of course, this is not a pipe; it's a picture of a pipe. Our philosophe is able to detect some significance in this precious banality, for does not Magritte's statement that the painting is not a pipe disturb the very illusion of presence that ''realistic'' representation pretends to effect? Perhaps the statement also curls in on itself to say, ''This sentence is not a pipe.''

Freedman, Paul H., 1949- , Out of the East: spices and the medieval imagination,
New Haven: Yale University Press, c2008. 
Lamont FARNSWORTH TX406 F75 2008  
Schlesinger Harvard Depository 641.09 F853o 

Description: This engaging book explores the demand for spices: why were they so popular, and why so expensive?  Paul Freedman surveys the history, geography, economics, and culinary tastes of the Middle Ages to uncover the surprisingly varied ways that spices were put to use--in elaborate medieval cuisine, in the treatment of disease, for the promotion of well-being, and to perfume important ceremonies of the Church. Spices became symbols of beauty, affluence, taste, and grace, Freedman shows, and their expense and fragrance drove the engines of commerce and conquest at the dawn of the modern era.

Gateway to Eurasian culture / written by Asiapac Editorial; illustrated by Wing Fee. Singapore: Asiapac, 2003. 
Widener WID-LC DS610.25.E87 G37 2003 

Contents: Origins, history and geography -- Language and names -- Religion -- Customs and practices -- Daily life -- Leisure activities -- Literature and the arts -- Food -- Eurasian festivals -- Eurasians today -- Do’s and don’ts in Eurasian culture.

Gordon, Stewart, 1945-  , When Asia was the world, [Cambridge, Mass.]: Da Capo Press, c2008. 
Lamont FARNSWORTH DS5.95 .G67 2008  
Quad Library ** QUAD LIBRARY HAS LIMITED HOURS ** DS5.95 .G67 2008  
Widener WID-LC DS5.95 .G67 2008  

Abstract: “While European intellectual, cultural, and commercial life stagnated during the early medieval period, Asia flourished as the wellspring of science, philosophy, and religion. Linked together by a web of religious, commercial, and intellectual connections, the different regions of Asia’s vast civilization, from Arabia to China, hummed with commerce, international diplomacy, and the brisk exchange of ideas. Stewart Gordon has fashioned a look at Asia from A.D. 700 to 1500, a time when Asia was the world, by describing the personal journeys of Asia’s many travelers--the merchants who traded spices along the Silk Road, the apothecaries who exchanged medicine and knowledge from China to the Middle East, and the philosophers and holy men who crossed continents to explore and exchange ideas, books, science, and culture.”

Hu-nan Chung i yao yen chiu so. Ko wei hui, A barefoot doctor’s manual: translation of a Chinese instruction to certain Chinese health personnel, various translations.
Botany Econ. Botany 51.2
Countway Medicine WB 50 JC6 H9i 1974  
Harvard-Yenching (W) RC82 .H8613
Widener WID-LC RC82 .C46313 1994   

Summary: Includes 522 common Chinese medical herbs in transliterated Chinese, English, and scientific names.

Krondl, Michael, The taste of conquest: the rise and fall of the three great cities of spice, New York: Ballantine Books, c2007. 
Schlesinger 641.09 K93t 

Lach, Donald F. (Donald Frederick), 1917- , Asia in the making of Europe, Chicago: University of Chicago Press [1965]-c1993. 
Harvard-Yenching (W) CB203 .L32  
Lamont DS33.1 .L3  
Rubel (Fine Arts) Harvard Depository A7025 L132  
Widener Asia 55.139  

Contents:  v. 1. The century of discovery. 2 v. -- v. 2. A century of wonder. Book 1. The visual arts. Book 2. The literary arts. Book 3. The scholarly disciplines. 3 v. -- v. 3. A century of advance. Book 1. Trade, missions, literature. Book 2. South Asia. Book 3. Southeast Asia. Book 4. East Asia. 4 

Lach, Donald F. (Donald Frederick), 1917- , China in the eyes of Europe: the sixteenth century,
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1965, 1968, 1976. 
Harvard-Yenching (W) DS708.L33 C45 1976x  
Harvard-Yenching W2496/49  
Lamont DS708 .L3 x  
Widener Harvard Depository DS750.72 .L32x 1968 [Consult Circ. Desk for HWCQ3M.]  

Lach, Donald F. (Donald Frederick), 1917-, Japan in the eyes of Europe: the sixteenth century, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968.
Harvard-Yenching (W) DS808 .L33 1968x  
Lamont DS808 .L3 x  

Lim, William Siew Wai, 1932- , Asian alterity: with special reference to architecture + urbanism through the lens of cultural studies; Part II case studies of asian cities, Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific, c2008. 
Loeb Design NA1460.6 .L55 2008  

Abstract: Presents an analysis of Asia's development and its architecture and urbanism. This book examines the concept of "multiple modernities" to provide the foundational understanding of Asian modernity, which is firmly rooted in both its indigenous cultures and traditions as well as its contemporariness.

Mahindru, S. N. (Som Nath), 1930- , Spices in Indian life, 6500 B.C.-1950 A.D.: a comprehensive and critical narration about the role of spices in Indian life, New Delhi, India: Sultan Chand, 1982. 
Widener WID-LC GT2870 .M34 1982 

McHugh, James Andrew, Sandalwood and carrion: smell in South Asian culture and religion, 2008. 
Harvard Archives Harvard Depository HU 90.22008.5440  

Abstract: An examination of the sense of smell and the use of aromatics in early and medieval South Asia. This study considers the discourses and practices associated with the sense of smell as presented in Sanskrit texts of many genres. Drawing on the study of material culture, French cultural historiography, and Sanskrit philology, the dissertation both documents the culture of smell in South Asia and also considers the discursive features of texts dealing with smell.

Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko, Rice as self: Japanese identities through time, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1993. 
Andover-Harv. Theol DS830 .O33 1993  
Dumbarton Oaks DS830 .O33 1993X  
Harvard-Yenching (W) DS830 .O33 1993  
Schlesinger Harvard Depository 952 O38r  
Tozzer J.C. Oh 5 r  
Widener WID-LC DS830 .O33 1993 

Description: Are we what we eat? What does food reveal about how we live and how we think of ourselves in relation to others? Why do people have a strong attachment to their own cuisine and an aversion to the foodways of others? In this engaging account of the crucial significance rice has for the Japanese, Rice as Self examines how people use the metaphor of a principal food in conceptualizing themselves in relation to other peoples. Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney traces the changing contours that the Japanese notion of the self has taken as different historical Others--whether Chinese or Westerner--have emerged, and shows how rice and rice paddies have served as the vehicle for this deliberation. Using Japan as an example, she proposes a new cross-cultural model for the interpretation of the self and other.

The Pacific century [videorecording] / A co-production of Pacific Basin Institute/Jigsaw Productions in association with NHK-Japan, KCTS/Seattle, and Teleac/Holland. 
S. Burlington, Vt.: Annenberg/CPB Project, 1992. 
Harvard-Yenching Video Tape (W) Videotape W-022  
Lamont Morse Music & Media Video DS511 .P33 1992x [v.1-10.] [Vol. 2, 4-10 are VHS format ; Vol. 1, 3 are S-VHS.]  
Widener Harvard Depository XWV 96  

Abstract: "The Pacific Century is the story of how, from the 19th century onward, modern nations have emerged from the rich and varied cultures and societies of Pacific Asia. ... this introductory area studies course provides students with an understanding of the historical and geographic context of the development of Northeast Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and the Soviet Far East) and Southeast Asia (emphasizing Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam)."

Pink, Sarah, The future of visual anthropology: engaging the senses, London; New York: Routledge, 2006. 
Tozzer TOZ-LC GN347 .P57 2006  

Contents: Engaging the visual : an introduction -- Interdisciplinary agendas : (re)situating visual anthropology -- New sensations? : visual anthropology and the senses -- Visual anthropology and anthropological writing : the case of the sensory home -- Visual engagement as social intervention : applied visual anthropology -- Visual anthropology and hypermedia : towards conversing anthropologically -- A visual anthropology for the twenty-first century.

Piper, Jacqueline M.  Bamboo and rattan: traditional uses and beliefs, London: Oxford University Press, 1992. 
Widener WID-LC GT5899.B36 P57 1992  

Pomeranz, Kenneth, The world that trade created: society, culture, and the world economy, 1400 to present, Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, Inc., c2006. 
Baker Business Stacks -- LC Books HF352 .P58 2006  
Lamont HF352 .P66 2006 

Reflections on orientalism: Edward Said, Roger Bresnahan, Surjit Dulai, Edward Graham, and Donald Lammers, edited by Warren I. Cohen, East Lansing, Mich.: Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1983. 
Widener Harvard Depository CH2.13.27 no.8 

Description: Papers from a series of lectures delivered in May 1981 looking at literature concerned with other parts of the Orient, to test Edward W. Saids'concept of his "Orient," - the Islamic world, & the prevalence of negative images of Islam and the Orient in Western writing.

Reorienting Orientalism, editor, Chandreyee Niyogi, New Delhi; Thousand Oaks, Calif.; London: SAGE Publications, 2006. 
Widener Harvard Depository DS61.85 .R46 2006 

Description: This collection of eleven essays reevaluates Edward Said’s definition of 'orientalism' widely misconstrued as being merely postcolonial and contestable. The volume emphasizes the need to move beyond the prejudice and stereotype tied to the context of colonial exploitation. It challenges the assumption that oriental studies only served to segregate cultures and undermine the oriental peoples' capacity for self-formation. It shows how cultures can generate studies of themselves on their own, and the impetus for such work was clearly noticeable at least in Indian cultural scholarship during the colonial period.

Revising culture, reinventing peace: the influence of Edward W. Said, edited by Naseer Aruri and Muhammed A. Shuraydi; with an introduction by Richard Falk, New York: Olive Branch Press, 2001. 
Widener Harvard Depository CB18.S25 R48 2001 [Consult Circ. Desk for HXF43Q] 

Description: Throughout the last quarter of the twentieth century, Columbia University professor Edward W. Said's work has been recognized as a major influence on literature, cultural studies, and Palestinian nationalism. Revising Culture, Reinventing Peace examines the influence of Said's work on issues as diverse as the disability rights movement and the future of the Jewish people, the economics of Orientalism and America's fascination with the cultural history of imperial Britain.

Said, Edward W.  Orientalism, New York: Vintage Books, c1994. 
Andover-Harv. Theol DS12 .S24 1994  
Loeb Design DS12 .S24 1994  
Widener WID-LC DS12 .S24 1994x 

Description: Edward Said's evaluation and critique of the set of beliefs known as Orientalism forms an important background for postcolonial studies. His work highlights the inaccuracies of a wide variety of assumptions as it questions various paradigms of thought which are accepted on individual, academic, and political levels.

The senses still: perception and memory as material culture in modernity, edited by C. Nadia Seremetakis, University of Chicago Press ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. 
Lamont GN406 .S46 1996  
Tozzer PSYCH. Se 59 1996 

Description: What has happened to regional experiences that identify and shape culture? Regional foods are disappearing, cultures are dissolving, and homogeneity is spreading. Anthropologist and award-winning author of The Last Word: Women, Death, and Divination in Inner Mani, C. Nadia Seremetakis brings together essays by five scholars concerned with the senses and the anthropology of everyday life. Covering a wide range of topics—from film to food, from nationalism to the evening news—the authors describe ways in which sensory memories have preserved cultures otherwise threatened by urbanism and modernity. The contributors are Susan Buck-Morss, Allen Feldman, Jonas Frykman, C. Nadia Seremetakis, and Paul Stoller.

Silk scents & spice [videorecording] / UNESCO ; [producer, John Lawton]. 
Paris, France : UNESCO, c2001. 
Widener Harvard Depository 

Description: This production examines how three key trade routes have affected history through providing avenues not only for the transport of goods, but also of ideas, religions, and armies.

Spices in the Indian Ocean world, edited by M.N. Pearson, Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain; Brookfield, Vt., USA: Variorum, 1996. 
Widener WID-LC HD9210.I55 S65 1996x 

Description: in the 15th-18th centuries, the spice trade from the Indian Ocean to markets all over the world was a major economic enterprise. Setting the scene with extracts from Garcia da Orta's fascinating contemporary Colloquies on the drugs and simples of India [Goa 1563], this collection reviews trade in a wide variety of spices, exploring merchant organisation, transport and marketing as well as detailing the quantitative evidence on the fluctuations in spice trade.

Thompson, Gunnar, 1946- , Nu Sun: Asian-American voyages, 500 B.C.,
Fresno, CA : Pioneer Pub. Co., c1989. 
Tozzer AM.DIS. T 373 n  
Tozzer FANT.ARC. T 373 n Folio 

Abstract: Observes that Asian explorers traveled to the New World 2000 years before Columbus and documents the "fundamental and enduring role played by Asian merchants in the formulation of Mayan religion, astronomy, metal casting, architecture, writing and commerce."

Trade and transfer across the East Asian "Mediterranean" / edited by Angela Schottenhammer, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2005. 
Widener Harvard Depository  

Contents: Der Seeweg China / Maria Schreibweis -- Postal Stations in Ming China / Ralph Kauz -- Pirates and traders on Tsushima Island during the late 14th to the early 16th century / Barbara Seyock -- An aspect of East Asian maritime trade / S. M. Hong-Schunka -- Overseas trade and local economy in Ming and Qing China / Billy K. L. So, Vincent W. K. Ho, and K. C. Tam -- Sino-Japanische Beziehungen im Bereich der Medizin / Su Wang -- A Hundred Questions from the Liuqius / Angela Schotten hammer -- The issue of food provision and scurvy in East and West / Mathieu Torck -- Anfänge des Transfers heilkundlichen Wissens von China nach Europa bis zum Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts / Ursula Holler -- The image of Fujian and Ryūkyū in the letters of Cristóvão Vieira and Vasco Calvo / Roderich Ptak.

The transition to agriculture in the Old World, edited by Ofer Bar-Yosef. Salem, Mass.: Review of Archaeology, c1998. 
Tozzer L.SOC.120.Ms.24.20 (19:2)  

Contents: Some comments on the history of research / O. Bar-Yosef -- The origins of agriculture in Southwest Asia / D.R. Harris -- Pre- and proto-historic agricultural and pastoral transformations in northwestern South Asia / R.H. Meadow -- The origins of domesticated cereals and the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in East Asia / D.J. Cohen -- The origins of agriculture in Africa : with particular reference to sorghum and pearl millet / W. Wetterstrom -- Early food production in Africa / F. Marshall -- Agricultural origins : caught between hypotheses and a lack of hard evidence / O. Bar-Yosef.

The varieties of sensory experience : a sourcebook in the anthropology of the senses, edited by David Howes, Toronto; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, c1991. 
Andover-Harv. Theol BF233 .V37 1991  
Tozzer L.SOC.23.78.6.1 ([1])  
Widener WID-LC BF233 .V37 1991x 

Varisco, Daniel Martin, Reading orientalism: said and the unsaid, Seattle: University of Washington Press, c2007. 
Widener WID-LC DS61.85 .V37 2007 

Contents :  Orienting Orientalism -- "One that cannot now be rewritten" -- Defin(ess)ing Orientalism -- Verbalizing an orient -- The growth (benign, cancerous, or otherwise) of Orientalism -- The said and the unsaid in Said’s magnum opus orientale -- Dissing orientalism: all that Said has done -- Drawing the fault lines -- Self-critique more than mere image -- A novel argument out of blurred genres -- The seductive charms of and against orientalism -- Presenting and representing orientalism -- The essential(ism) problem -- What is said (but true?) about Said -- Beyond the binary. 

Vecellio, Cesare, ca. 1521-1601. The clothing of the Renaissance world: Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas: Cesare Vecellio’s Habiti Antichi et Moderni / [essay and translation by] Margaret F. Rosenthal and Ann Rosalind Jones. London; New York: Thames & Hudson, 2008. 
Widener WID-LC GT509 .V4213 2008x 

Vegetable substances: materials of manufactures, London: C. Knight, 1833 (Printed by W. Clowes).  Full text available through this link to Google Books.

Ware, Mike, Cyanotype: the history, science and art of photographic printing in Prussian blue,  London: Science Museum; Bradford [England] : National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, 1999. 
Fine Arts FA10830.1  
Straus Conservation TR415 .W37 1999  
Weissman Preservation Ctr PHOTOGRAPHS W3.4 

Abstract: This is the first published monograph on the cyanotype process. It describes the history, chemistry, conservation, aesthetics and practice of photographic printing in Prussian blue.

What people wore when: a complete illustrated history of costume from ancient times to the nineteenth century for every level of society, consultant editor Melissa Leventon, 1st U.S. ed. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008. 
Widener Harvard Depository GT511 .L474 2008 

Contents: The grammar of costume -- The ancient world -- The Roman Empire -- Europe in the middle ages -- Renaissance Europe -- Modern Europe, 1650-1840 -- East and Southeast Asia -- South Asia -- Anatolia, Persia, and Central Asia -- European regional dress -- Africa, Oceania, and the Americas -- The elements of costume -- Clothing through the ages -- Accessories through the ages.

What’s the use of art? Asian visual and material culture in context, Jan Mrázek and Morgan Pitelka, editors. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, c2008. 
Fine Arts FAL-LC NK1037 .W43 2008  
Harvard-Yenching (W) NK1037 .W43 2008  

Contents: Introduction -- Wrapping and unwrapping art / Morgan Pitelka -- Functions -- From the living rock : understanding figural representation in early South Asia / Robert Decaroli -- Disposable but indispensable : the earthenware vessel as vehicle of meaning in Japan / Louise Allison Cort -- From the wedding chamber to the museum : relocating the ritual arts of Madhubani / Richard H. Davis -- In the realm of the indigo queen : dyeing, exchange magic, and the elusive tourist dollar on Sumba / Janet Hoskins -- Movements -- Plunder, markets, and museums : the biographies of Chinese imperial objects in Europe and North America / James L. Hevia -- Situating moving objects : a Sino-Japanese catalogue of imported items, 800 CE to the present / Cynthea J. Bogel -- Memories -- Angkor revisited : the state of statuary / Ashley Thompson -- An ancestral keris, Balinese kingship, and a modern presidency / Lene Pedersen -- Raw ingredients and deposit boxes in Balinese sanctuaries : a congruence of obsessions / Kaja M. McGowan -- Conclusion -- Ways of experiencing art : art history, television, and Javanese wayang / Jan Mrázek -- Contributors.

Wild, Antony, 1955- The East India Company book of spices, London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1995. 
Schlesinger 641.7 W668e 

Description: This guide to spices and their uses features recipes, little-known facts, exotic tales, and a look at the history of the spice trade.

Wittner, David G., Technology and the culture of progress in Meiji Japan, London; New York : Routledge, 2008. 
Widener WID-LC HC462.7 .W57 2008  

Contents: Introduction: Meiji modernization revisited -- Tradition and modernization -- Iron machines and brick buildings : the material culture of silk reeling -- Smelting for civilization : technological choice and the modernization of the iron industry -- Bunmei kaika to gijutsu : technology’s role in ’civilization and enlightenment’ -- Conclusion : from technological determinism to techno-imperialism.

Xu, Wenying, Eating identities: reading food in Asian American literature, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, c2008. 
Widener Harvard Depository PS153.A84 X8 2008  

Contents: Enjoyment and ethnic identity in No-no boy and Obasan -- Masculinity, food, and appetite in Frank Chin’s Donald Duk and "The eat and run midnight people" -- Class and cuisine: David Wong Louie’s The barbarians are coming -- Diaspora, transcendentalism, and ethnic gastronomy in the works of Li-Young Lee -- Sexuality, colonialism, and ethnicity in Monique Truong’s The book of salt and Mei Ng’s Eating Chinese food naked -- Epilogue: eating identities.

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