East Asian

Literary Texts

Use these sources to find information on specific works of literature - and in some cases the actual online texts.  For broader sources which also contain older literary texts, see the Primary Sources guide.

Index to 450,000 poems; 250,000 full text. With commentaries; biographies; a glossary; foreign language poetry; translations; and audio recordings.

Fully searchable library of 350,000+ works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, criticism and reference sources.

1915-1983

Lists short stories published in magazines, journals, and books; search by author, title or subject.

1984+

Lists short stories published in magazines, journals, and books; search by author, title or subject.

Maintained by the University of Virginia. "... An effort to make texts of Chinese literature available on the World Wide Web."

Contains 3492 individual works, divided into 4 categories, represents a massive heritage of Chinese thought and culture. Keyword searchable. See a reference librarian for log in.

Chinese literature. Uses GB encoding.

Japanese public domain texts.

Japanese language materials, published during the Meiji period (1868-1912) are available online. Keyword searchable to tables of contents. All materials have been cleared for copyright purposes. 3000,000 items to date.