East Asian core

[Chinese] Chinese Text Initiative


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

[Chinese] WenxueCity


Chinese literature. Uses GB encoding.

[Japanese] Aozora: Blue Sky Collection


Japanese public domain texts.

[Korea] National Digital Library


Portal to 6 significant libraries in Korea: National Library of Korea, National Assembly Library of Korea, Supreme Court Library, KISTI, KERIS, KAIST Science Library.

[Japan] National Diet Library

Dates of Coverage: 
1868 - present

Includes all materials published since the beginning of the Meiji period. Also see the NDL homepage for information about digital resources, reference services, and virtual collections.

CiNii Books


National bibliographic utility for Japanese academic libraries. Use NACSIS Webcat to verify library holdings for periodicals that are not held in North America. Pronunciation guides for authors and titles are provided for all records.

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