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About Asia-Studies.com

Asia-Studies Full-Text Online is the premier database for the study of modern Asia-Pacific.  As the exclusive licensee for the regionís most prestigious research institutions, Asia-Studies.com brings together thousands of full-text reports covering 55 countries* on a multitude of business, government, economic, and social issues.

Examples of specific subject coverage include finance, trade, environment, human resources development, best practices in government, fisheries, tourism, education and women's studies, to name a few.  The average study is 50 pages long, and contains statistics, research, analysis, and forecasts. Most contain statistical tables, charts, and/or graphs.

Country coverage includes all of Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Americas Pacific Rim countries, and Pacific islands.  Users can browse by country to find country- specific annual statistical overviewsMulti-country and Asia-wide comparisons are also available.

Studies are arranged for easy browsing by subject, study provider, and alphabetical order.  In addition, all studies are indexed in a comprehensive database that is quickly searchable using free text.  Each month, the home page highlights new and noteworthy studies and updates.

The database search engine offers advanced search features for experienced researchers while delivering excellent results for novices.  It forgives spelling errors and automatically stems.  Asia-Studies Full-Text Online is sold by subscription, with a number of service plans available.  All plans offer unlimited usage and study retrieval.  Users access the website either through a campus-wide IP address service, which requires no passwords, or through individual password-protected accounts.  Asia-Studies.com is compiled by International Information Services, a publisher and distributor of scholarly electronic databases.

Study Providers

  • American Chamber of Commerce, PRC (AmCham-China), Beijing
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat (APEC), Singapore
  • Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus (APJ)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila
  • Australian APEC Study Centre, Melbourne
  • Australia South Asia Research Centre (ASARC) of Australian National University, Canberra
  • Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Canberra
  • Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Dhaka
  • Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC), Berkeley
  • China Perspectives, CEFC, Hong Kong
  • Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta
  • Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, a joint Transatlantic Research and Policy Center between Johns Hopkins University and Uppsala Universitet, Washington & Uppsala
  • China Media Research (CMR), Hangzhou
  • Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies of Australian National University, Canberra
  • East-West Center, Honolulu
  • Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies (EJCJS)
  • German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo
  • Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (GJAPS), Auckland
  • Harvard Asia Pacific Review (HAPR), Cambridge
  • The Heritage Journal, Singapore
  • Himalayan Linguistics of The University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Hmong Studies Journal, Texas
  • International Journal of Korean Studies (IJKS), Virginia
  • Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Singapore
  • Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), Stockholm
  • Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore
  • Journal of Global Buddhism
  • Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore
  • Micronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Albury
  • Mongolian-German Technical Cooperation (MIT-GTZ), Mongolia
  • National Center for APEC (NCAPEC), Seattle
  • Nautilus Institute, San Francisco
  • Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Nagoya
  • New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies (NZJAS), Otago
  • Pacific Health Dialog (PHD), Fiji
  • Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Manila
  • Philippine Studies, Quezon City
  • Shingetsu Institute (SEJJIR), Kitakyushu-shi
  • Southeast Review of Asian Studies (SERAS)
  • Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs (SJEAA), Stanford
  • Taiwan Journal of Anthropology, Academia Sinica, Taipei
  • Te Reo, Linguistic Society of New Zealand, Wellington
  • University of Hong Kong APEC Study Center and Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS), Hong Kong
  • University of South Australia: Asia Pacific Journal of Arts & Cultural Management, Adelaide
  • U.S. Pacific Command: Asia-Pacific Economic Update, Hawaii
  • Virginia Review of Asian Studies (VRAS), Virginia

Update Frequency

  • Weekly

Database Size

  • Over 17,000 Studies

Study File Format

  • PDF Full-Text

Document Browsing & Retrieval Method

  • Search Engine
  • Alphabetical Index
  • Publisher Index
  • Statistical Flow Chart

* Use of the word country in this website is used broadly to include countries as well as other independent and semi-independent political entities.