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History by Region: Asia

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Search Tips

When searching for books, you can start with the following search terms:

  • "Asia - History" covers the entire continent. This is a very general search term; you will probably need to limit it. 
  • "East Asia - History" is about Japan, China, Korea and the Pacific Ocean countries.
  • "Southeast Asia - History" will discuss Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, etc.
  • "South Asia - History" covers India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and smaller countries.

You can also search individual countries when you want to be specific.