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Asian Studies: e-Book Experience

Currently, this subject guide primarily focuses on East Asia, and covers resources for the study of various social and humanities aspects (e.g. languages, literature, economics, history, politics, cultures...) of China, Japan, and Korea. Resources marked
URL: http://guides.lib.uci.edu/asian_studies

e-Book Library Collections, Specifics and Sample Titles

e-Book Library

PDF/TXT

Online/Offline reading

Fulltext search

Copy/Print/

Single/Multiple Access

Personal Library

Samples

EBL *

about all sujects; from various publishers;
 in a larger quantity

PDF (encrypted)

Online/Offline (up to 14 days)

Yes

5%/20% (6-wks window)

Multiple

Yes; also online bookmark & annotation

Yi Zheng. Contemporary Chinese print media: cultivating middle class taste Routledge, 2014

Harold M. Tanner. The battle for Manchuria and the fate of China: Siping, 1946. Indiana University Press, 2013

Torquil Duthie. Man'yo ̄shu ̄ and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan. BRILL, 2014

MyiLibrary

about all sujects; from limited publishers

PDF

Online

Yes

Up to 10 pages per transaction

Multiple (limited)

Yes; also online bookmark, annotation with account

Lawrence R. Sullivan. Historical dictionary of the Chinese Communist Party.  Scarecrow Press, 2013

Tan Ye & Yun Zhu. Historical dictionary of Chinese cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2012

Mary C. Brinton. Lost in transition: youth, work, and instability in postindustrial Japan. Cambridge University Press, 2010

eBrary *

about all sujects; from 66 university presses; covering 2010-

PDF

Online

Yes

chapter download or up to 70 pages

Multiple (limited)

Yes; also online bookmark, annotation with account

Todd A. Henry. Assimilating Seoul: Japanese rule and the politics of public space in colonial Korea, 1910-1945.  University of California Press, 2014

Michelle King. Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China. Stanford University Press, 2014

Three kingdoms: a historical novel. University of California Press, 2014

華藝Airiti *

Chinese e-books from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau

Image

Online/Offline (up to 7 days), need register & login before download

Yes

Yes, but pgs allowed for print vary from title to title

Multiple (2)

Yes, online & offline

王逸之. 徐州會戰: 台兒莊大捷作戰始末. 知兵堂, 2011

張我軍譯文集. 下卷, 文學卷.海峽學術, 2011

陳金現.宋詩與白居易的互文性研究. 文津, 2010

阿帕比Apabi *

Chinese e-books, reference materials, yearbooks from China

Image

Online/Offline

Yes

Yes, but in Apabi Reader only

Multiple

Yes, if with account

漢語大詞典 12 vols. 汉语大词典出版社, 1988-1994

唐正芒. 中国西部抗战文化史. 中共党史,2004

周国平.朝圣的心路. 广西师范大学出版社, 2001

鲁枢元.精神守望. 东方出版中心, 2003

超星SuperStar *  

Chinese e-books, rich in old publications, primary sources 

Image

Online

No

1 pg at a time

Multiple

Yes, if with account

张家口、晋察冀新华广播电台回忆录. 河北广播电视厅,1989

山西文史资料 第52辑 晋察绥战地总动员. 山西人民出版社,1987

刘御. 延安短歌. 上海文艺出版社, 1957

狼祸:雪漠小说精选. 中国文联出版社,2004

EBSCO日本の書籍*

1,900+ Japanese e-books

PDF

Online

Yes

Email pages varying from title to title

Multiple

No

宮本常一.自然と日本人. 未來社. 2003

アサヒグラフに見る昭和前史. (大正13-15年) . 朝日新聞社, 1975

古瀬奈津子.日本古代王権と儀式. 吉川弘文館, 1998.

日本国会図書館デジタルコレクション

Image

Online

No

20 pg. at a time

No restriction

No

[紫式部]. [源氏物語] 【全号まとめ】, [江戸前期])

広島県統計年鑑. 昭和29年 

HathiTrust *

Not all in Melvyl; Use UCI login to get full access

PDF

Online /Offline (copyright cleared or UC digitized book)

Yes

Full book for copyright cleared or UC books

No restriction

Yes with login

Sharon O'Dair. Class, critics, and Shakespeare : bottom lines on the culture wars. University of Michigan Press, 2000

Evans Frodyce Carlson. Twin stars of China. Dodd, Mead & Co., 1940.

Portable Reading of e-Books

 

EBL

MyiLibrary

eBrary

EBSCO日本の書籍

華藝Airiti

阿帕比Apabi

HathiTrust

GoogleBooks

Kindle

Yes (KindleFire only, need BlueFire & Adobe Digital Editions)

PDF page level, varying title by title

PDF chapter level

PDF page level, varying title by title

No

No

Yes for copyright cleared and UC digitized books

Yes for copyright cleared titles

Nook

Yes (need BlueFire & Adobe Digital Editions)

PDF page level, varying title by title

PDF chapter level

PDF page level, varying title by title

No

No

Yes for copyright cleared and UC digitized books

Yes for copyright cleared titles

iOS devices

Yes (need BlueFire & Adobe Digital Editions)

PDF page level, varying title by title

PDF chapter level

PDF page level, varying title by title

Yes (need iReader)

Yes (need Apabi Reader)

Yes for copyright cleared and UC digitized books

Yes for copyright cleared titles

Android devices

Yes (need BlueFire & Adobe Digital Editions)

PDF page level, varying title by title

PDF chapter level

PDF page level, varying title by title

Yes (need iReader)

Yes (need Apabi Reader)

Yes for copyright cleared and UC digitized books

Yes for copyright cleared titles

Factors influencing your e-book reading experiences include:

  • What format is the eBook?  Is it .TXT, .PDF or ePub.  Also be aware of what you can download; is it a chapter, a selection, or the whole book.
  • What format(s) does your device accept? 
  • If the book isn't in the correct format for your device, can it be converted using one of the eBook conversion applications that are available (check the Apps & Software tab for examples)?
  • Does the publisher allow for downloading?

See e-Book Reading Device guide page for more information

Finding e-Books in Antpac & Melvyl

Here are the three steps to find e-books in Antpac

For Melvyl, use the advanced search to find UCI e-books, via (1) entering search keyword(s), (2) limiting search to "UCI Libraries" and (3) narrowing Format to "e-Book"

Note that some e-books found in Melvyl are merely archival copy, not for access. Below is the comparison  --

Also be noted that a "Limited Access“ in HathiTrust note in Melvy sometimes may not be accurate. So, double-check in HathiTrust.