Part of the Asian Artifacts Collection
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For the purposes of this web page, included in "Asia" are the following: China, Greece, India, Japan, Mongolia, eastern Russia, and Siberia.
Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.
I. Manuscript and Archival
II. Books and Published
III. Materials Covering Multiple Categories
VI. Online Resources at Furman
VII. Web Sites
- John L. Plyler, Jr. Postcard Collection: contains mid-twentieth century postcards from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, and Vietnam.
- Diane Hopkins-Hughs Collection: contains National Geographic magazines from 1961 through 1991 describing various aspects of Asian politics, life, and cultures.
- A Son of Satsuma; or, With Perry in Japan Kirk Munroe, 1901
- Evolution in my mission views; or, Growth of gospel mission principles in my own mind, Tai-an-fu, China, 1852-1902 Tarleton Perry Crawford, 1903
- The Little Brown Brother, by Stanley Portal Hyatt, 1908 [Philippine Islands]
- Selected Letters of Anna Heyward Taylor, South Carolina Artist and World Traveler, by Edmund R. Taylor and Alexander Moore: Anna Heyward Taylor (1879–1956) traveled extensively during her lifetime, studying art in Europe and exploring the art and cultures of British Guiana (Guyana), Mexico, the Virgin Islands, and Japan. She moved to Charleston in 1929, where she became a significant contributor to the Charleston Renaissance through her watercolors and wood block prints.
- Fifty years in China; an eventful memoir of Tarleton Perry Crawford, D. D. Rev. L. S. Foster
- An army officer on leave in Japan, including a sketch of Manila and environment, Philippine insurrection of 1896-7, Dewey's battle of Manila Bay and a description of Formosa L. Mervin Maus, 1911
- Through Siberia, the land of the future, Fridtjof Nansen, tr. by Arthur G. Chater, 1914
- On the trail of ancient man; a narrative of the field work of the Central Asiatic Expeditions, by Roy Chapman Andrews, with 58 photographs by J.B. Shackelford, 1926
- Glimpses of Baptist work in Burma: Burman Baptist convention 86th meeting, 1954
- Literature of travel and exploration: an Encyclopedia, Jennifer Speake, editor, bibliographies and historiographies
- The Norton book of travel, editor Paul Fussell, 1987 travel writing of notable authors
- Return passages: great American travel writing, 1780-1910 Larzer Ziff
- The Mind of the Traveler : From Gilgamesh to global tourism, Eric J. Leed
- Nineteenth-Century Travels, Explorations and Empires: Writings from the Era of Imperial Consolidation, 1835-1910, Edited Susan Schoenbauer, 2003
- Women Writing Home, 1700-1920 Klaus Stierstorfer, 2006, 6 volume collection of women's letters from across the former British Empire includes Africa, India, USA, Canada and others
- The Working Christian/ The Baptist Courier 1869 to present
- Asian Artifacts Collection - an inventory on the Special Collections web site
- Incredible Siberia, Junius B. Wood, 1928, General Collection
- 40,000 against the Arctic; Russia's polar empire, H. P. Smolka, 1937, General Collection
- Seven years in Tibet, Heinrich Harrer, translated by Richard Graves, 1954, General Collection
- The endless steppe; growing up in Siberia, Esther Hautzig, 1968
- In Siberia, Colin Thubron, 1999, General Collection
- Great Women Travel Writers: from 1750 to the present, editor Alba Amoia and Bettina L. Knapp, 2005, General Collection
- Encyclopedia of Exploration, 4 volumes, 4th volume 1850-1940, editor John Raymond Howgego, 2003-2008, Reference Collection
- Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing, editor, Kelly Boyd, Reference Collection
- International historical statistics : Africa, Asia & Oceania, 1750-2000 B.R. Mitchell, 2003, Reference Collection
- Encyclopedia of Asian history, prepared under the auspices of the Asia Society ; Ainslie T. Embree, editor in chief, 1998
- Bibliography of Asian Studies, Online resource
- World History in Context, Online resource
- Europa World Plus, Online resource
- Sage Reference, Online resource
- International Studies Compendium, Online resource
- Gale Literature Resource Center, Online resource
- British Periodicals, Online resource
- Times of London, Online resource
- Place Matters: Gendered Geography in Victorian Women's Travel Books about Southeast Asia [electronic resource; Ebook]
- The Travels of Robert Tucker digital collection, at the Digicenter; after logging in with your Furman username and password, search "East Asia."
- Map of Robert Tucker's travels through East Asia, 1974, locations include Hinterland, Nepal; Nikko, Japan; Samath, India; Bangkok, Thailand;Kowloon, Hong Kong; Fatehpur Sikri, India
- Japan from Periphery and Center, course blog from a 2012 Furman May X study away class focusing on uneven development in Japan.
- David Rumsey Map Collection
- Travel at the Turn of the 20th Century (1875-1908)
- Hakluyt Society, publisher
- World History Sources, Travel Narratives
- Royal Geographical Society, Exhibitions and Galleries
- Internet East Asia History Sourcebook
- Library of Congress "Meeting of Frontiers": A bilingual, multimedia English-Russian digital library that tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.