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Newspapers at Princeton: Asia Current

China & Taiwan

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WiseSearch (1998+)
News items from over 1,500 newspapers and other media sources from the Greater China region, both national, provincial and regional. Some English-language sources from Asia are included, as is company news. See the EAL pages for more info.
Current Digest of the Chinese Press (2012+)
Weekly collection of Chinese press materials in English translation. Covers politics, international relations, security, economics, business, public health, environment, education, and culture. Articles originate from major state news sources.  All articles are full-text searchable.

English-language weekly newspaper published between 1890 and 1945. This online collection includes issues published from 1920 to 1929 as full-text searchable scans.


Renmin Ribao  (1946+)

  • Renmin Ribao  (2007+)
  • Renmin Ribao  (1946-2012) For current issues, go directly to publisher's site. IMPORTANT: for pdf files, use Internet Explorer, and open files outside the browser directly in Acrobat Reader or Professional.


South China Morning Post (1903+)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953)

Includes Canton Times (1919-1920), China Critic (1939-1946), China Monthly Review (1950-1953), China Press (1925-1938), China Weekly Review (1923-1950), Chinese Recorder (1868-1941), Chinese Repository (1832-1851), Millard's China National Review (1919-1919), Millard's Review of the Far East (1919-1921), North - China Herald (1850-1941), Peking Daily News (1914-1917), Peking Gazette (1915-1917), Peking Leader (1918-1919), Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921), Shanghai Times (1914-1921), Weekly Review (1922-1923).





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Japan Times Archives 1897+
English newspaper in Japan since 1897. Archive includes the Japan Times only, not the back issues of the newspapers it merged with along its history (1918: The Japan Mail , 1940: The Japan Advertiser and The Japan Chronicle).


Maisaku (Mainichi Shinbun Online Database)
The Mainichi Shimbun is the one of 3 major Japanese newspapers and the oldest daily newspaper.   Provides the following:  Mainichi Shimbun (1872+); Weekly Economist (1989+; images in reduced size edition is available from 1989-1999); and The Mainichi (English) (2008+).  Can also browse today’s news and breaking news.

Fully searchable Japanese newspaper database containing all non-copyrighted articles from Asahi shinbun since 1879. In addition, it includes Aera, Shukan Asahi and Chiezo. Note: Click on "Sutato gamen e (SSL)"


Yomidasu Rekishikan (Yomiuri shinbun) (1874+)
Online version of the Yomiuri Shinbun containing searchable newspaper articles from 1874 through 1989 in image format, and from 1986 in full text. Also included is a Who's Who of 26,000 people and the English-language Daily Yomiuri since 1989. "Adobe Flash Player 9" is needed.

Japan Chronicle Weekly (1900-1940)
Well-informed, but controversial newspaper founded and based in Kobe, tracing Japan’s engagement with modernity and its emergence onto the world stage. Includes the weekly Commercial Supplement.

South and Southeast Asia


Financial Express (2005+) [India]

Hindustan Times [India]

Times of India (1838+)


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Korea Times (1956-2016)
KINDS (1896+)
Korean Integrated News Database System is a one-stop search portal for newspaper articles published in South Korea.
Digital news archive service open to the public. Includes three newspapers: Kyonghyang Sinmun, Tonga Ilbo, and Maeil Kyongje. Full-text search by date, keyword, etc. is available and texts are provided in images and electronic texts.

Financial Times

Financial Times (1888+)
  • The Official Index to the Financial Times. 1981-2005 (Trustee Reading Room Reference (DR): Firestone HG11.A56q
  • 1888-2016 (image access through Gale)
  • August 2004+ for FT.Com; 2005+ for newspaper (access through FT.COM; If not registered go to the SSO signin.)
    • UK edition - November 28, 2005 - present
    • Europe edition - January 3, 2006 - present
    • US edition - September 1, 2005 - present
    • Asia edition - January 28, 2009 - present
    • Middle East edition - March 1, 2010 - present