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History: Asia

History of Asian nations including primary sources

Original sources: East Asia

Original sources : Asia

Original sources: South Asia

Original sources: Southeast Asia

Primary sources

Primary sources are first hand evidence or records of the time. They may take the form of diaries, letters, interviews, speeches, photographs, posters, pamphlets and official records. They can give you a first-hand account of what life was like during the event or time you're looking at, and show you what people thought and felt about the world.

You can find primary sources in books, sourcebooks, newspapers and in our digital collections.