Stocks in Asia traded mixed on Tuesday afternoon on the back of a volatile session on Wall Street which saw the Dow recover from a 507-point drop.
The mainland Chinese markets saw gains by the end of their trading day. The Shanghai composite rose 0.37 percent to close at around 2,594.09 while the Shenzhen composite advanced 0.853 percent to finish the trading day at about 1,343.90.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index also recovered to close slightly higher at 25,771.67, or about 0.07 percent.
Meanwhile in Japan, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.34 percent to close at 21,148.02 percent while the Topix index declined by 0.91 percent to close at 1,575.31.
Shares of Japanese conglomerate Softbank gained 2.45 percent after the company announced on Monday that shares of its mobile unit IPO would be priced at 1,500 yen apiece (approx. $13.25). Softbank is expected to raise 2.65 trillion yen from the listing (approx. $23.4 billion).
Samsung Biologics surged 17.79 percent on the day after South Korea's stock exchange decided on Monday to allow it to continue trading following a suspension in mid-November over concerns it had intentionally breached accounting rules ahead of its listing in 2016.
Australia's ASX 200 gained 0.42 percent to close at 5,575.90, with most sectors seeing gains.
Shares of Australia's so-called Big Four banks saw gains on the day. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group rose 0.53 percent and Commonwealth Bank of Australia advanced by 0.23 percent, Westpac rose 0.80 percent and National Australia Bank climbed up by 0.43 percent.