Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong, which account for the bulk of the region’s stock value, rose. Seoul, Sydney and Southeast Asian markets retreated.
Japanese Nikkei 225 which opened on Tuesday after a three-day break, closed 25.31 points higher or 0.09%. Hang Seng traded 1.32% higher while SGX Nifty gained 0.64% during Tuesday's trade.
Chinese mainland markets Shanghai Composite and Shenzhen rallied to make massive gains after Monday's losses. Shanghai closed at 3,608.34 up 76.84 points or 2.18% while Shenzhen ended at 15,460.03 up 344.65 points or 2.28%.
Earlier, Asian markets opened muted with the South Korean Kospi trading marginally lower for a change. Kospi finished 22.50 points or 0.71% lower.
On Monday, US markets fell after five days of unstoppable gains as banks & IT lead indices lower with social media stocks in the firing line as Twitter leads the fall.