Asia Resources on the World Wide Web|
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Asian Studies WWW Monitor
An electronic journal from the Internet Publications Bureau, Research School
of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. Regularly
monitors new developments in the Asian Studies cyberspace, compiles impartial
summaries and evaluations. Part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library.
Annotated Guide to WWW Search Engines
Leading information retrieval facilities of value to researchers in Asian
Studies and the social sciences. Part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library.
Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Archive at Ohio State University.
Includes list of lost and stolen art from Afghanistan and Nepal; art of Newar
Buddhism; exhibitions of Asian art; maps of Asia; guide to photographic
documentation of Buddhist art. Plans to include 200,000 to 300,000
Asian Pacific American Calendar
A comprehensive calendar of Asian Pacific Islands American events, people,
activities. Researched and produced by the Library of Congress's Federal
Research Division for the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.
Select "Ethnic Resources," then "Asian Pacific American Heritage Calendar."
Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges for Asian Studies
ASIANetwork, an AAS affiliate, is a consortium of over 100 colleges in North
America that promote the study of Asia. Links to mailing lists, teaching
resources, its newsletter, membership information.
The Asia Society
Relaunching of an earlier site, much expanded. Features Asia Society
publications list, special reports, speeches and transcripts from Asia Society
events, over 750 links to "the best professional, educational, political, and
cultural resources on the Web," catalog of items in its shop in New York, text
of its new publication Hong Kong: Challenges of Change.
Maps of Asia
Political and shaded relief maps from most Asian countries, all from the Perry-
Casteneda Library Map Collection at Univ. of Texas at Austin. Most of the
maps date from the 1990s, but some historical maps are included.
Power, Democide, and War
Online version of R. J. Rummel's book, The Miracle That Is Freedom: The
Solution to War, Violence, Genocide, and Poverty Covers democide
(genocide and mass murder) through data, sources, statistical analyses, books,
articles. Data cover major pre-20th century episodes of democide, "and all
democide for all nations, 1900-1987." Includes coverage of Asia in individual
chapters, charts, tables, statistics.
Best 65 Universities in Asia
"Asiaweek's second annual survey of the region's best schools focuses on
research and the ravages of the [current) economic crisis." Also available in
the 15 May 1998 issue of the news weekly.
National Geographic Maps
Maps of Asia from National Geographic Society's Cartographic Division. Maps
include some text from 6th ed. of National Geographic Atlas of the World.
Tay Son Resource Page
"A site containing information about the Tay Son peasant uprising (1771-
1802) in Vietnam." Includes an essay, chronology, bibliography (including
selected Vietnamese- and Chinese-language sources), brief biographies of
Conflict and Ethnicity in Indonesia
"A site dedicated to intemet sources on conflict and ethnicity in Indonesia."
Links to news groups, NGOs, academic journals, maps. Provided by INCORE
(Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity) in Northern Ireland. Also links to
sites for every country of the world, such as Human Rights Watch, etc.
Philippine-U.S. Women's Solidarity Organization
On issues arising from U.S. policy decisions that impact negatively on women
and children of the Philippines. The organization has launched educational
campaigns on militarism, prostitution, labor export, the sex trade, the mail-
order bride industry.
Books on Vietnam
Online version of the books and artifacts catalog of Global Directions, Inc., in
San Francisco, source of the Vietnam travel magazine, Destination: Vietnam,
English-language publications from Vietnam and the West, and music CDs.
White Lotus Press, Bangkok
A supplier of Western- language books on Southeast Asia, including
numerous reprints of earlier publications.
Singapore University Press
The press publishes the research work of the University's academic staff,
and scholarly books of local and regional importance, all in English.
A composite news source provided by Bangladeshis in the U.S. Contains
articles culled from the daily press in Bangladesh, covering politics, business,
and the arts.
Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center
The purpose of the Center, at Columbia University, is to study Indian traditions
of knowledge f rom the Vedas up to modern times and to promote research.
Includes the Center's newsletter, information on post-doctoral fellowships,
publications, University Seminar on Indology, Ayurveda and Indic traditions of
healthcare, online manuscript project, related links, more.
Daily Star, Bangladesh
Online edition of the English-language newspaper, with archives back to
Voice of Tibet
Voice of Tibet, from Dharamsala, broadcasts thirty minutes daily on short-
wave radio. Its programs, in Tibetan, are produced byTibetan exile journalists
in Europe and the U.S. and elsewhere. (Broadcasts can be heard with
RealAudio software, downloadable free from http://www. real.com/players/)
Tamil Electronic Library
A site devoted to Tamil language, its culture and literature. Distributes Tamil
fonts (free), provides information on fonts, software, guidelines for setting
up webpages in Tamil, e-texts of ancient literary works, lists of books,
research centers, publishers, links to numerous related sites.
Indian Nuclear Tests
Prepared by the Japanese Network for South Asian Studies.
BJP Government Watch
"As soon as the coalition government headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) assumed off ice in India in March 1998, a group of concerned South
Asian scholars formed an informal international team to monitor the BJP
Government's socioeconomic-political decisions, public policy initiatives and
reversals, key appointments, and other such moves that have both short-
term and long-term effect on the Indian polity." Includes links to related sites.
Modern Chinese Literature and Film
Author studies, catalogs, Chinese-language electronic texts, references
(dictionaries, bibliographies, biographies, journals, howto locate material); online
references (links to journals, texts, references, modem Chinese culture,
literary studies); translations; film resources (links to general information, early
films, films of 1950s to 1970s, post-Mao era films, directors, references).
Library Resources for Chinese Studies
This site includes a section on "Libraries and Library Resources for Chinese
Studies."It will be developed as asystern containing pages on libraries in Asia
and the West, library associations, book dealers in Asian studies,
conferences, reports and guides, and media. Links are annotated and will contain
information on holdings of individual libraries. Part of the Asian Studies WWW
Chinese Military History Group
The Group seeks to establish contacts with European scholars interested in
any aspect of Chinese or East Asian military history and "aims to encourage
communication and exchange of ideas between scholars working in different
disciplines and studying different historical periods who share a common
interest in armed conflict and the role of the military in China." Website
contains member information, research notes, bibliography, book reviews.
Feng Shui Gate
Scholarly essays on the origin and early history of the Chinese art of dwelling
orientation, by Stephen L. Field, an associate professor of Chinese at Trinity
University, San Antonio, Texas
Hong Kong Government Publications
Monthly lists of new publications from the government of the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region. Last updated January 1998.
Chinese Information & Culture Center
Much information about Taiwan, provided by the Taipei Economic and Cultural
Office in New York.
Silk Road Foundation
Site of a non-profit organization established to promote the study and
preservation of cultures and art in Inner Asia and the Silk Road. Contains
chronology, Xinjiang Studies, Dunhuang Studies, travel, conferences,
bibliography, music, etc.
Reischauer Institute at Harvard University
English- and Japanese-language site of annotated resources in academic
Japanese studies. Includes schools, research institutes, libraries, reference
tools, news media, government and legal sites, history archives, teaching
and language learning sites, scholarships, jobs, etc. Frequently updated.
Japan-Related Internet Resources
An annotated index, covers academics, arts, bookshops, companies,
computing, economy, environment, law, language, government, living in Japan,
museums, travel, technology, voluntary organizations, etc. Provided by Daiwa
Anglo-Japanese Foundation in the U.K.
Okinawa: The American Years, 1945-72
Electronic version of a forthcoming book; documents the 27-year American
military occupation. Contains chronology, photos, biographical essays,
annotated bibliographies of books, f ilms, newspaper articles, oral histories), links.
Created at Dept. of History, Texas A&M University, Commerce, Texas.