Asia Video Resources on the World Wide Web|
by Raymond Lum - Spring 1997 (Print
In response to a request to do a thematic version of
this column, I have chosen Asian video resources as the
focus here. This is part of a larger database, in process,
that I am preparing for the M-ASIA web page
Please send information on additional resources to:|
Those AAS members who have sent me infomnation on their
web pages can be assured that those will appear in
Previous gopher site -
Films and videos on South Asia available for free loan to
educators in the Southeastern U.S. [Also this
Indian Video Collection is searchable.]
gopher://gopher.adp.wisc.edu:70/11,.browse/.METALIBSE, updated to
List of videos on South and Southeast Asia available on
interlibrary loan; searchable by keywordl inks to indices by country,
language, videos with English sub-titles.
Links to South Asia video archives at University of Wisconsin,
University of Virgina, University of Califomia, Berkeley;
documentary films and videos on South Asian religions;
English-language films on India and Indians (a filmography);
sources for purchases.
http://webhead.com/wwwvl/India/india2.html And click on Movies
A large number of links to information in Indian
movies; part of the WWW Virtual Library India.
Includes information on the films of Satyajit Ray,
Urdu/Hindi film music, ragas commonly used in
Indian films, and much on Bollywood.
Information on videos about South and Southeast Asia;
links to films by South and Southeast
Asian film makers; Asian American videos: race
and ethnicity; overseas South Asian communities;
documentaries; Vietnam War.
Includes Asians/Asian Americans mediography;
alphabetical list, with full information including
rental information from Univ. of Minnesota's film
and video center.
South Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania videotapes
available on the Berkeley campus.
A Hong Kong movies searchable database;
filmographies, interviews, reviews.
On Hong Kong movies, with databases searchable
by titles, names of people associated with
films; capsule reviews; where to buy films;
news; awards; numerous links, including
Documentary Box, a joumal on
recent trends in thinking about and
Bibliography of Japanese films.
China, Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands videos in
the Media Resource Center, Moffitt Library, Univ.
of California. Berkeley; gives synopses, length,
citations for reviews.
Created to address the scarcity of Asian images
in films, to correct distorted images of Asians in
mainstream media, to create opportunities for
Asian Amencan film makers; source of many of
the PBS films on Asian Americans; covers all of
Asia; for all age groups; includes ethnic heritage,
Japanese intemment, aging, activism, art,
Gay and lesbian Asian and Pacific films; long
annotated list; list of distributors; link to article
on Asian/Pacific gay and lesbian film makers.
Searchable database of Earlham College's
Center for Education media materials, including
videos, audio cassettes, CD-ROMs, curriculum
units, slides, videos; searchable by country/culture,
media type, audience, title, date, keyword,
discipline/subject; annotated list of K-12
and research-level materials on Asia; for videos,
provides price, distributors; links to other
This and other Asia-specific National Resource
Centers include outreach programs for educators
and the community. This one has list of videos
on Asia that can be borrowed, along with
books, slides, curriculum materials.
Homepage of Filmakers Library, a commercial
firm; rentals and sales; numerous videos on
Asia under headings "Asia,"
Homepage of China International Book Trading
Corporation, Beijing; includes list of videos for
Films on Korea are available from
Cultural Service, 460 Park Ave., 6th floor, New York,
NY 10022; Tel. (212) 759-9550; FAX (212) 688-8640.
A catalog of films and videos on Asian and Asian
American Studies is available from University of
Extension Center for Media and Independent
Learning, 2000 Center St., 4th floor, Berkeley,
CA 94704; sales and rentals; Tel. (510) 642-0460; FAX (510) 643-9271.
Films for the Humanities and Sciences issues a
catalog of Asian studies video programs: P.O. Box 2053,
Princeton, NJ 08543-2053; sales and rentals; Tel. (800) 257-5126.
Facets Video, 1517 W. Fullerton, Chicago 60614,
issues a video sales catalog several times each year
that includes Asia-related titles. A cumulative catalog of
Asian titles is issued irregularly.
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*See the print copy of this list in the Asian Studies
Spring Issue 1997, p. 40, published by the
Association for Asian Studies, Inc. [Some updates 30 Dec 1997 by
Philip McEldowney, University of Virginia.]