Asia Resources on the World
by Raymond Lum - Summer 1997
The categories under which web sites are arranged
are intended only to point to the primary
focus of each site. Many of the sites include information
on broader geographic areas Thus, a site
on Southeast Asia might be searched successfully
for information on East Asia. Information on a
particular country might be found under a geographic
heading or a topical heading, such as
"Journals" or "Dictionaries "
Please send corrections and notices of
additional sites to
numerous online journals on Asia; a constantly updated register.
Online edition of academic-quality
magazine from Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies,
Australian National Univ. Recent
articles on Tiananmen, Panchen Lama, land management
in Papua New Guinea, migrants in
Tables of contents of all issues, 1992-1996,
of Central Asian Monitor, a bi-monthly magazine
on Central Asian republics since
The Journal of Korean
Studies website; sample articles, subscription
information, Korean studies links.
Website of the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars;
full text of selected articles; complete back-issue
index, subscription information; links to
List of contents of all
issues of Chinese Science; some issues
online; subscription information.
Site of Asia, Inc., with contents of the
An extensive list of links to online language
dictionaries and lexicons.
Online English-Urdu dictionary.
dictionary database of traditional/classical/pre-modern
characters and compounds with
pronunciation and semantic information;
downloadable; allows users to make their own
The Asian Reading Room of the Library of Congress; links to
the collections and catalogs; bibliographies
and guides for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South and
Southeast Asian, Tibetan collections; links to Asian,
Asian-American, Pacific Islands sites.
Online access to libraries
world-wide, arranged by geographic area,
country, type of library.
Pointers and login instructions to national library catalogs in 38
countries; from University of Queensland.
History of the East Asian library at Yale,
bibliographic access to the collections, links to
publisher/vendor catalogs, library
The European Association of Sinological
Librarians; includes a link to the Association's
Bulletin; resources on East Asian culture;
bibliographies; academic institutions; list of booksellers.
Full text of 68 books in the Library of
Congress Country Studies Area Handbook Program.
International Rice Research Institute,
A computerized data bank, from
the U.S. Census Bureau, of statistical tables of
demographic and socio-economic data for all
countries; searchable and downloadable; covers
26 demographic, ethnic, and economic
Statistics from the United
Nations searchable by 37 variables covering demographic,
economic, geographic, and social
Salary data for Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China,
classified by cities, professions, industries;
useful for job seekers.
[But . . . try this for Nepal]
Travel information and long
annotated list of books on Nepal.
On the 1971 India-Pakistan
The International Tamils' Archive, founded 1956
"to collect and preserve historical
documents on Tamils in Sri Lanka and
The Pakistan virtual library with
information on a wide range of subjects, e-mail lists;
From the Academy of Media and Information
Technology, Bangladesh, with daily news on
Bangladesh and the region; access to statistics from
government statistics office will be available
later;newsgroups postings; free Fax-to-Dhaka
Database on Vietnam War Era Prisoners-of-War
and Missing-in-Action, from Library of
Congress researchers; analytical
index to over 131 000
government documents; material from Task
Force Russia, which attempts to locate American
servicemen thought to be held in the former
Soviet Union; materials on World War 11, Korean
War, Cold War
Douglas Pike's archive of the Vietnam
Conflict, at Texas Tech Univ.; manuscript
collection of personal papers of people involved in the
conflict; U S Air Force POW oral history collection.
Site of the Cambodia Genocide Program, with bibliographic,
biographic, geographic, and photographic databases.
Business and cultural information on Thailand, including
travel, transportation guides (bus, air, train),
timetables; media guide.
Dutch web sites related to India and Indonesia; guide to
information on the Eurasian culture
of the Netherlands; numerous links to information on books,
movies, web sites on Indonesia.
Tables of contents of the Borneo
Research Bulletin; list of publications
and directory of members of Borneo Research
Extensive list of links to Malaysian
and Malaysian-related web sites.
The web site of the Japan Foundation, featuring programs and
program guidelines; news, publications, databases, and links.
[Or. . .]
Conversion tables from Western
dates to Chinese, Japanese, and
Korean dates for the years 1860-1996.
A list of academic and educational web sites in
China; URLs of universities, colleges,
research institutes, high schools.
Information "intended to finally
prove...that the mythic Chinese unicorn was
not the qilin but a one-horned goat-like beast
called the zhi."
Provides access to China national- and
local-level data collections on natural
history socioeconomics education: downloadable
Publications by Don Wagner on the history of science
and technology in China, particularly metallurgy
and mathematics, including some texts,
references, notices of reviews; Scandinavian
library holdings on East Asia.
The Japan Information Access Project_an independent,
non-profit research center designed to strengthen
international understanding of Japanese
science, technology, industry, security, and
policy; list of publications on patents, policy,
electronic information, etc.
Hong Kong journalists site; links to text
of the Basic Law, to Hong Kong English
newspapers, Far Eastern Economic Review,
cartoons of Larry Feign.
From the Hong Kong Government Economic and Trade
Office, San Francisco; government and
economic information; recent speeches by officials;
information on Hong Kong's new airport.
site in Chinese or English; includes
Hong Kong Encyclopedia, with some documents.
Primarily links to China news sites,
including the Chinese Consulate in
New York, Chinese and English newspapers, human rights
[This site works but quickly turns into http://www.netvigator.com/!]
Site of the Association for Celebration of Reunification
of Hong Kong with China, an official site on
government and non-government activities planned
for the transfer ceremonies.
The South China Morning Post's Countdown to History
site, with timeline, documents, business
issues, and frequently-asked questions list searchable by
From the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong;
long list of links to topics of importance to
the Chamber's members, such as books. committees,
textiles. financial services, taxation.
Hong Kong Government Information Center site, with statistics,
Hong Kong facts, Hong Kong in pictures,
list of position papers, links to overseas Hong Kong
Korean Embassy in the U.S.; list of consulates; Korean Information
Center; business, media, travel, links to related sites.
Not on Tokyo, but on Korea, from the
Defense Language Institute Foreign Languages
Center, USA; information on radio, television,
popular songs, academic institutions, etc.
Back to the top.
*See the print copy
of this list in the Asian Studies Newsletter,
Summer Issue 1997, p. 21-22 , published by the
Association for Asian Studies, Inc.
[On 22 Dec 1997, all sites checked; some updated or added
Philip McEldowney, University of Virginia.]