Asia Resources on the World Wide Web|
by Raymond Lum - Spring 1998 (Print
[Asia & General]
[Journals & Newspapers]
If you access the web using Netscape, the http:// part of a URL can be omitted; Netscape will
automatically supply it. In addition to individual web search engines such as Yahoo, Lycos, and
AltaVista, there are parallel search engines that will simultaneously survey a number of search
engines. One such can be found at
http://www.cyber411.com. It will search up to sixteen other
search engines and display the results in a continuous list. When using
cyber411, you can indicate
the search engines to which you want your queries submitted. Please send information on new
web sites to email@example.com
Information about BAS online
Asia & General
National Bureau of Asian Research
Serves as an international clearinghouse for expertise and policy
issues. Essays on economic, political, and strategic issues in Asia-
Pacific; newsletter; news sources; list of publications, etc.
Asian Spatial Information and Analysis
"The Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis
Network has produced a large amount of spatial data (digital
cartography) ... for all the countries of East, Southeast, and South Asia,
as well as the entire former Soviet Union."
What Caused Asia's Economic Crisis?
A compendium of links to web resources and articles addressing the
question "What Caused Asia's Economic and Currency Crisis and Its
Global Contagion?" Basic readings and references, proposed policy
solutions, global effects, country analyses, sources of official data and
reports, chronology of the crisis, political and historical background.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
An effort to create a unified source for geographic name information
around the globe. Some 900,000 names arranged in a hierarchical
structure. Gives names in vernacular and English, variants in other
languages, historical names, geographical coordinates, important
dates and notes. The database is expanding.
Security, Environment, Sustainability
Homepage of the Nautilus Institute: Resources on Security, Environment,
Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific Region. Includes "Policy Forum
Online," environmental human rights, energy and security
in Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia peace and security.
Asian Studies Syllabi
Submitted to H-Asia by their creators, these syllabi cover graduate,
survey, and thematic courses on a wide range of topics in Asian studies.
History Departments Directory
URLs for over 900 history departments' web pages around the world;
searchable by university name and location (U.S. and non-U.S.). Will
be searchable by city and state in the near future.
National Library of Australia Asian Collections
Guide to general and special collections in both Western and Asian
Study Abroad Asia WWWVL
"This page is mainly set up to help scholars find suitable programs,
resources, and other information for studying abroad in Asia. It
provides original sources as well as links to other pages related to Study
Abroad Asia." Organized geographically. Has an in-progress list of
U.S. college and university courses in Asian languages, arranged by
language. Part of the Asian Studies World Wide Web Virtual Library.
PIER Teaching Resource Collection
An online database of 2000 films, videos, slide sets, books, maps,
curriculum guides, etc., in international and area studies, for grades
K-12 and college level. Materials can be reserved and borrowed for
two-week periods for a nominal shipping fee.
Journals & Newspapers
AsianDoc Electronic Newsletter
An online publication that "supports scholars, librarians, and
researchers world-wide who are developing text or image databases in the
various fields of Asian/EurAsian studies or who are incorporating
materials in Asian languages into larger databases."
Asian Arts E-Journal
All aspects of Asian art; offers a forum for scholars, museums,
commercial galleries. Covers associations, exhibitions, galleries,
classifieds, calendars, Asian Arts Bookstore, user guide, links.
Nihon Keizai Shimbun,
Chosun Ilbo, Korea: http://twww.chosun.com/g__.html
Pakistan: http://www.dawn.com. Also
Times of India: http://www.timesofindia.com
Sydney Morning Herald,
Information on the recent elections can be found at the following sites:
(website of the Election Commission of India)
British Voices from South Asia
An online reproduction of an exhibition on British India as a colonial
subculture and on the cultural implications of the British-Indian
connection. Many annotated illustrations from postcards, photographs, etc.
Japanese Network for South Asian Studies
Enables South Asia scholars whose major language is not Japanese
to easily communicate with South Asia scholars in Japan. Reports on
current research and activities in Japan, information on conferences
and meetings, publications by Japanese scholars writing in languages
other than Japanese, contents of Japanese journals on South Asia.
Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
Information on culture, economy, sports, social issues, foreign
relations, Election Commission, tourism.
American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)
AIIS is a consortium of Universities and colleges in the U.S. at which
scholars engage in teaching and research about India. Information
on programs, membership, member institutions, research centers.
Theatre of the Oppressed, India
On Dalit Rangabhumi, the Theatre of the Oppressed, with an
annotated translation of one play; link to information on the Dalit
Movement. Both English and German version of the site here.
Indexed South Asian Journals
A list of South Asian journals that are completely indexed in the online
version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies. All issues from 1972
onwards are indexed. Updates will be posted at this site. A product of
BAS indexing and the cooperative indexing project of the Committee
on South Asian Libraries and documentation.
East Asian Language and Thought
Textual and lexicographical resource for the study of East Asian
language and thought. Contains WWW CJK-English dictionary database;
dictionary of CJK Buddhist terms; Korean Buddhist page; electronic
Buddhist text initiative; scholarly web resources on Confucianism,
Daoism, Buddhism, etc.
Chinese Biographical Database
This is "an interactive, scholarly, moderated online research and
educational tool open to anyone who feels they can use the information."
It is interdisciplinary and multilingual. In addition to the over 1000
biographies already searchable in the "Reports" section, it invites
scholars to submit documented biographical information via an online
submission form, thereby expanding the database.
The China section of this guide to environmental resources provides
information on selected resources at Harvard and on the Internet
related to environmental science and public policy in China; searchable
by keyword. Numerous links.
Harvard Asia Center
The Asia Center was inaugurated in early 1998. Contains information
about the Center, calendar of Asia-related events at Harvard, over-
view of Asia programs at Harvard.
Temple of Culture
"Images of the Temple of Culture" includes a chronology of the
changing status of Confucianism as the official teaching of the Chinese state,
a list of key dates for enshrinement in the temple, Confucius's
posthumous titles, photographs of Confucius temples in Beijing, Qufu,
Hangzhou, and Quzhou. Also a long bibliography of sources on
New PRC Internet Regulations
On Dec. 30, 1997, China's Ministry of Public Security promulgated
new regulations for the security and management of computer
information networks and the Internet, a codification of existing practices.
English translation provided by the U.S. Embassy, Beijing.
Provides information about Chinese law and the legal system in greater
China (mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong). Includes translations of laws
of China and Taiwan and links to Hong Kong laws and to related sites.
Chinese Movie Database
Covers Chinese films made from 1905 to the present, in China, Tai-
wan, Hong Kong, and other regions; English and Chinese versions.
Network Pacific Asia
Dedicated to the exchange of ideas in the areas of Asian politics,
diplomacy, economics, society, modern history; book reviews.
Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan
A fragment of a multilingual (Chinese Big5, English, French, German,
Japanese, Russian, Spanish) site. In addition to traditional culture
(folk arts, calligraphy, dance, food , architecture, etc.), includes
information on Republic of China today, news, mainland affairs, etc.
Korean War Reference Library
Contains documents relating to Korean War and earlier, such as the
1905 Korean Protectorate Treaty with Japan, the 1950 UN Resolution
on Korea, 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement.
The Korea Society
Calendar of events, the journal U.S. Korea Review, and Access
Korea, an online informational and educational outreach initiative.
Homepage of the Korea National Tourism Organization; Korea at a
Glance, services, travel within Korea, Korean statistics, photo gallery.
North Korean Affairs
Site of the Research Institute for North Korean Affairs. Recent reports
from North Korea, unification issues; versions in Korean and English.
Cambodian Embassy, Washington
Lao Embassy, Washington
Tourism, government, news, visa process; links to Lao Mission at the
U.N., Laos at ASEAN, Vientiane Times newspaper.
Vietnam Embassy, Washington
Tourism, government, news, press releases, visa application form,
Vietnam-U.S. Relations Past and Present.
The Wars for Vietnam, 1945-1975
Site developed for a course at Vassar College. Includes an overview of
the war, original documents, links to over 50 sites on the war, Vietnam
today, culture and travel, U.S. National Archives, Kennedy Library, NGOs
operating in Vietnam, Vietnamese-language software, etc.
Part of the Library of Congress National Digital Library; motion
pictures viewable in Quicktime and MPEG formats. Fifty-three films
made from 1898 to 1901 of the war and the Philippine Revolution.
Rajah Brooke & Sarawak
On Sarawak's first White Rajah. Chronology, extensive bibliography
searchable by topic, list of resources in archives; link to "Michael Palin
Visits Sarawak" [PBS travel show].
Informational publication from the government. Travel and culture,
business, environment, international relations, archived newsletter.