Asia Resources on the World Wide Web
by Raymond Lum - Summer 1998 (Print source*)
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Asian Studies WWW Monitor 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 Annotated Guide to WWW Search Engines Engines.html

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 photographs online.

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 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 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 key figures.

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 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 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.

Bangladesh News Bangladesh News

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 Daily Star, Bangladesh

Online edition of the English-language newspaper, with archives back to August 1997.

Voice of Tibet 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.

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 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 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 Virtual Library.

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 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 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.

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*See the PRINT copy of this list in the Asian Studies Newsletter, Summer Issue, V. 43, No. 3, p.31-32, published by the Association for Asian Studies, Inc. Some links updated or added - Philip McEldowney. July 1998.

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