Asia Resources on the World Wide Web|
Raymond Lum -
Meeting Issue 1999 (Print
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[Asia & General & Boston]
ASIA & GENERAL
Boston Area Information
Read all about Boston history, tours, sites, colleges before the AAS annual
meeting in March. Includes Information on hotels, restaurants, maps, public
Boston Hotel Guide
Online guide to Boston-area hotels, by location. Browsable by name of hotel.
Directory of Web Search Engines
Search Engine Colossus site contains links to numerous search engines
worldwide, Arranged by country name and a few subjects (youth, women,
business, e1c.). Not all Asian countries are included.
Site of the weekly news magazine from Hong Kong.
Luso-Asian Forum (FLA)
A private association in Lisbon to promote and develop public initiatives to
strengthen understanding between Portugal and Asian nations with which
Portugal has historical links, particularly China, Japan, India, and Thailand.
Intends to support research projects and plan conferences.
Strategic and International Studies
The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, is a
public policy research institution that maintains experts "on all the world's
major geographic regions, in addition to key function areas." Site contains
analysis of international current events and text of its journal,
Quarterly. Has a number of current projects on Asia.
Journal of Asian American Studies
Full text of the three 1998 issues can be viewed online by readers at institutions-
that subscribe to Project Muse. This is the official publication of the
Association for Asian American Studies.
Study Abroad, Asia
Part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library. Links to U.S. academic progams,
arranged by country or geographic area, and links to two Asian university
programs (Japan, Hong Kong). Links to regional and country resource.
Chinese Southern Diaspora
Site of the Centre for the Study of Chinese Southern Diaspora, at Australian
National University. The Centre is intended as a permanent focus for research
and teaching on people of Chinese descent in Southeast Asia and the Southwest
Pacific and their interactions with other societies and cultures in the
regions, and offers and interdisciplinary course on the Chinese Southern
Diaspora, Lists the Centre's public lectures, workshops, and conferences.
Dictionary Buddhist Terms
A major republication of a dictionary of 4200 East Asian Buddhist terms; has
full CJK index and non-diacritical index. Links to
Dictionary of East Asian Literary Terms.
Chinese Journal Article Service
From the Digital Document Delivery Center, East Asian Library, Univ. of Pittsburg.
The Center provides free delivery of full-text copies of Chinese-language
academic journal articles from selected Chinese university (and
Univ. of Pittsburgh) libraries to any researcher in the U.S., creating "a global
virtual library at Chinese journal collections with great depth and extent for
scholars in all academic disciplines."
A searchable collection of images of the 1979 -1992 (vols. 1-28) of China
Journal (formerly The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs), from the Contemporary
China Centre, Australian National University.
Shanghai Municipal Police Directory
A directory of British, White Russian, and some
Chinese and Japanese members of the Shanghai
Municipal Police, mostly for the period 1900-1945. The
force was founded in 1854 to police the International Settlement in Shanghai.
Includes some 1,700 names with selected personal and professional details
(dates of service, place of birth, name of spouse).
Japan Documentation Center
A fully searchable web file with over 100 additions monthly. The JDC collects
current public policy material, in Japanese, and also
supplies English abstracts and printouts of
War Crimes Record
Some 2 1/2 hours of testimony by Japanese participants in war crimes, "Rape of Nanking," with
commentary. View the
video or listen in
RealAudio. From the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Japanese Finance & Politics
Research and links to English language resources on Japanese economy,
finance, and politics, and to English websites, of more than 500 companies listed
on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. From a unit of the Industrial Bank of Japan.
Chinese Communication Association
On communication and media in China, including print
media, television, cinema, radio. Topics
include history, public relations, entertainment, language,
public opinion. Includes job listings in communications, membership directory,
links to universities, online journals. Has bibliography of
publications on communication research
related to Chinese communities outside of China.
Current and back issues of this bimonthly English magazine of translations of
Japanese essays, interviews, discussions on current topics in
Japan; searchable index, links to
Japan-related resources; also available online in French
and Spanish editions.
Japanese Journals Information Web
This service has two parts: first, Current Awareness provides access to
tables of contents of current Japanese journals and newspapers. Second,
The Union List of Japanese Serials and Newspapers gives information on
4,844 titles held by 20 libraries or accessible over the web. Requires
Japanese-language software to
access most information.
British Association for Korean Studies
The Association promotes Korean Studies in Britain through conference.,
workshops, and publications. Includes tables of contents of the Association'.
journal (Papers), information on its newsletter, links to Korea-related sites.
A national government site including information on history and culture, travel
agents , hotels, restaurants, currency, shopping, vim information.
National University of Laos
Formed in 1995 by the merger of nine institutions of higher learning.
Indonesia Acquisitions List
Lists of now serials and monographs acquired by Jakarta office of the National Library of
Australia. Searchable by subject Links to the library's Indonesian collection and to relevant
websites (by topics).
Dutch East India Company
A selected bibliography on Nederlandsche Oost-Indische, Compagnie (Dutch
East India Company), based National Library of Australia collections.
Singapore Oral Histories
Audio clips, in Hokkien, from the oral history collection of the National Archives of Singapore
Links to National Heritage Board, Singapore History
Museum, general collections of the National Archives (pubic records, building
plans, photographs, audio-visual materials).
Online version of the 24-page English-language daily newspaper from Vietnam. Searchable by
topics; download Vietnamese fonts.
Indonesian Newspapers, & Magazines
Links to newspapers/magazines published in/about Asia, primarily Indonesia.
Southeast Asian Deltas
On issues relating to the history, natural resource management, rural sociology, economics, etc., of
the deltas of the Irrawadi, Chao Phraya, Mekong, and
Red Rivers. Includes research project databases, bibliography databases,
list of selected publications.
South Asian Search Engine
A directory of links to some three-hundred search engines on a wide variety
of subjects and country names as topics.
The International Directory of South Asia Scholars (IDSAS)
A directory of South Asian scholars; self-listings and descriptions of
research interests and other information.
South Asia University of Washington
New URL, which leads to lists of bibliographies on South Asian topics.
Full text of articles in this weekly magazine.
Full text of most of the articles in the magazine Frontline.
Access full text of the newspaper The Hindu.
Online version of a film magazine.
Another Indian film magazine.
Online Indexes from the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development
Access to the Online Indexes of articles from 53
Indian social science journals and clippings from 15 newspapers.
The indexes are developed and made available from the Institute
for Studies in Industrial Development.
Manushi, on Indian Women
Selected articles train a journal that "aims to bridge the gap between academic/scholarly writing
and popular literature analyzes economic, political,
and social issues."
1991 Census of India
Selected statistics from the 1991 Census Handbook (Delhi, 1998). Lists of
for-sale census publication (on diskettes) by state and series (economic
tables, socio-cultural tables, etc.); key population statistics; vit:1 statistics;
national and state maps; list of new publications; list of name of census