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- ABZU: Guide to information related to the Study of the Ancient Near East on the Web - Edited by Charles E. Jones, Research Archivist - Bibliographer at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.
- American Center for Chinese Studies - Promotes the art of Kung Fu
- American Museum of Natural History - New York. Library provides access to Online Catalog. The Collections Database provides access to the Asian Ethnographic Collection with over 58,000 images and catalog descriptions.
- Angel Island Journeys Remembered by Chinese Houstonians - An oral history of Chinese immigrant detainees by Lydia Lum, Houston Chronicle Special Reports.
- Art History Resources on the Web: Asian Art - Christopher Witcombe, Sweet Briar College
- Art of Tibet - Has a searchable database of Himalayan paintings consisting of over one thousand Tibetan Buddhist thangkas, dating from the 12th to 19th century.
- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The Freer Gallery of Art Library, one of the finest Asian art libraries in the United States, has a searchable online catalog which includes books acquired after 1987, about one-third of the pre-1987 holdings and all journals. A search for celadon, for example, retrieves 19 titles, including Ice and green clouds: traditions of Chinese celadon by Yutaka Mino and Katherine R. Tsiang, c1986. Online exhibitions include:
- The Adventures of Hamza
- Asia for Educators - Columbia University. ""An initiative of the East Asian Curriculum Project and the Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum."
- Asia Library - University of Michigan Library devoted to East Asian Studies
- Asia Society - New York. There is a site map, and collections of speeches, publications and exhibitions. Past exhibitions include Inside Out: New Chinese Art and Bamboo Masterworks, Japanese baskets from the Lloyd Cotsen collection. AsiaSource is a valuable collection of resources on Asia, including News, Reference, Country Profiles, Government Directories and Food. There are a number of interviews including one with Barnett Rubin, author of several books on Afghanistan.
- Asian American Journalists Association - With links to chapters in
- Asian American Theater Company - San Francisco
- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - "One of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art."
- Asian Arts - "Online journal for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia." There is a page listing Asian art exhibitions from museums, galleries and universities.
- Asian Deveopment Bank - Provides information on regions and countries.
- Asian Historical Architecture - Over 6300 photos of 442 sites in sixteen countries (Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korean, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam). Timothy Ciccone created this website; the photographs have been contributed by many photographers throughout the world. These photographs may be used for educational purposes (credit the site "www.orientalarchitecture.com"and the contributor of the photos).
- Asian Library - University of British Columbia Library, Vancouver. Includes a good collection of links to web resources for South Asia
- Asian Newspapers - For directories see NewsLink, ABYZ News Links, News and Newspapers Online: Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica (Walter Clinton Jackson Library, University of North Carolina at Greensboro),
- Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library - T.Matthew Ciolek, Australian National University, Canberra
- Asian Pacific American Resources at the Smithsonian
- Asian Week - "Voice of Asian America"
- ASIANOW - News and commentary from the editors of CNN, Time and Asiaweek
- Asiaweek - Time Warner stopped publishing this in 2001. However there are archives from 1995 to 2001.
- AskAsia Homepage
- Association for Asian Studies - With Links to Asian Studies Organizations and Asia WWW Resources and Viewpoints, a collection of essays dealing with Asian Studies.
- Association of Universities of Asia and Pacific
- Beijing Opera Page - Xu-Ming Wang
- Bengali Literature - Arghya Chatterjee (who also maintains a West Bengal page).
- Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency)
- Borobudur, Path to Enlightenment - By Jamie James, Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2008. "...Astonishing stone mountain of exquisitely wrought sculpture in Central Java..."
- Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, 1907-1927 - Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University.
- Japan - Furo-zan. Near Matsushima, Hondo - Photo by Ernest Henry Wilson, 1914-07-08. "Remarkable cliffs of gray sandstone with Pinus thunbergii Parl."
- Ilex pedunculosa var. continentalis LoesChangyang Hsien, China
- British Library - Their Turning the Pages provides access to "the Diamond Sutra, a Chinese Buddhist scroll printed in 868 - the world's oldest, dated, printed book."
- British Voices from South Asia - Louisiana State University exhibition based on a series of taped interviews with British people who lived and worked in India before Independence in 1947.
- Buddhist Digital Library & Museum - National Taiwan University. There is also a mirror site in Germany. Although much of the material is available in Chinese only, there are a few English resources including Full-Text Journal Articles.
- Buddhist Studies - Part of the WWW Virtual Library, the site is edited by T.Matthew Ciolek and Joe Bransford Wilson. (See also Ciolek's Tibetan Studies.)
- Cambodian Genocide Program - Yale University site contains photographs, biographies, maps and other resources that document the atrocities of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979.
- Central Asian Studies Worldwide: Resources for the Study of Central Eurasia - Sponsored by the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus at Harvard University, there are also Dissertations in Central Eurasian Studies, an Central Eurasia Experts Directory and CESWW: Central-Eurasia-L an "Announcement List for Central Eurasian Studies World Wide".
- Central News Agency (CNA) Online Daily Newswire Services - Republic of China on Taiwan.
- China Daily - China's biggest English newspaper. See also People's Daily, China's biggest newspaper (in Chinese) and CCTV, China's central TV station.
- China Exploration & Research Society - Founded by explorer and conservationist Wong How Man, who, in 2005 found a new source of the Yangtze River, and has been documenting the vanishing Ewenki people, and preserving the endangered Tibetan mastiff.
- China: One Hundred Treasures - Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
- China the Beautiful - Classical Chinese art, calligraphy, poetry, history, literature, painting and philosophy, edited by Ming L. Pei.
- ChinaBig - "Bilingual resource for doing business in and with China, including the most comprehensive online yellow pages of the greater China region."
- China Education and Research Network
- China Institute - New York
- China News Digest (CND)
- China's Free Markets (Farmers' Markets): A Photo Tour - Photographic essay by Ditty Deamer
- Chinese Characters - Has a series of zipu or "character genealogies" which show graphically the close interconnections between all the characters, and some online readings (Art of War, Tao Te Ching, Ballad of Mulan, 300 Tang Poems and Sayings of Chairman Mao).
- Chinese Historical Society - San Francisco
- Chinese Immigration and Chinese in the United States - National Archives and Records Administration
- Chinese Literature - "Founded in 1951... a quarterly magazine, published in English and French, presenting contemporary and classical writing, poetry, literary criticism and arts." In English and French.
- Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive - Stephen C. Angle, Wesleyan University. There's also a Confucian Etext Project
- Chinese Philosophy Page - Steven A. Brown
- Chinese Qing Dynasty - 224 images, primarily ceramics, from the Chinese Qing Dynasty, (also known as Anonymous Chinese Qing Dynasty), 1644 - 1912, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Many of the objects have detailed images - see the cup, the brush washer and the reticulated box.
- Chinese Studies WWW Virtual Library - Bick-har Yeung, University of Melbourne
- Chinese Text Initiative - University of Virginia Library East Asian Section and Electronic Text Center. Includes 300 Tang Poems, Hong Lou Meng, Shi Jing, Gu Yao Yan and Chinese Literature in Translation.
- Chinese Vistas - 2008 Reith Lectures thems, BBC Radio.
- Claire Holt Papers - "Approximately 1,780 slides of Indonesia." You can browse the complete image database via the Luna Insight browser.
- Classical Chinese Furniture - Curtis Evarts
- College & Research Library News - A publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries, they offer monthly columns on Internet Resources, one of which is Southeast Asian studies: Online resources by Lisa Klopfer, C&RL News, February 2003, Vol. 64 No. 2.
- Council on East Asian Libraries - Has links to East Asian Library Websites in North America
- Coverage of China's Dams - Wall Street Journal reporter Shai Oster's series of articles on the Three Gorges dam won the 2007 George Polk Award for Environmental Reporting.
- Dan Tao, the Way of Transformation - "Ancient Taoist practice that uses the transformative movements of T'ai Chi and Qigong meditation for the full realization of the human potential." (Dan Tao School.)
- Daoist Studies - "Scholarly, non-profit, Internet resource for Daoist Studies that aims to foster international scholarly communication about the study of Daoism."
- Databank for China Studies - Social science data for contemporary China provided by the Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Dawn - English-language Pakistani newspaper.
- Devi: the Great Goddess - Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
- Dhugal J. Lindsay's Haiku Universe
- Digital Archive for Chinese Studies (DACHS) - Leiden
- Digital South Asia Library - A project of the Center for Research Libraries, DSAL provides "digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users." You can search reference resources, images, maps, statistics, bibliographies and union lists, indexes, books and journals and other Internet resources. Reference resources include Digital Dictionaries of South Asia, Imperial Gazetteer of India and A Historical Atlas of South Asia.
- Directory of Development Organizations - Lists 29,500 contacts of organizations ("international organizations, governments, private sector institutions, development agencies, universities, research and training institutes, NGOs/PDOs, grantmakers, banks, microfinance institutions and development consulting firms").
- Dragon Boat Racing - Also known as Asian longboat racing and swan boat racing.
- Drukpa Kagyu Heritage Project
- East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources - Robert Y. Eng, University of Redlands.
- East Asian Libraries Cooperative World-Wide Web
- Educational Resources on Asia - UCLA Center for East Asian Studies has the following sections: Asia Via the Web, Today in Asian History, Asian Studies Documents, full text copies of significant historical and contemporary documents, Educational Films on Asia, K-12 Curriculum Resources on Asia and Statistical Information on Asia and on Asia-U.S. Affairs.
- European Association of Sinological Librarians (EASL)
- Eurasie: webzine de la culture asiatique en France
- Exploring Ancient World Cultures - University of Evansville site provides material on the ancient culture of China, India and the Near East.
- Far Eastern Economic Review Interactive Edition - Free registration
- Field Museum - Chicago. The Chinese Rubbings collection is "often considered one the best outside of East Asia." The Catalogue of Chinese rubbings from Field Museum (1981) is available through the Internet Archive.
- Five College Center for East Asian Studies - Consortium composed of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Has an excellent collection of links to East Asian Studies Resources for K-12 students.
- Formosa: 19th Century Images
- Gallica - Text and image digitization project undertaken by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Among the full-texts are Bibliotheca sinica: dictionnaire bibliographique des ouvrages relatifs à l'empire chinois by Henri Cordier (Volume III and Volume IV) and Deux voyages en Asie au XIIIe siècle par Guillaume de Rubruquis,... et Marco Polo
- Gardens of the Mughal Empire - This Smithsonian Productions web site recreates and studies the gardens and architecture of the Islamic dynasty that ruled between 1526-1858 in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kasmir and Northern India. "The project was initiated in Pakistan by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and became a fully collaborative joint venture with the Department of Archaeology of the Government of Pakistan and the School of Architecture at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore."
- Gateway Service Center of Chinese Academic Journal Publications - Offers free delivery of full-text copies of Chinese-language academic journal articles to any researcher in the United States.
- GeoImages - Images (mostly photographs) that are useful in teaching geography. Conceived, constructed, and maintained by G. Donald Bain, Director of the Geography Computing Facility, University of California at Berkeley. Includes Images of Afghanistan in 1976-78.
- Gerard Warner Taiwan Image Collection - "340 photographs and postcards gathered by Warner between August 26, 1937 and March 8, 1941." (Skillman Library, Lafayette College).
- Giant Robot - "Skateboarding, sumo wrestling, Hong Kong films, Ultraman, TV, masked wrestling, Asian and Asian American history, exploring places, computers, videogames, cooking..."
- Glory of Chinese Printing - Printing Museum of China
- A Guide to Writings By or About Women in Pre-Independent India - Compiled by Donald Clay Johnson, Curator, Ames Library of South Asia, Univ. of Minnesota. See also Armchair travel in India c1900: the stereoscopic experience and Travelers Accounts of the Cities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
- Guy de Jonquières - Asia columnist and commentator at the Financial Times
- Gynaecology in Traditional Chinese Medicine:Selected Texts - Project of theDigital Collections Program at McGill Univeristy.
- Hang Seng Indices
- Harappa: Glimpses of South Asia Before 1947 - Multimedia presentation on Harappa, an ancient city in the Indus Valley.
- Harvard-Yenching Library - Harvard University East Asian library has over a million volumes in the fields of history, language, literature, philosophy and religion, and fine arts. "Collections stand at over one million volumes, including approximately 659,000 in Chinese, 296,000 in Japanese, 129,000 in Korean, 15,000 in Vietnamese, 47,000 in various Western languages, 4,300 in Tibetan, 3,500 in Manchu, and 500 in Mongolian. This year another 21,000 volumes were added to the collections." Collections include Hedda Morrison Photographs of China (below), Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China and In Search of Moslems in China, April 30th to July 2nd, 1936 [unpublished trip diary by Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr.]
. See also Digitization Aids in Translation of Naxi Manuscripts - June 12, 2009. "Currently, scholars can access the digitized manuscripts through the finding aid in OASIS, Harvard's Online Archival Search Information System, which includes links to high-resolution images of every digitized manuscript page, as well as background on the collection and the Naxi people...Worldwide, approximately 20,000 Naxi manuscripts are available, half of which are held in the National Library of China in Beijing. The 601 manuscripts held at Harvard-Yenching were acquired by the Harvard-Yenching Institute in 1945, and later given to the library. They came from two sources – explorer and self-educated botanist Joseph Rock and Quentin Roosevelt, Class of 1941, the youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt." Examples:
Sequence 1: Naxi Manuscript M-29
- Hedda Morrison Photographs of China - "Harvard-Yenching Library holds some 5,000 photographs and 10,000 negatives taken by Hedda Hammer Morrison (1908-1991) while resident in Beijing from 1933 to 1946."
- Child sleeping on a pavement, Hong Kong Island - 1946-1947
- Buddhist Nun Meditating - ca. 1933-1946
- Priests with inscribed robes during funeral service - ca. 1933-1946
- Daoist priest wearing a cap with a jade plaque on Hua Mountain (1935)
- Hensley Photo Library - Owned by the University of Chicago, this is a collection of almost 600 photographs taken in South Asia during World War II by an American serviceman, Glenn S. Hensley. There is a Subject List. The collection has a rich assortment of photographs taken in Calcutta in 1943-44, with others from Madras, Kharagpur, Agra, and Burma. Among the photographs are Proud Father, Friendly Home Owner, Mukta, father, and brothers, Three Fellows, Taj Mahal, Akbar's tomb and Girl doing penance.(Part of the Digital South Asia Library.)
- Hindu Online - India's national newspaper
- H-Net Asia-Pacific Network
- Hong Kong Standard
- Human Development Reports - United Nations Development Programme issues global, regional and national reports with statistics on a wide variety of quality of life issues: life expectancy, adult literacy, underweight children, health expenditure, low birth-weight, sanitation facilities, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, cigarette consumption, telephone mainlines, Carbon dioxide emissions etc. For an example or a recent report, see Human Development in South Asia 2002.
- Huntington Archive - Also known as the John C. and Susan L. Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art, the archive is located at Ohio State University. Online exhibitions include Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art, A Basketmaker in Rural Japan, Calligraphy by Doshu Kanayama, From Heaven and Earth: Chinese Jade in Context and Picturing Power: Posters of the Cultural Revolution.
- Ikebana International
- Index of Chinese Classics - Asian American Network
- India Today
- Indian Princely States - Henry Soszynski
- Indonesia - "Semi-annual journal published by the Cornell Southeast Asia Program, offers more than 700 articles and reviews devoted to the timely study of Indonesiaís culture, history, government, economy, and society from 1966 to the present."
- Information Professional Asia - News, links and a monthly theme on issues affecting the profession, and the art and science of managing, resourcing, and providing information on Asia.
- Inside China Today
- International Crisis Group - Brussels-based "private, multinational organisation with over 80 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and contain conflict." They have a number of useful publications on Asia, particuarly Indonesia.
- International Directory of South Asia Scholars - South Asian Studies Department, Area Studies Division, Columbia University Libraries
- International Dunhuang Project - "View details of over 20,000 pre-eleventh century manuscripts and documents from the ancient towns of the Chinese Silk Roads. Full search facilities - by language, form, library number and subject - and high-quality colour images of over 1,000 manuscripts." (British Library Oriental and India Office Collections, which also has a Japanese Section and a Korean Section.)
- International Institute for Asian Studies - Has an Online Newsletter
- International Netsuke Society
- Internet East Asian History Sourcebook - Part of Paul Halsall's extensive Internet History Sourcebooks Project, a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts.
- Internet Guide for China Studies - Edited by librarian Hanno Lecher, the site contains links to resources on China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore. Part of the WWW Virtual Library.
- Internet Indian History Sourcebook - Paul Halsall
- Japan Atlas
- Journal asiatique - Available from 1822 to 1935 in Gallica a digitization project undertaken by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Paris: Publié par la Societé Asiatique [In French].
- Journey of the Heart - Seattle Times feature by Paula Bock with photographs by Tom Reese about war-torn Burma includes a language guide with sound files.
- Jun Magazine - Webzine for Asian American women with current information on fashion, beauty, entertainment news and community events.
- Kabuki for Everyone - Ichimura Manjiro and others
- Kansai Digital Archives Project & Rekishi Kaido - Facility to access a wide variety of historic cultural resources in and around the Kansai region of Japan including Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara and Wakayama.
- Kiriyama Prize - "Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize has been awarded every year since 1996. It promotes books that will contribute to greater understanding and cooperation among the peoples and nations of the Pacific Rim and South Asia." Provides lists of current and previous winners and finalists. The 2004 fiction winner is Shan Sa's The Girl Who Played Go, a page-turning novel set in war-torn Manchuria in the 1930's. The nonfiction winner is Inga Clendinnen's Dancing with Strangers, a fascinating history of the initial years of contact between the Aboriginal Australians and British settlers.
- The Koran - Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
- Korean American Digital Archive - "More than 13,000 pages of documents, over 1,900 photographs, and about 180 sound files together in one searchable collection that documents the Korean American community during the period of resistance to Japanese rule in Korea and reveal the organizational and private experience of Koreans in America between 1903 and 1965."
- Korean Central News Agency [KCNA] - State run agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Kutani Ware
- Kyoto National Museum - With information on the collection. The online catalogue"currently contains over 10,000 images of over 5,000 objects or sets of objects from the museum collection."
- Library of Congress Country Studies - Area Handbooks - Provides extensive information on countries, describing and analyzing political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. and includes photographs, maps, and charts.
- The Lion and the Dragon: Britain's First Embassy to China - A Bibliotheca universalis Project of the British Library
- Ling Lung Women's Magazine - Published in Shanghai between 1931 to 1937, this nearly complete set has been digitized by Columbia University. See Description of Contents.
- Literature in Line: Lianhuanhua Picture Stories From China - Ohio State University
- Little Frog Gallery - Charles Chi-Jung Chu. There are some lovely notecards
- Maps of Asia - Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas, Austin.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York. The museum's
searchable, and includes
Ancient Near Eastern Art and
Islamic Art. Consult the
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History for Asian Art.
Check, too, the
past exhibitions. Relevent exhibitions include
A Look at Chinese Painting and
Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era.
- Mewar Encyclopedia - Compiled, written and edited by Ian Austin and Thakur Nahar Singh Jasol. The Mewar Dynasty is one of the oldest serving dynasties in India.
- Ministry of Tourism - Government of India
- Minneapolis Institute of Arts - Has a strong Asian Arts collection (Japan, China, Tibet).
- Mongols in World History - Columbia University. A project of Asia for Educators.
- Mori No Ike Home Page - Concordia Language Village Japanese Program, Moorhead, Minnesota
- Morning Sun - Origins and history of the Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976). Production of the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and the National Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA).
- The Namesake (India) - Mira Nair, 2006
- Monsoon Wedding (India) - Mira Nair, 2001
- Musée National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet - Paris museum specializing in Asian Art. There is an online exhibition about La collection de céramiques chinoises d’Ernest Grandidier (the Chinese Ceramic Collection of Ernest Grandidier). There are detailed online images of 59 of the 'Chefs-d'oeuvre' from the collection, including a
(1662-1722) plate (Dynastie Qing, période Kangxi) depicting Hu Ranzhuo, Zhishen, and Junyi, three of the heroes from the novel "Au bord de l'eau" (Shuihu zhuan).
- Museums Around the World
- Museum of Oriental Ceramics - Osaka, Japan.
- Nanking Atrocities - Masato Kajimoto, University of Missouri-Columbia. August 2000. With video footage, photographs and primary source material.
- National Diet Library - Tokyo
- National Fund for Cultural Heritage - Produced by the Pakistan Ministry of Culture in Islamabad to feature "places of historic interest and natural beauty in Pakistan".
- National Heritage Board - Singapore. There are links to National Archives of Singapore, the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Singapore History Museum and the Singapore Art Museum.
- National Library of China - Located in Beijing, it is the largest library in Asia and has the fifth largest collection in the world (over 21 million items).
- National Palace Museum - Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. Bronzes, pottery, porcelain, lacquer ware, enamel ware, carving, clothing, textiles, miniatures, writing materials, calligraphy, ritual implements, rubbings from stone tablets, paintings, portratirue, books and documents. There are theme pages and online exhibitions including:
- The Legend of Ju Ware Ceramics
- The Spirit of Jade: the dialogue between man and the gods at the dawn of civilization
- Astonishing Heaven? Ceramics, Jades, Ivory, Carving, and Curio Boxes
- The World and Its Warp and Woof:a Special Exhibition of Antique Maps Donated by Prof. Johannes Hajime Iizuka
- Grand View: Painting and Calligraphy from the Northern Sung Dynasty - With Exhibition List.
- The New Era of Ornamentation 1350-1521
- Classical Civilization: The Bronze Age
- Grand View: Ju Ware from the Northern Sung Dynasty
- The Mystery of Bronze
- Gems in the Rare Book Collection
- Compassion and Wisdom: Religious Sculptural Arts
- Treasures from an Age of Prosperity: The Reigns of Emperors K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Chien-lung (1662-1795) - See Emerald Jade Seal with inscription "Ku-hsi T'ien-tzu-chih-pao" Ch'ing dynasty, Ch'ien-lung reign (1736-1795)
- Prototype of Modern Styles: 960-1350
- Toward Modernity: Late Ch’ing Dynasty
- Dazzling Gems of the Collection: Famous Pieces from the Ch'ing Dynasty Palaces
- Splendors of Ch'ing Furniture
- Chang Dai-chi'en Residence
- Arts from the Ch'ing Imperial Collection
- Charioting in the Shang Dynasty: Artifacts from the Horse-and-Chariot Pits at Hsiao-t'un
- Exquisite Beauty - Islamic Jades
- The T'ien-lu Lin-lang Library: Treasured Rare Books of the Ch'ing Inner Court
- Tracing the Che School in Chinese Painting
- Outlining Geographical Expanse with a Brush: Historical Maps in the Collections of the National Palace Museum
- Stunning Decorative Porcelains from the Ch'ien-lung reign
- Carving the Subtle Radiance of Colors: Treasured Lacquerware in the National Palace Museum
- and selections from the collection including:
- Jadeite Cabbage with Insects - Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911).
See same image with Chinese text.
- Filigree Cloisonné Box with Lotus Motif - Ching-t'ai Reign (1450-1456), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
- Tuan Inkstone with Clouds and Dragons and 99 Columns - Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
- Gilt Champleve Enameled Container - Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911)
- Square Sandalwood Curio Box - Ch'ien-lung Reign (1736-1795), Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911). See also Arts from the Ch'ing Imperial Collection.
- Children at Play in an Autumnal Garden - Painting. Su Han-ch'en (fl. mid-12th c.), Sung Dynasty (960-1279)
- Spring Morning in the Han Palace - Painting. Ch'iu Ying (ca. 1494-1552), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
- Peonies - Painting. Yün Shou-p'ing (1633-1690), Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911)
- Chün Ware Pillow in the Shape of a Ju-i - Ceramic. Yüan Dynasty (1279-1368)
- Ju Ware Narcissus Planter - Ceramic. Northern Sung period (960-1126). "Ju ware ceramics from the Northern Sung period (960-1127) are exceptionally rare, with no more than 70 pieces surviving in the entire world. Of them, the National Palace Museum houses about 21 pieces, many of which are sole surviving examples." See The Legend of Ju Ware Ceramics and Grand View: Special Exhibition of Ju Ware from the Northern Sung Dynasty.
- Tou-ts'ai Cup with Chickens - Ceramic. Ch'eng-hua Reign (1465-1487), Ming Dynasty (1638-1644)
- Kuei with Phoenix-pattern Square Base - Bronze. Early Western Chou period (1046-771 BC)
- Tsung-chou Bell (Chung) - Bronze. Late Western Chou period (1046-771 BC)
- NewsLink - American Journalism Review provides links to newspapers in Asia and the Mideast.
- Nobel Foundation - The 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to the Chinese writer Gao Xingjian "for an œuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama."
- Oriental Institute - Museum and research organization devoted to the study of the ancient Near East, the Institute is part of the University of Chicago. Their Oriental Institute Research Archives provide access to over 35,000 items in On-Line Catalogue. Other useful resouces include ABZU: Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Internet and Oriental Institute Electronic Resources and a Table of Contents.
- Pakistan WWW Virtual Library - Maintained by David Magier of Columbia University
- Peking University Library Rubbing Collection - Images of over 60,000 rubbings from inscriptions on ancient bronzes and stone tablets. In Chinese only.
- Petals on a Wet Black Bough: American Modern Writers and the Orient - Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Exhibition, Yale University.
- Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - University of Texas, Austin. Has a large collection of online maps, including Maps of Asia.
- Picturing Power: Posters of the Cultural Revolution - Travelling exhibit originated at Indiana University.
- Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR) - Annotated subject directory of Internet resources is "supported by an impressive complement of area studies scholars, bibliographers and subject selectors based at the libraries of the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and the Ohio State University."
- Preliminary Guide to Resources on Asian Pacific American Artists - Smithsonian Archives of American Art
- Prince of Wales Museum - Mumbai (Bombay). Also known as the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum.
- Promise of Gold Mountain: Tucson's Chinese Heritage - University of Arizona
- Provisional Urban Council & Urban Services Department - "A statutory body with responsibilities for the provision of municipal services to some 3.4 million people in the urban areas, representing 53 per cent of the population of Hong Kong." With links to resources on
Mainland, Taiwan and Macau,
- PW Asia Home Page - Publisher's Weekly
- Rajasthan Painting - India. Artists include the family of Bagta and his son Chokha who dominated the Devgarh school in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. See The Artists of Nathadwara: The Practice of Painting in Rajasthan (2004) by Tryna Lyons (you can search inside this book at Amazon.com); Bagta and Chokha: Master Artists at Devgarh (2005) by Milo Cleveland Beach, former director of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC; and Andrew Topsfield's Court Painting at Udaipur (2000) and his City Palace Museum, Udaipur: Paintings of Mewar Court Life (1990). Topsfield is Senior Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
- Ralph M. Chait Galleries - Chinese art
- Rediff.com - "Internet portal focussing on India and the global Indian community." Nightmare of Flight 814 includes information on the terrorist group Harkat-ul-Ansar.
- Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies - Harvard University. Has a good collection of Japanese Studies Weblinks.
- Repositories of Primary Sources - Terry Abraham's listing of over 3500 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. There is a section for Asia and the Pacific.
- Resources on Asian American Artists at the Archives of American Art
- Reviews of Japanese Films - "Collection of reviews and articles on recent Japanese films written by Aaron Gerow for the Daily Yomiuri, a national daily that is published in English by one of Japan's largest newspapers, the Yomiuri Shimbun."
- Ricci Roundtable on the History of Christianity in China - Database of primary and secondary resources on the history of the China mission. (Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History University of San Francisco.)
- Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh - Readings on and images of rickshas (rickshaws) taken by anthropologist Joanna Kirkpatrick between 1975 and 1998.
- Rock Carvings and Inscriptions along the Karakorum Highway - Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
- Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast and Caribbean Studies Department of Archives and Image - A keyword search for Banda Aceh retrieves over 200 results including Missigit in kampong Djawa, an 1882 watercolor of a Banda Aceh mosque by O.G.H. Heldring.
- RTHK on the Internet - With 24 hour live radio from Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- Rubbings of Chinese Inscriptions - Selected scans of Chinese rubbings from the collection of the East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley.
- Run Run Shaw Library - City University of Hong Kong - Provides links to Other Academic Libraries in Hong Kong.
- Samantabhadra Archives - "Electronic and collaborative project that will facilitate the reproduction, analysis, and interpretation of all known editions of the large canon of Tibetan Buddhist religious texts known as The Collected Tantras of the Ancients (rNying ma rgyud 'bum) and related Bonpo texts." (David Germano, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virgnia.)
- Sanskrit Texts and Stotras - Dale Steinhauser's site contains a wide variety of Sanskrit texts and stotras in pdf format. Most of the texts are in Devanagari script with English translation. You can also hear Vedic Pundits recite various Sanskrit and Vedic texts in Audio Recordings of Sanskirt Texts.
- SAWNET: South Asian Women's Network - Maintained by Susan Chacko and Jyothy Reddy
- SCETI: South Asian Studies - Manuscripts from the University of Pennsylvania Library Center for Electronic Text & Image include images of Sanskrit and Indo-Persian manuscripts.
- Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia - National Gallery of Art.
- Sea of Korea Maps Digital Archive - East Asian Library, University of Southern California
- Secrets of the Great Wall - Discovery Channel Online
- Shanghai in Images - Over 1200 images. Examples: Crowd of Refugees, Some Chinese boys during a sketch couse...On Ze Weh orphanage and Two young Chinese women in winter next to a pillar box
- Shanghai Museum -
- ShanghART - "First gallery for contemporary Chinese art in Shanghai."
- Sheep and Goat Breeds of India - By R.M. Acharya, Director, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar via Jaipur (Rajasthan). FAO Document Repository (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations).
- Shiki Internet Haiku Salon
- Siam Society - Bangkok. The Library provides access to an online catalog. Kamthieng House "is a 160-year old traditional teakwood house situated within the grounds..." The Multimedia Gallery has lecture previews.
- Silkroad Foundation
- SinaNet News Center - Includes Taiwan Headline News
- Society for the Study of Early China - University of Chicago
- South Asia Resource Access on the Internet (SARAI) - David Magier, South Asia Librarian, Columbia University. (See also Columbia University's Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures which also provides links).
- South Asia Terrorism Portal - With reports on such countries as Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Also provides information on such terrorist groups as Harkat ul-Ansar (now known as Harkat ul-Mujahideen) and the Muttahida Jehad Council (also known as the United Jehad Council).
- South Asian Diaspora Project Database - "Database is intended to facilitate networking among people interested in the South Asian Diaspora"; South/Southeast Asia Library at the University of California, Berkeley.
- The South Asian Literary Recordings Project - "Readings of prominent South Asian poets, novelists, and playwrights. The authors recorded so far represent more than fifteen of the languages of India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.." Library of Congress, New Delhi Office.
- South China Morning Post - One of Hong Kong's leading English language newspapers
- Southeast Asian Archive - Materials relating to the resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants in the U.S.; University of California, Irvine
- Stefan Landsberger's Chinese Propanganda Poster Pages - Stefan Landsberger, a lecturer at the Sinological Institute of Leiden has been collecting Chinese political posters for more than 25 years (he has over 1,000). This online exhibition groups the posters by genres.
- Taiwan Documents Project - Depository for full-text documents relating to Taiwan.
- Tamil - Ram S. Ravindran offers instructions in basic Tamil, a widely spoken language in southern India and Sri Lanka
- Tao Te Ching - Ming L. Pei provides "the full text of TaoDeJing consisting of 81 Chapters [which] can be browsed chapter-by-chapter from beginning to the end." In English & Chinese.
- Taoism Information Page - This comprehensive site, maintained by Gene R. Thursby, is part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library. Its large collection of resources includes links to English translations of the Tao Te Ching, and to material on Feng Shui, Buddhism and Confucianism and the I Ching.
- Te Puna Web Directory: A Directory to New Zealand & Pacific Island Web Sites - National Library of New Zealand. See also New Zealand government online.
- Terrorism in Southeast Asia: An NPR Special Report - Five-Part National Public Radio series traces spread of Al Qaeda and militant Islam in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
- Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Archive - Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive, University of California
- Tiananmen: The Gate of Heavenly Peace
- Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library - David Germano, University of Virginia. Gazetteer of Tibet and the Himalayas "is designed to provide information about all varieties of places in Tibet and the Himalayas, in past and present times - nations, provinces, counties, monasteries, villages, mountains, natural regions and more."
- Tibetan Book of the Dead: Literature and Artwork on Prayer, Ritual and Meditation From the Religious Traditions of Tibet, India and Nepal - Online exhibition at the University of Virginia Library, November 2, 1997 - March 14, 1998.
- Tibetan Government in Exile - Maintained by The Office of Tibet (official agency of the Dalai Lama in London)
- Tibetan Studies - T.Matthew Ciolek and John C. Powers, Canberra, Australia. WWW Virtual Library.
- Tokugawa Art Museum - Nagoya, Japan
- Tokyo Food Page - IncludesWeb Resources for Japanese Food
- Tokyo Stock Exchange
- Transnational China Project - Rice University project goal is to offer original commentary and analysis on the people, technologies, commodities and ideas in Chinese societies.
- Tricycle Buddhist Review
- TwinBridge's AsianViewer - Free plug-in that lets you see web pages (and other applications) in Chinese, Japanese and Korean
- Ukiyo-e - Hans Olof Johansson, Sweden
- University Art Museum - University of California, Santa Barbara. Previous Exhibitions include Picturing Poetry: Four Exhibitions in the Japanese Tradition.
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - With Country Index and Asian Index.
- Urdu Poetry Archive - This archive of 1639 ghazals and nazms by 313 poets is maintained by Nita Awatramani. Indexed by title and poet. There is also an Ghazal Singers India and Pakistan. Links to audio sites are provided.
- Victoria & Albert Museum - London. Has a collection of Asian and Islamic Art and an online exhibition on the Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms.
- Vietnam War Bibliography - Edwin E. Moïse
- Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization - Prepared by Patricia Buckley Ebrey.
- Voice of the Shuttle History Page - Asia - Alan Liu, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara
- WGBH Forum Network - "Audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders." Archived lectures include:
- First Emperor: The Terracotta Army of China - Julia Forbes, November 12, 2008.
- Oracle Bones: Journey Between China's Past and Present - Peter Hessler, foreign correspondent, The New Yorker, Boston Athenaeum, May 16, 2006.
- Wall Street Journal - More and more stories are becoming available without a subscription. Use the Resource Center Search Page or Google to locate stories.
- Borobudur, Path to Enlightenment - By Jamie James, Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2008. "...Astonishing stone mountain of exquisitely wrought sculpture in Central Java..."
- Wesleyan Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive - "Electronic texts of Confucian and Confucian-inspired texts from the 11th century (CE) to the present."
- Library of Congress Webcasts - See also Library of Congress Podcasts
- China's Return to Tradition: How to Interpret the New Forces Emerging in China - Yu Ying-shih, 26 April 2007 [65 minutes].
- China Rediscovers its Own History - Yu Ying-shih, 24 April 2007 [109 minutes].
- The Ideological Context of U.S.-China Relations - Lanxin Xiang, 16 June 2004 [117 minutes].
- In the Footsteps of Marco Polo: An International Symposium on Italy-China Cultural Exchange in the 13th-17th Centuries - Warious panelists, 23 March 2006 [111 minutes].
- Traditional Chinese Wisdom and Business World - Hsu Cho-Yun, 17 August 2004 [67 minutes].
- Webcast: Berkeley: Events
- History and Contemporary Politics in India - Romila Thapar (12 December 2002)
- Tibet: Does History Matter? - Tsering Shakya (5 May 2006)
- William Elliot Griffis Collection Pilot Project - "Major collection of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century print, manuscript, photographic and ephemeral materials relating largely to the early history of Japan-U.S. relations in the modern period" (Rutgers University)
- World Ceramic Exposition Foundation - Sponsors of the World Ceramic Biennale
- World of Lily Wong - Larry Feign's cartoon series, winner of Amnesty International's Human Rights Press Award. The series is no longer being published - see note.
- WWW Database of Chinese Buddhist Texts - Maintained by Christian Wittern, the database currently contains 4418 texts, in Chinese, by 1513 authors.
- WWW Servers in Japan - Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.
- Yahoo! - Has specialized subject directories for Asia, Australia & NZ, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. There's also a Asian Studies page.