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East Asia

China Historical GIS
The China Historical Geographic Information System, CHGIS, project was launched in January 2001 to establish a database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 222 BCE and 1911 CE. CHGIS provides a base GIS platform for researchers to use in spatial analysis, temporal statistical modeling, and representation of selected historical units as digital maps.

Chinese Human Rights Web
This site, maintained by the co-editors of The Chinese Human Rights Reader, is devoted to informed discussion of both historical and contemporary human rights issues, particularly as they pertain to China.

Chinese Internet Sites, National Library of Australia
Here is a giant, comprehensive listing of web sites in Australia specializing in Chinese studies.

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America
As an official website of the Chinese government, this site provides official statements regarding economics and business, as well as links to laws, rules, and policies affecting the economics of China.

European Association of Chinese Studies
A redesigned and improved site. “It contains the largest collection of links related to Chinese studies in Europe,” including those to libraries, job listings, other European associations for Asian studies, and online discussion forum, links to European museums with Chinese art, etc.

Harvard-Yenching Library
The Harvard-Yenching Library is the largest university library for East Asian research in the Western world. Although as an organized library it dates only from 1928, the collection can trace its beginnings back to 1879, when Chinese was first offered as part of Harvard University's regular curriculum.

Hong Kong Film Archive
From the Leisure and Cultural Service Department of the Hong Kong government, this archive holds over 3,800 films going back to 1898, and film-related materials such as posters, stills, and contracts.

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
This is an excellent collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts, part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project. It includes translations of many original sources. The site concentrates mostly on China, with materials from Japan and Korea, and a smaller collection from Vietnam.

Japanese Internet Sites, National Library of Australia
Links include Japanese language web pages, gateways, resources by subject, government and politics, Japanese and Asian studies sites, libraries and other information sources, maps, newspapers and media, publishers and booksellers.

Joint Study of the Sino-Japanese War 1931-1945
This multi-year project seeks to expand research into Sino-Japanese conflict between 1931 and 1945 by promoting cooperation among scholars and institutions in China, Japan, the United States, and other nations.

Korean History: A Bibliography
Maintained by the Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii, this bibliography covers many features of Korean history. The subjects include not only political, diplomatic, and economic history, but also historical linguistics, art history, literature, philosophy and religion, and overseas Koreans, for example.

Ohio State University, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
The mission of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures is to advance and disseminate knowledge of East Asian languages, literatures, and cultures. The Department comprises faculty members whose work ranges across several areas of inquiry; three geographical and cultural regions of East Asia, namely, China, Japan, and Korea; and various periods of history.

Subject Resources for Asian Studies
Links to resources on Asia in Western languages held at the University of British Columbia libraries, including links to electronic journals, associations and societies, and bibliographic information on the print collections.

Tibetan Buddhist Resources Center
The mission of the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center, Inc. is to promote research and scholarship in Tibetan Buddhism and advance the preservation of the Tibetan cultural heritage by making its literary tradition widely available in the form of digital images.

Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization
The goal of this "visual sourcebook" is to add to the material teachers can use to help their students understand Chinese history, culture, and society. It was not designed to stand alone; we assume that teachers who use it will also assign a textbook with basic information about Chinese history.