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  • This website, developed by profesors at Stockton College, provides links to useful websites on the history of several Asian countries. Links are provided to information including history, politics, maps, culture and society.
  • Site contains numerous digitized maps of Asian countries and regions. The maps are in .PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat to view them.
  • This website, maintained by South/Southeast Asia Library at the University of California- Berkeley, provides links to various information resources dealing with the Southern region of Asia. There are links to online exhibits, web resources and bibliographies, archival materials and other primary resources, as well as topics in women's histry and social movements.
  • This website contains digital documents related to the history of the different regions of Asia. Links provide access to documents based on region. There are also documents related to social and cultural history of Asia as a whole.
  • Site provides links to information about the history of Bangladesh, as well as interactive learning components including images and audio which provide a richer context of Bangladesh's history and culture.
  • Site hosted by the Library of Congress providing information about the country, its economy, history, government, transpotation, environment, finance, industry and society. Includes links to information about various historical
  • Site contains links to information and photographic database dealing with the Cambodian genocide of the 1970's. Site also contained links to several subject databases regarding the subject as well.
  • A comprehensive collection of China/Chinese history related websites.
  • From George Washington University's National Security Archive, a collection of documents providing a United States perspective on the events of 1989, in which the Chinese government used heavily armed military force against student demonstrators.
  • This site, created by Hong University Library, represents an extensive digital collection of primary source documents covering various topics of Hong Kong history including politics, health, its relationship with the West, as well as a database of newspaper clippings.
  • Website providing links to maps of different areas of India throughout its history. The maps are located on external sites.
  • Links to external web resources provided by the Library of Congress
  • Web pathfinder providing links to information about business, history, education, law, events, religion, maps and other topics. The site is created and hosted by the National Library of Australia.
  • Interactive timeline and information about the history of Korea provided by the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
  • This page provides links to information, oral histories, sound files, photographs, and exhibits related to the US involvment in Korea during the early 1950's. This site is provided and maintained by the Harry Truman Presidential Library and Museum
  • Site provides numerous links to information about the history, culture and society of Mongolia. The site is hosted by the Indo-Mongolian Society of New York.
  • This website, maintained by the Library of Congress, contains information about the geography, society, economy, politics and history of the country. Additionally, there are links to a bibliography and other resources such as crime, government, religion, culture, and industry as well
  • This website, created by the University of Califonia - Berkeley Library, contains information about the history in chronological order from ancient times. The site also includes links to Internet accessable articles, as well as a bibliography.
  • Provides general information on the history of the country of Pakistan. The page is provided by the Pakistani Embassy.
  • Provides links to various resources about the Philippines including history, maps, images, culture, and government.
  • Website providing information and links about the history of Taiwan, as well as links to information about recent events(organizad chronologically).
  • This website, maintained by the Library of Congress, contains information about the geography, society, economy, politics and history of the country. Additionally, there are links to a bibliography and other resources such as crime, government, and industry as well.
  • Website that provides information and virtual tours of several palaces locate in Thailand.
  • This pathfinder, developed by the Library of Congress, provides several links to reliable information about various aspects of Thailand such as history, culture and architecture.
  • Page provides links to information on Tibetan history, culture, social heirarchies and systems. The page also provides information on oral histories of Tibetans. The Center for Research on Tibet is part of the anthropology department at Case Western Reserve University
  • "AccessAsia is the world's clearinghouse for information on contemporary Asian affairs and policy-related issues. The project maintains several databases, including a specialist database that tracks the expertise and current research of leading experts on contemporary Asian affairs."
  • Links to relevant websites.
  • Searchable resource guide.
  • Page provides links to academic, library, archives, government and information resources on different regions of Asia. Also provides links to media, films, and museums.
  • Links to various resources on history of several Asian countries including China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, and Korea. Page provided by the University of Washington.
  • A searchable collection of statistics about Indonesia. Browsable by region.
  • " is meant to provide a global perspective on Central Asia studies, and to provide a key point of access to highly dispersed resources in this field. It seeks to provide basic information which is useful to both "beginners" and "experts", encompassing all fields of the social sciences and humanities wherever in the world people engage in such study."
  • Bibliography of sources.
  • Gateway to country information and news.
  • Historical, social, and political information guide provided by the Library of Congress. Country information can be accessed from an alphabetical listing or by clicking on the interactive map.
  • "The catalog includes freely available Internet resources for research and study of modern East, South, and Southeast Asia on a broad range of topics in the social sciences. Resources are from various sources including academic, government, commercial, tradeand industry, and non-governmental organizations. The catalog includes current information and data such asbibliographies and databases, data sets, newspapers and journals, government reports, and organization sites.. Resources are in English and/or one or more of 27 Asian languages."
  • A directory of annotated sites, browsable by country and region. Includes a list of Current Hot Topics.
  • "EurasiaNet provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. The website also offers additional features, including newsmaker interviews and book reviews."
  • "The IEAS was established in 1974 by Dr. Kang In-duk, former Minister of Unification, South Korea, for twenty-seven years it has dealt with issues related to East Asia, focusing on the Korean peninsula and its surrounding powers.The institute has provided knowledges in various aspects of the Korean peninsula from a Koreans' view. It has given unique perspectives, enabled readers to understand the critical and delicate matters of the region through the eyes of Korean.In the new millennium, the IEAS will continue its effort to provide in-depth analysis concerning the Korean peninsula.
  • Directory of online resources in chronological and topical catergories.
  • Directory of resources in chronological and topical categories.
  • Government site of basic country information.
  • Links to sites covering the arts, business, education, food, government, society, religion, ethics, science, travel and other areas.
  • This site offers thirty-six digitized titles about Modern China published in the first half of the twentieth century, all in Chinese, with English metadata. From the East Asian Library, University of Pittsburgh.
  • U.S. Department of State materials on North Korea.
  • Directory of selected resources.
  • Directory of resources, including digitized editions of texts, documents, reference sources, dictionaries, image archives, maps, etc. on South Asia.
  • "Serving a wide range of communities, we publish multilingual studies, multimedia learning resources, and creative works concerned with the area's environments, cultures, and histories."
  • "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."