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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences » Archaeology » Asia
(Asia) Global History Consortium - Asia
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.
(Asia) Perry Castadena Map Collection - University of Texas
Site contains numerous digitized maps of Asian countries and regions. The maps are in .PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat to view them.
(Asia) South/Southeast Asia Library - UC Berkeley
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.
(Asia) World History Archives - The History of Asia
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.
(Bangladesh) Virtual Bangladesh
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.
(Cambodia) Cambodia: A Country Study
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
(Cambodia) Cambodian Genocide Project at Yale University
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.
(China) Tiananmen Square, 1989: The Declassified History
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.
(Hong Kong) Hong Kong University Libraries Digital Initiatives
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.
(India) History of India Maps
Website providing links to maps of different areas of India throughout its history. The maps are located on external sites.
(India) History: India
Links to external web resources provided by the Library of Congress
(Indonesia) Indonesian Internet
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.
(Korea) History of Korea
Interactive timeline and information about the history of Korea provided by the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
(Korea) Korean War (1950-1953)
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
(Mongolia) Mongolian History Online Resources
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.
(Nepal) Country Study: Nepal
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
(Nepal) South Asian History: Nepal
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.
(Pakistan) Pakistan's HIstorical Background
Provides general information on the history of the country of Pakistan. The page is provided by the Pakistani Embassy.
(Philippines) Center for Philippine Studies - University of Hawaii
Provides links to various resources about the Philippines including history, maps, images, culture, and government.
(Taiwan) Taiwan's History, Present and Future
Website providing information and links about the history of Taiwan, as well as links to information about recent events(organizad chronologically).
(Thailand) Country Study - Thailand
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.
(Thailand) Palaces of the King
Website that provides information and virtual tours of several palaces locate in Thailand.
(Thailand) Portals to the World - 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.
(Tibet) Center for Research on Tibet
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."
Archaeology on the Net: Asia
Links to relevant websites.
Asia for Educators
Searchable resource guide.
Asia Pacific Network
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.
- Ballet Archives Japan
- Bibliography of Photo-albums and Materials related to the History of Photography in China and Tibet before 1949
BPS Statistics Indonesia
A searchable collection of statistics about Indonesia. Browsable by region.
- Butoh Resources in Japan
- Butoh--World of Butoh Dance--butoh/itto
Central Eurasian Studies World-Wide
" 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.
China Internet Information Center
Gateway to country information and news.
Country Studies: Asia
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.
Digital Asia Library
"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."
- Digital Himalaya
East and Southeast Asia
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."
- Filipino Folkdance
- Indian Dance
- Indian Dance Links
Institute for East Asian Studies
"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. Major publications of IEAS are the monthly journal 'Kukdong-Munjae' (Korean version of East Asian Review) and East Asian Review, quarterly. The institution also publishes 'Euhrinih Segae' (Children's World in Korean) for educating Korean children to prepare them for the unified Korea in future.East Asian Review (EAR) was first published in 1974 and was resumed in 1989 with thebeginning of the post-Cold War era. Since its first volume was published, EAR has conductedin-depth studies on the issues related to the East Asia, especially on the Korean peninsulaand its surrounding powers."
Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
Directory of online resources in chronological and topical catergories.
Internet Indian History Sourcebook
Directory of resources in chronological and topical categories.
Government site of basic country information.
Japan Reference Page
Links to sites covering the arts, business, education, food, government, society, religion, ethics, science, travel and other areas.
Modern China Studies
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.
- Narthaki: Gateway to the World of Indian Dance
U.S. Department of State materials on North Korea.
Portals to the World: North Korea
Directory of selected resources.
South and Southeast Asian Studies
Directory of resources, including digitized editions of texts, documents, reference sources, dictionaries, image archives, maps, etc. on South Asia.
Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library
"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."
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."