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  • "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."
  • Searchable resource guide.
  • 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.
  • "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."
  • "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."

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