New Asian Links: Hum 210 Course Resources
AsianLinks pages were first prepared in 1998
& are slowly being updated in Winter 2001 - please bear with me.

All Academic: The Guide to Free Academic Resources Online ( Stephen Stolp, professor of journalism, and Rick Peacor, a graduate student in history, both at the Univ. of Oregon)  
 http://www.allacademic.com/ 
This site offers a search engine, index, and searchable database of scholarly articles and a browseable list of alphabetized links to online journals all available at no charge on the Web. The search results are listed in a choice of APA, MLA, or Chicago style and include abstracts for articles as well as the date of posting. Searches can be run by subject, author, publication, or article title. Applying professional criteria, to clear design, easy to use, this site offers quality, if not quantity.

Argus Clearinghouse
http://www.clearinghouse.net/
...Arts & Humanities:
http://www.clearinghouse.net/arthum.html
...Communication:
http://www.clearinghouse.net/cgi-bin/chadmin/viewcat/Communication?kywd++
...Social Sciences & Social Issues:
http://www.clearinghouse.net/cgi-bin/chadmin/viewcat/Social_Sciences___Social_Issues?kywd++

Asian Film Connections  (Center for Scholarly Technology, Univ. of Southern California,  Annenberg Center for Communication)
http://www.asianfilms.org/netpac/ 
In English:  http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/asianfilm/ 

About this site: 
"In collaboration with the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) and the University of Southern California's University Libraries, Center for East Asian Studies, and key institutions in Asia and other international-based organizations, the Asia Pacific Media Center (APMC), based at USC's Annenberg Center for Communication, is developing this innovative and important new Website where contemporary, culturally significant feature films from China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan are promoted through on-line video clips, press kits, filmographies, and critical analyses contributed by film scholars and critics from Asia as well as internationally."  http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/asianfilm/about/ 
A stunning, content-rich resource for students of recent Asian filmmaking, with lists of all films made in China, India,
Japan, Korea, and Taiwan since 1988, as well as film synopses, filmmakers, cast, length, format, and availability of
prints. Future website development for each country will include a general introduction with multiple essays and background, detailed information and video clips for eight to fifteen highlighted films and directors, lists of international awards since 1988, and links to curriculum resources.  Now available in English, Chinese, or Korean, with a Japanese version soon to come.
...China, including featured director Zhang Yimou:  http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/asianfilm/china/   
...India,
including featured director Satyajit Ray:   http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/asianfilm/india/ 
...Japan,
including features on Akira Kurosawa and After Lifehttp://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/asianfilm/japan/ 
...Korea,
and "New Korean Cinema" (mid-1980s-early 1990s):  http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/asianfilm/korea/ 
...Taiwan:  http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/asianfilm/taiwan/ \

Asian Story Theater
http://norn.org/pub/other-orgs/ast/ 
Learn about about educational theater, theater in general, and Asian culture and fine arts, through Internet museum tours of  Chinese artifacts and different Buddhas--plus interesting Asian food recipes. 

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library (Gen. Ed. Dr. T. Matthew Ciolek, 2001):
 http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html 

Australian dissertations on Asia, 1999-2000 (Ed. R.E. Elson, School of Asian and International Studies, Griffith Univ.)
 http://www.gu.edu.au/school/ais/asaa/austdistertations.html 
Listing of recent Australian dissertations on Asia may be useful to
students and scholars in Asian studies all over the world, organized by region and nation, with title, author, and abbreviations.

BBC Online History (British Broadcasting Company)
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/  
e.g. Search "India"

BUBL [Bulletin Board for Libraries] Link - Libraries of Networked Knowledge (BUBL Information Service, Andersonian Library, Strathclyde Univ., Glasgow, Scotland)
Catalogue of selected Internet resources:
http://link.bubl.ac.uk/
...Creative Arts:
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/art.html
...Humanities:
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/hum.html
...Language, Literature and Culture:
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/lan.html
...Social Sciences:
http://bubl.ac.uk/link/soc.html

Bushido Online (Marco Benedetti, a martial arts enthusiast of Tokyo, holding ranks in several disciplines)
 http://www.bushido.ch/ 
Bushido (meaning "the way of the warrior" and originally the Samurai code
of conduct) for the Samurai, is an online encyclopedia of martial arts, with a martial arts dictionary in four languages and annotated links. . This website offers a wealth of information on the history and practice of numerous martial arts.

Center For World Indigenous Studies (CWIS)
 http://www.cwis.org/ 
Advancing Cooperation and Consent Between Nations:  
"Access to knowledge and peoples' ideas reduces the possibility of conflict and increases the possibility of cooperation between peoples on the basis of mutual consent. By democratizing relations between peoples, between nations and states, the diversity of nations and their cultures will continue to enrich the world."

Chinese Text Initiative (Univ. of Virginia)
 http://etext.virginia.edu/chinese/ 
...300 Tang Poems - Tang Shi San Bai Shou -
A collection from the Tang era (CE 618-907), considered the golden age of Chinese poetry, compiled ca. 1763 by Heng-tang-tui-shi [Sun Zhu of the Qing dynasty era].
...Gu Yao Yan - Traditional Chinese Ballads and Proverbs, dating from ShangGu (perhaps as early as 17th c. BCE) to the Ming dynasty era (CE 1368-1644); compiled and annotated by Du WenLan, (1815-1881), during the Qing Dynasty era (1644-1911)
 http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/chinese/guyao/
...ShiJing - Book of Odes - an anthology of songs, poems, and hymns, dating from the Zhou Dynasty (1027-771 BCE) to the Spring & Autumn Period (770-476 BCE).
 http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/chinese/shijing/
...Hong Lou Meng - Dream of the Red Chamber, by Xueqin Cao:  Preface and Chapter 1 only ( trans. E. C. Bowra, Hong Kong: Noronha & Sons, 1868-1870).  
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/chinese/HLM/caohome.html 

CIA World Factbook - 2000 (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency)
 http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html  
Updated every year and browsable  by field and topic, this online reference book is one of the finest, most authoritative online resources for encyclopedic and late-breaking information on more than 250 countries - including maps, flags, geography, population, government, economy, communications, literacy rates, transportation, military and transnational issues.

CompletePlanet  
 
http://www.completeplanet.com/ 
CompletePlanet augments traditional search engines by offering resources available only through the "deep" Web, "content that resides in searchable databases, the results from which can only be discovered by a direct query," and thus cannot be indexed or queried by traditional search engines. Approximately 13,000 "deep" Websites, organized in 20 subject categories, broken down into numerous topical headings, are offered, and listings for the individual sites include description and rankings for relevance, popularity, and links. CompletePlanet's database is also searchable by keyword.

Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students
http://www.carts.org/index.html 
This site offers a range of online resources related to traditional arts, folklore, anthropology, and oral history, including RealAudio interviews. 

Curricular Resources and Networking Projects ( U.S. Dept. of Education, 1999):
http://www.ed.gov/EdRes/EdCurric.html

Creative Impulse: The Artist's View of World History and Western Civilization (Nancy B. Mautz, Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp., 2000)
 
http://history.evansville.net/ 
"I believe it is impossible to properly study History without examining the creative products of the times. The Art, Music, Drama and Literature of an Age give us insight into the minds and hearts of those who lived at that time."  Developed for students of world studies, art history, and world civilizations, this site offers a solid annotated directory of related web sources, encompassing China and India.

Daoist Studies Created and maintained by an international group of Daoism scholars
 http://www.daoiststudies.org/ 
This website--promoting Daoist studies, scholarly communication, research, and teaching--is organized into two main sections: Teaching and
Research. Still under development, the Teaching section will feature syllabi, recommended audiovisual materials, and teaching guides; the Research section will offer research guides, lists of events, paper abstracts and book notes, and related links. 

Devi: The Great Goddess (Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art: The National Museum of Asian Art For the United States, Smithsonian Institution, 2000) 
 http://www.si.edu/asia/devi/ 
The Sackler Gallery offers an elegant online tribute to India's Great Goddess, including information on the manifestations of Devi, representations of the Goddess, and a special "just for kids" section.
Site Map: http://www.asia.si.edu/sitemap.htm 

Digital Chinese Library, Center for Chinese Studies Library - (CCSL - Univ. of Calif.-Berkeley, 1995):
 http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/CCSL/ 
East Asian Library:
 http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EAL/ 
Univ. of Calif.-Berkeley Library:
...Searchable Home Page:  http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ 

Digital South Asia Library (Center for Research Libraries, Univ. of Chicago)
 http://dsal.uchicago.edu/ 
Still under development, this site offers pedagogical tools, photos and images, statistics, some bibliographies, electronic books, and related links. 

Education Around The World: ThinkQuest Site Explores K-12 in Other Countries
(PBSOL> Profdev>Elementary/Middle/High School)
 http://pbs.org/teachersource/whats_new/social/thismonth_social.shtm 

The Encyclopedia Mythica
http://www.pantheon.org/ 
This encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend contains over 5100 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world. You will also find a nice assortment of images and helpful genealogy tables. 

ERIC Digests Databases Index Page (ERIC = Educational Resources Information Center, part of the National Library of Education [NLE], sponsored by US Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement):
 http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/index/ 
ERIC Digests databases feature full-text short reports, with topic overviews and references, aimed at education professionals and the education community. Recent topics, accessible from the Index page, include "Accessible Web Design," "Learning History through Children's Literature," and "Evaluation of World Wide Web Sites: An Annotated Bibliography." 

EurasiaNet (Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute)
http://www.eurasianet.org/ 
Daily news and analysis
covering Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as elated developments in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.  Today's Wires, Eurasia Insight, Environment, Business & Economics, a regional datebook, country resource pages, book reviews, human rights articles, interviews, elections, and a discussion forum offered.  Users can also sign up for a weekly email bulletin.  

FindArticles.com (partnered with LookSmart and Gale Group, publisher of library research and reference materials)
http://www.findarticles.com/PI/index.jhtml
This site offers free access to full-text articles from "more than 300 reputable magazines and journals," dating from 1998.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
http://www.thinker.org/ 
Some 70,000 digital images of famous artwork, in various sizes and resolutions, available free on this
Web site, searchable by keyword, artist, country, or period, and browseable by medium/genre, including some very good teacher's guides.

A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict  (PBS=Public Broadcasting System) 
 http://pbs.org/forcemorepowerful/ 

This three-part PBS documentary, aired 18 Sept. 2000,  traces the non-violent resistance movements of the 20th century. Through archival footage, photographs, and participant interviews, this documentary traces revolutionary non-violent movements, including the overthrow of apartheid in South Africa, Denmark under the Nazis, and Solidarity in Poland.  The companion website explores examples of nonviolent conflicts over the last 100 years through maps, timelines, and interviews with experts, and offers related resources.

Formosa: Nineteenth Century Images (Dept.  of History, Reed College)
 http://web.reed.edu/academic/departments/history/formosa/ 
 This visually appealing digital library features images of woodcuts, more than 90 maps, as well as travelogues, reports, and ethnographies of Formosa (Taiwan) published in Europe and North America during the nineteenth century. Of interest to students of Western depictions of the East, this site also offers word-list tables, internal search engine, and a timeline (under construction). 

Gateway to World History ( Hartford Web Publishing, rev. May 1999)
 http://www.hartford-hwp.com/gateway/ 
"[A] collection of resources to support the study and teaching of world history and history in general," this annotated directory is organized by a geographic "tree" and large archives of documents and images, and links to history departments, discussion lists and other resources.

...Images of World History - "Art, archaeological artifacts and maps for classroom use and to illustrate pre-moder world history. This site for the present is not actively maintained":
 http://www.hp.uab.edu/image_archive/index.html 

 
...History of Asia in General
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/50/index.html 
...World History Archives -
"Documents related to contemporary world history and the struggle for social progress":
 http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/index.html

Global Development Gateway (GDG - World Bank) 
 http://www.worldbank.org/gateway/  
This World Bank pilot project is designed as a portal for resources and tools on development issues, enabling those in the field to "share information, easily communicate, and build communities of practice around significant development challenges from the grassroots up."  Gateways  to countries offer information and links on government and law; economy and business; and society, culture, and human development--at least 50 country gateways should be operational by June 2003.  Resources will also include links to development related news issues. 

Great Wall Across the Yangtze (PBSOL - Public Broadcasting System Online) 
 http://pbs.org/greatwall/  
This documentary (aired 3 Oct. 2000) about the controversial Three Gorges Dam on China's Yangtze River states the Chinese government's case for building the dam while reviewing the project's many consequences: the displacement of 1.5 million people, the imminent threat to regional wildlife and the loss of ancestral burial grounds and centuries-old temples. The companion website explores the story's background, with information on key issues and an opportunity to share your thoughts in the forum.

H-GIG [Horus Gets in Gear!] World Wide Web Links to History Resources
(Dept. of History, Univ. of Calif.-Riverside)
 http://www.ucr.edu/h-gig/horuslinks.html 
Follow links from "I. Histories of Specific Countries, Times and Places" to access good web resources on Asian/Southeast Pacific Asian States, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and world history.

Harappa: Glimpses of South Asia before 1947 (Harappa.com, San Francisco, CA; 1995-2000)
 http://www.harappa.com/ 
This website presents the story of the ancient Indus Valley civilization and Harappa, founded over 5,000 years ago and flourishing ca. 2,500 BCE, based on archeological excavations and the work of "the world's leading Indus scholars."  A second strand presents the history of the Raj through early media - photographs, film, lithographs, and engravings - encompassing present-day India and Pakistan, as well as information on Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
...Web site Credits: http://www.harappa.com/welcome2.html 

Hidden Korea (PBS Online*, 2000):
 
http://pbs.org/hiddenkorea/ 
This is the companion website to the PBS TV documentary of the same title (Premiered: Thursday, 14 December 2000), exploring South Korea's history and culture through its unique cuisine.  Korean food is a defining element of the country's culture, based largely on certain 600-year-old Confucian principles.  The website features the important holiday Ch'usok and  religion in Korean life, and invites visitors to create theirr own culinary masterpieces with traditional recipes.
...Introduction:  http://www.pbs.org/hiddenkorea/intro.htm 
...Geography: http://www.pbs.org/hiddenkorea/geography.htm 
...History: http://www.pbs.org/hiddenkorea/history.htm
...Culture: http://www.pbs.org/hiddenkorea/culture.htm 
...Religion:  http://www.pbs.org/hiddenkorea/religion.htm 
...
Ch'usok: http://www.pbs.org/hiddenkorea/chusok.htm 
...Food:  http://www.pbs.org/hiddenkorea/food.htm 
Website Credits:   http://www.pbs.org/hiddenkorea/credits.htm  

Human Rights Watch Reports:
Owed Justice: Thai Women Trafficked into Debt Bondage in Japan
 http://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/japan/ 
Nipped in the Bud: Suppression of the China Democracy Party 
  http://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/china/ 
In September 2000, Human Rights Watch posted five new reports on their Website.  Two of these reports are relevant to Asian studies.   "Owed Justice: Thai Women Trafficked into Debt Bondage in Japan" addresses the violation of women's rights that occurred in the trafficking of Thai women who are delivered under false pretenses into atrocious labor conditions in Japan where they are often forced to work for years to pay off the "debt" of their transport.  "Nipped in the Bud: Suppression of the China Democracy Party" examines the situation of more than 30 people imprisoned for their role in the China Democracy Party and argues for their immediate release. 

HyperHistory Online (HyperHistory Online Inc., Vancouver, B.C., Canada)
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html 
Based on the World History Chart, by Andreas Nothiger, three major timelines index important People, major Events, and general World History, with embedded timeline links to brief historical narratives and maps; links to hundreds of related Web sites.

I to Eye: Portraits of Female Empowerment in Bangladesh (Fariba Alam, AsiaSource) http://www.asiasource.org/arts/alam/intro.html 
Portraits and interviews of ten Bangladeshi women, including a reporter, a weaver, a lawyer, a grandmother, and a counselor for the Acid Burn Survivors Foundations (an organization that helps women attacked with acid for refusing marriage proposals or sexual advances, among other things). The front page of "I to Eye" explains: "Mainstream media images of women in Bangladesh generally fall into two categories: the oppressed and the starving. The photographs in this online exhibition challenge these stereotypes by documenting the lives of active, independent, economically self-sufficient Bangladeshi women." A brief page is devoted to each woman, website author Fariba Alam contributes commentary to the Interview sections and online photographic essays on Bangladesh, its women's
organizations and development.  

InFoPeople Best Search Tools (recommended by the Berkeley Public Library)
http://www.infopeople.org/src/srctools.html
*note: LINKED TO CORA'S http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/wr121/links.htm  

A Joint Study of the Sino-Japanese War, 1931-1945 (Harvard Univ., date?)
 http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~asiactr/sino-japanese/ 
Offering useful resources on the Sino-Japanese War and World War II in the Pacific, this multi-year project promotes  "cooperation among scholars and institutions in China, Japan, the United States, and other nations." The site includes  descriptive lists (with links) of archival and bibliographic sources for Chinese-, English-, and Japanese-language materials, some full-text papers from the Jan. 2000 planning conference held in Tokyo, and links to official and media sources.

Kashmir Conflict & Peace Talks (August 2000)

Flashpoint Kashmir: Special Report -- BBC [RealPlayer] (dated Wednesday, 2 August, 2000) offers excellent special report, with  a guide to the conflict, related stories and links, and a 50-minute special video report:
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_355000/355280.stm
Commentary, news reports and maps on the conflict from Indian and Pakistani perspectives are available from each nation's Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 
India Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Kargil: 
 http://www.meadev.gov.in/opn/kargil/kargil.htm 
 Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Kashmir: 
 http://www.forisb.org/kashmir.html 
Kashmiri Muslim and Pandit perspectives, respectively, can be gained from these two sources:
Kashmir Global Network:
 http://net.indra.com/~kgn/main.htm 
Kashmir Information Network: 
 
http://www.kashmir-information.com/

CNN ASIANOW offers coverage and links to related stories and sites:
"Indian military heightens security in Kashmir":

 
http://www.cnn.com/2000/ASIANOW/south/08/04/india.kashmir.massacres/index.html

Indian newspapers' reportage from India Times, The Hindu, The Asian Age, and India Today:
"PM invites militant groups to join talks" --India Times:
 http://www.timesofindia.com/today/04indu1.htm 
"Centre, Hizbul commanders hold talks" -- The Hindu:
 http://www.the-hindu.com/stories/01040001.htm 
"No Pak involvement in peace talks: Vajpay" -- The Asian Age:
 http://www.asianage.com/asianage/04082000/detind01.htm
"Ceasefire is neither out of fear nor defeat or surrender: Hizbul
leader" --India Today:
 http://www.india-today.com/ntoday/newsarchives/100/8/4/n61.shtml 

 Pakistani reportage from Pakistan Observer and PAKNEWs.com: 
"Committee set up for accord on Kashmir ceasefire" -- Pakistan Observer:
 http://www.pakobserver.com/august2000/04/front/news01.htm 
"New Delhi to be responsible for all consequences_Hizb sets Aug 8 as
last date for Indian response" -- PAKNEWS.com:   http://www.paknews.com/cgi-paknews/paknews.cgi?news=1&key=hizbulmujahi 

Kashmiri reportage from Kashmir Times, Greater Kashmir, and the Kashmor Monitor:
deen+kashmirtalks--Kashmir Times:
 http://www.kashmirtimes.com/ 
Greater Kashmir:
 http://www.greaterkashmir.com/ 
Kashmir Monitor
 http://www.myasa.com/kashmirmonitor/

Kiosk: Journal of Geo-Politics (Fowler's Internet Library since September 1999)
 http://FowlerLibrary.com/Kiosk/ 
A solid reference resource with a large number of country listings, including maps, national flags, background information from the CIA World Factbook, links to newspapers as well as other resources for
general information, history and culture, language and translations, geography, government and politics, economy, and in-country sources.

Korean American Digital Archive ( Korean Heritage Library  - KHL -  at the Univ.  of Southern California) http://www.usc.edu/isd/locations/cst/idala/collections/collections_kada.html 
 ...Search Interface 
 http://library.usc.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/0/0/55/30068  
 ...Korean Heritage Library 
 http://www.usc.edu/isd/locations/ssh/korean/ 
This archive indexes 11.000 pages of documents, 1,300 photos, and oral history recordings related to the Korean-American experience, with numerous options for searching (word or phrase, name, title, subject, etc.).

Libdex - The Library Index ( Peter Scott, Internet Projects Manager at the Univ. of Saskatchewan Libraries)
http://www.libdex.com/
This directory indexes library homepages, Web-OPACs, Friends of Libraries pages, and library e-commerce affiliate links, with an index  browseable by country, OPAC vendor, Friends of the Libraries, or keyword searchable for libraries.  Entries include name, city, country, library type, and links to the library homepage and Web catalog.

Librarians' Index to the Internet (Carole Leita, Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE):
http://lii.org/
...
Images, Graphics, Clip Art
...Religion & Philosophy topics:
http://lii.org/search/file/religion
Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE:
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu
*note: LINKED TO CORA'S http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/wr121/links.htm

Library of Congress [LOC] Home Page: http://lcweb.loc.gov/
Links to LOC Online Catalog - Entry Page:
http://www.loc.gov/catalog/
LOC Online Catalog Search Page: http://catalog.loc.gov/
"The Library of Congress Online Catalog is a database of approximately 12 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials in the Library's collections. The Online Catalog also provides references, notes, circulation status, and information about materials still in the acquisitions stage."

The Living Edens -  "Anamalai: India's Elephant Mountain"  (PBSOL - Public Broadcasting System Online) 
 http://www.pbs.org/edens/anamalai/ 
PBS aired this portrait of life in Anamalai -- a land of lush tropical forests and bamboo stands, where elephant herds roam free and unmolested -- on 8 Nov. 2000.  The documentary traces the birth and first year of a baby elephant.  At the companion website, you can learn more about the important role that the elephant plays in Indian life and in Hinduism.  

Music Heritage Network's Instrument Encyclopedia
http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/MHN/enclpdia.html 
Graduate students at the University of Michigan have created this useful musical instrument encyclopedia for those who can't remember what exactly a mbira is or from what country it came. You'll find easy to understand definitions detailing what the instrument is, where it originated and how it is used. 

The Nanking Atrocities (Masato Kajimoto, University of Missouri-Columbia)
 http://web.missouri.edu/~jschool/nanking/ 
The Japanese occupation of the Chinese capital of Nanking, in 1937-38, and the atrocities committed are documented by extensive source materials, including interviews, soldiers' diaries, graphic photographs and video clips [.pdf, RealPlayer].  Based on Kajimoto's Master's thesis (August 2000), the website is well researched, includes a bibliography, and provides a narrative covering the occupation itself, the conflicts that preceded this "Reign of Terror," and a contemporary  historical perspective.

NOVA "Sultan's Lost Treasure" ( PBSOL - Public Broadcasting System Online)
 http://pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sultan/ 
This documentary aired on 16 Jan. 2001, exploring the 15th century treasures discovered in an ancient shipwreck deep in the South China Sea, a  wreck which is an example of the earliest international commerce. At the companion web site, learn more about the fascinating history of China's porcelain, access a teacher's guide, learn about  other Asian shipwrecks, and try a "Date the Dish" Hot Science activity.

OnlineNewspapers.com (Web Wombat)
 http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/ 
This metasite indexes and links to the homepages of 10,000 online newspapers from around the world, by country, province or state.

Oxford University Press (OUP) 
 http://www.oup.co.uk/ 
This site of the leading academic publisher not only sells its books, but offers useful resources for university instructors, scholars, and students.  Thirteen reading rooms (including Anthropology, History, Literature, Philosophy, Politics) offer sample chapters (.pdf format), tables of contents, and other information on OUP's latest offerings in that field. 

PBS TeacherSource: Visual Arts Lessons/Activities (PBSOL, Middle/High School)
http://pbs.org/teachersource/arts_lit/middle_visual.shtm
Access a variety of lesson plans and online student activities on topics ranging from the use of color imagery in Shakespeare's Othello
to creating frescos.

Report of the No Gun Ri Review  (Dept. of the U.S.  Army)
 http://www.army.mil/nogunri/ 
Released on January 11, 2000, this 300-page report is the result of a 15-month investigation by the Department of the Army into reports that Korean refugees were killed by US soldiers in the vicinity of No Gun Ri in late July 1950. The U.S. Army admits for the first time that "an unknown number of Korean civilians were killed or injured" by US forces, but maintains that it was not a "deliberate act"--i.e. that no direct orders to shoot refugees were issued. This conclusion has been challenged by some journalists, South Korean survivors, their family members, and several US veterans who were present at No Gun Ri.  

SchoolHistory.co.uk (Andrew Field, history teacher from Cambridgeshire, England) http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/ 
This
site features links and teaching and learning aids for UK instructors and secondary students. The primary content at the site is organized into five year groups (Years 7-9, GSCE, A-Level), each with related links, well-crafted .pdf worksheets, and quizzes (some off-site), with some links to related education and history sites. 

Stanford University Libraries/Academic Information Resources
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/ 

Taiwan Studies Institute, or TSI (Makoto Foundation, Taipei, date?)
 http://www.taiwanstudies.org/ 
Searchable site of resources on Taiwan, cross-Strait relations, and US policy in the region, including recent news and op-ed pieces, white papers, documents from the US and UN, communiques, information related to President Chen Shui-bian, Taiwanese documents, and issues of TSI's Taiwan Outlook. 

Tibet Information Network  (TIN, London, an independent news/research agency) 
 http://www.tibetinfo.net/ 
This site offers news, updates, photos, and related publications on the political, social, economic, environmental, and human rights situation in Tibet over the past twelve years, including culture, women, environment, education, prisoners and protest, and tourism.  The Tibet File offers  images, travel information, a chronology, population statistics, a glossary, a bibliography, and a list of counties and prefectures. 

TransHub - The Encyclopedia of Terminology (Michael Molin)
  http://transhub.cjb.net/ 
Aimed at translators but also useful for others, this metasite offers indexes many glossaries, dictionaries, and
encyclopedias in a wide variety of disciplines. Indexed categories include General, Legal, Business, Computer, Technical, Science, Medical, and Social--as well as topics and individual resources--use the pull-down menu at the bottom of the browser window. Major search engines are also lined, and a mailing list archives new additions to the site monthly.

University of Oregon Historical and Cultural Atlas Resource
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~atlas/ 
Univ.  of Oregon's History and Geography departments produced this site, visually rich for users with Shockwave capability.   Over 50 interactive maps and many images  representing American and world history and culture.

A Web of On-line Grammars (Robert Beard, Bucknell Univ.)
http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/grammars.html
Links to online grammar resources useful for learning more than ninety languages, most developed by university faculty around the world, and judged by Prof. Beard to be "creditable and substantial language learning tools":
Also visit A Web of On-line Dictionaries (Robert Beard, Bucknell Univ.) for more than 200 languages:
http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/diction.html

The Web Kanzaki: Japan, Music, Internet, & Computer (M. Kanzaki, since 1995)
www.kanzaki.com
Offers "some English introductions to Japan's journalism, computing and traditional arts."  

WebChron: The WebChronology Project (History Dept., North Park Univ., Chicago, IL)
 http://campus.northpark.edu/history/WebChron/ 
"[A] series of hyperlinked chronologies developed by the instructors and historical articles prepared by students intended for use in history classes," WebChron offers world, regional, and cross-cultural chronologies ranging from Africa to Asia to North America, topics such as Buddhism and technology, articles and links to related web sites.

World Civilization Virtual Library (Dr. Deborah Vess, Georgia College & State Univ., Milledgeville, GA; 1999)
http://www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu/~dvess/dvess.shtml 
This site offers a good general survey of world history, with history links and information organized by historical periods, from ancient times to modern, with links to ancient and recent documents, and to some college level study units accessible to all.

World Wide Arts Resources
http://wwar.com/ 
This site offers the definitive, interactive gateway to all exemplars of qualitative arts information and culture on the Internet. Artists, museums, galleries, art history, arts education, antiques, performing arts, classified ads, resume postings and more can be can be accessed here. 

Worlds of Art
http://www.artsednet.getty.edu/ 
Explore the world of art with the Getty Education Institute for the Arts and the Los Angeles Culture Net. K-12 teachers will discover an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to making use of the Internet to help bring Los Angeles's worlds of art into the classroom. Teachers outside of Los Angeles can also use the lesson plans and resources to build connections between art learning and the art worlds of their own communities. 

WWW Virtual Library: http://www.vlib.org/
...Subject menu:
http://www.w3.org/hypertext/DataSources/bySubject/Overview.html
...Humanities:
http://www.vlib.org/Humanities.html
...Social Sciences:
http://www.vlib.org/SocialSciences.htm

 

2000 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2000/

This week the US State Department released the 25th edition of its

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The report cites continued

abuses in countries that have long been noted for human rights

violations, including Iraq, North Korea, Cuba, and Afghanistan. It

also notes a worsening in China's human rights record, perhaps

signalling a tougher stance towards the world's most populous nation

under the new US administration. Users may read the full text of the

report, which is organized by region, at the State Department site.

 

9. Hawaiian Newspapers, War Records, and Trust Territory Image

Collections [.tif]

http://128.171.57.100/

Created by the University of Hawai'i System Libraries, this site

contains three collections of digitized images. The first features

images of Hawaiian language newspapers published from 1834 to 1948.

They include stories, photos, advertisements, letters to the editor,

and other content. The quality of images varies. The second

collection comes from the Hawai'i War Records Depository (HWRD), and

in addition to the photos, this section also provides information on

the holdings of the HWRD, contact information, and a link to an

online catalog. The third, and largest, collection includes

approximately 8,000 images from the Trust Territory of the Pacific

Islands (TTPI) archives. The photos are browsed by "reel" number and

are offered as large thumbnails with links to full-size JPEG or TIFF

images. The photos may also be keyword searched using an internal

search engine. Links to further information about the four separate,

self-governing districts that once composed the TTPI are also

provided. [MD]

Ancestors in the Americas "Chinese in the Frontier West: An American

Story" (part two of two)

TV> PBSOL> Guide>

Middle/High School

Friday, March 30, 2001 (9-10:00 pm)

This "documemoir" presents the untold story and explores the legacy of

early Asian immigrants in the immigrants' own words. The second episode

examines the importance of Chinese immigrants to the economic

development of the West, particularly during the Gold Rush era. (CC,

Stereo, 1 year)

Learn more about the impact Asian immigrants have had on the United

States at the companion site. Read immigrants' stories, peruse an

extensive timeline, and download a teacher's guide.

http://pbs.org/ancestorsinamericas/

(Available Friday evening, March 23)

SOCIAL STUDIES

PBS TeacherSource: From the Field -- Global Kids

Profdev> PBSOL>

Middle/High School

Global Kids gives young people the opportunity to learn first-hand

about world issues. Learn how this New York City program propels teens

into international travel and community leadership.

http://pbs.org/teachersource/whats_new/social/thismonth_social.shtm

9. Taiwan Studies Institute (TSI)

http://www.taiwanstudies.org/

Funded by the Makoto Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization

based in Taipei, this site offers a nicely organized collection of

resources on Taiwan, cross-Strait relations, and US policy in the

region. These include recent news and op-ed pieces, white papers,

legislative and other official documents from the US and UN,

communiques, information related to President Chen Shui-bian, and

Taiwanese documents. In addition, users will find the text of current

and past issues of TSI's _Taiwan Outlook_, some background papers,

and some basic facts and figures on Taiwan and US-Taiwan trade. An

internal search engine is also provided. [MD]

5. A Joint Study of the Sino-Japanese War, 1931-1945 [.pdf]

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~asiactr/sino-japanese/

Located at Harvard University, 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." The site provides a

number of resources useful to scholars and students of the

Sino-Japanese War and World War II in the Pacific. The most important

of these are comprehensive descriptive lists (with links when

available) of archival and bibliographic sources for Chinese-,

English-, and Japanese-language materials. Also included at the site

are full-text papers from the project's initial planning conference

held in Tokyo in January 2000, a list of recent and forthcoming

publications, and a collection of links to official sources and media

sites. Anyone studying Sino-Japanese relations in the first half of

this century will undoubtedly find numerous items of interest. [MD]

Kashmir Conflict & Peace Talks (headlined in August 2000)

Flashpoint Kashmir: Special Report -- BBC [RealPlayer] (dated Wednesday, 2 August, 2000) offers excellent special report, with  a guide to the conflict, related stories and links, and a 50-minute special video report:
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_355000/355280.stm
Commentary, news reports and maps on the conflict from Indian and Pakistani perspectives are available from each nation's Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 
India Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Kargil: 
 http://www.meadev.gov.in/opn/kargil/kargil.htm 
 Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Kashmir: 
 http://www.forisb.org/kashmir.html 
Kashmiri Muslim and Pandit perspectives, respectively, can be gained from these two sources:
Kashmir Global Network:
 http://net.indra.com/~kgn/main.htm 
Kashmir Information Network: 
 
http://www.kashmir-information.com/

CNN ASIANOW offers coverage and links to related stories and sites:
"Indian military heightens security in Kashmir":

 
http://www.cnn.com/2000/ASIANOW/south/08/04/india.kashmir.massacres/index.html

Indian newspapers' reportage from India Times, The Hindu, The Asian Age, and India Today:
"PM invites militant groups to join talks" --India Times:
 http://www.timesofindia.com/today/04indu1.htm 
"Centre, Hizbul commanders hold talks" -- The Hindu:
 http://www.the-hindu.com/stories/01040001.htm 
"No Pak involvement in peace talks: Vajpay" -- The Asian Age:
 http://www.asianage.com/asianage/04082000/detind01.htm
"Ceasefire is neither out of fear nor defeat or surrender: Hizbul
leader" --India Today:
 http://www.india-today.com/ntoday/newsarchives/100/8/4/n61.shtml 

 Pakistani reportage from Pakistan Observer and PAKNEWs.com: 
"Committee set up for accord on Kashmir ceasefire" -- Pakistan Observer:
 http://www.pakobserver.com/august2000/04/front/news01.htm 
"New Delhi to be responsible for all consequences_Hizb sets Aug 8 as
last date for Indian response" -- PAKNEWS.com:   http://www.paknews.com/cgi-paknews/paknews.cgi?news=1&key=hizbulmujahi 

Kashmiri reportage from Kashmir Times, Greater Kashmir, and the Kashmor Monitor:
deen+kashmirtalks--Kashmir Times:
 http://www.kashmirtimes.com/ 
Greater Kashmir:
 http://www.greaterkashmir.com/ 
Kashmir Monitor
 http://www.myasa.com/kashmirmonitor/ 

Asian Film Connections [QuickTime] - Asia Pacific Media Center (APMC) at University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication
 http://www.asianfilms.org/netpac/ 
A stunning, content-rich resource for students of recent Asian filmmaking, with lists of all films made in China, India,
Japan, Korea, and Taiwan since 1988, as well as film synopses, filmmakers, cast, length, format, and availability of
prints. Future website development for each country will include a general introduction with multiple essays and background, detailed information and video clips for eight to fifteen highlighted films and directors, lists of international awards since 1988, and links to curriculum resources.  Now available in English, Chinese, or Korean, with a Japanese version soon to come.  

FindArticles.com (LookSmart and the Gale Group, publisher of library research and reference materials)
 http://www.findarticles.com/PI/index.jhtml 
This site offers free access to the full-text of articles published in over 350 magazines and journals from 1998, with searchable database by keyword or nine subject categories.  Links to full-text articles are displayed at the FindArticles site, and links to periodical listings include a brief description.

OnlineNewspapers.com (Web Wombat)
 http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/ 
This metasite indexes and links to the homepages of 10,000 online newspapers from around the world, by country, province or state.

Daoist Studies Created and maintained by an international group of Daoism scholars
 http://www.daoiststudies.org/ 
This website--promoting Daoist studies, scholarly communication, research, and teaching--is organized into two main sections: Teaching and
Research. Still under development, the Teaching section will feature syllabi, recommended audiovisual materials, and teaching guides; the Research section will offer research guides, lists of events, paper abstracts and book notes, and related links. 

CIA World Factbook 2000 (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency)
 http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ 
One of the finest online resources on country information, this annual reference book offers maps, flags, and information on geography, population, government, economic, communication, literacy rates, transportation, military for more than 260 countries, as well as transnational issues.  Browsable  by field and topic.

Formosa: Nineteenth Century Images (Dept.  of History, Reed College)
 http://web.reed.edu/academic/departments/history/formosa/ 
 This visually appealing digital library features images of woodcuts, more than 90 maps, as well as travelogues, reports, and ethnographies of Formosa (Taiwan) published in Europe and North America during the nineteenth century. Of interest to students of Western depictions of the East, this site also offers word-list tables, internal search engine, and a timeline (under construction). 

Devi: The Great Goddess
 http://www.si.edu/asia/devi/ 
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery offers this elegant site as a fitting tribute to India's
Great Goddess. The site includes information on the manifestations of Devi,
representations of the Goddess, and a special section designed just for kids. 
Site Map: http://www.asia.si.edu/sitemap.htm 
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
The National Museum of Asian Art For the United States
Smithsonian Institution, 2000 

University of Oregon Historical and Cultural Atlas Resource
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~atlas/ 
University of Oregon's History and Geography departments produced this visually
rich site. Users with Shockwave capability may enjoy over 50 interactive maps
representing American and world history; several dozen images related to world
history and culture are also included. 

World History

Ancient Roots, Modern Holidays
http://m2.aol.com/Donnpages/Holidays.html 
Discover the history of many modern holidays with the lesson plans at this site.
Holidays from many cultures are represented here, everything from President's day
to Kwanzaa. You'll also find calendars from around the world, recipes, clip art, and
Webcards. 

Exploring Ancient World Cultures
http://eawc.evansville.edu/index.htm 
Created by University of Evansville (Indiana), Exploring Ancient World Cultures
(EAWC) is an online course supplement for students and teachers of the ancient
and medieval worlds. It features its own essays and primary texts. It includes
chapter-length histories for each of the eight "cultures" represented: The Near East,
India, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Early Islam and Medieval Europe. In addition to
its own resources, EAWC also includes a substantial index of Internet sites. 

World Safari
http://www.supersurf.com/ 
Thirteen year old Brian Giacoppo takes visitors on virtual trips to Japan, Italy,
Kenya, Jamaica, and Greenland. Each safari includes population demographics, a
historical narrative, and links to related Web games and informational sites.

Art Safari
http://artsafari.moma.org/ 
This interactive adventure in looking will be fun for children, who will learn to analyze
famous works of art and write about them. Plus, they can make their own pictures
online and view the art work of other students. 

ARTSEDGE
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/ 
The mission of ArtsEdge is to help artists, teachers and students gain access to and/or
share information, resources and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in
the K-12 curriculum. Teachers will find thorough information on current issues in arts
education, curriculum resources and even an online arts community. ArtsEdge is
developed under a cooperative agreement between the Kennedy Center and the
National Endowment for the Arts.

Music Heritage Network's Instrument Encyclopedia
http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/MHN/enclpdia.html 
Graduate students at the University of Michigan have created this useful musical
instrument encyclopedia for those who can't remember what exactly a mbira is or from
what country it came. You'll find easy to understand definitions detailing what the
instrument is, where it originated and how it is used. 

Asian Story Theater
http://norn.org/pub/other-orgs/ast/ 
Teachers hoping to prepare their students for a trip to the theater will find this to be a
useful site. You can find out more about educational theater, and theater in general, but
moreover, you can learn more about Asian culture and fine arts. Students studying
these areas can take museum tours through the Internet to examine Chinese artifacts,
look at pictures of different Buddhas, and find interesting Asian food recipes. 

5. Geography Hub

Geographers.com

http://www.geographers.com/

Biogeography.com

http://www.Biogeography.com/

CulturalGeography.com

http://www.culturalgeography.com/

UrbanGeography.com

http://www.urbangeography.com/

Though still very much under development, the Geography Hub will

likely become a major resource and online community for geography

students and professionals. The core of the present offerings is the

directory of geographers offered on Geographers.com. The directory is

divided into three categories: Physical Geographers, Human

Geographers, and Technical Geographers. Each is searchable by keyword

or name, and full search results include name, school, Website (when

applicable), field notes, and publications. A prototype search

engine, scheduled for release in October, will allow searching by

name, with modifiers for country, research field, region studied, and

level of education. All geographers are welcome to add themselves to

the directory. An additional feature at Geographers.com is Geography

Times, designed to be an online professional news services for

geographers. At present, the Times offers related headlines (last

updated August 31) and conference announcements (last updated August

13). Future plans for the site include online forums. Content

available at the other three sites in the Geography Hub is primarily

limited to (fairly detailed) collections of organized links. Anyone

interested in geography should bookmark one or more of these sites

and trace their development. [MD]

A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict

TV> PBSOL>

Middle/High School

Monday, September 18, 2000 (9-10:30 pm)

This three-part documentary traces the non-violent resistance movements

of the 20th century. Through archival footage and photographs, and

interviews with the participants, the documentary illuminates

revolutionary non-violent movements, including the overthrow of

apartheid in South Africa, Denmark under the Nazis and Solidarity in

Poland. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

At the companion site, explore examples of nonviolent conflicts

throughout the last 100 years through interactive maps, historical

timelines, and interviews from experts. Plus, access lesson plans and

related resources, and share your thoughts on nonviolent social change.

http://pbs.org/forcemorepowerful/

Great Wall Across the Yangtze

TV> PBSOL>

Middle/High School

Tuesday, October 3, 2000 (10-11:00 pm)

This documentary about the controversial Three Gorges Dam on China's

Yangtze River states the Chinese government's case for building the dam

while reviewing the project's many consequences: the displacement of

1.5 million people, the imminent threat to regional wildlife and the

loss of ancestral burial grounds and centuries-old temples. (CC,

Stereo, 1 year)

At the companion site, explore the background to the story, get more

information on the key issues, and share your thoughts in the forum.

http://pbs.org/greatwall/

 

 

Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and Students
http://www.carts.org/index.html 
This site offers a range of online resources related to traditional arts, folklore,
anthropology, and oral history, including RealAudio interviews. 

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
http://www.thinker.org/ 
What's not to like about 70,000 digital images of famous artwork available free on this
Web site? What's more, the images are available at various sizes and resolutions,
searchable by keyword, artist, country, or period, and browseable by medium/genre.
Teachers guides are also included. 

The Encyclopedia Mythica
http://www.pantheon.org/ 
This encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend contains over 5100 definitions of
gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from
all over the world. You will also find a nice assortment of images and helpful genealogy
tables. 

Kiosk: Journal of Geo-Politics (Fowler's Internet Library since September 1999)
 http://FowlerLibrary.com/Kiosk/ 
A solid reference resource with a large number of country listings, including maps, national flags, background information
from the CIA World Factbook, links to newspapers as well as other resources for
general information, history and culture, language and translations, geography, government and politics, economy, and in-country sources.

Bushido Online (Marco Benedetti, a martial arts enthusiast of Tokyo, holding ranks in several disciplines)
 http://www.bushido.ch/ 
Bushido (meaning "the way of the warrior" and originally the Samurai code
of conduct) for the Samurai, is an online encyclopedia of martial arts, with a martial arts dictionary in four languages and annotated links. . This website offers a wealth of information on the history and practice of numerous martial arts.

The Nanking Atrocities ( Masato Kajimoto, University of Missouri-Columbia)
 http://web.missouri.edu/~jschool/nanking/ 
T
he Japanese occupation of the Chinese capital of
Nanking, in 1937-38, and the atrocities committed are documented by extensive source materials, including interviews, soldiers' diaries, graphic photographs and video clips [.pdf, RealPlayer].  Based on Kajimoto's Master's thesis (August 2000), the website is well researched, includes a bibliography, and provides a narrative covering the occupation itself, the conflicts that preceded this "Reign of Terror," and a contemporary  historical perspective.

Education Around The World: ThinkQuest Site Explores K-12 In Other Countries
(PBSOL> Profdev>Elementary/Middle/High School)
 http://pbs.org/teachersource/whats_new/social/thismonth_social.shtm 

EurasiaNet (Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute)
http://www.eurasianet.org/ 
Daily news and analysis
covering Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as elated developments in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.  Today's Wires, Eurasia Insight, Environment, Business & Economics, a regional datebook, country resource pages, book reviews, human rights articles, interviews, elections, and a discussion forum offered.  Users can also sign up for a weekly email bulletin.  

TransHub - The Encyclopedia of Terminology (Michael Molin)
  http://transhub.cjb.net/ 
Aimed at translators but also useful for others, this metasite offers indexes many glossaries, dictionaries, and
encyclopedias in a wide variety of disciplines. Indexed categories include General, Legal, Business, Computer, Technical, Science, Medical, and Social--as well as topics and individual resources--use the pull-down menu at the bottom of the browser window. Major search engines are also lined, and a mailing list archives new additions to the site monthly.

 

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