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  • Asian Studies WWW Virtual Libraries

    Over 10 years of continuous service to the online community; Provision of expert information services, by the experts, for the experts. This research tool is produced by the Internet Publications Bureau, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra.

  • Asia for Educators

    An initiative of the East Asian Curriculum Project and the Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum.

  • Asia Society

    There is a site map and collections of speeches, publications and exhibitions. Past exhibitions include Inside Out: New Chinese Art and Bamboo Masterworks, Japanese baskets from the Lloyd Cotsen collection. AsiaSource is a valuable collection of resources on Asia, including News, Reference, Country Profiles, Government Directories and Food.

  • Association for Asian Studies

    With Links to Asian Studies Organizations and Asia WWW Resources and Viewpoints, a collection of essays dealing with Asian Studies.

  • Bibliography of Asian Studies

    This on-line version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains 787,165 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

  • Central Asian Studies Worldwide: Resources for the Study of Central Eurasia

    Sponsored by the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus at Harvard University, there are also Dissertations in Central Eurasian Studies, an Central Eurasia Experts Directory and CESWW: Central-Eurasia-L an "Announcement List for Central Eurasian Studies World Wide".

  • Digital South Asia Library

    A project of the Center for Research Libraries, DSAL provides "digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars, public officials, business leaders, and other users." You can search reference resources, images, maps, statistics, bibliographies and union lists, indexes, books and journals and other Internet resources. Reference resources include Digital Dictionaries of South Asia, Imperial Gazetteer of India and A Historical Atlas of South Asia.

  • International Institute for Asian Studies

    The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a postdoctoral research centre based in Leiden and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its main objective is to encourage the study of Asia from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective and to promote national and international cooperation in this field. The institute focuses on the humanities and social sciences and, where relevant, on their interaction with other sciences.

  • Library of Congress Country Studies - Area Handbooks

    Provides extensive information on countries, describing and analyzing political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. and includes photographs, maps, and charts.

  • Portal to Asian Internet Resources

    The Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR) is supported by an impressive complement of area studies scholars, bibliographers and subject selectors based at the libraries of the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and the Ohio State University. PAIR offers scholars, students and the interested public more than six thousand professionally selected, cataloged and annotated online resources within 25 different subtopic areas.

  • Repositories of Primary Sources

    A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.

  • Other Asian Libraries
  • See the list in collection page