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General Asian Studies

Chinese History Internet Guide
The Internet Guide for Chinese Studies contains an exhaustive list on "Chinese History." Each
site's content ranges from historical facts and relations to other countries to biographies of
rulers from historic China.

Intersections: Gender, History & Culture in the Asian Context

UTA Map Collection
This map collection provides more than 5,000 map images covering worldwide areas in the present
and past.

Large map of Japanese Administrative Divisions
This site provides a large map image of Japan, surrounding waters, and countries with a list of
the administrative divisions.

Gateway Service Center of Chinese Academic Journal Publications
This service center delivers Chinese-language academic journal publications that are not
available in the collections of US research libraries. All articles are transmitted

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
This site provides links to sources on Asian history, Imperialism, religion, and culture.

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
This site provides a "guide and access tool to scholarly information resources" about the entire
Asian continent. This site is important to access information about Asian societies, politics,
economy, regions, countries, history, and culture.

Internet Guide for China Studies
The Internet Guide for Chinese Studies is a guide for reference to Asian history, politics,
society, philosophy, geography, science, and more. Each topic provides links and descriptions of
related sites.

Asian Studies Network Information Center at UT
This site provides a comprehensive list of Asian library, journal, and online resources according
to region.

    History of the People's Republic of China

    The Chinese History Research Site at UCSD
    Provides reviews and essays on classical Chinese texts, information on Chinese local archives, English and Chinese resources, as well as information on the Modern Chinese History Program at UCSD.

    Stefan Landsberger's Chinese Propaganda Poster Pages:
    A comprehensive collection of Chinese Propaganda posters, including information on the themes, artists, and designers. The Complete Reference to China/Chinese-Related Web Sites
    In Chinese and English.

    Artifacts from the Cultural Revolution
    Includes information on the Little Red Book, Stamps, Mao Buttons, Photos, and Money.

    The Chairman Smiles - Chinese Posters 1949-1997
    A large collection of Chinese Propaganda posters from 1949-1997 with translations and notes.

    China Books & Periodicals Inc.

    Virtual Museum of the Cultural Revolution
    In Chinese and English.

    Science Of and About China
    The science of China and the scientific approaches to the study of China.

    Political Images
    A small collection of Chinese political images with information.

    China-Related Websites
    Links to many China related websites.

    James Mulvenon's Chinese Security Homepage

    The U.S. Tiananmen Papers
    Analysis of declassified State Department documents pertaining to the events surrounding the June 1989 massacre by the Chinese military of demonstrators gathered in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
    In Chinese only.

      Chinese Law and Legal History

      Chinese Law Courses Offered by North American Law Schools
      A comprehensive list of North American Universities offering courses in Chinese Laws along with course descriptions when available.

      Law Info China
      English database of Chinese laws and regulations.

      The Chinese Law Net Home Page
      An electronic discussion group devoted to issues of modern Chinese law. While it is intended that the law of the People's Republic of China will be the main focus, postings relating to other Chinese jurisdictions or to Chinese legal history are also welcome.

      China Law Web
      Translations of Chinese Law from mainland China (PRC), Hong Kong, and Taiwan, as well as over thirty legal articles on various topics related to Chinese law, including technology transfer, contract law, joint venture law, cooperative joint venture law, criminal law, internet law, marriage law, military law, foreign trade law, foreign investment law, etc.

      Internet Chinese Legal Research Center
      Provides links to Chinese (Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong) legal resources on the Internet, legal research guides and other information related to Chinese legal research.

      Peking University Law School
      In Chinese only.

      WWLIA's World Legal History
      Provides a time table of World Legal History including Chinese History.

      Photos of the dreaded Cangue

      Ch'ing Law Examples

      Modern History Sourcebook: P're du Halde: Chinese Punishments, c. 1680

      A picture of a group wearing wooden foot shackles

      Imperial Chinese History and Culture
      Massive China site: News, Business, Culture, Politics, etc.

      Taoism Information Page
      This site provides many annotated links for English-language scholarly and philosophical
      information on Taoism.

      Classical Historiography for Chinese History
      "This bibliography pulls together materials that Benjamin Elman has been compiling at UCLA for
      the past ten years with the help of graduate students. Its intended audience is anyone interested
      in doing research in Chinese history (broadly defined)."

      The Ancient Dynasties of Chinese Civilization
      This page provides a brief overview of the Ancient Dynasties of China.

      Chinese History and Philosophy Page
      This site provides course outlines and free lesson plans on Asian Studies; interpretations of
      TaoTeChing, the Way of Chuang Tzu, and Confucius (The Analects)(LunYu); current information on
      Xia research; and reference Listing and Links from Primary School level to Post-Graduate School level.

      Chinese Poetry links
      A primary resource site for Classical Chinese Poetry, this site links to Chinese poetry sites
      including sites that provide English and German translations.

      Ancient Chinese Technology

      Selected Chinese Myths and Fantasies
      This site provides full-text of nine Ancient Chinese Myths and Fantasies and five Wei, Jin and
      the Southern and Northern Dynasties.

      Formations of the Terracotta Army
      From the Qin Dynasty On-Line Source Book by General Meng Tian, this page details the Formations of the Terracotta Army.

      China the Beautiful
      Providing information Chinese art and literature, this very thorough site includes many images of
      Chinese art work and resources for learning Chinese.

      300 Tang Poems
      This site presents "320 poems and is based on the Chinese electronic version created by Mr.
      Weichang Chan from the National Central University in Taiwan. The English translations are taken
      primarily from those in Witter Bynner's The Jade Mountain" Note: This site requires software with
      Big5 encoding system to read the Chinese text.

      The Crow Collection of Asian Art
      The official site for the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. The Collection
      Exhibits "works of art from Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia, the Crow Collection of Asian
      Art offers visitors a peaceful world of beauty and spirituality in the heart of the city. Because
      many objects now considered "art" were created for religious purposes, many of the pieces in the
      permanent collection represent deities from various religions including as Buddhism,
      Confucianism, Hinduism and Jainism. The works of art, date from 3500 B.C. to the early 20th

      The Art of Chinese Dance
      This site, maintained by the Houston Cultural Organization, provides an overview of the history
      and culture of Chinese Dance, available in English and Chinese.

      Nineteenth Century Images : Maps, Texts, Images
      "This digital library gathers together a disparate body of (primarily) European and American
      images of the island of Taiwan -- called "Formosa" by foreign visitors in the 19th Century -- and
      its various peoples. These woodcuts, maps and textual representations were originally published
      in European and North American books and journals during the 19th Century but are not easily
      accessible to those interested in the history of Taiwan."

      Han Palace Fine Arts
      Official site for the Han Palace Fine Arts. "Managed by Henry Yip and Michael Yip, Han Palace
      Fine Arts specializes in high quality authentic Chinese antiques: bronzes, ceramics, potteries,
      stone and wood carved sculptures from the Neolithic Period to the Qing Dynasty."

      The International Dunhuang Project
      This site provides study and preservation of manuscripts and printed documents from Dunhuang and other Central Asian sites.

      Chinese Tang Pottery
      Official site for the Reflections of a Modern Age: Chinese Tang Pottery Exhibit held at the
      McClung Museum in 1998.

      Taiwan Online
      Your Guide to the Republic of China, by the Government Inforamtion Office at Taipei. This site
      includes visitor's information and news.

      Chinese Text Initiative
      Texts of Chinese literature online.

      Traditional Asia course syllabus and links
      Syllabus for Traditional Asia course taught by Dr. Ed Haynes at Winthrop University.

      Chinese Cultural Studies
      This site covers the Legalist Policies of the Qin.

      Chinese Clip Art
      Sponsored by, this site provides links to free Chinese clipart.

      In the Footsteps of Xuanzang, the 7th Century Buddhist monk
      This site documents a pilgramage following the steps of Xuanzang, an 7th century Buddhist monk.
      It is accompanied by many photos of the journey.

      Traditional East Asia course syllabus and links
      Syllabus for Traditional East Asia course taught by Dr. Lawrence Kessler at the University of
      North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

      Han Dynasty Links and Artifacts
      This site provides links to information about the Han Dyansty and Han Dynasty artifacts.

      Chinese History to the Qing Dynasty
      A chronologically arranged list of links pertaining to Chinese History.

      A picture of a painted pottery urn (c. 3500-3000 B.C.)

      A picture of a Chinese Gansu Yangshao Painted Pottery Vessel

        Japanese History and Culture

        Background to Noh-Kyogen
        This site provides a brief overview of Noh.

        A Visual Literacy Exercise
        This page provides a "visual literacy exercise that is based on selected woodblock prints from a
        famous series depicting scenic views of the Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido (Tokaido
        gojusantsugi in Japanese)."

        A Guide to the Ukiyo-e Sites of the Internet
        A topically arranged and annotated guide to Web sites dealing with Ukiyo-e.

        NOH Mask Home Page
        This site provides information about Japanese Noh Mask. It includes a collection of over 20
        historical character masks. In Japanese or English.

        Noh Theatre
        This page provides a brief outline of Noh Theatre topics.

        Henry Smith's Home Page
        This page provides research tools including a research guide, bibliographies, and syllabi.


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