Resources | Department of History


General Asian Studies

History of the People's Republic of China

Chinese Law and Legal History

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


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