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Asian History

Internet Sites

Asia for Educators
An initiative of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, Asia for Educators offers users timelines, primary sources, and lesson plans, while covering the history of eastern asia from prehistory to today.
Cambodian Genocide Program
This award-winning web site from Yale University details the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge regime through maps, powerful images, information about U.S. involvement, links to important articles and publications, and more.
Digital Himalaya
This project is based at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.  Users find a collection of multimedia materials, including maps, music, rare books, census information, journals, films and more.
Digital South Asia Library
The Digital South Asia Library is a global collaborative effort (with partners in Australia, Europe, South Asia and the United States), which provides digitized images, maps, books, journals, and statistical information.
Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
Paul Halsall Ph.D. has developed this resource, which features original textual materials on all aspects of East Asian history and culture. China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and many other areas are covered. In addition to traditional history, religion, philosophy, economic growth, recent events, and gender studies are investigated. Links to additional resources are provided.
Internet Indian History Sourcebook
This site, maintained by Paul Halsall, offers a plethora of information on Indian history, religion, philosophy, and gender studies. Original textual materials are included. Pakistan, Burma, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are covered as well. Links to other sites are provided.
Japanese Historical Maps
The Japanese Historical Maps site contains over 1100 digital maps from the Japanese Historical Map Collection, which was acquired by the University of California from the Mitsui family in 1949, and is housed on the Berkeley campus in the East Asian Library.
Manas: India and Its Neighbors
Created by an associate professor of history at UCLA, this site offers users a glipse into the culture, history, geography, religion, politics and social issues of India and its people. 
Southeast Asia Visions Collection
Southeast Asia Visions is a collection of European travel accounts of pre-modern Southeast Asia from Cornell University Library's John M. Echols Collection. The site provides online access to more than 350 books and journal articles written in English and French. Along with their narratives, these accounts include some 10,000 images, drawings, photographs, prints and maps, many of them in color.
The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online
This internationally collaborative project provides freely available information and images of manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road, as well as educational resources.
The Korean War
Developed by the Truman Library staff, this web site draw its material from the Library's collection and from the collections of other institutions and individuals from around the nation.  Vistors will find a chronology of the war, documents, sound clips, oral histories, images, maps and educational materials.
The Tibet Album: British Photography in Central Tibet 1920-1950
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Tibet Album presents visitors with more than 6000 digitized photographs from the collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford) and the British Museum (London).
Virtual Vietnam Archive
The Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University's Virtual Vietnam Archive contains over 3 million pages of scanned materials, including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, oral histories, artifacts, moving images, sound recordings, maps, and collection finding aids.  The materials tend to be more personal in nature, rather than official records of the war.

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