维基百科: 自由的百科全书 (Chinese Wikipedia) (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Florida, USA)
Language: Chinese (UTF-8, mixed simplified and traditional).
Description: This is the Chinese version of the well known free content encyclopedia project Wikipedia. Wiki means that anyone can add new or edit existing articles. Begun in January 2001, by the end of 2004 the English version contained some 460,000 entries; the Chinese version had about 19,000 entries. The wealth of information is staggering, although this resources should be used with caution.
Site contents: Next to the general encyclopedia there are also a few sister projects listed at the bottom of the home page: (1) 維基詞典 (Wiktionary: Dictionary and thesaurus); (2) 維基教科書 (Wikibooks: Free textbooks and manuals); (3) 維基語錄 (Wikiquote: Collection of quotations); (4) 維基文庫 (Wikisource: Free source documents); (5) 維基物種 (Wikispecies: Directory of species); (6) 維基新聞 (English only: Wikinews: Free content news source); (7) 維基共享資源 (Commons: Shared media repository); (8) 元維基 (Meta-Wiki: Wikimedia project coordination).
Resource suggested by Michel Hockx, SOAS, London, UK.
Added 20 Jan 2005 (HL)
Asia, Asian Studies and the National Security State : A Symposium (The Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars (BCAS), Oakland, CA, USA)
(orig. URL: http://csf.colorado.edu/bcas/sympos/current.htm).
Description: The complete version of Volume 29 Number 1 (1997; special issue) of the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars.
Self description: "The complete text of our [1996? - ed.] symposium on 'Asia, Asian Studies and the National Security State'. This symposium consists of a powerful article by Bruce Cumings, challenging the ideological roots of Asian Studies, with responses by a wide range of people active in the profession. Because of the importance and timeliness of the concerns raised, we have posted the entire contents of the symposium on line."
Note: The original site is not available anymore, please use the version archived at the Internet Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://csf.colorado.edu/bcas/sympos/current.htm.
Added 28 Dec 1997 (HL), last revised 25 Dec 2006 (HL)
H-Asia Discussion List (H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University, USA)
Description: "H-ASIA (est. 1994) is a 7x24hrs international academic seminar for graduate students and scholars interested in the subject of Asian Studies and specifically Asian history. H-Asia exchanges are moderated by 4 online editors (Professors S.A. Leibo, F.F. Conlon, M.A. Levine and R.White) who work closely with a 10 person editorial board. The principal regional emphasis of the list is South Asia, South-East Asia, East and Northeast Asia and Central Asia. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching." (Cited from the Asian Studies WWW Monitor, Aug. 1997)
"A rare and exemplary confluence of scholarship, common-sense, cheerfulness and networked communication technologies." (T.M. Ciolek, editor of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library)
Added/revised on 01.03.1998 (HL)
- Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (SSCR) (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA)
Site contents: (1) History of the Society; (2) Current officers on the board; (3) Members of the Society (plus e-mail directory); (4) Subject related Bibliographies; (5) AAS 1999 presentations; (6) SSCR Publications; (7) Book Notices provided by members; (8) Links to relevant sites in Chinese Religions; (9) Journals dealing with Chinese Religions (incl. Table of Contents); (10) How to become a member of the Society.
Added 29 Sep 1999 (HL)
- Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange 蔣經國國際學術交流基金會
Description: "The Foundation's principal work is to award grants, as approved by the Board of Directors, to specific institutions and individuals. Grants are available under such categories as institutional enhancement, research, conference and seminars, and subsidies for publication. There are also fellowships available for graduate students, and post-doctoral research. Since its establishment, the Foundation has aided research institutes and university presses, as well as national museums all over the world."
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- Ming-Qing yanjiuhui 明清研究會 Ming-Ch'ing Studies (Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
Language: Chinese (Big5), some parts also in English.
Description: "Academia Sinica, in collaboration with scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who research the Ming-Ch'ing periods, has established a Ming-Ch'ing website. This inter-disciplinary website will provide information on upcoming events and meetings related to our Ming-Ch'ing study group as well as any activities that may take place. The site also provides summaries of scholars' works, publications, and their most recent research plans. We will provide the contents of periodicals and journals related to Ming-Ch'ing studies for the last five years for scholars to peruse. We are also at the moment setting up an email discussion group using the email address below." (Cited from Michael J. Walsh's contribution to the H-Asia Discussionlist, Jan. 13, 1999).
Added/revised on 16.01.1999 (HL)
Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
Description: "Corporate information related to the ASAA, the professional organisation for research and teaching about Asia in Australia." (Cited from the Asian Studies WWW Monitor, April 1997).
Last revised 4 Dec 2002 (JH).
Arbeitsgemeinschaft junger Chinawissenschaftler/Innen
Description: This is the homepage of the Association of Young Scholars of China Studies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The associaton aims at facilitating communication and the flow of information between the scholars in the German speaking region. This site contains information about the association and a database with data about what field each member is working in, about their publications and current projects, and how to contact them. Also, the site offers the possibility to apply for membership online.
Note: Currently the database part of this site is available to members only. A frames capable browser is needed to view the db online, but you can download it as textfile (several formats are provided).
- Arbeitsstelle für Geschichte und Philosophie der chinesischen Wissenschaft und Technik (Study Group for the History and Philosophy of Chinese Science and Technology) (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
Language: German; English.
Self description: "The Study Group was established here in April 1993 with the intention of forging links between the Western and Chinese civilisations, contributing to mutual understanding. Scholars and scientists from both ends of the world work together here on the historical and philosophy of their own and each other's civilisations. [...] The Study Group offers a two-year programme for students and graduates in all subject areas of the Technical University. In this program the students follow part of the program of the Institute concerning the Western world and in addition take courses in (1) History of science and technology in China; (2) Chinese philosophy and theory of science; (3) Chinese economic and social history."
Added/revised on 09. Mar. 1999 (HL)
- Asiatica Association (Italy)
Self description: "The Asiatica Association is a non-profit, non-governmental, cultural association, which has been established to promote and diffuse the study of the Asian cultures. [...] Through the Asiatica Association we publish, in a fairly inexpensive form, our electronic and hard copy journals, monographs, translations, new editions, reports, conference volumes, collection of papers, catalogs, and whatever serves our purpose."
Added/revised on 06. Mar. 1999 (HL)
- European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS)
Self description: "The purpose of the Association is to promote and foster, by every possible means, all scholarly activities related to Chinese studies in Europe. The Association shall not engage in any political activity."
Description: The EACS is an association of individual scholars in the field of Chinese Studies. For details on membership application see http://www.soas.ac.uk/eacs/members.htm.
Site contents: Addresses (EACS President, Secretary general, Treasurer, Newsletter editor/compiler, and Website editor); Conferences; Institutions (Links to sinological institutions in Europe); EACS Discussion Forum; Jobs; Libraries (Links to sinological libraries in Europe); Membership Application; Museums (Links to European museums with collections of Chinese art); Newsletter; Other Associations; Publications.
Last revised 21 Aug 2000 (HL)
- Research Unit on Taiwanese Culture and Literature = Forschungsstelle für taiwanesische Kultur und Literatur (Department of Chinese Language and Culture, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany)
Language: English, German.
Self description: "Since the early 1980s, under the leadership of the late Professor Helmut Martin (died June 1999), the research activities of the Department of Chinese Languages and Literatures of the Faculty for East Asian Studies focused increasingly on Taiwan, in particular the country's cultural development. It is thanks to the commitment of Professor Martin that the Department has at its disposal one of the largest research libraries on the subject of Taiwanese culture and literature in Europe. A three-year project, funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., which got underway in September 1999, aimed to establish the "Research Unit on Taiwanese Culture and Literature" as a forum of contact and cooperation in the field of Taiwan Studies in order to counter the marginalization of Taiwan research. The "Research Unit" was inaugurated on 13 November 2002 as an official part of the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr University Bochum. As such, it will continue to expand its cooperation with Taiwan specialists and institutions and consolidate its standing as a platform for scholarly exchange in the field."
Site contents: (1) Contact; (2) Introduction; (3) Studia Formosiana; (4) Taiwan Papers; (5) TCL News; (6) Research Library; (7) Bibliographies; (8) Publications; (9) Visiting Scholars; (10) Workshop 2001; (11) Links.
Added 08 May 2004 (HL)
The Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA) (Centre for Research in East Asian Archaeology (CREAA), Durham University, UK)
Self description: "[...] was founded in April 1996. Before that it was known as the EAANetwork. We have a world wide membership interested in the archaeologies of China, Korea and Japan. Not all our members are professional archaeologist and we welcome any scholars and members of the public who are concerned about and interested in the early periods of East Asian history."
Description: The pages of the society serve as an important clearinghouse for resources (printed and on-line) on East Asian archaeology, including state-of-the-art reports, news, and a huge bibliography section (3,293 references as of Dec. 2000). The society also publishes The Journal of East Asian Archaeology, edited by Lothar von Falkenhausen.
Site contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Special Features [special contributions on EA Archaeology by international scholars - HL]; (3) News and Reports (China Archaeological News; Conference calendar; Conference reports; Conference abstracts; Latest field reports; Museum news; New Print Publications; New Online Publications; Journal Abstracts); (4) Archaeologists' pages [papers, reports, talks, working diaries and miscellaneous writings by archaeologists - HL]; (5) Website submissions guide; (6) Related Internet sites and resources; (7) The Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA); (8) The Journal of East Asian Archaeology (JEAA); (9) Archives ([contains some older files of the news section; previous field reports; and on-line access to the now discontinued newsletter of the East Asia Archaeology Network (EAAN) - HL]; (10) Bibliography of western-language works on East Asian archaeology.
Resource suggested by Annette Kieser, Heidelberg Univ., Germany.
Added 05 Jul 1999, last revised 20 Dec 2000 (HL)
- Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network (WAGNet) (Maria Jaschok, International Gender Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, UK)
Self description: "[Established in August 2001, we] were motivated into action by the relative invisibility of women's and gender studies scholarship at the European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS) conference in Torino (2000) where only a minority of European scholars and students in the field were present. We feel that the time has come for a stronger, concentrated presence. [...] Our concern is to link European scholarship in Chinese women's/gender studies, in all its linguistic diversity. While a main aim is to bring together European scholars, so that we know who is working where, in which disciplines and on which issues, the Network is open to our colleagues in Asia and other parts of the world."
Site contents: (1) About WAGNet (Mission Statement; Steering Committee; Minutes of Meetings; Member List); (2) What's On (News; Activities; Links; Academic Resources; Join the Network); (3) Publications (Member Publications; Other Publications; Reading Lists; Working Papers).
Added 12 Nov 2001 (HL), last revised 12 Nov 2003 (HL)
- The Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
The Association for Asian Studies was founded in 1941, originally as publisher of the Far Eastern Quarterly. Besides publishing several newsletters and journals on Asian Studies (such as the Journal of Asian Studies, the Asian Studies Newsletter etc.) the AAS holds annual meetings which are devoted to planned programs of scholarly papers, round table discussions and panel sessions on a wide range of problems in research and teaching, and on Asian affairs in general.
This site provides some general information on the AAS as well as access to their newsletter and more.
- Canadian Asian Studies Association (CASA) - Association Canadienne des Études Asiatiques (ACEA) (Montreal, Canada)
Language: English; French.
Added/revised on 09. Mar. 1999 (HL)
- Chinese Communication Association (CCA) (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, USA)
Description: Established in 1990, the main aim of the CCA is to "[...] encourage and facilitate exchange of professional knowledge among scholars and students in various fields of Chinese communication, including communication theory and methodology, journalism and mass communication, telecommunications, speech communication, public relations, advertising, broadcast and film, theater and other disciplines related to human communication" (par. 2.1, Constitution of the Chinese Communication Association). Site contents: Message from President; What's New; Research Archives; Job Announcements; Membership Directory; Related Links; About CCA; How to Join.
Information supplied via the Asian Studies WWW Monitor Nov. 4, 1998, by Dr Tsan-Kuo Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Added/revised on 04.11.1998 (HL)
- The Chinese Historical Society of America (The Chinese Historical Society of America, San Francisco, USA)
Self description: "The Chinese Historical Society of America was founded on January 5, 1963. One of the oldest and largest organizations dedicated to the study, documentation, and dissemination of Chinese American History, we publish an annual journal, "Chinese America: History and Perspectives," which is dedicated solely to Chinese American issues."
Description: The site includes a list of the Society's and other publications on Chinese in America.
Resource suggested by Asian Studies Newsletter, 45.2, spring 2000.
Added 06 Sep 2000 (HL), last revised 4 Dec 2002 (JH).
- Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) (Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, USA)
Self description: "[...] a professional organization devoted exclusively to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy. [...] we are presently working on two major initiatives: (1) to act as an advocate for and facilitator of enhanced articulation among all Chinese language learning settings, including the integration of non-textbook-specific national standards; and, (2) to serve as a provider of teacher training programs of both a pre-service and in-service nature. We are also dedicated to enhancing classroom-based application of the results of empirical research on Chinese language acquisition and instruction."
Added/revised on 06. Mar. 1999 (HL)
- Council on East Asian Studies (Yale University, USA)
Early Medieval China Group (EMCG) (AAS, USA)
Self description: "Established in 1986 under the leadership of Albert Dien of Stanford University, the Early Medieval China Group is an affiliate of the Association for Asian Studies. Our main goal is to increase and broaden understanding of China's 'early medieval age,' roughly defined as late Han into early Tang. Drawing together scholars from different disciplines we seek, in various ways and in various arenas, to provide a fuller vision of this fascinating epoch, so as to enrich our own work and reach out to scholars who study the human enterprise in other times and other places."
Site contents: (1) Post to mailinglist emedch-l; (2) EMCG Members; (3) Early Medieval China (journal); (4) Northern Dynasties Research (journal); (5) Notices; (6) Bibliography; (7) Biographical Dictionary; (8) Thesaurus; (9) Chinese Characters Dictionary Web (a link to Rick Harbaughs Dictionary at http://www.zhongwen.com/zi.htm).
Information suggested by Annette Kieser, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Added 27 Oct 1998 (HL), last revised 11 Jun 2004 (HL)
East Asian Studies in Anthropology Section (E-ASIA(S)) (American Anthropological Association, USA)
Description: Self-description: "We hope to promote discussion and share information on diverse topics related to the anthropology of China (PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong); Japan; Korea; other societies/cultures of Asia and the Pacific Basin with historical or contemporary ties to East Asia; transnational linkages among East Asian or between East Asian and other societies/cultures; and diasporic societies/cultures identified with East Asia. EAAIG is an interest group of the American Anthropological Association." The most useful part of this site is probably the EASIANTH (East ASIAN ANTHropology) mailinglist. In addition the site offers information on history and aims of the EAAIG, and a small collection of links to other useful sites (Associations; Online Libraries/Information Centers; Usenet Sites, Job and Fellowship Guide; Library Resources; Statistical Data Sources; Booksellers/Book Stores; On-Line Maps).
Added/revised on 05.12.1997 (HL), last revised 4 Dec 2002 (JH).
Historical Society for 20th Century China (Univ.of Idaho, USA)
Description: "The Historical Society for 20th Century China (HSTCC) is an organization (est. 1983) dedicated to scholarly interchange about modern China. Site contents: (1) A Homepage that introduces the Society and the Web site; (2) Listing of the Executive Board, recent newsletters and bylaws; (3) The HSTCC Directory (with linked email addresses); (4) A Research Directory (with homepages that include highlighted and when possible web-linked publications); (5) Resources for Modern China; (6) Membership Information and Online Membership Registration; (7) HSTCC 1997 Symposium Information; (8) HSTCC Scrapbook."
Last revised 27 Sep 2000 (HL)
- International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL) (Dept. of Linguistics, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA, USA)
Description: Site contents: A Brief History [dead link! - ed.]; IACL Officers; IACL Constitution; IACL Members List; Membership Application Form.
Added/revised on 06. Mar. 1999 (HL)
- North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) - Bei Meizhou Taiwan yanjiu xuehui 北美洲台灣研究學會 (North American Taiwan Studies Association, USA)
Resource type: Corporate info.
Self description: "[...] Taiwan Studies has become a field that is attracting growing academic interest from both Taiwanese scholars and Western scholars. Coupling this growing interest was a greater demand for a substantial scholarly exchange channel that could serve to facilitate the communication between Taiwanese and Western scholars [...]. It was for this reason that 47 Taiwanese graduate students and scholars from 20 U.S. universities initiated the establishment of a "Preparatory Council for the Holding of the First North America Taiwan Studies Conference," [...] on April 23, 1994. The Preparatory Council aims to promote Taiwan studies in general, to enhance interaction between the academia of Taiwan and the North America, and to facilitate communication among graduate students and scholars concerning and conducting Taiwan studies. The primary two objectives of the Preparatory Council are the holding of an annual Taiwan Studies Conference in North America and the publishing of the research papers collected from the annual conferences."
Site contents: Home; About NATSA; Conference; Newsletter; Links.
Added/revised on 17 Nov 1999 (HL)
- Silkroad Foundation (USA)
Description: "The Silkroad Foundation was established in 1996 to promote the study and preservation of cultures and arts on the Silkroad. Our main goal, at present, is to establish and maintain vital links to the Silkroad communities here and abroad in order to keep informed regarding the latest research and discoveries on the Silkroad." (Cited from the Asian Studies WWW Monitor Feb. 1997) Contents: Foundation Info; Silk Road Chronology; Dunhuangology; Travel; Lectures; Articles; Bibliography; Music; CD-ROM; Other Links; Search; News/Events.
Information suggested by Adela Lee.
Note: Site uses frames!
- Society for Ming Studies (Ming shi xuehui 明史學會) (Center for Early Modern History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Description: Founded in 1995, the purpose of the Society for Ming Studies is to promote the study of Ming China and to promote publications and scholarly communication relating to Ming history. The society runs also a mailinglist at email@example.com (subscribe minglist).
Added/revised on 16.01.1999 (HL)
- Society for the Study of Early China (SSEC) (hosted at Univ. of Chicago Library, Chicago, USA)
Self description: "The Society for the Study of Early China (SSEC) is a scholarly, non-political, and non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in the culture and civilization of China from earliest times down to and including the period of the Han dynasty [AD 220 (CE)]. Established in 1975, the goals of the Society are to further the progress of studies within the field by providing for the cooperative exchange and communication of knowledge and ideas and by encouraging projects critical to the growth of the field. The Society publishes the annual journal Early China as well as the Early China Special Monograph Series and maintains the Early China Website at http://www.earlychina.org."
Site contents: (1) Research and Resources (Databases, research notes, abstracts, conference reports and bibliographies); (2) News and Events (Upcoming conferences, calls for papers, announcements, and recent news in the field of Early China); (3) SSEC; (4) Publications; (5) Links.
Added 02 May 2004 (HL)
The Tang Research Foundation (TRF) 唐代研究基金會
Language: Chinese (GB).
Description: Founded in 1991 by Roger E. Covey, the Tang Research Foundation aims at improving the cooperation between China and the United States in studying ancient Chinese History, especially the Tang dynasty. TRF is publisher of the journal Tangdai yanjiu 唐代研究 and the series Tangdai yanjiu jijinhui congshu 唐代研究基金會叢書. Their webpage offers some corporate information and access to the table of contents of the above mentioned journal and series. Links to a few Tang dynasty poems are also provided.
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Information suggested by Wang Xiaofu, IL, USA.
Added/revised on 03.05.1998 (HL)
Urban China Research Network (University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY, USA)
Self description: "Established in 1999, the Urban China Research Network is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional network of scholars conducting and supporting research on urbanization in contemporary China. A joint venture between the Lewis Mumford Center and the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA), this Network is a virtual research center based in Albany, and extended internationally. Its purpose is to strengthen contacts and collaboration among international scholars with interests in urban China. [...] The Urban China Research Network is developing an archive of [digitized] maps of China's major cities. [...] For two cities, Shanghai and Tianjin, it will also provide a link to downloadable GIS maps and information at the subdistrict level. We intend to extend this data archive to all major cities, one at a time, and we welcome offers of assistance for any city."
Site contents: (1) About us; (2) Research Activities (Spatial restructuring, urban planning and politics; Urban Transformation in China and Reorganization of the State in an Era of Globalization); (3) Data & Maps (Shanghai subdistrict map, 1990; Tianjin subdistrict map, 1990; China Map Page; Shanghai/Tianjin survey data, 1993); (4) Small Grant Program; (5) Links (China Research Centers; News and Announcements; Book and Journal Reviews).
Resource suggested via Asian Studies WWW Monitor (09 Aug 2001) by John Logan, Urban China Research Network, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY, USA.
Added 14 Aug 2001 (HL)
Description: Agenda Asia is a database of Asian Studies conferences, workshops and seminars, maintained as cooperative project by the International Institute of Asian Studies in Leiden and the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen.
Added/revised on 28. Feb. 1999 (HL)
Arts of China Consortium (ACC) (Nixi Cura, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, USA)
Self description: "[Formerly known as Chinese and Japanese Art History WWW Virtual Library,] ACC conducts an e-mail listserve and maintains this website to provide information on graduate programs in Asian art, symposia and conferences, fellowships and grants, positions available, and web links to facilitate research and pedagogy." Site contents: (1) Positions available (including post-docs); (2) Calls for papers/participation; (3) To attend (Conferences, Symposia, Seminars, Lectures); (4) Graduate student directory; (5) Fellowships and grants; (6) Links to other websites related to Asian art.
Added 18 Aug 1998 (HL, last revised 10 Apr 2006 (MA/HL)
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