Asian Studies - Websites

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Asia Society
Asia Society is an educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution. See the Asia Society Education Initatives for educator information.

Association for Asian Studies 
The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 7,000 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind.

Educational and Primary Sources

Asia for Educators
An initiative of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, Asia for Educators (AFE) is designed to serve faculty and students in world history, culture, geography, art, and literature at the undergraduate and pre-college levels.

Columbia University Asian Studies Web Resources
This resource highlights numerous websites that link directly to different organizations and primary sources. The links are organized by continent and then country. 

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
The Smithsonian Institution, the nation's premier complex of museums, has embarked on an historic journey to incorporate the meaningful elements of Asian Pacific American (APA) heritages into its museum and offices.  The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program works to better reflect the APA experience in Smithsonian collections, research, exhibitions, education, and national outreach. It therefore improves the public's appreciation of the crucial roles that Asian Pacific Americans have played in American history and, simultaneously, empowers APA communities in their sense of inclusion within our national culture.

Southeast Asia Digital Library
The Southeast Asia Digital Library (SEADL) exists to provide educators and their students, as well as scholars and members of the general public, with a wide variety of materials published or otherwise produced in Southeast Asia. Nations represented in the collection include Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

Southeast Asian Guide
This link leads you to a guide to resources and research on Southeast Asia and primary source documents.

US-China Institute at Bryant University
The U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University forges academic, business, and cultural partnerships between Bryant University and higher learning institutions, business enterprises, and governmental offices in China. Established in March 2005, the U.S.-China Institute provides students and faculty with broad global perspectives and experiences and offers China-related services to businesses and communities. The Confucius Institute was established in October 2006 to further promote U.S.-China exchanges for K-12 schools and communities in New England.

The WWW International Affairs Resources
A guide to selected academic resources spanning several aspects of Asian Studies. While these guides have simple HTML, they are updated frequently and a useful souce of information.

Statistics and Demographic Info

Princeton University Library Data Sets
This reference organizes data by country and then shows some of the digital resources that you can use.

Access to 1 million statistics – ready to use in PPT, XLS and PNG.

UNData (United Nations Data)
UNdata pools major UN databases and those of several international organizations into a single internet environment. The interface allows users to access a large number of UN statistical databases either by browsing the data series or through a keyword search. Data sources include, but are not limited to, WHO, ILO, WTU, UNESCO, and FAO.

World Data Bank II: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia (ICPSR 08376)
The boundaries of five different geographic areas -- North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia -- are digitally represented in this collection of data files that can be used in the production of computer maps. Each of the five areas is encoded in three distinct files: (1) coastline, islands, and lakes, (2) rivers, and (3) international boundaries.


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