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Helpful Links

The links below may provide useful information and further links, when exploring in the field of China and Chinese area studies.
H-PRC:  H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online on the People's Republic of China
A Universal Guide for China Studies--Chinaknowledge
China Institute Learning Materials & Resources
Collection of Asia & the Pacific by Australian National University
Academia Sinica:  traditional and electronic collections on China studies, information on current research.
Education about Asia:  Association for Asian Studies
Key Issues in Asian Studies:  Association for Asian Studies
The China WWW Virtual Library:  Internet Guide for Chinese Studies:  Descriptions of and links to a wide range of resources dealing with China
China Watch by the Washington Post
New York Times Sinosphere:  Insight, Analysis and Conversation about Chinese Culture, Media and Politics
Silk Road Seattle:  a public education project by the University of Washington, using the "Silk Road" theme to explore cultural interaction across Eurasia from the beginning of the Common Era (A. D.) to the Seventeenth Century. 
The International Dunhuang Project:  The Silk Road Online:  international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artifacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road.
Mongolian Collection by Harvard University
Central Intelligence Agency:  China:  geography, people and society, government, economy, energy, and more.
Central Intelligence Agency:  Mongolia:  geography, people and society, government, economy, energy, and more.
Mongolian Culture:  History resources, information, festivals, events and more. 
The China Historical Geographic Information System by Harvard University:  a free database of placenames and historical administrative units for the Chinese Dynasties.

Journals and Publications

Gender Issues in Traditional China:  Oxford Bibliographies
Electronic Journal Intersections:  Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
Directory of Open Access Journals to search in your interested fields
Open DOAR:  The Directory of Open Access Repositories
Archive.org:  eBooks and Texts internet Archive:  Internet archive and open library, fully accessible books and texts.
The National Academies Press:  download by chapters or books
OAIster:  Find the Pearls:  scholarly publications from universities all over the world
Asia Past & Present:  Publications by the Association for Asian Studies


Resources for East Asian Language and Thought by Dr. Charles Muller, University of Tokyo
Word Dictionary:  look up Chinese, Pinyin or English
CJKV-English Dictionary:  A dictionary of Sinitic characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, Political, and Intellectual History


The Mongols in World History:  images, maps, bibliography and more.

Museums and Libraries

National Central Library:  access to library catalogs and databases.
World Digital Library:  cultural treasures from around the world in one site
Digital Collections of Sources for Chinese Studies:  FOREAST (Free Open Resources for East Asian Studies):  The Internet East Asian Library
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University Libraries
Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums:  Harvard Art Museums:  devoted to Asian art and searchable by keyword, title, artist, etc.
The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art
Harvard-Yenching Library--Asia Collections
Sydney D. Gamble Photographs:  Digital Collections by Duke University Libraries
Ling long Women's Magazine, Columbia University Libraries:  one of the most complete collection outside China. 
Chinese Propaganda Posters by Chinese Posters Foundation:  over 1,500 Chinese propaganda poster from the collections of the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and Stefan R. Landsberger (University of Amsterdam, Leiden University).
The Legacy of Genghis Khan by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum Collections of Silk Road Art:  annotated descriptions of and links to major art museums

Religions and Philosophies

Six Chinese Classics:  A. Charles Muller, University of Tokyo
Essential Readings on Chinese Philosophy, Compiled by Bryan W. Van Norden
Confucius Resources, China Institute
Confucius Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Zen Site:  Teachings, Essays, Academic sites & Journals, and more.
International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism--Hanazono University, Kyoto
On the Theravada Buddhist Tradition--Access to Insight




Research Guide for Chinese Studies, Harvard Library:  access to digitization projects, other databases, media sources, and much more
Census and Statistics Department:  The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
China Data Online:  The most comprehensive database on statistics of China
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository:  includes studies, journal articles, books, etc. from the World Bank Economic Review and World Bank Research Observer, WB annual reports

UNdata:  free data access to UN statistical databases, containing over 60 million data points and covering a wide range of themes from agriculture, crime, education to energy, environment, and industry

The World Bank's Open Data Initiative:  comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe, including 2,000 indicators