The Asian Studies WWW VL is one of the key sections of the prestigious
Library Project initiated in 1992 by the CERN's WWW development team. Asian Studies WWW VL
is also a distributed and collaborative endeavour which, in addition to the online work
of the Editors
of the AS WWW VL,
draws upon the cataloguing efforts, initiative and expertise of the
following associate information systems:
Agenda Asia: Asian Studies Conferences and Seminars http://www.iias.nl/gateway/news/agasia/
Site contents: An annotated list of current and forthcoming conferences [up to 3 years into the future] dealing with: Central Asia,
The AS WWW VL Associate since 17 May 1998.
Agenda Asia is a cooperation project of the European Alliance for Asian
Studies. For technicalities: iias[use"@"]let.leidenuniv.nl. [The site was originally built by Jens-Chr. Sorensen, and Dr Afelonne Doek, at the time of their work at The
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen and
The International Institute for Asian
Studies (IIAS), Leiden, The Netherlands, respectively.]
Asian Arts: The on-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia http://asianart.com
Site contents: Associations (Tibet Heritage Fund, Lhasa Archive Project, The
Patan Museum, China Exploration & Research Society, Kathmandu
University Department of Music);
Exhibitions (exibitions of the art of China, India, Laos,
Mongolia, Mustang, Nepal, Tibet);
Articles (scholarly papers on paintings, sculptures, textiles,
preservation techniques etc);
Galleries (links to web sites of dealers from around the world);
Departments (Letters, Forum, Calendar of events, Links, Asian
Arts Bookstore, About Asian Arts, User Guide)
The AS WWW VL Associate since 22 Apr 1998.
The site is edited by: Ian Alsop (asianart[use"@"]asianart.com), Asian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
AsianDOC Newsletter http://asiandoc.lib.ohio-state.edu/
An electronic newsletter
supporting scholars, librarians, and researchers world-wide who are
developing text or image databases in the various fields of
Asian/EurAsian Studies or who are incorporating materials in Asian
languages into larger databases, and to promote better communication
among them. Entitled 'AsianDOC (Asian Database Online Community)', it
will be published quarterly (March, June, September, December) on the
WWW." Site contents: Databases; Conferences; Technical Corner;
Reviews; Interest Groups
The AS WWW VL Associate since 9 Apr 1998.
The site is edited by: Maureen Donovan (donovan.1[use"@"]osu.edu),
Ohio State University Libraries, USA.
The Association for Asian Studies Inc. http://www.aasianst.org/
Site contents: About the AAS; AAS Newsdesk; AAS Membership; AAS
Publications; Conferences and Meetings; Employment Listings;
Education About Asia; Grants and Fellowships; Study Programs;
Links to Other Resources (Resource Links, Links to Organizations).
The AS WWW VL Associate since 18 May 1998.
The site is edited by: Jon Wilson (jwilson[use"@"]aasianst.org),
The Association for Asian Studies Inc., USA.
The Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis
Network (ACASIAN) http://www.asian.gu.edu.au
ACASIAN is an academic and applied research institution specialising
in Geographical Information System (GIS) databases for Asia and the
former Soviet Union. Site contents: Information on Centre Activities
and Databases; Availability and Prices for ACASIAN Data Licences;
Examples of ACASIAN Spatial Data; Comparisons of ACASIAN and other
The AS WWW VL Associate since 21 Dec 1998.
The site is edited by: Professor Lawrence W. Crissman (crissman[use"@"]asian.gu.edu.au),
ACASIAN, School of Modern Asian Studies, Griffith University,
Nathan (Brisbane), QLD 4111, Australia.
B i z L i n X http://www.bizlinx.de/
Site contents: 1. Länder (Australien,
Japan, Philippinen, Taiwan, Hongkong, Malaysia, Singapur,
Thailand, Indien, Neuseeland, Süd-Korea, Vietnam,
Indonesien, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Volksrepublik China); 2.
NetWorkshops; 3. Online-Konferenzen; 4. Mailing-Listen
The AS WWW VL Associate since 30 Apr 1998.
The site is edited by: Andrea Hoffmann (hoffmann[use"@"]akademie.de), BizLinX,
Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Buddhism.html
Site contents: Buddhism Internet Resources: Meta-Register; Buddhism Major WWW Sites;
Buddhist Texts Input/Translations Projects; Buddhism Gopher, FTP,
Mailing Lists & Chat-Rooms Resources; Buddhism & Buddhist Studies
databases; Buddhism/Buddhist Electronic Newsletters & Journals;
Buddhist InfoWeb; Buddhist Art; Other Religions' Networked Resources;
Tibetan Studies WWW Virtual Library; Zen Buddhism WWW Virtual Library;
Tibet Online Bookstore; Zen Online Bookstore
The AS WWW VL Associate since 9 Apr 1998.
The site is edited by: Dr T.Matthew Ciolek
(tmciolek[use"@"]coombs.anu.edu.au), The Australian National University,
China the Beautiful http://www.chinapage.org
The bi-lingual site is
devoted entirely to classical Chinese culture, literature,
painting, poetry, as well as two bulletin boards to answer
inquiries related to these matters.
The site pays special attention to those
readers who are not native-Chinese speakers as well as
scholars and researchers of Chinese. The site is also mirrored
at http://www.chinapage.com The AS WWW VL Associate since 20 Mar 2000.
The site is edited by: Professor emeritus Ming L. Pei (pei[use"@"]chinapage.org), USA.
Chinese Biographical Database http://www.lcsc.edu/cbiouser
A dynamic, scholarly moderated database that
is for online utilization and collaborative expansion.
What is a Database?;
Software and Computer Resources Used to Create Database;
Web Site Image Map;
Contributors and Sponsors of the Project
The AS WWW VL Associate since 18 Sep 1998.
The site is edited by: Dr Marilyn A. Levine (mlevine[use"@"]lcsc.edu),
Lewis-Clark State College, USA.
Classical Historiography for Chinese History http://www.princeton.edu/~classbib/
1. Introduction to Classical Chinese Historiography;
2. Relevant Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies;
4. Selected List of Bibliographical & Geographical Aids;
5. Biographical Aids
6. Some Aids For Translating Chinese Official Titles & Institutions;
7. Reference Guide to Classical Book Titles;
8. The Four Parts (Classics * Histories * Writers, Thinkers, & Philosophers *
9. Bibliography of Chinese Classics & Literature in Translation with Recent
10. Selected English Bibliography for Chinese Civilization: A Brief Historical Survey;
11. Sources for The Ming Dynasty;
12. Sources for The Ch'ing Dynasty;
13. Civil and Military Examination Bibliographies.
The AS WWW VL Associate since 11 Aug 1999.
The site is edited by: Prof Benjamin A. Elman (elman[use"@"]princeton.edu),
East Asian Studies & History, Princeton University, USA.
D.K. Agencies Ltd http://www.dkagencies.com
Site contents: 1. Books/Monographs (in
English, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Hindi or other vernaculars); 2.
Journals/Serials/Continuations (Indian journals/periodicals
(current subscription & back-volumes and continuations); 3.
Multi-Media : (CD ROMs, Microfilms/Microfiche, Videos, Audios,
etc.); 4. Bibliographic Media (Authentic and systematic
Listings/Catalogues of Indian publications) 5. Indian Book Search
The AS WWW VL Associate since 23 Apr 1998.
The site is edited by: Surya Mittal (custserv[use"@"]dkagencies.com), D.K. Agencies Ltd,
New Delhi, India.
History WWW Virtual Library http://vlib.iue.it/history/index.html
Site contents: Research Methods and Materials: (Finding Aids, Materials,
Methods and Auxiliary Disciplines,
Instruction, Network Information, Scholarly Exchange);
Eras and Epochs:(General, Prehistory, Celtic Europe, Ancient
Near East, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Persia, Ancient Greece, Hellenistic Age,
Ancient Rome, Byzantine Empire, Medieval Europe, Early Modern Europe);
Historical Topics: (Architecture, Art, History of Cartography, Religious Missions,
Film History, Holocaust, Indigenous Peoples, Islam, Labor and Business History, Maritime History,
Military History, Historyof Science, Slavery, Urban History, Women's History);
By Countries and Regions: (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania).
The AS WWW VL Associate since 14 Jun 2002.
The site is edited by: Prof. Lynn H. Nelson
(lhnelson[use"@"]raven.cc.ukans.edu), The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, USA. and by Dr. Serge Noiret (Serge.Noiret[use"@"]IUE.it), European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/
"A Photographic Research and Teaching
Archive". Site contents: Introductory and Photo
Documentation Materials; Research and Teaching Image Sites
(Maps of Asia; Lost and Stolen Images of Afghanistan and
Nepal; Asian Art History Image Study Site; Art of Newar
Buddhism, Nepal; Buddhist Art of China); On-line Exhibitions
(Literature in Line: Lianhuanhua Picture Stories from China;
China: 5,000 Years; Mirrors of the Heart-Mind: The Rezk
Collection of Tibetan Art; Calligraphy by Doshu Kanayama; A
Basketmaker in Rural Japan); Related Links (American
Institute for Indian Studies (AIIS); Committee on
Institutional Cooperation (CIC) South Asia Library Project).
The AS WWW VL Associate since 19 May 1999.
The site is edited by: Janice M. Glowski
(glowski.1[use"@"]osu.edu), The Huntington Archive, Ohio State
University, Columbus, OH, USA.
ISEAS Interactive: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies http://184.108.40.206/index.html
The Publications Unit of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies has published over 1,000 publications since 1972. It publishes an average of 40 new publications each year, comprising scholarly books and journals -- all pertaining to economics, politics and social issues in Southeast Asia..
The AS WWW VL Associate since 27 Nov 2002.
The site is edited by: Miss Tan Kim Keow (kimkeow[use"@"]iseas.edu.sg),
The Publications Unit of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
Journal of South
Asian Women Studies http://www.asiatica.org/publications/jsaws/default.asp
Site contents: This Journal is open to
all bona fide scholars in South Asia Women Studies. It is
meant to disseminate works which address theoretical and
practical issues that are of interest to both scholars of
South Asia and to women in and from South Asia. The journal
is published by the Asiatica Association
Subjects: law, civil rights, gender issues, religion, philosophy, politics,
feminism and ecofeminism, classical and modern literature, poetry, dance,
music, drama, language, translations, history, folklore, customs, medicine,
architecture, discoveries and cultural or social products by women, etc.
Areas of study: India, Nepal, Tibet, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Shri Lanka,
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan,
Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.
The AS WWW VL Associate since 17 Apr 1998.
The site is edited by: Dr Enrica Garzilli (garzilli[use"@"]shore.net), University of Perugia,
PanAsia Networking http://www.PanAsia.org.sg
[An initiative of the International
Development Research Centre (IDRC), a public corporation created
by the Parliament of Canada to help researchers and communities
in the developing world find solutions to their social, economic,
and environmental problems. IDRC connects people, institutions
and ideas to ensure that the results of research it supports and
the knowledge that research generates are shared equitably among
its partners, North and South. ]
The AS WWW VL Associate since 12 Apr
The site is edited by: Maria Ng Lee Hoon
(MariaNgLeeHoon[use"@"]idrc.org.sg), Pan Asia Networking, Asia
Regional Office, International Development Research Centre,
Project South Asia - A Digital Library of Teaching Resources About South Asia http://projectsouthasia.sdstate.edu
A fast growing specialist digital library aimed at improving the study and teaching of South Asia. It has special focus on India and Pakistan.
. Site contents: * Site Search; * What's New?; * Documents and Texts; * Images and Maps; * Teaching South Asia: An Internet Journal of Pedagogy; * South Asian Languages; * Course Syllabi; * Classroom Resources; * Study Abroad Programs; * Conferences; * External Web Links (Commercial Publishers and Book Dealers, Contemporary Arts, Health Sciences, Political Science, South Asia Associations, University Centers for South Asian Studies,Virtual Libraries).
The AS WWW VL Associate since 6 Dec 2001.
The site is edited by: Dr Karl Schmidt (Karl_Schmidt[use"@"]sdstate.edu),
South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA.
Resources for Advanced Research
in Asian Studies and Development Studies http://wwwsshe.murdoch.edu.au/asianstudies/research/internet.htm
1. Murdoch Library Printed Sources
(Atlases - Bibliographies - Dictionaries - Newspapers - Periodicals, Journals, Magazines - Yearbooks and
2. Murdoch Library Databases and Electronic References
(Innopac Terminals - CD Rom - Lexis-Nexis - World Wide Web and Internet - Database Courses);
3. Murdoch Library Audio-Visual Collection
(Videos - Local TV - Radio);
4. Murdoch's Associated Libraries and Research Centres
(Research Centres on the Murdoch campus - Libraries - Displays - Publications);
5. Major Library Collections within Australia
(Collections related to Asian Studies and Development Studies - Accessing the collections from Murdoch);
6. Other Resources
(Academic Services Unit - Local Organisations - Interstate Organisations);
(Links to worldwide resources on the internet)
The AS WWW VL Associate since 20 May 1998.
The site is edited by: Catherine Pacey (asia[use"@"]central.murdoch.edu.au), Murdoch University,
South Asia Diaspora http://library.berkeley.edu/SSEAL/SouthAsia/diaspora.html
Archive of the South Asian Diaspora;
Diaspora Project Database;
Web Art Exhibit: India 50 Presents The Indian Emigre, A Photo Story.
The AS WWW VL Associate since 24 Aug 1998.
The site is edited by: Suzanne McMahon (smcmahon[use"@"]library.berkeley.edu), Library, University of California,
Taoism WWW Virtual Library http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/taoism/
Site contents: Introductions to Taoism; The Lao-tzu Tao Te Ching; The Chuang-tzu; The I Ching; Feng Shui; The
Sun-tzu Art of War; Confucianism and Buddhism; Taoism and Chinese; Philosophy; Taoism and Alchemy; Taoism and
Martial Arts; Taoism and Modernity; Chinese Language and Culture; Commercial Ventures; Other Information Sources;
Quick Links (China Studies WWW VL, Religion WWW VL, Asian Studies WWW VL)
The AS WWW VL Associate since 9 Apr 1998.
The site is edited by: Dr Gene Thursby (gthursby[use"@"]religion.ufl.edu), University of Florida., USA.
WWW Hmong Homepage http://www.hmongnet.org/
"The WWW Hmong Homepage is a collection of resources relating to Hmong
history, culture, language, and current events." Site contents:
Current Events and Announcements; Top Picks; General Information
About Hmong People and History; Hmong Creative Works: Papers,
Opinions, Essays, Stories, and Poetry; Hmong History; Hmong
Culture and Traditions; Hmong Organizations and Conferences; News
and Mailing List Resources; Publications Resources for the
Researcher; How to Help.
The AS WWW VL Associate since 17 Aug 1998.
The site is edited by: Craig D. Rice (cdr[use"@"]stolaf.edu), St. Olaf's College, USA.
[further Associate Sites to be listed here]
High quality sites interested in becoming an official AS WWW VL Associate are warmly invited to apply to
join our expert archipelago of
networked knowledge systems.
Sites which decide to become the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
Associates, agree to:
(a) continue with their high quality online work as before;
(b) endeavour to share relevant useful information with other Associates;
(c) remember to notify the AS WWW VL editor-in-chief
about any changes to their site's main URL;
(d) and use the code below in order to place, in a visible location, a reciprocal link to the AS WWW VL.
This information system is an official <A
Studies WWW Virtual Library Associate</A> site.
The Associate membership of the
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library project is limited to thirty three (33)
world-class online information systems.