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Infusing Modern China into the

Undergraduate Curriculum

East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Helpful Links

The links below may provide useful information and further links, when exploring in the field of China and Chinese area studies.


Asia for Educators (Columbia University)

A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization (by Patricia Ebrey)

UCLA-Internet Resources for Chinese 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.

The Mongolia Society

Mongolian Culture: History resources, information, festivals, events and more.


East Asian History-Online Sourcebook (Fordham University)

Chinese History-Timelines and Maps (by Ulrich Theobald)

Timeline of Chinese History

Classical Historiography for Chinese History (by Benjamin Elman)

An Illustrated History of the Communist Party of China

The China Historical Geographic Information System by Harvard University: a free database of placenames and historical administrative units for the Chinese Dynasties.

Interactive Timeline of Mongolian History

Journals and Publications

Journal of Chinese Studies

A Scholarly Review of Chinese Studies in North America: Association for Asian Studies

Gender Issues in Traditional China: Oxford Bibliographies

Electronic Journal Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific

Publications by the Association for Asian Studies

Directory of Open Access Journals to search in your interested fields

Directory of Open Access Books

Open DOAR: The Directory of Open Access Repositories 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


Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Resource Center (Ohio State University)

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

Museums and Libraries

National Central Library: access to library catalogs and databases.

National Library of China/National Digital Library of China

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

Smithsonian Freer-Sackler Museum of Asian Art

Sydney D. Gamble Photographs: Digital Collections by Duke University Libraries

The Hedda Morrison Photographs of China, 1933-1946, Harvard College Library

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

Chinese Philosophical Etext Project: Wesleyan University

Confucius Resources, China Institute

Confucius Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara

Resources on Buddhism by Society for the Study of Chinese Religions

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


Chinese Movie Database


China Maps

Chinese History-Timelines and Maps (by Ulrich Theobald)

Map of the Mongol Empire


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