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  • AGSL Digital Photo Archive: Asia and Middle East — A collection of photographs from the American Geographical Society Library, searchable by country, city, or keyword.
    http://www.uwm.edu/Libraries/digilib/agsphoto/index.html
  • Asia Education Foundation — This Australian site provides lessons and classroom resources for teaching about East and Southeast Asia.
    http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au/index_flash.htm
  • Asia for Educators — Columbia University presents essays outlining key points for teaching Japanese and Chinese history, a detailed timeline of both nations' history, fact sheets, and other teaching resources.
    http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
  • Asian Art — Numerous resources on Asian art from the Metropolitan Museum.
    http://www.metmuseum.org/collections
  • Asian Educational Media Service — This center at the University of Illinois provides reviews and teaching materials for films from and about Asia, plus a newsletter.
    http://www.aems.uiuc.edu/
  • Asian Odyssey — The Cleveland Museum of Art presents an extensive library of online lessons for teaching Asian art and culture in grades K-12.
    http://www.clevelandart.org/learn/k-12teachers.aspx
  • Ask Asia — East Asian information for teachers and students. Includes instructional resources and information on school-to-school connections, student activities, a virtual gallery, e-pals, and links to fun sites with information about Asia. Maintained by the Asia Society.
    http://www.askasia.org/
  • Association for Asian Studies — This professional association provides sample articles from its scholarly research and education journals as well as a set of Asia-related links.
    http://www.aasianst.org/
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations — A good site for investigating the foreign relations of Southeast Asian countries.
    http://www.aseansec.org/
  • BBC World Service: Asia Pacific — News about the region from the British Broadcasting Corporation. Stories are available in print and audio formats.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/default.stm
  • Beauty and Darkness: Cambodia — This site presents information on the recent history of Cambodia, particularly the Khmer Rouge period, and includes oral histories, photographs, essays, and primary source documents.
    http://www.mekong.net/cambodia/
  • Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs — The U.S. State Department presents information on countries of East and Southeast Asia.
    http://www.state.gov/p/eap/
  • Burma: Grace Under Pressure — Pictorial documentation of Myanmar's history, politics, and social climate from photographer Geoffrey Hiller.
    http://www.hillerphoto.com/burma/
  • The Calligraphic World of Mi Fu’s Art — An in-depth look at a renowned calligrapher of China’s Sung Dynasty.
    http://tech2.npm.gov.tw/mifu
  • Channel News Asia — Headquartered in Singapore, this site provides news from Singapore and the Southeast Asian region.
    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/
  • China The Beautiful — A potpourri of information about classical Chinese art, calligraphy, poetry, history, literature, painting, and philosophy. Maintained by retired professor Ming L. Pei.
    http://www.chinapage.com/china.html
  • China Daily — China’s largest English language newspaper.
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/
  • China Digital Times — Important news and developments across China from the Berkeley China Internet Project.
    http://chinadigitaltimes.net/
  • China Institute: Curriculum Resources — Provides a complete curriculum unit on The Silk Road.
    http://www.chinainstitute.org/education/for-educators/curriculum-resources/
  • China Leadership Monitor — This quarterly publication from the Hoover Institution focuses on China’s leadership and policies.
    http://www.hoover.org/publications/clm
  • China Program — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace provides a wide variety of reports on politics in China.
    http://www.carnegieendowment.org/programs/china/
  • The China Project — The American Forum for Global Education presents more than 40 teacher-developed lessons for teaching about China.
    http://www.globaled.org/chinaproject/c_teaching.php
  • China in the Red — A companion to the PBS Frontline program of the same name, China in the Red focuses on ten ordinary Chinese people and how their lives have been affected by China's attempts to modernize its economy.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/red/
  • Crisis Guide; The Korean Peninsula — An interactive program on the political situation on the Korean Peninsula. From the Council on Foreign Relations.
    http://www.cfr.org/publication/11954
  • Deai: The Lives of Seven Japanese High School Students — Teaching resources on Japanese culture based on photographs of seven high school students. Social studies lessons drawing on the photographs are available at a related site.
    http://www.tjf.or.jp/deai/
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery — Interactive exhibits of Asian art and guides for teachers on such topics as Buddhist art.
    http://www.asia.si.edu/default.htm
  • Indian Ocean: Tsunami 2004-2005 — NPR provides continuing coverage of the aftermath of the December 2004 tsunami in South and Southeast Asia.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/topics/topic.php?topicId=1081
  • Japan Focus — An electronic journal covering contemporary Japan; recent articles have dealt with such issues as the Japan’s currency leadership in the financial crisis, yakuza, challenging stereotypes in films, and war as depicted in manga.
    http://japanfocus.org/
  • Japan’s Pop Power — American RadioWorks provides a look at why Japanese culture is “cool” and why it matters.
    http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/japan/
  • Korea Society — A quarterly journal, curriculum materials, and other resources from the Korean Society.
    http://www.koreasociety.org
  • Magic Lantern Slides Collection — The University of Hawaii at Manoa presents images of 1,500 Japanese magic lantern slides, which were a popular form of entertainment in the 1800s.
    http://digicoll.manoa.hawaii.edu/lanternslides/index.php?c=1
  • The Mongols in World History — Columbia University provides detailed perspectives on the role of the Mongols in world history.
    http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/mongols/
  • Nanking Massacre Project — A collection of documents and photographs of the Nanking Massacre from missionaries who witnessed the events. From the Yale Divinity Law School.
    http://www.library.yale.edu/div/Nanking/
  • Pacific Encounters: Yankee Whalers, Manjiro, and the Opening of Japan — A look at the “influential legacy of the whaling industry” in the relations between the United States and Japan. From the Whaling Museum.
    http://www.whalingmuseum.org/online_exhibits/manjiro/index.html
  • Mongolia Today — Devoted to the promotion of Mongolian culture, history, nomadic traditions, and more.
    http://www.mongoliatoday.com/
  • New Taiwan, Ilha Formosa — Information on Taiwan’s history and current status, from several pro-democracy groups of Taiwanese living in the United States.
    http://www.taiwandc.org/
  • Perry-Castaneda Library: Asia Maps — Index of several types of maps of Asia by region and country. Maintained by the University of Texas at Austin.
    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/asia.html
  • Primary Source Resources: Online Curriculum — Numerous teacher-developed instructional units on East and Southeast Asia from the nonprofit Primary Source.
    http://www.primarysource.org/onlinecurriculum
  • A Scholar’s Garden — Canada’s Virtual Museum provides a virtual tour of a scholar’s garden from the Ming Dynasty.
    http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/ScholarGarden/
  • South Central China and Tibet: Hotspot of Diversity — This site presents materials from multiple expeditions to study the flora and fauna of China and Tibet sponsored by the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard.
    http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/library/tibet/expeditions.html
  • Things Asian: Experience Asia Through the Eyes of a Traveler — Articles, maps, photographs, and artwork from and about the countries of Southeast Asia.
    http://www.thingsasian.com/tahome.html
  • Viet Nam News — A daily English-language newspaper published in Hanoi.
    http://vietnamnews.vnanet.vn/
  • Vietnam: 30 Years Beyond War — Photographer Jim Gensheimer from the San Jose Mercury News provides photo essays on Vietnam in the years since the end of the war.
    http://www.mercurynewsphoto.com/story/vietnam30year/Vietnam30year.html
  • Virtual Hilltribe Museum — A site dedicated to the culture of hilltribe peoples in northern Thailand.
    http://www.hilltribe.org/index.shtml
  • The Virtual Museum of Traditional Japanese Arts — Virtual museum offering displays and information on Japanese fine arts, crafts, performing arts, pastimes, and the martial arts. Maintained for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Kodansha International Ltd.
    http://web-japan.org/museum/menu.html
  • Visualizing Cultures: Japan — MIT historian John Dower presents several online modules looking at Japanese history from 1853 through World War II. Sample titles: “Black Ships and Samurai,” “Yokohama Boomtown,” and “Asia Rising.”
    http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027j/menu/index.html
  • Web Japan — Billed as the “gateway for all Japanese information,” this site provides excellent background as well as an interactive site for children.
    http://web-japan.org/index.html

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