Links Listed By Region/Country: East Asia (Selected Links)

See also Museums and Galleries for East Asian art collections.

See also East Asian Libraries and Collections.

See also Language Study.

Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank is dedicated to fighting poverty in Asia and the Pacific region. The site includes information on the bank itself, news and opportunities, financial resources, statistics, current projects, and publications. The site is searchable by region/country or by topic. All of the publications and statistical information are available for free download from the website.

Asia for Educators, Columbia University

Features a wide range of classroom materials and faculty guides for teaching about East Asia at the K-12 and undergraduate levels. Includes multimedia teaching units, primary sources, timelines, and more.

Asian Educational Media Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AEMS helps educators at all levels find multimedia resources for learning and teaching about Asia.  Services include an online database of multimedia resources, a free newsletter with film and multimedia reviews for educators, and lesson plans for use with films.  AEMS also offers direct assistance by phone or email.

Asian Film Connections, University of Southern California

Provides information on Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong films, with a focus on award winning, modern films. The films are searchable by award, festival, country, or era.


ASIANetork is a consortium of colleges dedicated to strengthening the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education. The website features information about conferences conducted by ASIANetwork, grants and faculty resources, and student and teaching resources focusing on undergraduate study.

Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP), University of Hawaii

ASDP, a joint program of the University of Hawai’i and the East-West Center , promotes faculty development programs that increase understanding of the Asia-Pacific region at American two-year and four-year colleges and universities. The website includes information on ASDP’s programs, faculty workshops, and conferences, as well as educational opportunities for students at ASDP affiliated institutions.

Asian Studies World Wide Web Virtual Library, Australian National University

Clearinghouse site that lists a variety of Asia-related links. Resources range from Asian news outlets to Asia-specific search engines and virtual libraries.

Asia -Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is dedicated to making it easier for Westerners to transact business in the Asia-Pacific region. Their website includes information on upcoming workshops and talks, current projects, publications, business resources, and recent economic news from the region. A free monthly newsletter is available by email with the latest information.

AsiaSource, Asia Society

Features a wide range of Asia-related resources including news digests and archives, country profiles, interviews, special reports, and more.

AskAsia, Asia Society

A resource of the Asia Society that includes lesson plans and resources primarily for K-12 teachers and students.

Association for Asian Studies

The major professional organization for academics and education professionals working on Asia . The website features a bibliography of Asian studies, copies of the Journal of Asian Studies, extensive educational resources, information on employment and fellowship opportunities, and information on study abroad programs.

Education About Asia

The website of the Association for Asian Studies’ magazine Education About Asia features sample articles, “Asian Facts," resource links, and supplemental online materials.

Forum on Asia in the Curriculum

Discussion board website for pre-collegiate and collegiate educators teaching about Asia . Includes discussion groups, teaching queries, conference and meeting announcements, and listings for grant and professional development opportunities.


An H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine list-serv for Asian Studies scholars. Features discussion of research and teaching interests, book reviews, conferences, and job announcements.

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook, Fordham University

Primary documents and images from Fordham’s Internet East Asia History Sourcebook.

National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA)

NCTA is dedicated to encouraging and facilitating teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature (primarily at the K-12 level). The website includes state-by-state information on teaching seminars and other programs conducted by NCTA.

PAIR: Portal to Asian Internet Resources, University of Wisconsin

A collection of professionally selected, cataloged and annotated online resources organized by country. A vast and useful way to search the internet for information about East Asia . Contains links in both East Asian languages and English.

UCLA Asia Institute

Features teaching resources, film, journal, and book lists, job listings, funding opportunities, information on events and programs, and links to other web resources.

UCLA Center for East Asian Studies

The UCLA Center for East Asian Studies resource page is divided into several sections: Asia Via the Web, Today in Asian History, Educational Films on Asia , Asian Studies Documents, K-12 Curriculum Materials on Asia , Asian Studies Journals, Asian Language Study Programs, and others. Each section is easily searchable by keyword.

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