Asian American & Pacific Asian Studies
Academic Web Links -
Useful for Library Research
- Asian American Net
A well organized web site serving the Asian American communities and
promoting cultural, educational, and commercial ties between Asia
and North America. The site has a listing of schools in the United
States that offers Asian American Studies Programs or Centers. It
collects regional and country-specific materials available on the
Internet. It also has a “who’s who of Asian Americans” page, listing
Asian Americans who have contributed significantly to their
communities and the American society at large.
- Association for Asian Studies
- China National Knowledge Infrastructure
(CNKI) A government-sponsored project, based at Qinghua University,
China, aiming at building the national knowledge infrastructure.
Its China Journal Net offers a fee-based full-text database covering
more than 5,000 journals published in China, starting from 1994
to present. UCLA has subscribed to the Literature/History/Philosophy,
Economics/Politics/Law, and Education/Social Science sections of
the database. Available via UCLA campus network or the Bruin-Online
dialup connection from home. Click here to access, then click on
[IP-Address Access] or [Login] to enter the database. Download the
CAJViewer (Windows only) when prompted. It also provides free access
to the Periodicals Index Database, covering all subjects for the
same time period--click on the link for to access. Chinese input
software required to search both databases.
China Today Claims to
be "the most comprehensive information base on today's China."
Covers a wide range of information, from armed forces to sports.
Chinese Character Genealogy: An
Etymological Chinese-English Dictionary By Rick Harbaugh. "This
unusual dictionary uses traditional etymologies and a unique series
of charts based on them to show the close relationships between
Chinese characters." Click on each character to see its definition,
etymology, and relation to other characters. Etymology-a-Day features
a different character every day.
Chinese Classics (CND)
Collects full-text works of pre-Qin philosophers, poetry & prose,
biography, commentary, novels and other classical literature. Also
has a useful Chinese historical chronology.
Cultural Studies - Images Contains picture files on the Brooklyn
College Core 9 Chinese Culture Web site. Divided into: Maps, Archaeology,
Art, Divinities, People, Historical Sites, etc.
Linguistics Page Contains full-text English as well as Chinese
articles on Chinese language and linguistics.
Text Initiative (University of Virginia Library) Sponsored by
the University of Virginia Library East Asian Section and the Electronic
Text Center in an effort to make texts (in both Chinese and English)
of Chinese literature available on the Web. Currently available are:
300 Tang Poems and Dream of the Red Chamber.
for China Studies (Heidelberg University) Part of the World-Wide
Web Virtual Library Project and the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
hosted at the Australian National University. Divides resources
into the following categories: News media, Politics, Business &
economy, Society, Philosophy & religion, History, Literature,
Culture, Language, Bibliographies, Academic institutions, Libraries,
E-Journals, Booksellers & publishers, Other guides, Other WWW
virtual libraries, Mailing lists, and Search engines.
- Subject Guide to China
(CEAL) Divides resources into 41 subject categories. Some have
very useful information.
- UCLA Asian American Studies
- Zhongwen.com Contains the
complete text of Chinese-English dictionary.