The links presented on this page will bring you to external websites with online resources we believe to be of interest to the Asia Scholar. IIAS is not responsible for or connected to any of these sites, unless specifically mentioned. The resources have been collected with your help, and we invite everyone to help us further expand this list by sending suggested links to: email@example.com
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Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS) in Heidelberg
More than a museum with outstanding collections, including those from Asia, Chester Beatty is also a research library for scholars from all over the world.
Chester Beatty Museum
China-USA journalists and writers keeping you up to date on the latest news stories.
Chinese Text Project
This website focuses on the Vietnamese and Southeast Asian diasporas in the USA. The site hosts articles, podcast episodes and videos on contemporary culture, society, politics.
The museum particularly has a large collection of textile and art artifacts.
Cleveland Museum of Art
Clingendael experts conduct policy-oriented analysis and research on strategic international issues.
Clingendael Institute for International Relations
An alternative publisher of news, culture and lifestyle commentary from Asia's cities, with a Youtube channel that focuses on the “weird and wondrous untold stories of Asia”.
Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries
Research blog hosted by the Religion and Globalisation Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Grounded in Asia, with a global and comparative outlook, Religion and COVID-19 curate reflections...
CRISEA is an interdisciplinary research project that studies multiple forces affecting regional integration in Southeast Asia and the challenges they present. Find policy briefs, articles, working papers, and web documentaries.
CRISEA (Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia)
CrossAsia-Repository is the full-text server of CrossAsia.org, the Specialised Information Service for Asian Studies, and provides an opportunity for publishing, indexing and long-term preservation of documents on Asian Studies.
Resource for anyone studying the history of religion. The website hosts a large database where you can search by region, for specific religions or researchers. It also includes an interactive map, breakdown of beliefs and practises and sources.
Database of Religious History
Dutch-language site that has digitised millions of texts from scientific, library and private collections. The sources are books, newspapers, journals, magazines, radio bulletins. The site also has a large selection of sources from the Netherlands Indies.
The Digital Himalaya project was designed as a strategy for archiving and making available ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region. The site hosts a large collection of maps, rare books and manuscripts, music and film related to the region.
Based on a two-year pilot project funded by the Association of Research Libraries' Global Resources Program that provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia to scholars. It contains a useful collection of resource links and other websites.
Digital South Asia Library
Multi-disciplinary research institute based in Tokyo, focussing on contemporary Japan including historical and global contexts.
DIJ Tokyo (German Institute for Japanese Studies)
Colonial official film in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaya, Malaysia and India. The majority of the documents were written by government officials and deal with the use of the official film in the South and South-East Asia region over the period from 1945 to the 1970s.
Documentary Film Programme
An open-access archive of digitised photographs, negatives, postcards, rare books and slides, hosted at Lafayette College.
East Asia Image Collection
This project of the British Library gives grants to organisations to catalogue, preserve, and digitize archives in danger from across the world. Collections span South Asia, Southeast Asia, and beyond.
Endangered Archives Programme
Independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground reporting and critical perspectives.
Filipinas Heritage Library
A private Facebook group, which offers a discussion space for French colonial history.
French Colonial History Society
H-ASIA enables Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis.
South Asia focused, hosted by SOAS, this research project addresses the history of Yoga. The site contains access to a number of publications, a page devoted to resources on the topic and a blog.
Hatha Yoga Project
The Hathi trust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries, based in the USA which began in 2008. So far, they have preserved 17+ million digitized items. The library is focused on books, journals and long-form texts and includes a substantial collection of US-Asia and Asia related texts.
Hathi Trust Digital Library
HIMALAYA is a biannual, open access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies. On this website you can access the journal and its archive of articles.
Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
The project locates, digitises, and publishes online photographs of China held, largely, in private hands outside the country. Our aim is to help make this virtual photographic archive of modern China publicly available, under a Creative Commons licence.
Historical Photographs of China Project
The History of Science in South Asia Journal, hosted by the University of Alberta, publishes the latest international research in the history of science in South Asia.