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An annotated online archive of Indian film. It is intended to serve as a shared resource for film scholars and enthusiasts in India and beyond.
Institute for South Asia Studies UC Berkeley
IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programmes.
International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online
International Institute of Social History
A database of sources not covered by copyright. The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute
Brings together the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers
Jaipur Literature Festival
This interesting online publication contextualizes current events with scholarship by drawing on JSTOR’s digital library academic journals, monographs, and other materials.
The India Institute, King’s College London, runs regular seminars on topics relating to India and its global impact, including guest speakers, book launches, and film screenings.
King’s India Institute Seminar Series
KITLV Digital Resources
The materials contained in the database are collected and managed by Kirishitan Bunko Library of Sophia University. The focus of the collection is Japanese missionary items.
Laures Kirishitan Bunko Database
Leiden University Libraries Digital Collections
The aim of the LeidenAsiaCentre is to generate academic knowledge on modern East Asia that can find societal applications in the Netherlands.
The Chinese Rare Book Digital Collection which draws from 5,300 titles of Chinese rare books housed at the Asian Division of the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress, Chinese Rare Book Digital Collection
This collection is the largest collection of early photography of China in the world. These include a large collection of historical photographs taken Beijing and Shanghai taken from the 1850s through the 1930s.
Loewentheil Photography of China Collection
Renowned speakers and experts of the region discuss the most pressing topics of Central Asia.
This website is a project that aims to help scholars share resources for the study of classical Malay literature. It has a large collection of pre-modern Malay written text and articles.
Malay Concordance Project
MERICS has established itself as the go-to European think tank on China. With about 20 full-time research staff from different disciplines, MERICS is currently the largest European research institute focusing solely on contemporary China studies.
Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Since 2017, the Met has made all images of public-domain works in its collection available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0), so around 406,000 images of artworks are freely available for use.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Miguel de Cervantes Virtual Library
Focused on modern yoga, established and current research, podcast, and access to articles on the topic.
Modern Yoga Research
The largest of the Special Collections held at the Matheson Library are the Rare Books, Music and Multimedia, and Asian collections. The Slavic, Asian, Yiddish language and Jewish studies collections are also among the largest in Australasia.
Monash Collections Online
Lessons in codicology and palaeography based on manuscripts from the Middle East, Islamic Africa and Asia. The website's lessons are based on manuscripts held predominantly by Leiden university.
Mouse and Manuscript
Digital repository that preserves a wide range of material culture, in the form of heirlooms, collectibles and antiques, from the Indian subcontinent.
Museum of Material Memory
This library can be accessed in Japanese or English and is predominantly text based but includes over 600 audio-visual recordings. The archive also publishes the National Diet Library monthly bulletin each month.
National Diet Library (NDL) Japan
National Digital Library of India
BiblioAsia features articles on the history, culture and heritage of Singapore - also hosts YouTube channels.
National Library of Singapore BiblioAsia
Digital archives from the National Palace Museum in Taipei. From 2015 the National Palace Museum has made all images on the site free to download (CC BY 4.0).