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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New Mandala is an academic blog that provides analysis and new perspectives on the societies and politics of Southeast Asia.
Based at IIAS in Leiden, the New Silk Road project is dedicated to promoting evidence research and education on national and international efforts to improve the infrastructure and connectivity among the countries of Asia and Europe.
New Silk Road (NSR) at IIAS
Analysis from world’s leading experts on North Korea, insight from both North Korean and defector voices, and opinions from academics, former residents and leading international observers.
North Korea News
OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication.
The Open Heritage 3D project was developed to make primary 3D cultural heritage data open and accessible and remove the barriers for content producers to publish their data.
Open Heritage 3D Project
The Austrian National Archives can be accessed in German and English. The collection is being digitised in conjunction with Google and includes titles from the early 16th century up to the second half of the 19th century.
OXUS Society for Central Asian Affairs
Housed in the Forbidden City, with its vast holdings of paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and antiquities of the imperial collections, it is one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world.
This digital archive holds sources relating to the Punjab area and Sikhs, including manuscripts, books, magazines, newspapers, photographs and pamphlets.
Panjab Digital Library
PARI is a living journal and an archive, and they are currently creating a database of published stories, reports, videos and audio recordings.
People’s Archive of Rural India
This site includes useful introductions to methods of online research orientated to East Asia, aimed at undergraduate students, but also includes articles on issues relating to digital East Asia.
Politics East Asia
Prachatai is an independent, non-profit, daily web newspaper established to provide reliable and relevant news and information to the Thai public, particularly with regard to human rights and Thai civil society.
Public Domain Review
An archive featuring the cultural and historical records of the Gulf and wider region. Hosted in partnership with the British Library. The sources are freely available online for the first time.
Qatar Digital Library
This website is an archive featuring the cultural and historical records of the Gulf and wider region. It is hosted in partnership with the British Library.
Qatar Digital Library
A global platform (and YouTube channel) for queer activists, artists, and academics, from which to challenge dominant ideas, forms, and representations of gender and sexuality.
Independent platform of artists, writers and creators dedicated to sharing vibrant stories from the rarely explored sides of new China.
Provides accurate and timely news and information to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press.
Radio Free Asia
a virtual space for rare book collectors and history buffs to read, discuss, rediscover and download lost books, paintings, photographs and other objects.
Rare Books Society of India
Reconnecting Asia maps new linkages—roads, railways, and other infrastructure—that are reshaping economic and geopolitical realities across the continent.
Share your publications, access millions more, and publish your data. Connect and collaborate with colleagues, peers, co-authors, and specialists.
Researching Colonial History of the Malay World like a Millennial
Alternative commentary and opinion pieces on culture, current affairs, food, travel and video content in contemporary Asia.
Features not only the Dutch masters, but a comprehensive and representative overview of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages onwards, and of major aspects of European and Asian art.
Research project conducting ethnographic fieldwork along roads that have been designated as key links at the Sino-Inner Asian interface of the China-initiated Silk Road Economic Belt. Site includes a blog.
A platform for research and reflection on the transformation of urban space and contemporary realities, especially with regard to cities, data and information, law, and media infrastructures.
Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
Swedish South Asian Studies Network at Lund University - with a newsletter, podcasts and webinars.