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American Go Association

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Recommended because this site contains the rules of the ancient Chinese board game Go. “Beyond being merely a game, Go can take on other meanings to enthusiasts: an analogy with life, an intense meditation, a mirror of one’s personality, an exercise in abstract reasoning, or, when played well, a beautiful art in which Black and White dance across the board in delicate balance.” A fascinating glimpse into Chinese philosophy and culture for centuries. Recommended for high school. Start byWhat is the game of Go?” as it presents a rule of Go. Be aware of the fact that you can download a software that you can play Go against the computer here. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy 5/03/02.

Asahi Shinbun Newspaper (Michigan)

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Recommended because this site offers up-to-date information about Japan and Japanese culture. This site would be good for junior and high school students. The topics and materials included in this site are newspaper articles about national, politics, international, business, sports, culture, opinion, editorial, and Vox Populi, Vox Dei (Tensei Jingo). Start by “Vox Populi, Vox Dei (Tensei Jingo)”. This section provides daily columns translated in English, which are popular for Japanese people. Be aware of the translated column, which is usually posted in this site two days after the original column in Japanese. This resource was originally recommended by the Centers for Chinese, Japanese, & Korean Studies at University of Michigan.

Asia Observer

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Recommended because named by Asiaweek as the best general news source about Asia, Asia Observer has broad regional coverage of the news from a number of regional and international news sources. It has a topical index of links as well as country indices. According to Asiaweek, “Asia Observer is ugly and has no streaming video. Yet this solo effort by journalist John Einar Sandvand achieves its goal of being a good start page for current-events junkies. The online versions of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP.com) and Singapore’s Mediacorp (channelnewsasia.com) have more depth. Asia Observer’s strength is it offers a broad regional overview.”Start bySuggested Articles” since it provides links to top stories of today from different media. Be aware of the fact that “Asia Links” offers a business-oriented web directory. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/13/02.

Asia on the Web

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Recommended because this is an excellent overview of streaming media (radio/TV) related to East Asia on the Web. Needed software can be downloaded and instructions for this are included. Most sites are in Asian languages but there a few in English which could be accessed by U.S. students. Start byWhat’s new?” since it provides the most recent information about this website and media resources. Be aware of the fact that internet resources on Asia are also provided and organized by topics, by organizations, and by culture, nation, or region. Advanced middle school/high school. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/08/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/03/03.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

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Recommended because this organization attempts to advance Asia-Pacific economic dynamism and sense of community. Topics and materials included in this site are APEC brochure, economic reports of each member country, APEC activities, business and investment, community interest, publication, statistical data, and news. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/26/02.

Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) (Duke)

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Recommended because this organization was established in May 1979 as a regional telecommunication organization by an inter-governmental agreement. Topics and materials included in this site are information about APT programs, publication, topical issues such as e-commerce and Internet, and relevant links. Reviewed by the Asia Society; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/04/03.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) (California)

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Recommended because of its efforts to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific and carry out activities to promote economic growth, develop human resources, improve the status of women, and protect the environment. Start by Publications” since it provides video clips and printable magazines over 50 current titles available on economics, environment, social and other sectors. “Topics” is also recommended for presentation of information about AIDS, Environment, Gender and Development, Poverty Reduction, Water and more. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/21/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/04/03.

Ask Asia: Adult Free Zone

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Recommended because this offers links to pen pals, origami instructions, traditional Asian games, downloadable images, and a place where kids can submit their own questions. Start by E-Pals’ provides three links to the websites offering e-pal programs around the world. Be aware of the fact that pop quizzes on Asian countries are provided in a ‘Test Your Knowledge’ section in the ‘Activity Corner.’
This resource was written by the Asian Educational Media Service University of Illinois.

BBC East Asia Today

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Recommended because this site attempts to provide a wide range of distinctive programs and services for everyone, free of commercial interests and political bias. This site would be good for junior high or high school students to find recent news articles on Asia and Pacific regions. Topics and materials included in this site are news articles, audio / video news, and radio schedules and programs for Asia – Pacific. Be aware of the fact that you need to download “RealOne Player” in order to watch and listen to the audio / video news in this site.
This resource was originally recommended by the USC-UCLA joint East Asia Studies Center at University of California, Los Angels.

Buraku Liberation and Human Rights Research Institute (BLHRRI)

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Recommended because of its efforts to eliminate all forms of discrimination, particularly the Buraku problem (Please see What is Buraku discrimination?) in Japan. This site would be good for high school students to learn about Buraku problem in Japan. Topics and materials included in this site are information about Buraku problem and news articles of bimonthly magazines by BLHRRI. Start by “What is Buraku Discrimination?” as it provides basic information about the Buraku discrimination issue in Japan. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/27/02.

Cabinet Office Japan/Government of Japan (Cornell)

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Recommended because its concise policy information and data about policies in various fields such as Economics, Gender Equality, Science and Technology, Quality of Life, or International peace corporation. This site would be good for high school students. The topics and materials included in this site are White paper, report, National plan of action about policy topics. Start by Gender Equality.” It provides information, report, and data about definition of “gender-equal society,” policies to create a gender-equal society, current status of Japanese women. As official documents in “Gender Equality” may be difficult for students, teachers may want to present “What’s gender-equal society?” and “Activities of the Government for realizing a gender-equal society” since these two sections provide basic concept of a gender-equal society and activities to create such a society, and are materials relatively easy to read. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 3/18/02.

Canadian Academy (California)

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Recommended because this site provides information about Canadian Academy, which is a K-12 international school in Kobe, Japan. Start by “Elementary School,” “Middle School,” and “High School” depending upon grades that you teach so that your students can learn about the same-grade students of this international school. Be aware of the fact that ‘General Information‘ offers a list of contact information of administrations and councilors, and overview information about the school.
This resource was originally recommended by the Institute of East Asian Studies at University of California Berkeley.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

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Recommended because of its effort to supports sustainable development activities in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. Topics and materials included in this site are facts about Asian countries related to international development, Youth zone, and relevant links. Start by “Asia” in “Regions and Countries” section since it provides facts about Asian countries in terms of international development, information about CIDA projects in each Asia country, and stories from the field. Reviewed by Asian Studies Network Information Center University of Texas at Austin; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/04/03.

Child Research Net

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Recommended because Child Research Net is a non-profit organization with most of its funding coming from a large educational corporation in Japan called Benesse Corporation. Topics and materials included in this site are key issues about education in Japan, search engine, and related links. Start bySchools in Japan” in “Links” since it provides links to elementary, middle, and secondary schools around Japan. Be aware of the fact that ‘Teen’s Photo Project 2003‘ provides numerous pictures presenting Japanese teen-agers’ daily lives.

China Daily

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Recommended because this China Daily is one of the country’s top news portals today. Topics and materials included in this site are a wide range of news, business information, photos and syndicated cartoons. Start by “Life” since it provides news articles about daily life of people in China or their interests. Be aware of the fact that the front page of this site offers a list of links to E-Papers at the bottom.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/13/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/03/03.

China’s Official Gateway to News and Information

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Recommended because this site offers news articles about various topics such as international, business, culture, government, and people as well as relevant features of China. Start byChina News and Report” since it is a bi-weekly magazine providing information about the trends of the development in all fields of China, with authoritative, comprehensive and accurate reports. Be aware of the fact that this site is available not only in Chinese and English but also in other languages such as Japanese, French, Spanish, and Arabic.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/13/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/03/03.

Chinese American Cultural Bridge Center

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Recommended because The Chinese-American Cultural Bridge Center is an American non-profit organization established in 1992. Our mission: to promote peace, fellowship, and understanding between the peoples of China and the United States. We bring Americans to China through expertly-designed Performing Arts Tours, Educational Tours and Shaolin Kung Fu Tours. Our unique cultural arts and educational programs have enriched the lives of thousands by providing opportunities to learn, build educational partnerships and make lifelong friends. Reviewed in AsiaSource, Arts and Culture, Cultural Organizations at this site — http://www.asiasource.org

CNN Asia (Texas)

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Recommended because of its up-to-date information. It is updated continuously. There is also a Asia Business link. This site contains breaking news about Asia with links to Australia and the Pacific and Central Asia. Students and teachers can sign up for an e-mail newsletter daily. Be aware of the fact that this website is available in various languages such as English, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, and Turkish.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/04/02.
This resource was originally recommended by the Asian Studies Network Information Center at University of Texas.

East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (Columbia)

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Recommended because of its effort to promote intercultural understanding by connecting with schools in East Asia. Start byMember Schools” available in “About US” since it provides a list of websites that each member schools in East Asia manage. Be aware of the fact that you need Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows or for Mac to download the documents in this site.
This site was originally recommended by the East Asian Institute at Columbia University.

Education About Asia (Indiana)

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Recommended because this is an excellent publication for K-12 teachers to look for articles on integrating Asian content in various curricular areas. Topics and materials included in this site are Asian facts, sample articles, and resource links. Start bySample Articles” since it provides full text of articles in Education About Asia magazines. Be aware of the fact that there are some sample articles available for free in this site and you need to subscribe it if you want to read others.
This resource was originally recommended by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University.

Favorite! Asia Society

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Recommended because this New York-based organization has regional centers in California, Washington, D.C., Texas, and Hong Kong. The Asia Society’s website offers details about the organization and its events. Also featured at the AS website is AsiaSource, a collection of reference information about Asia, and AskAsia, a collection of information aimed at teachers and students. Reviewed by C. Dube, UCLA East Asia Center.

Favorite! United for a Multicultural Japan

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Recommended because this organization is committed to uniting to promote and defend the rights of foreign nationals in Japan. This site would be good for junior high or high school students to learn about foreign nationals in Japan. Start by “Best Articles” in “UMJ Newsletter” since it provides selected articles of the UMJ newsletter about various aspects of foreign nationals in Japan. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/27/02.

Finding News About China (Columbia)

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Recommended because this site attempts to improve public understanding and awareness of East Asia by providing a balanced mix of links highlighting differing points of view on pressing issues. Topics and materials included in this site are links to sources of political, social and economic news about mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Tibet and Xinjiang available on the Internet. Start by “Introduction” since it provides overview information about this website.
This resource was originally recommended by East Asia National Resource Center at Columbia University. Be aware of the fact that this website offers some links about Reading Chinese in the World Wide Web at the bottom.

InfoKids

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Recommended because this site attempt to instill children’s competence, confidence and control in using information technology for effective thinking, communication and problem solving. Topics and materials included in this site are computer courses designs and phonics courses designs for aged 5 – 17, students’ homepages, activities, contests, and relevant links for kids and parents. Start bystudents’ homepages” since it provides a list of links to homepages created by students in this InfoKids program. Be aware of the fact that this site is designed for children and parents in computer courses or English courses.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/03/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/05/03.

Inside China Today (Michigan)

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Recommended because of the European perspective on Asian news. This site has up-to-date news from East, Southeast and South Asia. Be aware of the fact that there are also links to business information. Good tool for multiple perspectives on current events for high school.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/04/02.
This resource was originally recommended by East Asia National Resource Center at University of Michigan.

International Environmental NGO Friends of the earth Japan (Columbia)

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Recommended because of its efforts to form Friends of the Earth international and work on environmental and social issues. Topics and materials included in this site are projects, information about projects, events, relevant links, and search engine. Start by “What’s new” on the first page of this site since it provides current news about environmental and social issues. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 6/4/02.

International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) (Duke)

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Recommended because this is an international non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization devoted to eliminating all forms of discrimination around the world, forging international solidarity among discriminated minorities and advancing the international regime of human rights. Topics and materials included in this site are information about quarterly magazines, IMADR events and seminars, and IMADR projects. Start by “publications” as it provides IMADR WEB articles about human rights. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/27/02.

Isis International Manila (Duke)

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Recommended because of its dedication to women?s information and communication needs. This site would be good for junior high and high school students to learn about women’s rights, leadership, and empowerment in Asia. Topics and materials included in this site are current news articles, information about conferences, Isis publication, and relevant links. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/27/02.

Japan Association for Women in Sport (JWS) (Indiana)

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Recommended because this JWS attempts to create a gender equitable society in Japan, Asia, and all over the world through promotion of sport. Topics and materials included in this site are JWS, Japan, World news (most in Japanese), information about conferences on women and sport, and related articles. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/27/02.

Japan Echo (California)

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Recommended because of the news about Japanese current issues. Topics and materials included in this site are contents and summaries of current issues, search engine to find articles of Japan Echo, and Japan-related resources. Be aware of the fact that full contents of the most recent issue are not available in this site. This site also provides a list of Japan-related websites about topics such as Legislature, Judicature, Media, Economic organizations, and Scientific Organizations.
This resource was originally recommended by the Institute of East Asian Studies at University of California, Berkeley.

Japan Times Online (Texas)

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Recommended because of its up-to-date information about Japan and life in Japan. Topics and materials included in this site are general news, business, opinion, arts & culture, life in Japan, sports, festivals, and cartoon. Start by “Life in Japan” as it presents current trends or lives of Japanese people. Be aware of the fact that this site provides “Weekly Roundup” offering a list of key words for weekly news in Japan.

Korea Broadcasting System Website (Written in Korean) (Stanford)

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Recommended because this site is one of three nationwide Broadcasting Systems’ websites. You can see a lot of Korean TV programs, which will make you look inside the Korean culture. Topics and materials included in this site are TV programs, radio programs, news, music studio, sports, and TV commercials. Start by just clicking and looking around this website to figure out what are the differences and similarities between KBS and one of American nationwide broadcasting websites because this site is written in Korean. Be aware of the fact that you need to sign up in order to see the programs broadcasted and you probably can’t read the contents. But I hope you will meet Korean contemporary culture with Korean letter and language. This resource was originally recommended by the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University.

Korea TaeKwonDo Association (KTA) (Indiana)

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Recommended because of its efforts to introduce TaeKwonDo as a national sport so that it can physically improve a people’s fitness and form healthy-bright characters of the nation. Topics and materials included in this site are information about TaekwonDo including history, nature, spirit, practice, philosophical character, and competition, and TaeKwonDo Gallary. I recommend you start with “Introduction of TaeKwonDo” in “Encyclopedia” since it provides introductory information about TaeKwonDo. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/27/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/04/03.

Korean Confederation of Trade Unions

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Recommended because this site will surely show you how Korea is moving toward the democratized society. And the rapid speed of the economical development within very short periods has enforced Korean people to confront a lot of social injustices. Topics and materials included in these sites are Korean workers

Korean Herald (Indiana)

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Recommended because this Korean Herald is the only English-language publication in Korea carrying selected news and opinion pieces as well as science stories from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. Topics and materials included in this site are updated articles about National, Business, Infotech, Living / Arts, and more, and search engine.
This resource was originally recommended by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University. Start byLiving/Arts” since it provides information about daily lives of people in Korea. Be aware of the fact that you need to register here in order to receive some services by the Korean Herald.

Kyodo News (Texas)

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Recommended because of its attempt to to supply timely and accurate political, economic, business, city and cultural news of Japan, Asian, and the world. Topics and materials included in this site are news agencies, newspapers, radio-TV broadcasters, and financial information distributors in various parts of the world as well as international organizations, including the WTO, IMF and IOC.
This resource was originally recommended by the Asian Studies Network Information Center at University of Texas. Start byGlobal Scope” since it provides a list of articles discussing various topics from global perspectives. Be aware of the fact that this news website is available in Chinese, English, and Japanese.

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

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Recommended because the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR) is a nonprofit educational organization that encourages mutual understanding between the citizens of China and the United States. The website offers articles and speeches given or written for NCUSCR functions. Topics include the Taiwan issue, trade relations, and China’s role in regional organizations such as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. High school. Reviewed from http://afe.easia.columbia.edu

News on Japan.Com (Indiana)

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Recommended because this site offers current news and events in Japan that international readers are interested in. News on Japan.Com is one of the “News on” sites including regional hubs NewsOnAmerica.com, NewsOnEurope.com, NewsOnAsia.com, NewsOnAfrica.com. NewsOnKorea.com is currently active and is the second in a series of Asian portals featuring comprehensive daily news coverage. Topics and materials included in this site are articles about current news and events including business, internet, economy, stock market, politics, society, education, science & technology, and electronics. Start byWeb Cams” since this provides a list of links to views of different areas in Japan. Be aware of the fact that “Teacher Resources” offers some links to the websites for teachers of Japanese language.
This resource was originally recommended by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University.

People’s Daily Online

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Recommended because this is the English language version of the Chinese government daily newspaper. Start by “About China” link for an interesting overview of the government’s view of China’s development. Also links to the PRC Constitution adopted in 1982, a biography of President Jiang and the organs of the state such as the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee. Students can get a view of the news from the official Chinese Cpommunist Party viewpoint. Be aware of the fact that you should not download Chinese characters which will only get you to Chinese language articles. Highly recommended for advanced middle/secondary.

Shukan ST Online article (Texas)

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Recommended because of its bilingual newspaper to present current news about various topics. This Shukan ST is aimed at offering easy-reading English articles for English learners. Topics and materials included in this site are photo stories, domestic and overseas news in English, interviews and campus reports from overseas and many entertaining articles.
This resource was originally recommended by the Asian Studies Network Information Center at University of Texas. Start byJapan Times Editorials” since it provides daily essays about various topics from Japanese perspectives. Be aware of the fact that this site offers articles in English and Japanese.

South China Morning Post (Columbia)

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Recommended because this site is a online major English language newspaper in Hong Kong. Topics and materials included in this site are current news and events about business, markets, technology, and sports in Hong Kong as well as China, Asia, and world. Be aware of the fact that you need to register to read full stories of articles.
This resource was originally recommended by the East Asian Institute at Columbia University.

Surmang Foundation

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Recommended because it links directly to an NGO in China involved in trying to preserve the culture of the Tibetan peoples of China. There are beautiful pictures of the region on the site and a description of projects. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/13/02.

The American School in Japan (California)

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Recommended because this site contains a comprehensive information about the American School in Japan which is the largest, oldest, international school in Tokyo. Start byMustangs Online” since it presents Timely school information and communication for the ASIJ community.
This resource was originally recommended by the Institute of East Asian Studies at University of California Berkeley.

The Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) (Indiana)

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Recommended because ATJ is an international, non-profit, non-political organization of scholars, teachers, and students of Japanese language, literature, and linguistics, which works to promote academic work in the field and to broaden and deepen knowledge and appreciation of Japan and its culture. Reviewed by Education About Asia.

The East-West Center

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Recommended because the East-West Center supports teaching and learning about Asia and the Pacific region across the curriculum.   AsiaPacificEd Program offers unique opportunities for educators and students from throughout the United States and the Asia Pacific region to learn and work together across borders – through best practice institutes and workshops in Hawaii, travel study programs in Asia (for American participants) and in the United States (for Asian participants), and hands-on service learning projects to assist communities in need in the Asia Pacific.  Opportunities for graduate studies, faculty of undergraduate institutions, and excellent resources for K-12 teachers. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Korea Times (Indiana)

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Recommended because this Korea Times is one of the largest-circulation newspaper companies in Korea. Topics and materials included in this site are current articles about Nation, Finance, Technology, Culture, Sports, Opinion, Special, English Cafe. Start byNorth Korea Today” since it offers news articles about North Korea. Be aware of the fact that the “thoughts of The Times” offers readers a chance to share their views on important issues of the day.
This resource was originally recommended by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University.

Think Centre (Asia) (Duke)

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Recommended because this Think Centre (Asia) is an independent political think-tank which critically examines issues related to political development; democracy; rule of law; human rights and civil society. Topics and materials included in this site are articles on topics such as corruption, governance, press freedom, environment, and NGOs & civil society, Think Centre Asia’s documents and research, information about events and activities, news and media, country data, and relevant internet sources and links. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/16/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/04/03.

Tibetan Youth Congress

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Recommended because this Tibetan Youth Congress was established as the largest and most active non-governmental Organization of Tibetans in exile. Topics and materials included in this site are current news, Rangzen, facts about Tibet, and photo archives. Start by “Facts about Tibet” as it provides information about various aspects of Tibet.

United States-China Business Council

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Recommended because this website provides information and statistics on Chinese trade, foreign investment, and the economy from the U.S. perspective. It also offers documents originating from various economic/business organizations and institutions on topics such as U.S.-China trade and investment, China and the world Trade Organization, and human rights and religious freedom. Recommended for high school. Excellent way for students to look at the economic interests of the U.S. in China and how those interests sometimes clash with other concerns such as human rights issues. Start by “US-China Trade” to better understand the trade relationship between the U.S. and China. Be aware of the fact that you need to be a member of this council to obtain some information from this site. This resource was originally reviewed from http://afe.easia.columbia.edu

Worldwide Classroom

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Recommended because this site is one of the largest international consortia of educational programs in the world, containing information on over 10,000 programs for students in 95 countries. Programs are conveniently listed both by country and by category. Start with Program Finder since it provides some ways to find programs which narrow specific interests. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Xinhua News Agency

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Recommended because this is the site for the state news agency of the People’s Republic of China, offering articles in English on Chinese politics, Chinese business, Chinese science & technology, Chinese education & culture, and Chinese life, and Chinese government white papers, and links to other news sources on China. It provides a look at current events in China from a Chinese perspective. Start by “About China” as it provides information about various aspects of China such as map, history, constitution, etc. Be aware of the fact that this site is available in various langauges including Chinese, Spanish, French, Russian, and Arabic.