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    Newsgroups of interest to Asian-americans: news:soc.culture.filipino news:soc.culture.china, news:soc.culture.hongkong, news:soc.culture.taiwan, news:soc.culture.indian, news:soc.culture.japan news:soc.culture.korea, soc.culture.china.
  1. Bulletin of the Asia Institute
  2. Australian History on the Internet
  3. SCETI:South Asian Studies
  4. Stories of the Dreaming
  5. East Asia and Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
  6. Asian Arts
    An exhibition of Tibetan Calligraphy.
  7. South & Southeast Asian Art
  8. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
  9. National Gallery of Art - Cambodia: Virtual Tour Welcome
  10. Far Eastern Art Masterpieces
  11. AsiaSource: This Day in Asian History - A resource of the Asia Society
    This resoruce is not like other "This Day" sites, which offer very brief content descriptions of events. On the days when I visited, full page descriptions of key events were listed.
  12. IMAGES 1 - National Library of Australia Documentary Image Collection
  13. Classroom Connect: AsiaQuest Splash
  14. Lesson Plan - Education in Two Cultures: A Day in the Life
    Compare and contrast student lifestyles and daily activities in the United States and South Korea.
  15. AsiaSource: Society & History - A resource of the Asia Society
  16. Welcome to AsianDOC!
    Asian Database Online Community Electronic Newsletter
  17. !Aboriginal Australia
    discuss, explore, read, visit, buy authentic art, travel and books.
  18. World Wide Web Virtual Library of Pacific Studies
  19. Korean Tea Culture
  20. Asian Studies - WWW Search Engines Guide
  21. USF Center for the Pacific Rim - Rex Cole Collection
    Photos of turn of the century Japan (and China)
  22. Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey
  23. H-Seasia Discussion Network
    discussion list about South East Asia.
  24. Wayfinders
    Learn more about Pacific Island geography, culture, history, archaeology.
  25. Stories of the Dreaming
    Stories come from the cultures of Indigenous Australians.
  26. Beautiful Patterns, Common Threads: Avi Black's Travels in Southeast Asia
    Travels of a Teacher in Southeast Asia -- 1998-1999.
  27. COTIM
    Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian and Malay offering study opportunities this year!
  28. The Journal of Hamel and Korea :Introduction to Hamel and Korea
  29. National Gallery of Art - Cambodia: Virtual Tour Welcome
  30. Imperialism in Asia
    Screenshot of graphic from the Oriental Institute The Oriental Institute plans to place its entire catalog of 999 photographs online, with four sections, presenting the major areas of investigation: the architecture, reliefs, and finds of the Palaces at Persepolis; the prehistoric mound of Tall-i-Bakun; Istakhr, the Islamic city mound; and the aerial survey flights conducted between 1935 and 1937.
    They are up to the 10th installment in this series! Images are indexed well and display quickly.
    Actually, a large thumbnail is displayed with the option to download a hires version.
    You should browse the entire site, which appears to be more polished and expanded.
    I located some of the best maps for world History and current events at the page below.
    Detailed maps are printable and show modern cities as well as ancient sites.
  32. Welcome to The Realm of The Mongols!
  33. From Desert and Oasis: Arts of the People of Central Asia
    Georgia Museum of Art is hosting Exhibition of Textiles from Central Asia.
  34. Interactive Central Asia Resource Project (ICARP) - Turkmenistan
  35. The Cambodian Genocide Program
  36. An Abridged History of Central Asia
  37. Teachers' Guild Lesson Plan: Caring for Cambodia: Children of the River
  38. Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Culture
    A forum for new research and teaching in the area of Gender Studies in the Asian region, part of Murdoch University's School of Asian Studies. The Inaugural Issue is online.
  39. Asia Library, University of Michigan
  40. Caring for Cambodia: Children of the River
  41. Material Possessions: Rare textiles from Southeast Asia & India
  42. Philippine Culture and History
  43. Songlines Aboriginal Art
  44. Genghis Khan @
    National Geographic combines excellent text and graphics to examine Genghis Khan and the Mongols. A timeline and map of the Empire are major features, but the page also presents a look at the area and people today. Suggestions for teachers are displayed on special pages... Classroom Ideas and Education Program broken into various K-12 age groups.
  45. East Asian Studies Center
    Students and Teachers, see "Teaching East Asia: Lesson Plans for Middle School Teachers Vol. 2" for a excellent collection organized around themes and topics: Theme A: People, Places & Environment, (Capital Connections, Mapping the World, China on a Globe, EAST BRIEF: Bring Reality into Effective Focus, Population and Area Comparison, Geography Baseball, Geography of Japan, Physical Geography of East Asia, World at Your Fingertips: Cartographic Skills), Theme B: Technology, Production, Distribution & Consumption, (East Asian Trading Ships, Agriculture in East Asia, Test: Lady Sarashina's Diary, East Asia: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Economic Development and Air Pollution, How East Asia Became an Economic Power), Theme C: Cultures, Continuity & Change, (Flavors of Japan, Chinese Culture Through Cinderella, Futuring Theme D: Aesthetics, Celebrations & Values Chinese Literature Creating a Japanese Rock Garden Cooperative Kite-Making), Theme E: Instructions, Power and Government (Communes in Communist China Tiananmen Square Protest), Theme F: United States and Global Connections (Korean Peninsula and Indiana).
  46. Homepage IIAS Newsletter
    Newsletter for the International Institute For Asian Studies.
  47. Pacific Century
  49. World History - The Mongols - Women of the Mongol Court
    edited notes were taken from a lecture by Morris Rossabi, presented as part of the lecture series in conjunction with Mongolia: The Legacy of Chinggis Khan, an exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.
  50. World History - The Mongols - Identifying the Common Structural Features of Stringed Musical Instruments
    A lesson that includes data on the basic construction of stringed instruments and develops an awareness of Mongolian folk music.
  51. The Trireme Trust - Newsletter 16 - Pacific Boatbuilding
    You wouldn't think that you could find informaton on the Pacific in a newsletter on Greek navigation, but here it is...See the article on Pacific Boatbuilding by Meph Wyeth.
  52. International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Home
  53. Mongolian Exhibition, Home
    The Legacy of Chinggis Khan, presented by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
  54. Beauty and Darkness: Cambodia in Modern History
    "Introduction: The Unique Revolution" is the top link in the page, and the captures the unique features of the period and the readers interest and attention. Each subsequent link draws the viewer deeper into the tragedy. Start anywhere. A power page on the topic.
  55. Brief History of the Uyghers
  56. eye-witness
    A North Korean Remembers -- An Autobiography of Kim Young Sik With History Notes.
  58. An Abridged History of Central Asia
  59. Interactive Central Asia Resource Project (ICARP)
  60. Links for the history of Central Asia
  61. East Asian Studies Center
    Offering a guide -- Teaching East Asia: Lesson Plans for Middle School Teachers from summer 1997. Lesson Plans for Middle School Teachers Vol. 2. All of the lessons are in PDF format and are organized under six themes: People, Places & Environment, Technology, Production, Distribution & Consumption, Cultures, Continuity & Change, Aesthetics, Celebrations & Values, Instructions, Power and Government, United States and Global Connections.
  62. Council on East Asian Libraries
    Linking to resources on:China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Asia (general)
  63. Asian Arts
    ddSee the impressive listing of Exhibitions.
  64. CNN Interactive - World Regions: Asia Pacific
  65. Theban Mapping Project
  66. NOVA Online | Secrets of Easter Island
    I found the "Move a Megalith" page to be most intestesting. Give it a try. It covers: Past Attempts | Dispatches | The Plan | Team Profiles Move the Moai Game (shockwave plug-in required) | Your Theories.
  67. The Cambodian Genocide Program
    Background and documentation.
  68. Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
    Links to: Chinese Papercuts, Make an Origami Jumping Frog, How to Get the Paper Crane, Origami Gallery, Korean Tales.
  69. Asia-Pacific Magazine: online edition
  70. BAS Main
    The Bibliography of Asian Studies provides "...western-language monographs, articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia." Currently available for a free demonstration during May.
  71. History and a collection of on-line documents and source material
    The site examines Australian History, A Shipwreck off the coast of Brazil in 1852, The Quit India Movement of 1942 in the Province of Bihar, Irish History, The Abdication Crisis of 1936 (included the full text of Edward VIII's Proclamation of Abdication), American History (a look at two contradictions in the American experience, those of freedom and slavery, and opportunity and despair), British Foreign and Defence Policy, British Social History and The Commonwealth of Nations.
  72. Malaysia Home Page
  73. Malaysian History
    From Ancient Malaysia (35,000 BC - 100 BC) to Independence and Onwards.
  74. Okinawa: The American Years, 1945-1972
    Biographical Essays, Chronology, Photos, Annotated Bibliographies and Related Sites.
  75. East Asian Studies Center
    This site is one of the best location for information, lessons and resources for the K-12 teacher in this topic area. Recent additons of maps, graphics and complete lesson plans are all high quality and very adaptable for many age and ability groupings.
  76. An Abridged History of Central Asia
    A complete online book.
  77. Hanging Out the Pictures
    pictorial works, which document Australian history and the Australian way of life.
  78. VIET NAM HISTORY © 1997 Chi D. Nguyen
  79. The Mongolian Felt Tent
    Part of a new exhibition on Mongolian culture organized by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.
  80. Asia Through a Glass Darkly
    Stereotypes of Asians in Western Literature. See the Lesson Plan and Classroom Activities on the topic.
  81. East & Southeast Asia: Net Resources
  82. The Tibetan Book of the Dead
    One of the most useful tools offered by this site is located on the main page in the form of a menu selection device with locations/subjects to narrow a search for specific information that might interest you...I selected Scroll Paintings for the "entry" and was immediately linked to that section of the exhibit. The UVA Library holds one of the world's largest collections of Tibetan literature and the page is "...designed to demystify the sacred Tibetan texts on death and dying and to create an opportunity to share the wisdom of these ancient beliefs and practices."
  83. NOVA/PBS Online Adventure: Easter Island
    "Join an expedition attempting to determine how the Easter Islanders were able to carve, move and erect the island's famous statues. Learn ancient carving techniques, explore the Polynesian culture and its emphasis on teamwork, and send in alternative solutions to the problem and read expert feedback to your proposals." The program will air in the middle of March, 1998.
    Sample chapter from a new McGraw-Hill text on the Kaluli, who live in the tropical rainforest in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea on the Great Papuan Plateau.
    A sample chapter from from Culture Sketches, 2/e by Holly Peters-Golden of the University of Michigan.
  86. KV5 - The Theban Mapping Project
    Tour the major monuments of Thebes and the tombs of New Kingdom rulers.
    "History says, Don't Hope
    On this side of the grave.
    But then, once in a lifetime
    The longed-for tidal wave
    Of justice can rise up,
    And hope and history rhyme."

    from The Cure at Troy

  87. World History Association - Hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program for Teachers
    Featuring some fine materials on the Mongol Empire (The Mongols Women of the Mongol Court), reasons for successful Mongol expansion, the role of Mongol women during the conquest, and the significance of the Mongol conquest in world history.
  88. Cambodia Welcome
    Virtual tour of Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia from the National Gallery of Art. Special viewer (browser plugin) required.
  89. Australian History WWW Home Page
  90. The University of Iowa Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
  91. Theban Mapping Project
    Another example of an excellent introduction page that fits squarely in the browser and loads quickly. Busy teachers and students should be able to enter the site and determing within a very brief time it they wish to continue.

  92. Islands of Mystery
    "Nan Madol, an island city in the Pacific sprawling with stone palaces and temples. "Mystery of the Pacific" takes you to what archaeologists have dubbed "Venice of the Pacific," to explain how it came to be." TOC: Program Overview, Academic Standards, Vocabulary, Study Questions, Activities, Related Resources. The study questions include factual focus questions followed by more general discussion questions. Copyright-cleared for classroom use until December 30, 1998. To air: November 28, and January 2, 1998.
  93. Traditional Navigation in the Western Pacific
    From the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology -- A Search For Meaning.
    Presents a series of linked pages to form a multi-media presentation. Includes a description of the mental maps, exercises and traditional teaching methods used to teach navigation in the Pacific.
    Teachers might visit the Contents (Introduction, Micronesia The Sidereal Compass, Sailing Direction Exercises, Keeping Track, Living Seamarks, Schematic Mapping, Predicting the Weather, Putting the System to Work, The Navigator as Ritual Specialist, Keeping the Knowledge Alive, The Search for Pattern, Bodies of Knowledge and Cultural Anthropology) page first for an overview and list of the pages.
    An actual student tour might take an entire period and would require some print instructions, a question set and a list of vocabulary terms or phrases. In additon to answering some basic questions about historic Pacific navigation in a creative manner, the site places the content in context of some broader questions about how human culltures learn, organize and teach experience in their culture. It attempts to answer fundamental questions about human thinking.
    Highly recommented for the teacher who is interested in lessons that require that student think, and more important, think about their own thinking processes. Students might also be encouraged to compare the method of teaching/learning used in the Pacific with those used in their culture/school. Some students might be interested in the behavior patterns of conflict resolution briefly discussed at the site and investigate those currently used today. Teachers interested in oral history should have a field day with sites like this.
    Finally, both students and teachers might examine the Eurocentric view (in this case) of the topic of exploration. A growing variety and quantity of Asia/Pacific sites should prove helpful in this quest. Who knows! Perhaps we will see some secondary courses in this area by the end of the century! Note ...2/99: Teachers might wish to place the whole idea of navigation in a wider perspective... Start with "Western" navigation in the 15th century at How Columbus did it.
  94. Centre for South Pacific Studies Home Page
  95. SARAI: South Asia Resource Access on the Internet
  96. Balinese Water Temples
    The Role of Balinese Water Temples in Managing Complex Irrigation Systems. National Science Foundation site to profile a research project on the subject. Students of history are often confronted with irrigation/agricultural systems in the past that were more efficient and environmentaly friendly than those currently used. This may be an example of one..
  97. Portland Art Museum - Asian Art Galleries
  98. East-West Center Home Page
    a national and regional source of information and analysis about the Asia-Pacific Region, including the United States.
  99. Bushmen on the Web
    A site for the preservation of Bushman rock art.
  100. Tribes & Canoes of the Maori People
  101. Inside Indonesia
  102. Guide To South Asian Studies: UW-Madison Electronic Library
  103. New Zealand - Ancient and Modern History
  104. Asia-Pacific Magazine: online edition
  105. Genghis Khan - NGS
  106. TeachAsia Resources
  107. Bikini Atoll
    This attractive page provides a history of the island and the people that occupied it at one time. Details of the testing done on the island and the lack of information (and efforts to document and deal with the human health and environment problems generated by the tests) are detailed. This might be set along with information about the testing in the United States and the impact on soldier and civilian populations.
    Showing an experimental sytle that deviates from the linear photo essay.
    Speaking of water transportation, students might be interested in a comparison with other regions. Send them first to East Africa and then have thtm do a search for other sites for other regions.
  110. Wa`a Kaukahi - Outrigger Canoe
    Sketch for building your Canoe. For those who tried the suggestions for a Pacific migration simulation.
  111. Philippine History
    What's in a name I? (The Philippines, Filipino, Pinoy, Flip). A Brief Glimpse of the Philippines' Ancient Past, A Chronology of Philippine History (Philippine History in the Western World Context and Philippine History as told from a Filipino Viewpoint (Pre-colonial Period, The Spanish Occupation, The U.S. Occupation, The Philippine Republic, Philippine-U.S. Relationship: an Historical Timeline, Asian and Filipino American History - a Chronology and a host of interesting links,
  112. Asian Studies - WWW Virtual Library
    Alphabetical listing of major links from the Australian National University (ANU).
  113. Sydney museums - The Powerhouse Museum
  114. Australian - Sydney History
  115. Genghis Khan - NGS
    Although you will have to dig and explore to find the teacher resources and suggestion for further exploration, they are worth the search. A site with great visual appeal. Nice selection of links to Mongolia, especially the exhibition in San Francisco, Mongolian Exhibition.
  116. Introduction to Asian Art
    14 week art history course giving a general introduction to the Arts of Asia (India, China, Japan), with a short listing of excellent art history resources in other areas on the main page.
  117. South Asian Diaspora
    TOC: Archive of the South Asian Diaspora, Bibliographic Guides, Essays, Electronic Resources, Photographs/Documents/Maps, Diaspora Project Database.
  118. National Heritage Board: Asian Civilisations Museum
  119. The Southeast Asia Homepage for a
    For a Guide to Southeast Asian Resources on the Net.
  120. SouthEast Asian images & Texts project homepage
    Take the "Digital Tour" for an overview of this large collection of images from the Philippines. The search tools help to make this an excellent site, with expansion in the future adding more incentive to return for later viewing. A collection to over 6,000 images and digital sound and video archives is planned.
  121. SEASCALINFO Home Page
    Southeast Asian Studies at Cal.
  122. Explorations in Southeast Asian Studies
    New Journal from the Southeast Asian Student Association, with two issues currently (9/97) online.

    VIETNAM Resources

  123. W3C/ANU - Vietnam WWW VL
    A comprehensive collection of almost 700 links to information on the web about Vietnam. Click on "History" for an excellent listing of sites on the history of the area.
  124. Vietnam War history page
  125. Vietnam Memoirs
  126. Scenes from Vietnamese History
    Includes: THE STACK - Enough, But Not Too Much: Johnson's Decisions for War 1963-1965, VIETNAM PERSPECTIVE, a REFERENCE section, ARCHIVES AT LARGE ( Vietnam War Gopher Archive, Vietnam News Archive, Vietnam Image Archive.
  129. Joe Haldeman's Home Page
    Information about the latest book ("1968") a novel about Vietnam, links other resources on Vietnam and SF sites.
  130. Vietnam -- Historical Setting
    From Early History through WW II and Japanese Occupation.
  131. AskAsia Homepage
    Access to cultural information, reference material, games, activities, classroom materials and links to people, places and institutions. TOC: Beware the Polarized Stereotype, Clues To Cultural Values, Cultural Values Through Hero Mythology, Extracting Meaning From What We See, An Integrated Unit in Cultural Stereotyping, Asia-General, Asia Through a Glass Darkly, Asian American, Appreciating Our American Heritage, The Asian American Experience in the United States: A Chronological History, Chinatowns and Chinese Communities in America, Central Asia, The Museum as a Time Capsule: Mongolian Example. China TOC: Attitudes Toward Nature in Taoist Art, Chinese Dialect Lesson, Geography and Culture of China, How Shall We Rule China? Role Play, Murder in Hai-Tien, Should the Ming End the Treasure Voyages?, Who Invented It? When? Chinese Inventions. India TOC : Artha: Strategies for Survival, Success, and Power, How Much Is There to Eat, Images of the Goddess in India, Nataraj: Shiva as Lord of the Dance, Rama and the Ramayana: Lessons in Dharma, Understanding Karma, Dharma and Samsara, What Can We Learn About India From A Ten Rupee Bank Note, What Should Arjuna Do, Women in Rural India. Indonesia TOC: Rice: The Global Crop, Decoding Borobudur. JapanTOC: American and Japanese Cities, Environment and Conservation: Japan, Japan and the West: A Comparison, Noboru's Family Tree, Noh and Kabuk,i Kite Making, What Makes the Japanese Laugh, Korea TOC: The Chair Game, Korea in Your Community, Korean Addresses, Korean Zodiac, Perceiving a Culture Through Its Literature: Korea as an Example. Middle East -- Religious Beliefs Made Visual: Geometry and Islam. Taiwan -- The US-Taiwan Textile Trade Case. Vietnam -- Vietnam: A Teacher's Guide.
  132. For Educators
    AskAsia presents an amazing variety and number of lessons for K-12 educators. Although most of the lessons are country-specific, a few global lessons are inlcuded: Beware the Polarized Stereotype, Clues To Cultural Values, Cultural Values Through Hero Mythology, Extracting Meaning From What We See, An Integrated Unit in Cultural Stereotyping. The Resource Center( provides a map to click on to locate a resource site near you. I clicked on the appropriate region and the state (WI) and located over a dozen nearby sites for Asian materials and support and locations for field trips. What a great source for teachers who assign real or electronic field trips.
  133. Vietnam Challenge
    Join a 1,200 mile, three-week bicycle journey of discovery through the heart of Vietnam. An integrated team made up of persons both with and without disabilities, will include renowned world-class athletes and veterans from both sides of the war.
  134. For information and resources on the Vietnam War from an American perspective, see the American/Canadian History Page

  135. Resources On KOREA

  136. Window on Korea DEMO
    An online presentation from the Korean Overseas Information Office covering the era from 1957 to the present.
    See Imperialism in Korea and Teaching About Korea
    Lessons for Students in Grades 4-12.
  139. (KHC home page, English version)
    Korean History and historians.
  140. Korea Insights
  141. Korea -- 1935-55
    An eye witness account of the history of Korea by a Korean from 1930 to 1955. Photos and excerpts from recently declassified US, Chinese and Russian secret documents. Topics include: Kim Il Sung's guerrillas, US occupation of S Korea, Korean War and CIA covert operations in Korea.
  142. Korea WebWeekly Page One
    Excellent page on contemporary Korea. Also features Eyewitness: A North Korean Remembers - A chronology and diary of events from the early 20th Century to today. You are welcomed to download the HTML texts (223KB), unzip it into a directory and view it offline ("eyewit.htm" is the table index - photos, about 7MB, are NOT included).
  143. Korean History
  144. Lee Suja / Korea
    Images -- and great ones too. Capture the larger images and let your younger students write stories about what the actors are doing.
  145. Spirit of Tan'gun(´Ü±ºÀÇ ¾ó)
    Launch point for Korean history and mythical origins. See the "Korean History site below.
  146. Korean History; The Dawn of History
  147. The Korea Society
    And Korea Society Lists.
  148. Ancient Korean History
    Alternative Korean History featuring Founding Legends, Chronology of events and rulers and Cultural achievements.
  149. Korea Institute

  150. Asian Studies Development Program
    A prime site for K-16 World History teachers (and for Western Civ. teachers in globalizing their current course).
  151. Beauty and Darkness: Cambodia in Modern History
    Provides information on the recent history of Cambodia, particulary the Khmer Rouge period. Links to: Introduction: The Unique Revolution, The Banyan Tree: Untangling Cambodian History, General Facts and Statistics about Cambodi, Photo Gallery, Oral Histories, Landmines in Cambodia, Khmer Art, Documents and Essays, Links to Other Web Sites About Cambodia, Other Resources, Medical Recommendations for Travel in Cambodia, Current News and News Summary Archives, Cambodia and the Media: Two Opposing Viewpoints , Refugee Admission Statistics, What's New.
  152. Naleo O Na Kupuna
    Wai'anae High School oral history showcase designed to "...perpetuate the memories and culture of the Hawaiian people..." The site will focus the stories and mana'o (wisdom) of those living on the Wai'anae Coast.
  153. Pacific Islands Internet Resources Home Page
    Excellent resources (especially current developments) organized around an image map of the region.
  154. The Polynesian Voyaging Society
    Founded "... to research the means by which Polynesian seafarers discovered and settled nearly every inhabitable island in the Pacific Ocean before European explorers found the ocean in the 16th century." TOC: The Spirit of 'Ohana and the Polynesian Voyagers, Map of Polynesia, Polynesian Migrations, Part 1 and II, Exploration and Discovery, Settlement of Polynesia and Hawai'i, Two-Way Voyaging after Settlement, The End of Voyaging, Voyaging and Human Survival and Plants Introduced to Hawai'i by the Ancestors of the Hawaiians.
  155. CANOE PLANTS Introduction & Contents
    Ape - `Awa - `Awapuhi - Hau - Ipu - Kalo - Kamani - Ki - Ko - Kou - Kukui - Mai`a Milo - Niu - `Ohe - `Ohi`a `Ai - `Olena - Olona - Pia - `Uala - Uhi - `Ulu - Wauke.
  156. Hawaii Resource Library
    A click on the image map at the top will take you to pages dealing with the origins of this culture. You can also navigate by a click on the "Directory" link and most of the content of the site will be within reach.
  157. Bishop Museum Archives
    Studies done by Museum staff in the Pacific Basin, especially late 18th and early 19th through 20th Century Hawaii. Included are manuscripts, photographs, artwork, oral histories, commercial sound recordings and maps.
  158. Rapa Nui Outrigger Club
    Information The Outrigger Canoe on Rapa Nui.
  159. Introduction to the Hawai`iloa Exhibit
    Bishop Museum Native Hawaiian Culture and Arts Program (NHCAP) devoted its first five-year program to recovering the `ike (knowledge) and hana no`eau (skills) that made the voyages of discovery and island colonization possible. More than 90 projects were supported, culminating in the construction, sailing, and provisioning of Hawai`iloa. Galleries and pproject reports on: The Hawai`iloa and its Voyage (navigation techniques, the voyage to Polynesia, and the Pacific), Voyaging Renaissance, The Making of Hawai`iloa (Searching for giant logs, ancient tools and skills, carving the hulls, sail making), The Polynesian Triangle (Pacific distances, voyaging provisions, colonization strategies), The Garden (The Plants of the Past Native plants and transported landscapes).
  160. The Back Gallery: The Making of Hawai`iloa
    Links to:[ NHCAP | NHCAP: The Voyaging Program | The Mauloa Canoe ] [ The Vision of Hawai`iloa | Canoes of Old | Designing Hawai`iloa ] [ Wanted: Two Massive Trees | Searching in Vain | Gifts from the Northwest Coast ] [ Mechanical Muscle | Carving the Hulls | Woods of Hawai`iloa ] Adze-Making | Lau Hala Plaiting | Sail Making ] [ Cordage | Endemic Nettle | Hibiscus Bark ][ Canoe Lashing | Bringing the Past Forward | Assembling the Hawai`iloa ][ The Canoe Blessing | Sea Trials | Navigators ][ Making Ready ].
  161. HUKILAU ! ~ ~ Gateway to Polynesia ~ ~
    Outstanding resources! See the Art of Wayfinding, Polynesian Voyaging Traditions, Traditional Polynesian Canoe Building, The WAKA MOANA SYMPOSIUM. The Wayfinding links to a gopher site with a large amount of information on how navigation was accomplished withour "modern" instruments.
  162. Hukilau~Virtual Village
    "On Saturday , May 13 1995 , the people of Hawai`i gathered at Ke`ehi Lagoon on the island of O`ahu to celebrate the Homecoming of the Polynesian Voyaging Canoes. This celebration marked the end of their quest to sail the ancestral voyaging paths across the Polynesia's and from the Marquesas to the Hawaiian Islands, and thru traditional ceremonies, they lifted a 600 year old curse that divided the ancient Polynesian Voyagers reuniting the "Na` Ohana Holo Moana" ( Voyaging Families of the Vast Ocean )"
  163. The Front Gallery: The Hawai`iloa and its Voyage
    "The last voyaging canoe of traditional raw materials was built hundreds of years ago. Ancient wa`a (canoes) were carved from logs, lashed together with braided fibers, and fitted with woven sails. Could it be done again? How would it sail? Information gleaned from historical accounts, kupuna (elders), and archaeology was blended with a healthy dose of experimentation and modern ingenuity. Hawai`iloa, a wa`a kaulua (double-hull ocean-going canoe) was built to sail on the open seas." See the page on Plants of the Past while you are in the neighborhood.
  164. The American Experience/Hawaii with Teacher Guide.
  165. The Polynesian Settlement of the Pacific
  166. Polynesian Voyaging Society - University of Hawaii
    See TRADITIONAL POLYNESIAN CANOE-BUILDING--Hawaiian Canoes, Hawaiian Canoe Building, Building Keawenuia'umi's Canoe, Hawaiian Deities of Canoes and Canoe-Building ( Parts, Plants, Tools), Hivan [Marquesan] Canoes, Hiro's Great Canoe Hohoio, The Building of Rata's Canoe, Bibliography: Canoe-Building. Try to find information on the great human migration of people into the Pacific in any high school texts in World History!
  167. Easter Island Home Page
    Loads of history here.
  168. Centre for Pacific Studies HomePage
  169. Oceania Newsletter - Recent Publications
  170. Asia, the Pacific and Australia -- Recently Published Literature
    Recently Published Literature.
  171. OneWorld Magazine - Australian Aboriginal Art
  172. FAMSF-de Young-Collections-Oceania
  173. History 280 index
    The historical background of the great civilizations of Asia.
  174. Links for South Asia
  175. INDOLOGY: Digital Art
    Art and Manuscript Images from pre-modern South Asia.
  176. W3C/ANU - About Asian Studies WWW VL
  177. Asia Now Online: Mission to Educate
  178. Asian Home Page
    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. See the Mongolian Exhibition.
  179. ethnographic art from New Guinea, Indonesia and Africa
    In addition to the art, the site also has text files with information about the people/countires generating the art.
  180. Filipino weaving cloth, 1907-1912
    Examines the relationship between the Mongols and Tibet. PART I covers the Rise and expansion of the Mongol empire and the Mongol empire under Chinggis Khan's four sons. PART II - the position and status of Tibet in relation to the Mongol empire. PART III -- Inheritance of authority from the Mongols by China.
  182. Danny Yee's Book Reviews: Subject: Oceania
  183. Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars
    Several sample articles online, including some on Korea.
  184. Cambodian Auto-Genocide Page
  185. Asia-Pacific Information
  186. Orientation - Asia's Web Directory
  187. Global Studies and Euro-Asian History
  188. World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Indonesia
  189. ICARP - Afghanistan WWW VL
  190. W3C/ANU - Pacific Studies WWW VL
  191. The WWW Virtual Library: Asian Studies: India Subsection.
  192. Laos WWW VL
  193. Malaysia WWW VL
  194. Mongolia WWW Virtual Library
  195. The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: New Zealand
  196. Thailand - WWW Virtual Library
  197. Taiwan WWW VL
  198. AskAsia Home Page
    Teachers searching for lessons on Asia will not be disappointed. I located 30-40 that were developed by The Asia Society in cooperation with several partners. Also offers readings, bibliographies and classroom activities. An Image Library provides photos, drawings and maps, and a "For Kids Only" section with games, songs, recipes and hands-on projects.
  199. Maps of Asia
    From the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin. Most appear to be from the CIA.
  200. Documentary Image Collection
    National Library of Australia's Documentary Images.
  201. Resources for the Study of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism
  202. Asia and the Pacific Basin
  203. Yale Council on East Asian Studies
  204. Historical Home Page of RMS Olympic, Titanic & Britannic
  205. Australian Humanities Review
    At last visit (9/99) the July/August issue featured the full text of John Frow's In the Penal Colony, on the "...relationship between the nation state and cultural memory, focussing on Port Arthur and the ongoing constructions and erasures of its pasts."
  206. East Asian Texts and Documents
    Now showing Confucius, Ekai, Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), Lao-tzu, Kakuan, Classical Chinese Poetry, The Zen Garden and Zen Buddhist Texts.
  207. University of Kansas East Asian Library Home Page
  208. Asian Art
    Religious Offerings, Asian Art in The National Gallery of Australia.
  209. The Art of Tibetan Sand Painting
  210. ANU - Asian Studies
  211. Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL)
  212. Sumedha's Corner
    Provides an enormous amount of information from the Buddist Library Singapore.
  213. Center For Asian and Pacific Studies
    University of Oregon. Has an excellent collection of maps and a great image map of the site.
  214. Faculty of Asian Studies
    Australian National University. Fine collection of Asian resources, especially the sites maintained by the faculty.
  215. Asian Studies Network Center
  216. Pacific/Australia History
    Part of the World History Archive Page that deserves recognition. There is clearly a large gap in the information available in High School text and the Internet on Pacific History. Are there any Pacific Rim historians out there?
  217. The Thai Heritage Page
  218. Asian gopher - Hawaii
    See "project" for lesson plans posted to the gopher.
  219. Museographs Sample
    See the sample issue.. Satsuma is actually Korean in its origin. Much of Japanese pottery was made by Koreans who were uprooted from their homes and brought back to Japan against their will.
  220. Asian Arts
    An on-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia.
  221. ANBG - Aboriginal Trail
    This is a very creative "interpretive walk" which showcases various plants used by Australian Aborigines. Try it as an example of how to integrate science and social studies with multi-media technology.

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February 8, 2001
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