• Access Asia - Access Asia is a weekly presentation series at UC Irvine hosted by the Journal of Asian Studies that provides a venue for all things Asia-related, and generally has presentations from faculty members and graduate students (both UCI scholars and visitors from around the world). We like to keep presentations short (between 20 and 30 minutes) in order to leave plenty of time for discussion. Presentations are often about new research projects, draft articles/chapters/conference presentations, or fieldwork. Unfortunately we have no funding for these activities and everything we do is volunteeer.
  • AsiaMedia: Media News Daily - From UCLA’s Asia Institute comes this daily that covers issues from across Asia.
  • Asian Film and Media Studies Listserv - According to their site, “this listserv is intended to provide an open forum for the exchange of information, announcements, queries, and ruminations relevant to the study of Asian cinemas in Southern California and beyond. The list is housed at the University of California, Irvine, but anyone is welcome to join regardless of scholarly affiliation.” Postings include announcements of media showings in the Southern California region.
  • Asian media resources database - According to its creators, their “mission is to promote understanding of Asian cultures and peoples and to assist educators at all levels, from elementary schools to colleges and universities, in finding resources for learning and teaching about Asia.”  Asian Educational Media Service is a program at the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Its catalog includes Asian-made videos.
  • Encyclopedia of Modern Asia (UCI-licensed access) - As part of an e-reference book collection for which UCI has licensed access (in the Gale Virtual Reference Library collection), the Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, edited by David Levinson and Karen Christenson (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2002), is now accessible online to UCI users. All six volumes covering the typical topics in an encyclopedia (but focused on Asia) are now accessible to UCI faculty, students and staff and to those who use the campus libraries on site.
  • Indie Filmmaker Quentin Lee’s Latest Film Now Online - Quentin Lee is a daring indie filmmaker whose works have transgressed many boundaries. His film, "0506HK," looks at Hong Kong from the perspective of someone who left the former British Colony for the west. In it. he relates how he feels about living in Los Angeles versus Hong Kong. The entire 8-episode film is now posted for free viewing online.
  • New European Portal to Digital Archival Resources - Asian digitized resources are among the gems of this European Union digital endeavor, Europeana: Think Culture. Researchers can locate via format (video, images, audio and text) of perhaps obscure but historical events or cultural artifacts. For example, there is clear footage (from a French archive) of the Japanese surrender in Hong Kong at the end of WWII. There are also numerous images, texts or video clips on China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
  • Online Journal of Asian Liberation - Jalan: Journal of Asian Liberation, is a progressive online journal that seeks to link Asian Americans and working people in Asia. Written in English, its articles have covered anarchism, white supremacy, Asian and Latino workers and immigration rights, and the Korean nation.
  • OpenDOAR - The Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) is a gateway to publicly accessible digital repositories around the world. A subsection focuses on Asia. Arranged by country from A (Afghanistan) to T (Turkey), the links provided are mostly to repositories based in academic institutions in the region.
  • UCI Asian Studies faculty publications profiled in Asian Studies subje - Asian Studies librarian Ying Zhang, has compiled a comprehensive list of UCI Asian Studies faculty publications, many with links to the full-text version. The list is arranged by area studies: Chinese studies, Japanese studies and Korean studies, but covers faculty across disciplines. The list appears in a section of Zhang's subject guide on Asian studies.
  • Wiktionary: Asia - One Web 2.0 development that has taken off is the wiki phenomenon. Wikipedia has now spawned many other wiki versions, including Wiktionary: a wiki-based open content dictionary. It’s an area where scholarly input is sorely needed. For a look at how various languages use the term Asia.