Gateways and Portals

  Internet Guide for Chinese Studies

The China WWW Virtual Library provides 1500+ main entries.

  Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR)

The site offers scholars, students and the interested public more than six thousand professionally selected, cataloged, and annotated online resources in 25 subtopic areas.


Curriculum Resources

  Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures (EALC)

EALC is Indiana University's primary department for study of East Asian languages, history, literature, culture, and society. 

  East Asia Studies Center (EASC)

EASC assists in the coordination of teaching, research, and outreach activities on East Asia at Indiana University. 

Country Resources

  Country Studies: China

This resource provides a basic understanding of the Chinese society, religions and values, national institutions, political policy, etc. 

  The World Factbook: China

This page offers general information about China as of November 10, 2011.  

Dictionaries and Translations

  English-Chinese/Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage

The dictionary comprises a total of 8,169 characters, together with 44,407 explanatory entries of grammatical usage and 40,379 entries of Chinese words and phrases. 

  MDBG free online Chinese-English dictionary

A word dictionary searches Chinese words using English definition, Chinese characters and Mandarin pinyin.

Resources for Language Teaching

  Learning Chinese Online

This web site contains links to articles on Chinese language and learning materials, etc.

Folklore and Culture

   The World of Chinese

This page contains general teaching materials related to Chinese culture.


  Chinese Text Initiative (University of Virginia Library)

This page is an effort to make texts of Chinese literature available on the Web. 

  MCLC Resource Center

This resource center contains bibliographies of mostly English-language materials on modern Chinese literature, film, art, and culture and is maintained at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University.

Women and Society

  Women's Magazines

This web site contains descriptions of a number of important Women's Magazines from the Republican Period from the collection of the Institute of Chinese Studies in Heidelberg, and a bibliography on women's magazines in general and in China in particular.

Politics and History

  People's Republic of China  

  Internet East Asian History Sourcebook

This page offers access to a large selection of texts and images related to East Asian (esp. Chinese) history. Site contents: (1)Cultural Origins; (2)Religious Traditions; (3)Imperial China; (4)Traditional Japan; (5)Korea; (6)The Western Intrusion; (7)Japan as a World Power; (8)China's Disaster: 1840-1949; (9)China Since World War II; (10)Japan Since World War II; (11)Korea Since World War II; (12)Other East Asian Countries; (13)East Asian Genders and Sexualities; (14)Further Resources on East Asian History.


  China Maps -- Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (University of Texas Libraries)

This site contains country maps, city maps, and thematic maps as well as historical maps.