Directories of Internet Resources for Southeast Asia | General Reference and Bibliographic Resources | Current Events and News | Selected Newspapers and Periodicals | Resources by Country | Pacific / Oceania
I. DIRECTORIES OF INTERNET RESOURCES
Asia-Pacific Internet Resources (Australian National University. Division of Information).
WWW Virtual Library.
The Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library covers online resources dealing with all of Asia and the Pacific including: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR). Committed to directing users to Asian area content in the humanities and social sciences, PAIR is supported by area studies scholars, bibliographers and subject selectors based at the libraries of the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and the Ohio State University.
Library of Congress Portals to the World : "Links to Electronic Resources from Around the World." Currently covers: American Samoa, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor (Timor Leste), Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Micronesia, Naura, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
Southeast Asia Guide of the Memorial Library of the University of Wisconsin.
South East Asia Information. (Hosted by Sunsite of the National University of Singapore)
II. GENERAL REFERENCE and BIBLIOGRAPHIC RESOURCES
AccessAsia is the National Bureau of Asian Research's clearinghouse for information on contemporary Asian affairs and policy-related issues. Although it covers all of Asia, countries may be searched individually.
Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is a forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC's 21 Member Economies are Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Republic of the Philippines; The Russian Federation; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States of America; Viet Nam.
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law. Hosted by the National University of Singapore, this site inclues the ASEAN Project which lists each nation separately.
Consists of a small (seven items so far) database of digitised texts of selected works on Asia and the Pacific from the rare book collection of the Australian National University Library.
of Asian Studies (BAS) (Restricted to members of the Stanford
community) The Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) is the authoritative
bibliography in its field, covering publications from 1971–
Hard copy is also available for 1956–1991. Z3001 .B51 GRN STKS
Centre for the
Study of the Chinese Southern Diaspora, RSPAS, the Australian
National University is designed to foster research on people of Chinese
descent in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific. It includes access
to its annual electronic journal, Chinese
Studies, a multi-disciplinary journal devoted to
research on all aspects of the Chinese southern diaspora (that is, in
Southeast Asia, Australasia, and the southwest Pacific region), from
the earliest times to the present.
CORMOSEA (Committee On Research Materials On Southeast Asia)
Country Watch CountryWatch provides country specific geopolitical intelligence for each of the 192 countries of the world. For each country, it includes "Country Reviews," a set of on-line dynamically updated reports; "Country Wire," an on-line global news service; "CountryWatch Forecast," a forecast of global macroeconomic trends in each country of the world; "CountryWatch Data," a database, which provides over 200,000 data points; "CountryWatch Map Gallery," an online collection of over 2000 maps; "CountryWatch@School," an online educational resource; "CountryWatch Tranlate," a translation service in all major world languages (for a fee); "CountryWatch's International Impressions," in partnership with Zogby International, offers a 10 nation report on impressions of America. Access available to Stanford affiliated people through the "Articles and databases page" on the SULAIR website. Scroll down to Country Watch.
is a series from the Library of Congress. Each "book" presents a
description and analysis of the historical setting and the social,
economic, political and national security systems and institutions of
the respective countries listed.
The countries of Southeast Asia and the Pacific currently listed are:
Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
Database of Labour Laws of Southeast Asia provides a tool for comparative analysis of Southeast and East Asian labour regulatory regimes (Cambodia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). On this site you can find information on the politico-legal framework, labour force structure, employment/labour contracts, coverage by labour law and regulations, collective employment provisions, conflicts, disputes and settlements, and inspections, monitoring and health and safety
Mekong Network. "Volunteer project providing information on Southeast Asia."
Southeast Asia Visions: a collection of historic travel narratives. Hosted by Cornell University Library.
Southeast Asia Women Studies Bibliography (UC Berkeley Library)
Southeast Asian Archaeology Scholarly Website. "The University of Pennsylvania Museum has created a website for the dissemination of scholarship on the archaeology and anthropology of Southeast Asia. The project currently has two components-- a web-based bibliography and a skeletal database."
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Includes link to the SEAMEO Education Access Magazine (SEA Mag) and other publications.
Studies Group (TLC) is an affiliate of the Southeast Asian Council
(SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). It aims to bring
together scholars and students who work in many fields (History,
Anthropology, Botany, Women's Studies, Religious Studies,
Ethnomusicology, Linguistics, Archaeology, Architecture/Urban Planning,
Development Studies, Philology, Political Science, Environmental
Sciences, Philosophy, among others) who find themselves informed by
data and experiences in Thailand, Cambodia, and/or Laos. Its website
(tlc.ucr.edu) and its annual meeting (at the AAS meeting) is a place
for these scholars and students to share resources and expertise.
UNESCO Archives Portal (Asia and the Pacific) An international gateway to information for archivists and archives users
UNESCO countries of Asia-Pacific. Has links to UNESCO information on the nations Asia and the Pacific.
Viet-Nam, Laos, Cambodge: Sources et aides a la recherche. Créé en 2002 par Christopher Goscha, le site a été repris et développé depuis 2006 par François Guillemot, ingénieur de recherche à l'IAO (Institut d'Asie Orientale).
World Factbook. Country profiles compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Search also under the Stanford Libraries website for general internet resources for Asia as a whole, many of which include information on Southeast Asia.
III. CURRENT EVENTS, BUSINESS and NEWS
The Asia Observer: a start page for Asian Affairs. One may select Southeast Asia as a region or may select separate countries.
Asian Development Bank
Searchable by individual countries.
AsianNet : business information provider includes nations of Southeast Asia.
See How do I find News Sources where Stanford users have available the Global Newsbank and the Academic Universe of Nexis-Lexus which includes news sources from around the world, including Asia/Pacific. The Global Newsbank (1996- ) includes news articles covering politics, economics, culture, business, science, technology, and the environment from around the world, including Asia and the Pacific Rim. All articles are in English and are culled from over 1000 translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, wire services, newspapers, magazines and government documents.
Political Resources on Asia Searchable by individual countries.
Social Policy and governance in East Asia and Pacific Region/ World Bank Group. "This library is a compilation of research, newsletters, and briefs provided by both the World Bank and its partners, broadly defined.
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) "SEARAC is a national organization advancing the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans through leadership development, capacity building, and community empowerment. We were founded in 1979 as the Indochina Refugee Action Center (IRAC) to facilitate the relocation of Southeast Asian refugees into American society and foster the development of nonprofit organizations led by and for Southeast Asian Americans."
Development Bank East Asia and the Pacific
Searchable by individual countries
IV. SELECTED NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS (see also under names of individual countries)
Bangkok Post "The world's window on Thailand and the region."
Borneo Bulletin online ed.
Irrawaddy "Covering Burma and Southeast Asia."
Philippine Daily Inquirer
(INQ7.NET) " Online edition of the daily with news,
analyses, commentaries, and more".
Philippine Star: the Filipino global community.
Viet Nam News: national English language daily (online ed.)
Mizzima.com: specialising on Burma-related news and issues
Myanmar.Com. "The ultimate guide to Myanmar."
Selective Works on Myanmar History, Culture, Archaeology and Literature after Independence (a full text database primarily in Burmese hosted by the University of Washington)
CAMBODIA / KAMPUCHEA
Cambodian Genocide Program (Yale University)
Country Study: Cambodia (Library of Congress)
Khmer Rouge Trial Task Force. Web site of the Task Force for Cooperation with Foreign Legal Experts for the Preparation of the Proceedings for the Trial of Senior Khmer Rouge Leaders.
Phnom Penh Post Online Not the full edition reserved for online subscribers.
EAST TIMOR (TIMOR LESTE)
Timor Post / East Timor Press. Online English ed. Currently not available.
You really need go no farther. This site includes the
Arts and Culture, Business and Finance, Education, Gateways,
General, Government and Politics (including statistics),
Library Sources and Other Resources, Maps, News and Media,
Bali, East Timor, Irian Jaya, Kalimantan, Maluku and Sumatra
From BPS (Badan Pusat Statistik), a non-departmental governemnt
institution directly responsible to the President of Indonesia.
Site down as of March 2006. See also World Bank site and the Bank Indonesia.
Caraka: the messenger: a newsletter for Javanists.
Indonesia volcanoes and volcanics. A USGS site.
Indonesia's tumultuous leadership Presented by TimeAsia.com. Covers Suharto (1949) through Megawati (2006)
Country Study: Laos (Library of Congress)
Laos Bibliography (University of Washington)
ALIRAN Online "A Reform movement dedicated to justice, freedom, solidarity."
Central Bank of Malaysia. A good source for information on the Malaysian economy.
Daily Express: independent national newspaper of East Malaysia
MyGovernment: the Malaysian Government's official portal.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Papua New Guinea Online.Gov. Includes the "Official Government Dept.", information on Papua New Guinea and life in the Pacific, and, the Prime Minister's webpage.
Docs & Info on West Papua Independence Movement. "For a free and indpendent confederation of Papuan tribes."
Country Study: Philippines (Library of Congress)
Socio-economic research portal for the Philippines (Philippine Institute for Development Studies) "An online electronic database of completed, ongoing and pipeline research studies related to economic development and policymaking in the Phlippines."
Visayan Daily Star : Negros Island first online newspaper
Country Study: Singapore (Library of Congress)
A Sense of History: a select bibliography on the history of Singpore. (National University of Singapore)
Singapore Infomap : the national website
Statistics Singapore. Singapore Dept. of Statistics
Country Study: Thailand (Library of Congress)
Thai Journal Index. "The Thai Journal Indexing Project, based at UW Libraries, is part of a cooperative initiative to strengthen access to vernacular journal literature from Southeast Asia."
Thai Khadi Research Institute. Part of Thammasat University, its twin purposes are to conduct its own research as well as undertake joint research with external researchers / research institutes, and to compile research information on Thai studies while providing information to researchers and agencies.
Thai Parliament. Serves as a gateway to Thai politics. Includes information on Thai political parties, information on the National Assembly, and the website for the "Library of Parliament."
Country Study: Vietnam (Library of Congress)
Published monthly by the Free Vietnam Alliance (FVA), a coalition of more than 35 Vietnamese democratic movements worldwide. This site unavailable at times.
VI. Internet Resources for the PACIFIC (Oceania/Pacific Islands in general)
Library of Congress. The Learning page: Internet resources: Australia and Oceania.
University of Hawai. Digital Image Archive. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
Web Virtual Library: Pacific Studies. Includes pages for: