Links to websites related to Asia-Pacific studies
ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies
ACME is an on-line international journal for critical and radical analyses of the social, the spatial and the political. The journal's purpose is to provide a forum for the publication of critical and radical work about space in the social sciences - including anarchist, anti-racist, environmentalist, feminist, marxist, postcolonial, poststructuralist, queer, situationist and socialist perspectives. Analyses that are critical and radical are understood to be part of the praxis of social and political change aimed at challenging, dismantling, and transforming prevalent relations, systems, and structures of capitalist exploitation, oppression, imperialism, neo-liberalism, national aggression, and environmental destruction.
Colonial Latin American Historical Review (CLAHR)
The Colonial Latin American Historical Review (CLAHR) is published by the Spanish Colonial Research Center at the University of New Mexico. CLAHR's objective is to promote the study of colonial Luso-Hispano America and provide a greater understanding of the common heritage between North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. CLAHR is a unique and exciting source of information for those interested in colonial Luso-Hispano America. With subscriptions extending throughout the world, CLAHR is a vital outlet for the publication of new scholarly research. Each issue of CLAHR contains essays based on original research as well as book reviews and announcements of upcoming events.
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs
Contemporary Southeast Asia (CSEA) specializes in the politics, international relations and security-related issues of Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic environment. It serves as a reliable and up-to-date source of information on events and trends in regional politics, international relations, and security questions that affect Southeast Asia. CSEA is published three times a year -- in April, August, and December.
Kashmir Affairs is a London based independent forum that aims to provide different view points and balanced analysis on the situation of Jamme and Kashmi in order to promote dialogue and understanding about various groups, political ideologies and the Kashmiri people, culture, literature and society.
Melbourne Historical Journal
Published since 1961, MHJ is now a refereed journal, for the publication of Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand postgraduate work in history. It does not discriminate against fields and types of history, is open to new approaches, and aims to present original postgraduate work to a wide and responsive readership.
New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
The New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies has been published since June 1999, when it became the official journal of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA). The journal is published twice a year, in June and December, and contains a mixture of academic articles and reviews, from contributors both within and outside New Zealand. The Editorial Board will consider a wide range of Asia-related items for publication, but especially academic papers, research reports and reviews.
SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia
SOJOURN is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of social issues in Southeast Asia. Empirical and theoretical research articles are published with a view to promoting and disseminating scholarship in and on the region. Areas of special concern are ethnicity, religion, urbanization, migration, and development. SOJOURN is published twice a year -- in April and October.
Asia Research Centre (ARC), Murdoch University
The Asia Research Centre has established itself over more than a decade as an international leader in the study of East and Southeast Asia, undertaking fundamental interdisciplinary and disciplinary research into a wide range of social, political and economic dynamics within the region. The thematic focus, however, is on the analysis of forces within the region that mediate the form and impact of globalisation.
Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
The largest society of its kind in the world-is a scholarly association open to all persons interested in Asia. It seeks through publications, meetings, and seminars to facilitate contact and an exchange of information among scholars to increase their understanding of East, South, and Southeast Asia.
Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
APRU is a consortium of 36 leading universities from 16 economies in the Pacific Rim. Formed in 1997, it aims to foster cooperation in education, research and enterprise thereby contributing to the economic, scientific and cultural advancement of Pacific Rim economies.
BRCSS: Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences Network
The BRCSS Network was launched on 20 September 2004. It is an initiative, funded by the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission, that aims to improve social science research capability in New Zealand, mainly in the tertiary sector. The main focus of BRCSS is to contribute to the development of new and emerging researchers, and building new teams using the BRCSS network as well as linking with other networks. To encourage networking, shared workspaces and specialist video conferencing are being established. Extending local and international linkages are an important aspect of BRCSS.
East-West Center: Building an Asia Pacific Community
The East-West Center is an internationally recognized education and research organization that helps promote the establishment of a stable, peaceful and prosperous Asia Pacific community in which the United States is a natural, valued and leading partner.
Fowler Museum of Cultural History
The UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History explores art and material culture primarily from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas, past and present. The Fowler seeks to enhance understanding and appreciation of the diverse peoples, cultures, and religions of the world through highly contextualized interpretive exhibitions, publications, and public programming, informed by interdisciplinary approaches and the perspectives of the cultures represented. The Fowler provides exciting and informative exhibitions and events for the UCLA community and the people of greater Los Angeles and beyond.
The History Journals Guide
The History Journals Guide is an international directory for journals and discussion lists in the fields of history and archaeology. The History Journals Guide covers scientific and popular-scientific, current and ceased, frequently or irregularly appearing, and interdisciplinary periodicals and lists. The History Journals Guide is freely accessible for all users worldwide.
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Publications
ISEAS was established in 1968 and has issued over 1,000 publications, including journals and books. Many of these are co-published with academic and trade publishers worldwide. ISEAS Publications invites submission of original manuscripts pertaining to Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific.
RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia): Globalism Institute
The Globalism Institute, founded in 2002, undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation.
Singapore University Press
NUS Publishing looks after academic publishing at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Its main activity is the operation of Singapore University Press Pte Ltd (SUP). The mission of Singapore University Press is to enable the dissemination and creation of knowledge through the publishing of scholarly and academic books; and to empower learning, innovation and enterprise for the Singapore- and Asia-focused global community, as a publisher of authoritative works for the trade and professional markets.
UNESCO: Culture in Asian and the Pacific
UNESCO's Culture Sector programmes strive to ensure that the diverse histories, cultures and habitats of the Asia-Pacific region are preserved as essential elements in the personality of the world and that the region's timeless traditions are tapped and filled with renewed relevance in humankind's search for happiness, prosperity and peace.
Ancient Trade Routes between Europe and Asia
This article considers the long-distance trade that played a major role in the cultural, religious, and artistic exchanges that took place between the major centres of civilization in Europe and Asia during antiquity.
Andre Gunder Frank, 'Asian-based world economy 1400-1800: A horizontally integrative macrohistory' (Part I). Andre Gunder Frank argues for an Asian-based world economy during the period 1400-1800. This is part one of a two-part posting.
Andre Gunder Frank, 'Asia Comes Full Circles in a Round World' (Part II)
Second part of a review essay about Asia in Western and world history.
Internet Guide for Chinese Studies
This site is an essential resource for anyone working in Chinese studies.
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Resource Center
Contains bibliographies of mostly English-language materials on modern Chinese literature, film, art, and culture, conference announcements, and many other useful resources.
Virtual Library: History: China
This page has an excellent index of links on ancient and modern Chinese history and other topics in Chinese studies, including biographies, maps, journals, language, medicine, resource centres and much more.