Useful Links


SEAA Online Dictionary of Keywords in Anthropology

World Council of Anthropological Associations


JAANUS – Terminology of Japanese Architecture and Art History

Archives in Japan





Art and Visual Cultures

Arts of China Consortium

Database of Japanese Photographs from the Bakumatsu-Meiji Period

Historical Photographs of China

Lafayette College East Asia Image Collection – A new open-access digital archive of colonial Taiwan and occupation Japan photographs, photo-negatives, slides and postcards, numbering thousands, with more to come.

Maruki Museum, The Hiroshima Panels

MIT:  Visualizing Cultures

Old Photos of Japan (日本の古写真)

Post-1945 Japanese Art Discussion Group

Ukiyo’e Caricatures 1842-1905 Database

Visual Anthropology of Japan Blog


Asia Society

East Asia Related Blogs

Ancient Japan

China Confidential

井底之蛙 (China Studies Blog)

井の中の蛙 (Japan Studies Blog)

우물 안 개구리 (Korea Studies Blog)

Far Outliers (Asia-Pacific)

Tokyo Times

East Asian Studies Associations

American Assoc. for Chinese Studies (AACS)

Arts of China Consortium (ACC)


Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

Committee on Korean Studies

European Association of Japanese Studies

Int’l Convention for Asia Scholars (ICAS)

International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)

Japan Association for Queer Studies (JAQS)

Japan Foundation

Japan Studies Association

Korea Foundation

Korea Research Foundation

Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA)

North American Taiwan Studies Association


East Asian Studies e-Resources

Ainu Komonjo

Arts of China Consortium

Asian Studies Centers & Programs

Asian Studies WWW Monitor

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library

Bibliography of Japanese History Up to 1912

Center for Buddhist Studies Weblog

Chinese Archives

Critical Asian Studies

ERAS Online Journal

East Asian Integration Studies

East Asian Libraries and Archive Wiki

East Asian Online Databases

Japan Focus:  Asia-Pacific Journal

Joseph Berry Keenan Digital Collection – Comprised of manuscript materials and photographs, this collection offers researchers invaluable insight into the Japanese War Crimes Trial

Korean History: A Bibliography

North Korea International Documentation Project

Nengo Calc – Calculates historical dates/eras by year, month and day back to 593

North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) – A variety of rich Japanese online products available for licensing by libraries, universities, and
individual scholars. The resources range from full-text coverage of major
Japanese newspapers to journal indexes, dictionaries, company information,
and beyond.


Japanese Image Archives Provides digital images of collections from Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum, and cultural heritage institutions.

The Art of Asia (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)

British Museum . Objects from Japan can be located through "Collection database search".

Dai Nippon Printing Image Archives

Doing Photography and Social Research in the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1948-1951 A personal and professional memoir by John W. Bennett.

The Floating World of Ukiyo-e, Shadows, dreams, and substance (Library of Congress)

Historical Agro-Environment Browsing System Includes nearly 900 map sheets of rapid survey maps, covering the Kanto Region surrounding Tokyo. Provides detailed land use information in the areas during 1880s.

Japanese Historical Maps (East Asian Library, University of California , Berkeley)

Lafayette College East Asia Image Collection (with emphasis on colonial Taiwan and occupied Japan)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

National Diet Library

Old-JapanPhotos A wiki style collection of early Japan and Korean photographs sourced from the Library of Congress.

P&P online catalog – fine prints: Japanese, pre-1915 (Library of Congress)

Takahashi Seiichiro Ukiyo-e Collection, Digital Gallery of Rare Books & Special Collections (Digital Gallery of Keio University Library)

Union catalog of the collections of the national art museums, Japan

Victoria and Albert Museum

Visualizing Cultures

Manga and Anime Resources

Online Bibliography of Anime and Manga Research

Otaku Academy

Research Guides

Career Advice: Art of the Conference Paper An essay on how to give effective conference papers, advice that is useful in many academic and non-academic settings.

Research Guide for fieldwork in Japan by Levi McLaughlin, Assistant Professor of Religion at Wofford College



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