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The Center for Hmong Studies is a resource for academic study of the Hmong ethnic group living in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, China and the United States, Canada, France and Australia. Its mission is to advance the field of Hmong Studies. The Center hosts a biennial international conference on Hmong Studies which draws senior scholars and academics from many universities. The Center also administers an academic program offering a minor in Hmong Studies at Concordia University. Besides that it hosts exhibits and lectures on the Hmong experience as well as a library and anthropological collection.
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The Center for Khmer Studies facilitates research and disseminates knowledge on Cambodia with special attention to Cambodian social, economic and cultural development. It connects foreign and Khmer researchers and institutions. It also develops research and teaching about Cambodia in a number of fields: sociology, anthropology, economy, geography, and political science. The CKS hosts a library with over 20,000 monographs, books and journals which is the largest public library in Cambodia outside Phnom Penh. It also provides fellowships to support research, hosts conferences, and publishes original research and translations.
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The Center for Lao Studies is a resource for scholarly research on Laos. It hosts museum exhibits on the Lao American history and refugee experience. It hosts an international conference held at major universities in the US, Thailand and Australia. It publishes scholarly works on Laos as well as the Journal of Lao Studies which is freely available. It also offers a study abroad program in Laos and an oral history project to record the lives of American Lao diaspora communities. It assists with social (mental health) and translation services.
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The Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society is a resource on Vietnamese philosophy and Nom the demotic script of Vietnam. The Handbook of Philosophy is a joint project between the Center and the Ho Chi Minh National Political Academy in Vietnam. It includes Vietnamese and English entries for philosophy and political economy many of which are freely available. It also provides resources on Nom studies.
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Commonplace originally launched in 2000 as Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life and has now been reimagined with a cleaner, more accessible interface. In addition to critical evaluations of books and websites and poetic research and fiction, articles explore material and visual culture, pedagogy, the writing of literary scholarship, and the historian’s craft ; and diverse aspects of America’s past and its many peoples.
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Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade (Enslaved.org), which is housed at Michigan State University's Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences, is building a robust, open-source architecture to discover, connect, and visualize 600,000 (and growing) people records and 5 million data points. There are numerous datasets and stories of lives of people involved in the historical slave trade. The Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation is a digital academic journal that publishes datasets and accompanying data articles about the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Enslaved.org acts as an interactive, searchable repository for digital data. All datasets published by the Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation will be included on Enslaved.org and preserved in the Harvard Dataverse or other appropriate repository.
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Full-text database of over 200 Korean magazines of various topics currently published in South Korea. The database covers popular culture, arts, education, literature, politics, economy and society etc. Each magazine is browsable and searchable to the article level.
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The New Mandala provides a platform for scholarly analysis and discussion on contemporary issues concerning Southeast Asia. It is an excellent resource on scholarly debate on the field of Southeast Asia Studies as well as book reviews, collaborations and digital projects. It covers every country of Southeast Asia (Burma/Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste) with a focus on political and social issues. It features regular posts by major scholars in the field as well as new and emerging scholars. History, economics, environmental and cultural matters are also discussed.
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The Vipassana Research Institute provides a complete online version of the Pali Tripitaka. This text is regarded as the canonical text of Theravada Buddhism. It is also important to other Buddhist traditions. This site provides the complete text in the Pali language and in a variety of scripts: Cyrillic, Devanagari, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Roman, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Khmer, Myanmar, Sinhala, Thai and Tibetan. It also provides a Thai-Pali dictionary, a history of the different Buddhist councils which revised the Tripitaka and a 1955 Burmese introductory text on Buddhism "Essentials of Tipitaka."
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Continuously published since 1872, Publishers Weekly has consistently been the authoritative voice for US publishing industry news and book reviews, with ongoing coverage of the British book trade. The complete archive includes up to 400,000 book reviews, 5,000 author profiles/interviews, and bestseller lists from 1895 forward. This primary source archive contains every page of Publishers Weekly published for nearly 150 years, all in its original context, in full color, and fully searchable to support lines of inquiry into print media and digital culture, American studies, popular culture, history of the book, literature, history, humanities, and their many sub-disciplines. This collection contains 7,651 issues comprising 661,650 pages.
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The Siam Society is one of the oldest scholarly societies of Thailand with a mission to promote knowledge of the culture, history, arts and natural sciences of Thailand as well as those of neighbouring countries. The website provides information about upcoming lectures and tours of Thailand's many historic and archaeological sites. The society's library holds many rare books and palm leaf manuscripts which can be searched via an online catalog. It publishes an academic Journal of the Siam Society which is freely available except for issues from the last five years. It also publishes a Natural History Bulletin which requires a subscription.
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The Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Association is a free online resource for academic study of Thai, Lao and Cambodian culture and society. It is a source for Thai, Lao, Cambodian politics, literature, history, economics, anthropology and religion. The site also includes field reports, news about upcoming conferences, book reviews and a list of sites on Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. The film resources are extensive. The TLC Association also maintains an active listserv which is free to join.
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The Theravada Civilization is a resource for majority Theravada Buddhist countries of Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Nepal and Srilanka. The website provides information on the Theravada Civilizations Project, including research findings, teaching materials, bibliographies, audio-visual resources, announcements, conferences and offers opportunities in scholarly discussion. It also hosts a features page and state of the field debates.
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This William W. Sage Collection on Laos consists of 28 boxes of documents, subject files, slides, audio tapes, manuscripts and photographs. There are manuscripts by Sage or his field assistants on Lao anthropology, Lao and US news reports, recordings of traditional music and 2,600 images. The bulk of the collection comes primarily from the period 1969-1975 when William Sage worked there as a member of International Voluntary Services and USAID. The material is in English, Lao, Chinese, Russian and French languages. Much of the collection - except audiotapes - has been digitized. There is an anthropological collection held by the ASU School of Human Ecology and Social Change.
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