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As some of you may be aware, we have just launched AsiaSource, a
comprehensive new online resource on Asia available at:

AsiaSource has been developed by the Asia Society to meet the need for timely, reliable, unbiased information and assistance regarding the cultural, economic, social, historical, and political dimensions of Asia.

Offerings on AsiaSource include:

* A daily digest of Asia-related news reported in the international press; visitors can subscribe to receive this every weekday by email

* Thousands of annotated links

* Country profiles which include maps and statistical information

* A database of specialists on Asia

* A searchable glossary of more than a thousand terms

* Special reports on timely events such as the Crisis in East Timor or the Elections in India

* Unique features such as a guide to business protocol in 12 of Asia's major business markets and an up-to-date directory of government
leaders and cabinet ministers

* An international events calendar of events from the Asia Society and scores of other organizations

Below is a description of AsiaSource's navigation, its various "services," and special features. Please visit us online and let us know if you have comments or suggestions for other offerings you would like to see included.

We also encourage individuals and organizations to submit information on their upcoming programs to be included in AsiaEvents, an international calendar of Asia-related events.




You can navigate the site in two distinct ways: by proceeding along the general topics listed in blue along the top of the page, e.g., Policy & Government; or by selecting a particular "service" displayed in the left column.

In the topical pages you will find special features as well as the "services" relevant to that particular section (e.g., Links on Policy & Government). In the "services" you will find independent offerings with their own searches and interfaces. To search the entire site use the general search located in left column.




Arts & Culture

Business & Economics

Policy & Government

Society & History





Read our daily digest of top news stories appearing in major international news sources or subscribe to receive it by email every day. Visitors will also find Special Reports on timely subjects and upcoming events - the current one examines the current elections in India. Visitors will also find a growing list of links to regional news sources.


Search for Asia-related events happening around the world. Or subscribe to receive listings of events in your chosen region by email. *** We encourage organizations to submit information on their own public programs, conferences, exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and performances. ***


Access our directory of annotated articles, speeches, policy briefs, and
essays for the latest commentary on Asia's cultural, political, social, and economic landscape. Visitors can submit information on Views they would like to see added.


Browse through our directory of annotated links to the best resources on Asia. Individuals are invited to suggest sites for inclusion.


Search our database to find specialists on Asia's arts, culture, society, and history. Profiles list individual's areas of expertise, publications, affiliated institutions, contact information, and more. If you would like to be considered for inclusion, please read our criteria.


Access maps and statistical information on all Asian countries. A special feature allows users to compare data between countries.


Search for definitions of terms in our growing glossary covering business, arts, politics, and religion. Visitors can also access a compilation of links to the best language resources available online.


Search for Asia-related offerings using one of the Web's most powerful
search engines, HotBot. We've evaluated and selected only the best sites on specific topics to be included in these focused searches.


Subscribe to be notified of our various new features: a daily email to our digest of international news coverage of the region; a weekly email of listings of events in the region(s) of your choice; and emails that will inform you when new resources in your area of interest have been added.




This Day in Asian History

A daily feature chronicling Asia's past with a listing of major historical events.

Fact of the Day

Hundreds of rotating facts culled from the Encyclopedia of Asian History.

Country Comparison

How does the population growth rate of Indonesia compare to that of India? Which exports more - Thailand or Malaysia? Find out by using our Country Comparison feature.

Government Leaders Directory

Looking for a bio of Jiang Zemin? Trying to find out the name of South Korea's Minister of Agriculture? Visit our directory of government leaders and cabinet ministers.

Business Protocol

Access primers on basic protocol for people doing business in Asia. With information on Meeting and Greeting, Body Language, Clothing, and more.

Language Resources

Learning Mandarin, Urdu or Thai? Check out our list of resources on over 25 different languages throughout Asia. Featuring dictionaries, pronunciation guides, and related software and fonts.

Regional News Sources

Links to dozens of regional news sources, organized by country.

Timelines & Chronologies

This collection of links to timelines and chronologies includes country histories, significant events, and chronologies of historical individuals.

Asian Public Holidays

A compilation of holidays across Asia for 1999.

Hylton Jolliffe
Executive Producer, AsiaSource

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fax: 212-744-8825

The Asia Society is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific.

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