Engines, News, Blogs, and Portals
Search Engine Colossus and Search Engine Guide are
comprehensive global master directories of local search
engines for regional, country, or language-specific
searches. Yahoo! provides country-specific, regional, and official government site search options. Google
Translate is a useful option. Glearch
allows you to search for language and country-specific
content in "top results from Google, Yahoo and Bing as
well as the most popular search engines for the selected
News Sources in English on Asia-- Asian
News Network, Asia
Times Online, Asia360˚, Channelnewsasia, The
Diplomat, East Asia Forum,
Statesman (India), The Times of
India (India), The Hindu (India), The
Nation (Pakistan), Dawn (Pakistan), China
Daily (China), Xinhuanet
(Chinese government), South China Morning Post
(Hong Kong), Focus Taiwan (Taiwan),
Times (Singapore), Jakarta Post
(Indonesia), Manila Times
(Philippines), Sydney Morning Herald
(Australia), The Age
(Australia), Asahi Shimbun (Japan),
Times (Japan), Korea Times
(Korea), The Seoul
Times (South Korea), Wall Street Journal
Asian Edition, Google
News, BBC, CNN, Christian
Science Monitor, Washington
York Times, Los
Angeles Times, Global
Post, Inter Press
Service, Reuters China
News, Reuters India Edition, Reuters Japan
News, Reuters India
Guardian (South and Central Asia), The
Guardian (Asia Pacific), The
AsiaPortal-- "Nordic information portal for researchers, students, government officers and journalists with an interest in Asia. Its content is primarily based in the Social Sciences and Humanities. It is a collaborative endeavor between the 23 universities and research institutions." Among the resources, note especially the Electronic Resources Guide and the Infocus blog.
• Afghanistan Analysts
Network-- "Non-profit, independent policy research
organisation [that] aims to bring together the knowledge,
experience and drive of a large number of experts to
better inform policy and to increase the understanding of
Afghan realities [and] publishes regular in-depth thematic
reports, policy briefings and comments."
• Asia Economic Institute-- "Formed by
a coalition of top economics professors and analysts
worldwide who research in their areas of expertise," this
organization posts news, information, and analysis on
• Asia Foundation-- NGO "committed to
the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open
Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports programs in
Asia that help improve governance, law, and civil society;
women's empowerment; economic reform and development; and
international relations... [the] Resource Library contains surveys,
reports, research, analysis, handouts, brochures, and
other materials..." There is also a Multimedia
• Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)--
"The premier forum for facilitating economic growth,
cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific
region." Information about APEC, the international
economics and trade of the region, latest news, official
statements, agreements, and more. Hundreds of free
publications for download.
• Asia Regional Integration Center--
Searchable site set up by the Asian Development Bank to
provide "an array of regularly updated information about
the economic performance and prospects of 16 Asian
• Asia Society-- America's leading institution dedicated to fostering communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific. The site is organized mainly by themes and countries, such as the Education and Countries sections.
• Asian Barometer-- "Applied research program on public opinion on political values, democracy, and governance around the region. The regional network encompasses research teams from 13 East Asian political systems... and 5 South Asian countries... Together, this regional survey network covers virtually all major political systems in the region, systems that have experienced different trajectories of regime evolution and are currently at different stages of political transition... a true pan-Asian survey research initiative."
• Asian Development Bank-- Online data
and publications are available from this multilateral
development finance institution, including from the Data
and Research page and Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific.
Regional and country data and analysis are available off
the Countries and Regions page.
Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in
Rural Asia-- "Regional partnership of eleven social
development networks and organizations in ten Asian
nations that envisions Asian rural communities that are
just, free, prosperous, living in peace and working in
solidarity towards self-reliance." Site posts information
and analysis of rural development issues and projects in
Asian Studies-- "The largest society of its kind...
is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional
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 Southeast Asian Nations--
Information about this major IGO, its activities, its
members, and the region as a whole, including its foreign
Center-- At the University of Hawaii, "an
internationally recognized education and research
organization established by the U.S. Congress to
strengthen understanding and relations between the United
States and the countries of the Asia Pacific region." Publications
and commentary online.
• Eurasia Foundation-- "Privately
managed non-profit organization supported by the United
States Agency for International Development," active with
private enterprise development, public administration and
policy, and civil society in the Eurasian region. Posts
news, country information, articles and speeches.
• EurasiaNet-- News, country
information, features, analysis, discussion forums, and
weekly bulletin about the region of Central Asia, from the
Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute.
Discussion Network-- Part of H-Net Humanities &
Social Sciences OnLine, "to enable historians and other
Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and
teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books,
papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test
new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching... [and]
committed to discussing region wide, comparative and
professional issues important to scholars of Asia."
• Integrated Regional Information Network--
From the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
Affairs, providing searchable news items on crises in
• National Bureau of Asian Research-- A nonprofit, nonpartisan U.S. institution
that conducts advanced research utilizing the world's
premier specialists on Asia and Russia, and serves as the
international clearinghouse on regional expertise and
important policy issues. Selected publications online. See
for a databank of "experts in the field of contemporary
Asian affairs, including economics, health, politics,
security, and trade."
• Tibetan and Himalayan Library--
"Publisher of websites, information services, and
networking facilities relating to the Tibetan plateau and
southern Himalayan regions... promotes the integration of
knowledge and community across the divides of academic
disciplines, the historical and the contemporary, the
religious and the secular, the global and the local."
• United Nations Economic and Social
Commission for Asia and the Pacific-- From the U.N.,
news, analysis, and statistics about development,
population, environmental, and trade issues in Asia and
the Pacific. Note especially the Statistical Yearbook for
Asia and the Pacific.
Bank East Asia and Pacific-- Papers, discussion
notes, and reports dealing with the full range of
economic, environmental, and social issues facing East
Asia and the Pacific today.
Bank Europe and Central Asia-- Papers, discussion
notes, and reports dealing with the full range of
economic, environmental, and social issues facing Eastern
Europe and Central Asia today.
Bank South Asia-- Papers, discussion notes, and
reports dealing with the full range of economic,
environmental, and social issues facing South Asia today.