Southeast Asia Resources
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Online resources for students and faculty interested in Southeast Asian languages, cultures, and environmental topics.
Southeast Asian Language Resources
Southeast Asian Library Collections
Southeast Asia Exhibitions Online
- Auguste Pavie: The Barefoot Explorer
Auguste Pavie (1847—1925) was a French explorer and diplomat who played a major role in bringing the kingdoms of Laos under French control. This fascinating online exhibit includes quotes from Pavie and his contemporaries, describing situations that they encountered in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Contemporary photographs are included as well.
- Ode to Friendship: Celebrating Thailand-Singapore Relations / National Archives of Singapore and Thailand
This online exhibit of historical photographs with textual explanations documents diplomatic visits between Thailand and Singapore, from the nineteenth century to the present.
- The Spice Trail: Food and Flavors from Southeast Asia / British Library
This beautifully-illustrated site presents 19th-century drawings of tropical fruits and spices commissioned by Sir Stamford Raffles, along with contemporary photographs of the same plants in their natural habitat. The concise text describes how Southeast Asians use these plant materials in cooking, weaving, adding scent to household products, and in curing illness. Embedded links take the user to recipes and information about the preservation of the Raffles Family Collection.
An educational resource of the Southeast Asian Archive at the UC Irvine Libraries focusing on post-1975 refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam and the communities they have developed in the United States. Contains 1,500 visual images and 4,000 pages of searchable text.
- Visions of Englightenment: Understanding the Art of Buddhism / Pacific Asia Museum
Introduces Buddhist concepts and symbols through art and architecture, from a wide variety of Buddhist traditions throughout Asia.
Southeast Asia Internet Resources
- CSEAS Hawaii Speaker Series Podcasts
- SEAAdoc: Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience
- Hmong Cultural Center
Includes links to information on Hmong culture, photos of cultural artifacts, and contact information for the Hmong Cultural Center Library.
- Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center
Provides links to the Hmong Studies Journal, the Hmong Studies Newsletter, research bibliographies, research papers, and advice on accessing census data.
- New Mandala: New Perspectives on Southeast Asia
"Hosted by the Australian National University (ANU), it provides anecdote, analysis and new perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia. Since its inception [in 2006] the site has devoted its attention to the politics and societies of this region, and especially Thailand and Burma."
- OAPEN: Open Access Publishing in European Networks
Search on "Southeast Asia" or on individual countries to see if this open access database contains recent books on your topic.
- SEAP Data Papers Series
An excellent interactive learning resource for Southeast Asian languages, literatures, and cultures, featured by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University.
- Southeast Asia Visions
A collection of 350 European travel accounts of pre-modern Southeast Asia from Cornell University Library's John M. Echols Collection. In French and English, these works present high-quality, first-hand observations. Together they provide a comprehensive representation of pre-modern Southeast Asia. In addition to their narratives, these accounts include some 10,000 images, drawings, photographs, prints and maps, many of them in color.
- Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center
Offers links to current events and announcements , news reports, and general information pertaining to the Hmong community and their culture.
Guides and Collections
Southeast Asia Environment Resources
- Southeast Asia Research Centre
The focus of the Center's work is applied research in economic and political development, with particular attention to investment and trade in the China-Hong Kong-Southeast Asia triangle, labour practices, ethnicity and environment.
- Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (Singapore)
MEWR aims to move from maintaining good environmental performance in the short term to achieving environmental sustainability in the long term. Together with its two statutory boards, the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Public Utilities Board (PUB), this can be accomplished through continued innovation in managing Singapore's limited resources, and vibrant partnerships and co-operations across the 3P sectors - private, public and people - crucial in meeting Singapore's environmental sustainability challenges.
- Asia-Pacific Center for Environment Law (APCEL)
APCEL is a center to promote the environment law and practice in Singapore and in Southeast Asia region. This website contains annual reports, environment-related-publications, law on environment and information of workshops.
- Panaga Natural History Society
This website contains online research articles and publications about natural environment, including wild life and plant within and around Brunei.
- Ecotourism in Laos
This website provides online information about traveling and guides for a protection of environment and nature.
- Ministry of Forestry (Myanmar)
In view of the importance of the Myanmar forestry sector in enhancing national socio-economic development, and ensuring ecological balance and environmental stability, the Myanmar Forest Policy has been formulated in a holistic and balanced manner within the overall context of the environment and sustainable development taking full cognizance of the forestry principles adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment Development (UNCED), 1992.
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines)
The Department is mandated to be the primary agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources.
- Thai Development and Research Institute (TDRI)
This is a website of a non-government organization dedicating to research and publication about human resources and social development, international economic relations, macroeconomic policy, natural resources and environment, science and technology development, and sectoral economics.