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國立故宮博物院 = National Palace Museum, National Palace MuseumCitation:
The National Palace Museum was established in 1925, turning a treasure house of the imperial family into a public institution for the people.http://www.npm.gov.tw/ more Language: chi Chinese, chi Chinese, eng English, eng English, fre French, ger German, jpn Japanese, jpn Japanese, kor Korean, rus Russian, spa Spanish; Castilian
Contains a welter of material, including documents, policy statements, political analysis, and newshttp://www.fmprc.gov.cn/ more Language: ara Arabic, chi Chinese, eng English, fre French, rus Russian, spa Spanish; Castilian
Monumenta altaica = алтайское языкознаниеCitation:
This site is devoted to the languages of Altai family. Here you can get a free access to the great amount of texts in ancient and modern altaic languages: Turkic, Mongolian, Manchu-tungus, Korean and Japanese. Also you can find here papers on altaic linguistics, biographies of famous scholars in the field of Altaic studies, bibliographies of linguistic studies, links to grammars and dictionaries and a lot of other informationhttp://www.altaica.narod.ru/ more Language: eng English, mon Mongolian, rus Russian
Xinhua ("New China") is the official news agency of the People's Republic of China, directely controlled by the State Council. Xinhua has a staff of more than 7,000, some of its members simultaneously serving as Renmin Ribao ("People's Daily") correspondents. Besides being a news agency, Xinhua also publishes numerous newspapers and magazines as well as running its own journalism school.http://www.xinhua.org/ more Language: ara Arabic, chi Chinese, eng English, fre French, por Portuguese, rus Russian, rus Russian, spa Spanish; Castilian
Институт востоковедения = Institute of Oriental Studies of The Russian Academy of SciencesCitation:
The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences was established in St. Petersburg in 1818 with a primary name of Asiatic Museum. Since 1950 after some structural changes the Institute has been functioning in Moscow while the section of Oriental manusctipts being reorganised into a branch of the Institute remained in St. Petersburg [cf. entry below - HL]. Now the Institute is the largest research centre in Russia for the study of languages and literature, history and culture, economics and politics of Asian and North African countries. It has over 600 staff members in Moscow and about 150 in St. Petersburg. They are specialists in practically all fields of Oriental Studies. More than 400 of them hold higher academic degrees.There are priceless collections of ancient books and manuscripts in the depositaries of the Institute, its library,s collection exceeds over 1 million of units.Each year hundreds of scientifical works written by the staff-members of the Institute are published.http://www.orientalistica.ru/org/ivran/ more Language: eng English, rus Russian
Синология в Санкт-Петербургский Филиал Института Востоковедения Российской Академии Наук = Chinese Studies at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of ScienceCitation:
The history of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies can be traced back to 1818, when the Asian Museum of the Imperial Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg. The Museum was keeping the Eastern antiquities and books of the famous collection of the Russian Tsar Peter the Great. The collection was enhanced during the XIX century through the voluntary donations of the personal libraries and archives of envoys, travellers, statesmen, merchants and scholars. In 1930 the Institute of Oriental studies was organized on the base of the Museum, in 1951 it moved to Moscow, keeping the Branch in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg. [...] Now the collection includes the manuscripts and early printed books (in total number of 100 000 items in 63 living and dead languages) and is one of 3—4 most prominent libraries on Eastern Studies outside Asia. Here one can find almost all known oriental scripts and a varied range of media, including stone, metal, wood, leather, papyrus, parchment, birch bark, palm leaf and different types of the paper. The most famous among the manuscript holdings in St. Petersburg are the Tunhuang materials which were acquired by S. F. Oldenburg (1863—1934) in the province of Kansu in North-West China during his expedition of 1914—15. [...] There are 9 departments in the Institute, 3 of them put emphasis on Chinese studies: the Department of the Far East, the Department of the Chinese and Central Asian Historiography and the Group of the Far Eastern textual criticism.http://spbrc.nw.ru/!russian/org/ivan.htm more Language: eng English, rus Russian
International Dunhuang Project = 國際敦煌項目Description:
AS WWW VL Monitor supplied note: "The database [launched 14 Oct 98 - ed.] is recreating in virtual form the contents of a Buddhist library cave discovered in 1900 near the Silk Road oasis town of Dunhuang on the edge of the Gobi Desert. [...] The International Dunhuang Project (IDP) was established in early 1994 to foster collaboration between holders, conservators and researchers of material from Dunhuang. With the launch of this web database, the Project's work becomes accessible world-wide for the first time. The database is both catalogue and image bank, with details of over 20,000 manuscripts in Chinese, Tibetan and other Central Asian languages, and over 1,000 high-quality colour images. It also contains indexes, bibliographies and site details for many of the manuscripts. [...T]he database is interactive, allowing scholars to send their own comments and details of their own research in the field."http://idp.bl.uk more Language: chi Chinese, eng English, ger German, jpn Japanese, rus Russian
Government Information Office : Republic of China (Taiwan)Description:
This official government information site of Taiwan provides useful information on the ROC such as Visa application regulations, studying on Taiwan, members of the current government etc.http://www.gio.gov.tw/ more Language: chi Chinese, cze Czech, dut Dutch; Flemish, eng English, fre French, ger German, hun Hungarian, jpn Japanese, kor Korean, pol Polish, por Portuguese, rus Russian, spa Spanish; Castilian
Official document system of the United Nations Description:
This database used to be available only by subscription but was now made accessbile for free. Currently (Jan 2005) the database contains about 800,000 documents, some 100,000 will be added every year. Almost all documents are available in each of the UN's six official languages. The database features a simple and a very useful advanced searchhttp://documents.un.org/ more Language: ara Arabic, chi Chinese, eng English, fre French, rus Russian, spa Spanish; Castilian
Koreana : a quarterly on Korean art & cultureCitation:
Koreana, a quarterly published by the Korea Foundation since 1987, is dedicated to increasing awareness about Korea's cultural heritage overseas as well as providing information about current artistic and cultural activities.
Each issue of Koreana features an in-depth look at various aspects of a specific theme. Over the past decade, some 60 themes have been covered in the magazine. Recent issues have focused on Gaya Kingdom, the Seas of Korea, and the Pusan International Film Festival(PIFF).
Koreana also introduces Korea's traditional artisans, lifestyles, natural attractions and other topics related to Korea.
Koreana is distributed to universities, libraries, museums, research centers and various other cultural and art institutions in about 150 countries.
Koreana webzine provides access to all articles that have been printed in Koreana since 1987. Articles from the English edition are offered in text and PDF format, while articles from editions in other languages in PDF format only. The original Korean text of each article is also available starting from the Fall issue 2003.http://www.koreana.or.kr/ more Language: ara Arabic, chi Chinese, eng English, fre French, ger German, jpn Japanese, kor Korean, rus Russian, spa Spanish; Castilian
The World Bank = 世界銀行, 世界银行http://www.worldbank.org/ more Language: ara Arabic, bul Bulgarian, chi Chinese, eng English, fre French, hin Hindi, ind Indonesian, jpn Japanese, khm Khmer, mon Mongolian, por Portuguese, rum Romanian, rus Russian, spa Spanish; Castilian, tha Thai, tur Turkish, ukr Ukrainian, vie Vietnamese The tower of Babel : an etymological database projectCitation:
The Tower of Babel (ToB) is an international, Web-based project on historical and comparative linguistics - so far, the biggest and most comprehensive of its kind to be found on the Internet.
ToB began life in 1998 as the personal homepage of Sergei Anatolyevich Starostin (1953-2005), who, until his untimely demise on 09.30.2005, had been Russia's leading specialist in diachronical studies and unofficial head of the so-called "Moscow school of comparative linguistics". [A special section dedicated to his memory is now a part of the site, and the subtitle "Sergei Starostin's home page" is still active and will remain so.]
Today, less than a decade since its humble origins, ToB has turned into a massive resource, containing huge amounts of information on almost all of Eurasia's language families and slowly starting to venture beyond the relatively well researched linguistic groups into other parts of the world. Not only that, but ToB attempts to present the existing historical links between all of these groups, trying to look less like a jumbled mess of incoherent data and more like a scientifically organized, hierarchical structure; less like merely an encyclopaedia of knowledge and more like a viable tool for further research in the prehistory of mankind.http://starling.rinet.ru/main.html more Language: chi Chinese, eng English, rus Russian
人民网 = People's Daily OnlineDescription:
This is the online representation of the Renmin ribao group. Besides latest news and several discussion boards (such as the 强国论坛 Qiangguo discussion board) the site also provides access to the full content of the print version of the Renmin ribao and other papers belonging to the group. The Renmin ribao is the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and was first published in May 1946. Currently it has a circulation of about 5 million.http://www.people.com.cn/ more Language: ara Arabic, chi Chinese, eng English, fre French, jpn Japanese, rus Russian, spa Spanish; Castilian