College of Letters & Sciences
Old School House


Contact Information

Jennifer Thibodeaux
Department Chair & Professor 
Phone: 262-472-1116
Location: Laurentide Hall 5223
Ayn Hess
Academic Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1103
Location: Laurentide Hall 5221

Resources for Research: Asian History

Recommended by Dr. Seung-joon Lee, History Department, UW-Whitewater

UW Madison Library Digital Asia Collection: Portal to Asian Internet Resources
By an impressive complement of area studies scholars, bibliographers and subject selectors based at the libraries of the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and Ohio State University

Education About Asia
Magazine for teaching about Asia; magazine by subscription, but site also includes supplemental on-line teaching materials

History of China
Timeline linked to short descriptions of historical eras

Virtual Museum of the Cultural Revolution
A good web site on the Cultural Revolution, which includes information on historical figures and major events, the Red Guards, Sent Down Youth, and personal accounts.

Virtual Museum of China '89
Web site on the Democracy Movement of 1989.

Japan: A Country Study
Part of a series produced by the Library of Congress, this book offers a view of Japanese history in addition to sections on the political, social and economic systems of the country.  The first chapter deals with the "Historical Setting" from the early history of Japan through the Meiji Restoration and ends with the last years of the twentieth century.

Web Resources and Links for a Modern History of Japan
Andrew Gordon (Harvard U.)'s Modern Japan textbook and its related web reference on the Oxford Univ. Press. ; includes links to many other sites

Edo, Japan
This virtual tour of life in Edo provides links to a variety of information on this period

A-Bomb WWW Museum
co-sponsored by the City of Hiroshima, the goals of this site are to "provide all readers with accurate information concerning the impact the first atomic bomb had on Hiroshima." and "the context for a constructive discussion of what the world can learn from this event and why such weapons of total destruction should never again be used"