Education About Asia: Online Archives

Web Gleanings: Asia in World History 1750–1914

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Title: Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
URL: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/eastasia/eastasiasbook.html
This collection of primary sources is remarkable for both the scope and the depth of its offerings. There are the notes of Matthew Perry about landing in Japan and a speech by Kaiser Wilhelm II to the German soldiers going to China during the Boxer Rebellion. These are just two among many documents included on the site.

Title: History of Asia in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
URL: http://www.zum.de/whkmla/region/xasia1819.html
Short histories of Asian countries are accessible from the list on the right side of this page. There are also maps of Asia from various periods: 1789, 1871, and 1914. In addition to the maps and short histories, there are links to other sites that have articles and documents that pertain to each country during this timeframe.

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