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East Asian Resources in New York City

The Asia Society

asia_society.jpg The Asia Society is America's leading institution dedicated to fostering under-standing of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific. A national nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization, the Society provides a forum for building awareness of the more than thirty countries broadly defined as the Asia-Pacific region - the area from Japan to Iran, and from Central Asia to New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Through art exhibitions and performances, films, lectures, seminars and conferences, publications and assistance to the media, and materials and programs for students and teachers, the Asia Society presents the uniqueness and diversity of Asia to the American people.

The China Institute

china_institute.gif Established 1926, China Institute in America is a nonprofit, non-partisan educational and cultural institution that promotes the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of traditional and contemporary Chinese civilization, culture and heritage, and provides the cultural and historical context for understanding contemporary China. The Institute carries out their mission through classroom teaching and seminars, art exhibitions, public programs for children and adults, teacher education and curriculum development, lectures and symposia and business programming.

The Japan Society

japan_society.gif Japan Society, America's leading resource on Japan, is a private, nonprofit, nonpolitical institution offering programs in the arts, business, education and public affairs. Founded in New York in 1907, Japan Society promotes greater understanding and cooperation between Japan and the U.S., and in recent years has reflected a broader Asian and global context in U.S.-Japan relations.

The Korea Society

korea_society.gifThe Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations and the arts.

The New York Qin Society

qin_society.jpgThe mission of the New York Qin Society is to explore and promote the culture of the guqin (the seven-string Chinese zither) in its traditional and modern aspects by the performance and study of the instrument and the creative historical interpretation of its tablature. It seeks to do this through regular meetings of its members and at public performances in settings such as the Chinese Scholar’s Garden. Guests are welcome to attend meetings and performances.

Queens Botanical Garden

queens_botanical.jpgFeatures plants native to Asian environs as well as classes, including Tai Chi, bonsai pruning and Ikebana, and activities that cater to the nearby Asian communities. Seasonal displays of flowers and a variety of plants and trees in 39 verdant acres of beauty and tranquility in the heart of Queens (43-50 Main Street, Flushing, Queens; (718) 886-3800; 7 train to Flushing/Main Street).

Urasenke Tea Ceremony Society/Urasenke Chanoyu Center

tea_ceremony.jpgPrivate lessons in the classic ritual are given by the tea teachers (153 E. 69th Street, Manhattan; (212) 988-6161; 6 train to 68th Street; by appointment only).

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

isamu_noguchi_garden.jpgNeed some respite from the harried pace of Manhattan? You won’t find a more peaceful setting than this spot in Queens. Elegant stone sculptures populate both the spare galleries and an outdoor setting that emphasizes Noguchi’s keen understanding of natural forms, evident in his graceful creations (32-37 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Queens; (718) 545-8842; N train to Broadway; closed during the winter).

New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden/Snug Harbor Cultural Center

chinese_scholars_garden.jpgThis site is the home of the only authentic classical Chinese garden to be built in the United States, created by a team of Chinese artists and artisans. A triumph of garden design (1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island; (718) 273-8200; Staten Island Ferry from Battery Park, then S40 Bus to Snug Harbor).

NYU China House

China House, founded on September 28, 2006, is the newest of New York University’s International Centers and aims to seize upon the enormous intellectual and scholarly opportunities that lie in modern China to advance the study of the dynamic changes taking place through joint dialogue and research. China House is home to many research-oriented activities across NYU and host to conference and seminar series that cover the humanities, social sciences, law, business, the natural sciences and the medical sciences. A central mission of China House is to support and facilitate joint research, joint programs and scholar exchange between NYU schools and Chinese universities.

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East Asian Studies Discussions Lists


H-Asia: Asia History and Studies Discussion Network
A member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is 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. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.


Chinese Studies Discussion, Princeton University (Send a message with this text: subscribe china (your e-mail address)

The Early Medieval China Mailing List


H-Japan: History of Japan Discussion Network
A member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Japan is an international, nonpartisan electronic discussion group sponsored by H-Net, Humanities-On-Line and the Kansai Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (KIAPS) of Osaka University of Foreign Studies. It provides scholars, graduate students and professionals a free daily forum to discuss Japanese history, culture, religion, and society, including contemporary political, diplomatic, security, and economic issues.

H-US-Japan: an H-Net Network Discussing U.S.-Japan Relations
H-US-Japan is an edited, international, nonpartisan list that provides scholars, graduate students, politicians, journalists, policy-makers, researchers, professionals, and others a free daily forum to discuss US-Japan relations in the context of economic, security, political, and diplomatic issues. The primary purpose for H-US-Japan is to enable researchers of US-Japan relations to exchange opinions about the significance of current affairs and historical events of Japan-US relations in depth, to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis, and to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. librarians.

Pre-Modern Japanese Studies

Social Science Japan Forum



* Language scholarship:
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The Blakemore foundation
Korean government scholarship program
AKS (The Academy of Korean Studies) summer program for international students
Teach English in Korea (Korean government program EPIK & TaLK)

* Korean government organizations:
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York
Korean Education Center in New York
Korean Cultural Service New York
National institute for international education
Study in Korea
Korean Food
Korean Film Archive

* Other organizations related to Korea:
Korea society
Korean movie night NY in Asia society
Flushing town hall
Korean American Association of Greater New York
* Korean on-line news:

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Chinese Japanese Korean

People's Daily / Renmin ribao
China Times
China News Daily
South China Morning Post

Yomiuri Shimbun
Asahi Shimbun
Mainichi Shimbun
The Japan Times

Chosn ilbo
Han'guk ilbo
Tonga ilbo
Han'gyre sinmun
The Korea Herald
The Korea Times

Language & Other Online Resources

Chinese Dictionary
Japanese Dictionary
Korean Dictionary
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library: an authoritative, continuously updated hypertext guide and access tool to scholarly information resources about the Asian continent as a whole, as well as with individual Asian regions, countries, and territories. At the Australian National University.
U.S. State Department Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
National Bureau of Asian Research

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