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This document provides background and supplemental information about the e-Asia Digital Library, part of Oregon Digital at https://oregondigital.org

Maps

There are many good map sites on the Web; two of the most notable are:

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection 
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 18,460 maps online.

Many of the maps on e-Asia are the byproduct of book and text scanning.

 

Maps of China

General Maps 

  • China 1942 -- FROM: A Pocket Guide to China. Washington: War and Navy Departments, 1942; pp. 36-37.

Historical

Military

  • China, 1941 --- Chinese Territory Seized Prior to July 1937 and Major Japanese Drives in 1937.  Source:  US Military Academy, History Department. 

 Political

  • Anhui Province [1927]  --- .pdf file --- On page 25 of:  Horatio B. Hawkins.  Commercial Press Geography of China.  Shanghai:  Commercial Press, 1927.
  • Fengtian Province [1927]  --- .pdf file ---- On page 55 of:  Horatio B. Hawkins.  Commercial Press Geography of China.  Shanghai:  Commercial Press, 1927.
  • Fujian Province [1927]  --- .pdf file --- On page 15 of:  Horatio B. Hawkins.  Commercial Press Geography of China.  Shanghai:  Commercial Press, 1927.
  • Fukien [Fujian] (xian boundaries) ---- FROM:  The Christian Occupation of China:  a General Survey of the Numerical Strength and geographical distribution of the Christian Forces in China Made by the Special Committee on Survey and Occupation China Continuations Committee, 1918-1921.  Edited by Milton T. Stauffer.  Shanghai:  China Continuation Committee, 1922, p. 69. 
  • Guangdong Province [1927]  --- .pdf file ---- On page 5 of:  Horatio B. Hawkins.  Commercial Press Geography of China.  Shanghai:  Commercial Press, 1927.
  • Guangxi Province [1927]  --- .pdf file --- On page 8 of:  Horatio B. Hawkins.  Commercial Press Geography of China.  Shanghai:  Commercial Press, 1927.
  • Guizhou Province [1927]  --- .pdf file --- On page 13 of:  Horatio B. Hawkins.  Commercial Press Geography of China.  Shanghai:  Commercial Press, 1927.
  • Henan Province [1927]  --- .pdf file --- On page 45 of:  Horatio B. Hawkins.  Commercial Press Geography of China.  Shanghai:  Commercial Press, 1927.

Thematic

  • Distribution of Moslems in China. ---   FROM:  The Christian Occupation of China:  a General Survey of the Numerical Strength and geographical distribution of the Christian Forces in China Made by the Special Committee on Survey and Occupation China Continuations Committee, 1918-1921.  Edited by Milton T. Stauffer.  Shanghai:  China Continuation Committee, 1922, p. 354. 

Web Resources

 

Maps of Japan

General Maps

Historical

Thematic

City/Region

  • Kyoto and Its Environs.   FROM:  Murdoch, James.  A History of Japan.  Vol 1:  From the Origins to the Arrival of the Portuguese in 1542 A.D.  New York:  Greenberg, 1926. 

Maps of South Korea

General Maps

  • Demilitarized Zone Area. FROM: United States. Library of Congress. North Korea : A Country Study. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981, p. 211. 

Historical

Military

Political

Thematic

City/Region

  • Seoul --- U.S. Map Service,1946 [external link at: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection] // very large map ///
  • Seoul 1946: Central --- U.S. Map Service,1946 [external link at: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection] 
  • Seoul 1946: East --- U.S. Map Service,1946 [external link at: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection] 
  • Seoul 1946: South --- U.S. Map Service,1946 [external link at: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]

 

Maps of North Korea

General Maps

  • Demilitarized Zone Area. FROM: United States. Library of Congress. North Korea : A Country Study. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981, p. 211.

Historical

 Political

Thematic

City/Region

  • Pyongyang --- U.S. Map Service, 1946 [link to Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]

 

Maps of Taiwan

General Maps

  • Taiwan Maps at the Perry Casteneda Library, Map Collection,  University of Texas 

Historical

  • Taihoku-Matsuyama (Taipei) 1:10,000 1945    [external link at: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection]

Thematic

 

Other Maps

General Maps

Historical

Military

Political

Thematic

City/Region

 

Images

In the processing of scanning books, illustrations are also scanned. Some of these illustrations warrant increased attention and are scanned at a larger size expressly for uploading to e-Asia. On occasion, e-Asia will undertake an images project, but for the most part our focus is on text.

Images of China

People

  • Taoist Abbot.  FROM:   Bredon, Juliet and Igor Mitrophanow.  The Moon Year.
    Shanghai:  Kelly & Walsh, 1927. [faces page 48] 
  • Zhou Enlai 1924  [Xinhua]

Places

  • The Altar of Heaven.     FROM:Bishop, Mrs. J.F.  Chinese Pictures:  Notes on Photographs Made in China.  London:  Cassell, 1900.  p. 81

  • The Ancient Moslem Graveyard at Canton. FROM: Broomhall, Marshall.  Islam in China:  A Neglected Problem.  London:  Morgan & Scott, 1910 ---  (image faces page 111).

Events

Things

Images of Japan

People

  • Samurai.     POSSIBLY FROM:  Japan Magazine (date unknown)
  • Umbrella Maker   FROM:  Clement, Ernest W.  Hildreth's "Japan As It Was and Is":  A Handbook of Old Japan.  Chicago: McClurg, 1906. [vol 2.]

Places

Events

Things

  • A Japanese Bed.   FROM:  Clement, Ernest W.  Hildreth's "Japan As It Was and Is":  A Handbook of Old Japan.  Chicago:  McClurg, 1906. [vol 1] -- Picture faces p. 186.
  • Noromon: An Ancient Type of Sedan Chair from: Webster, Robert Grant. 1905. Japan: From the Old to the New. London: S.W. Partridge & Co. p.217

Images of South Korea

People

Places

 

Images of Taiwan

Audio

Most of the music MP3 available on e-Asia was derived from files that have been available on the Internet since the net began.

Sounds of China

Cultural Revolution

Anthems

  • The Internationale [MP3 --- 3.7 mb]
  • Soviet National Anthem [MP3 --- 3.2 mb]
  • "Gong Jin'ou" (Cup of Solid Gold) (1911-1912) [external link --- midi file]
  • "China Heroically Stands in Universe"   (short-lived Yuan Shikai regime, 1915-1916) [external link --- midi file]
  • "Qing Yun ge" (The Song to the Auspicious Cloud)    [ 1921-28]  Also used by the Japanese puppet government of 1935-1941. [external link  ---  midi file]
  • "San Min Chu I" (1930-1949)  [external link --- midi file]
  • "Yiyonggjun Jinxingqu" (The March of the Volunteers) People's Republic of China  [external link --- midi file]
  • Manchukuo (Japanese puppet regime) In use: 1933-1942   [external link --- midi file]
  • Manchukuo (Japanese puppet regime) In use: 1942-1945 [external link --- midi file]
  • Tibet No precise information on when or how this became the Tibetan anthem, but (of course) not allowed to be played in Tibet.  [external link --- midi file]

Speeches

Educational

These are the audio (mp3) files to accompany the text, Elementary English with Tibetan and Chinese Translation (Files provided by Kevin Stuart)

ABC Song lesson 10 lesson 20 lesson 30
lesson 1 lesson 11 lesson 21 lesson 31
lesson 2 lesson 12 lesson 22 lesson 32
lesson3 lesson 13 lesson 23 lesson 33
lesson 4 lesson 14 lesson 24 lesson 34
lesson 5 lesson 15 lesson 25 lesson 35
lesson 6 lesson 16 lesson 26 lesson 36
lesson 7 lesson 17 lesson 27 lesson 37
lesson 8 lesson 18 lesson 28 lesson 38
lesson 9 lesson 19 lesson 29 Review


Namyi Folklore Materials (.wav files): (files provided by Kevin Stuart)

(1) a creation account (7) a tragedy of a brother and a sister
(2) a story of family clan formation (8) a hunting story
(3) a Namyi hero (9) a story of how people came to use tobacco
(4) a religious specialist (10) two sisters' adventures with a monster
(5) a story of seven daughters' adventures (11) a story about a rabbit father-in-law and an orphan
(6) 'The Puppy and the Boy'  

The original materials were collected from Namyi tellers in Zhequ (Chinese: Dashui) Village and Mu'er Village, Lianhe Township, Mianning County. Libu Lakhi (Zla ba bstan 'dzin, Dawa Tenzin, Li Jianfu, Zachary) transcribed the original material into IPA and rerecorded the material, which is presented here.See: Lakhi, Libu, Brook Hefright, and Kevin Stuart, The Namuyi: Linguistic and Cultural FeaturesAsian Ethnology, Volume 66, No. 1-2 (2007), pp. 233-253.

For a transcript of these audio materials, see Libu Lakhi, et al. 2009. Asian Highland Perspectives.

Sounds of Japan

  • Kimigayo The Japanese National Anthem 

 

Sounds of Korea

Sounds of Taiwan

Film and Cinema

The films and videos presented on e-Asia's pages are streamed from the Internet Archive of motion pictures, a truly outstanding repository of film and other digital objects.  Since these films are streamed, you may experience viewing pauses if the net traffic is heavy or if your connection is not optimal.  See the Internet Archive for a variety of downloading options.

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