7. Political Systems in East Asia


Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library

The Asian Studies virtual library maintained by the Australian National University is a global collaborative project that provides access to networked scholarly documents, scholarly newsletters, and resources and information systems concerned with or relevant to Asian Studies.


Political Resources.Net:Asia

The Asia section of Political Resources.Net provides links to governments, political parties, organizations, media, and much more, in a format grouped by country.


BBC News: Asia-Pacific

BBC News international provides extensive coverage of news and events throughout Asia. In addition to extensive news coverage, including audio and video, the site also provides access to BBC country profiles.


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a multilateral organization working in three broad areas to promote free and open trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region: trade and investment liberalization, business facilitation, and economic and technical cooperation between countries. The APEC Web site provides access to extensive economic data, technical publications, and program reports.


Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs–U.S. Department of State

The State Department’s bureau Web site provides overviews and statistics for individual countries in the region, as well as detailed reports about major topics of regional interest and updated travel warnings for visitors.


The Asia Society

The Asia Society is an international organization dedicated to strengthening relationships and deepening understanding among the peoples of Asia and the United States. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization. The society’s Web site provides a wide range of resources from policy papers, speeches by leading politicians, and news updates, to resources on Asian culture, food, and religions.