The Wason Collection at Cornell University Library
The official Wason Web space, to be launched in Fall 2002, is designed around six major themes: history and overview of the collection; listings, links and descriptions of electronic resources pertinent to East Asia; people and services; the development of the Wason Collection; news, exhibitions and events; and an exhaustive repository of the unique material in the collection.
Cornell's East Asia Program
The East Asia Program (EAP) stands at the hub of a campus-wide network that touches virtually all of Cornell's schools and colleges. Attention to East Asia in the form of courses, faculty research, libraries, art exhibitions, language-learning resources, student organizations, and exchange programs extends throughout this pluralistic structure, but is coordinated and supported by the EAP. In addition, the Program sponsors numerous lectures and events on East Asia, administers an outreach program, and publishes the Cornell East Asia Series, Chinese Business History, and a semi-annual newsletter.
Cornell Department of Asian Studies
One of the oldest departments of Asian Studies in the country, Asian Studies at Cornell comprises a university-wide faculty, who together present a highly interdisciplinary approach to the complex civilizations of Asia. Forty-five members the Asian Studies Department specialize in languages (from Chinese to Khmer and Thai), linguistics, literature, and religion (especially Buddhism and religious traditions of the Himalayas) while thirty-five associated faculty throughout the university teach courses on Asia in their own disciplines -- art history, government, and rural sociology, to name just a few. Faculty research interests are thus as diverse as they are specialized.
Digital Asia Library
The Digital Asia Library, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a cooperative project of The Ohio State University Libraries, the University of Minnesota Libraries, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. The project provides a user-friendly, searchable catalog through which researchers and students have quick and easy access to high quality Web resources originating in Asia identified, evaluated, selected and cataloged by area library specialists. The catalog offers an entry point to quality Asian materials that too often are neither easily identifiable nor usable due to the limitations of existing search engines. Materials support research and teaching in higher education and benefit scholars who do not have ready access to the expertise of area library specialists and collections of major research libraries as well as business, government and media professionals and other audiences.