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Bibliography of photo albums and materials related to photography in China and Tibet before 1949 The Bibliography of Photo Albums Related to Photography in China and Tibet before 1949 is an extensive online bibliography of photo albums and photography books intended to aid researchers of late Qing and Republican Chinese visual culture. Assembled by Thomas Kahn of Cornell University, the bibliography lists over 200 items covering: geography and the environment; the Sino-Japanese wars (1895 and 1937-1945); religion (particularly Buddhism); and pictorial histories. The main page also acts as a gateway to related online resources on early photography, including a PowerPoint presentation on im From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Kabuki 21 The Kabuki 21 Web site presents a wealth of well-organised information on this traditional form of Japanese theatre. Under the Main Menu are sections on: actors; characters; current and past programmes; plays and dances; kabuki chronology (history); glossary; theatres; prints and illustrations; actors' crests; kabuki derivatives and goods; bibliography; and others. Each of these sections is full of detail, and the site is extensively cross-referenced. For example, summaries and histories of about 120 plays and dances appear, and terms used in the text are linked to the glossary explanatio From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Michi online : journal of Japanese cultural arts The Michi Online : Journal of Japanese Cultural Arts Web site hosts both the electronic journal of the same name and a collection of electronic resources related to Japanese cultural arts. Topics covered in the journal to date include: ikebana; martial arts; calligraphy; Japanese yoga; gardens; and Zen. The journal is published by the Sennin Foundation Inc, a non-profit corporation based in California; however, at present publication has ceased with the Fall 2000 issue. Around 900 links to online resources are listed in a separate section on the site, categorised into: art collecting; crafts; From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

World haiku club The World Haiku Club Web site provides a forum for those interested in reading and writing this form of Japanese poetry. The association holds international and regional conferences in Japan and other countries. Its largest event is the annual World Haiku Festival, and programmes and other details of past and future festivals are provided here. Details of current and recent Club events (for example: haiku and essay contests; translation projects; lectures; and workshops) appear in the Activities section, while information on earlier Club activities and events is available in the Archives secti From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Arabs and young Turks : Ottomanism, Arabism and Islamism in the Ottoman Empire 1908 - 1918 'Arabs and young Turks : Ottomanism, Arabism and Islamism in the Ottoman Empire 1908 - 1918' is an e-book written by Hasan Kayali, Associate Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. It was first published in 1997 by the University of California Press. The entire book is freely available online. It provides a detailed analysis of Arab politics in the late Ottoman Empire as viewed from the imperial capital in Istanbul. Chapters include; the second constitutional experiment 1908-1909; the opposition and the Arabs 1910-1911; the decentralist challenge and a nea From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online This is the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online (Bavarian Regional Library Online), a joint project of several Bavarian libraries and overseen by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library). The site is a highly valuable information portal for historians and researchers in German Studies. It contains a number of complex subsites, which are reviewed in depth elsewhere in Humbul. These subsites include: a historical database of places; a database of Bavarian personalities from 11 centuries; Bavarian Bibliography; a Bavarian regional historical journals exhibition; WebWeiser Bayern From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

The Bristol royal infirmary inquiry This is the official website of the independent inquiry set up in June 1998 to investigate into paediatric cardiac surgery services at the Bristol Royal Infirmary between 1984 and 1995. The impetus for this inquiry, which was conducted between October 1998 and July 2001 under the chairmanship of Professor Ian Kennedy, was the discovery that hearts and other human material had routinely been removed from the bodies of children who died during operations there and that these were retained without the parents' knowledge. This website contains background information about the inquiry and make From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

NAJS - Nordic association for the study of contemporary Japanese society The NAJS - Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society encourages research and education about modern Japanese society in the Nordic countries. The Association was established in 2002, and it provides an interdisciplinary forum for its members, who are researchers and doctoral students. Full versions of the papers from previous annual conferences can be downloaded in pdf format from the Web site; and links to downloadable versions of reports on NAJS conferences and colloquiums reports are also provided. Contact details and information on the areas of interest of the ste From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Japanese studies association of Australia The Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) is an academic society for researchers, teachers and students concerned with Japan. This Web site provides information about its activities and publications. Reports on previous biennial conferences appear on the site, and there is a link to the Web site of the next conference, with details of panels and paper abstracts. The Association publishes the scholarly journal 'Japanese Studies' three times a year, and details are provided here, along with a link to the publisher's page for the journal. Regular newsletters and minutes From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Japan book publishers association The Web site of the Japan Book Publishers' Association makes available in both English and Japanese information on the Association's activities. The Japanese version contains far more detailed information, but the English version provides brief descriptions of the Association's history; members; organisation; major events (Tokyo Book Fair; Best-Designed Book Contest; and the Asia Pacific Publishers' Forum); and publications (including the biennial English-language 'An Introduction to Publishing in Japan'). Various documents can be downloaded from the Japanese ve From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

The Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) project The Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) Project Web site is devoted to the works of this prolific nineteenth century ukiyoe (woodblock print) artist. The site is maintained by an individual, an art expert, who has gathered images of approximately 3500 Kunisada prints from the Internet. These can be viewed on this site, along with titles (where given) and dates. They are organised into categories, broadly: 1) series from different decades; and 2) subjects (for example: bijin (beauties); warriors; landscapes; and kabuki plays and actors). The Reference List is extremely comprehensive, consisting of From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Society for Japanese arts The Society for Japanese Arts is an international association of art collectors and dealers, and this Web site provides information on its activities and publications. Although its publications (books; 'Andon' magazine; and newsletters) are only available to members, the site does give abstracts of the books. Moreover, the authors and titles of articles in past issues of 'Andon' can be found via a subject index. Details of the public exhibitions organised by the Society appear in the Activities section. The Kaempfer Fund, which promotes study of Japanese arts and crafts, p From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Japanese language reading tutorial system : reading tutor The Japanese Language Reading Tutorial System : Reading Tutor Web site is designed to help learners of Japaneseimprove their reading skills. A text can be cut and pasted into a window in the Toolbox section, and notes on the vocabulary in the text can then be accessed in English, Japanese or German via the dictionary tools. Any Japanese text can be pasted in, and the site provides a Reading Resource Bank of appropriate reading materials as well as links to other Web sites where materials can be found. A Quiz section provides online multiple choice reading comprehension tests on selected short From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Bayerische StaatsBibliothek This is the main page of the Bayerische StaatsBibliothek (Bavarian State Library), noted here as one of the largest German-language libraries. It began as the Wittelsbach court library, founded in 1558 by Duke Albrecht V; since 1919, it has borne its current name. The library holds over seven million volumes related to all countries and subjects except technology and applied agricultural science. The library's strengths are in classical literature and East Central Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and East Asia. It has a significant periodical and newspaper collection and important From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Persimmon: Asian literature, arts and culture Persimmon magazine, a quarterly offering articles, literary translations and reviews on Asian society and culture, has been freely available online since spring 2003. Users can view the contents of previous print issues, and can read articles and reviews in online editions by clicking on the highlighted links. The online journal covers culture in all Asian countries, although special emphasis seems to be laid on China and Japan. Features of note include articles on: Chinese cartoon tradition; Taiwanese art; Japanese woodblock prints; and Cambodian documentary films. Certain sections are repeat From New Humbul Resources on July 10, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..

Bad Bug Book The swarm of knowledge from the US Food & Drug Administration here provides descriptions and in-depth information on foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins—the critters and stuff that make us sick. Shown in the illustration is campylobacter jejuni found in chickens and elsewhere. A youngster curious about science or a high level researcher will find [...] From Golden Swamp on July 10, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..

Back to College with the Discount M250S from Gateway Team Laptopical have discovered a cheap laptop from Gateway for under 700 dollars. A perfect choice for a school or college student? From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on July 10, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..

21st Century Information Fluency Project Portal This interactive tool lets you fill in only the information needed for the style citation you want, print or electronic media, and the citation is formatted for you. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 10, 2005 at 3:17 a.m..

ABACUS: MYSTERY OF THE BEAD This is a very nice resource for anyone interested in using an abacus. While it does not offer an interactive abacus it offers extensive information about the history of the abacus, abacus techniques, advanced abacus techniques, taking care of your abacus, and additional abacus resources. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 10, 2005 at 3:17 a.m..

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