Research Resources

This page has links to help students with school assignments on the countries and cultures of East Asia.


News Sites

  • CCTV: Newspaper focused on covering news related to Mainland China, published in Chinese and English.
  • China Digital Times: California-based bilingual news website covering China, published in Chinese and English.
  • People’s Daily: One of the largest newspaper groups in China with worldwide media coverage. The newspaper is published in nine languages, including Chinese and English.
  • South China Morning Post: News coverage predominately focuses on China, Hong Kong and Asia.


  • Facts and Details: Japan: Site loaded with articles on various topics related to Japan, organized by categories.
  • Japan National Tourism Organization: Tourist site that includes pictures, potential travel routes, and a blog geared at offering advice for experiencing specific aspects of Japan.
  • Japan Talk: Culture and travel guide.
  • NHK: World-Japan: Online version of Japan’s public media organization NHK, which provides the latest information on Japan and Asia. In addition to the online format, NHK provides news through television and radio to a global audience.
  • Nipponia: A quarterly web magazine that introduces modern Japan to the world.
  • Web Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan): Web site offering information on Japan, including culture, sightseeing, society, history and nature. Information is presented either through an article or video format.
    • Web Japan also has a site with content geared towards younger students, Kids Web Japan.


News Sites


News Sites

  • Korea JoongAng Daily: Newspaper published in Korean and English in partnership with The New York Times.
  • NK News: An independent, privately owned site specializing in news coverage on North Korea.
  • The Chosun Ilbo: Newspaper published in Korean and English.
  • The Dong-a Ilbo: Newspaper published in Korean and English.
  • The Korea Times: One of the oldest English newspapers published daily in South Korea.


News Sites

  • Tibet Sun: News converge on everything Tibet.
  • Tibet Today: News feed provided by the Central Tibetan Administration.



Writing Help

  • Purdue OWL: Purdue University’s online writing lab featuring writing resources and instructional materials.
  • UW-Madison Writer’s Handbook: Handbook developed by the UW-Madison Writing Center featuring various writing advice, topic specific explanations and handouts.