Synopsis: The blog contains news and commentary from South Asia; scanned archival materials (of the CPI from the 1940's); and links to academic papers. There are several book reviews of historical and literary interest. There are labels for history, philosophy and critical theory; and a number of my own opinion pieces and research articles
Synopsis: The Open Access platform CrossAsia-eBooks offers researchers in Asian Studies a possibility to publish their research in time and free of charges. We support the Open Access publishing model for distributing research results and publish therefore primary publications (“gold”) as well as secondary publications (“green”).
Synopsis: Open online course on socially engaged art in contemporary China. We traveled to multiple cities in China (Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Beijing ...) and worked with a number of artists/ collectives (Xiong Wenyun, Xu Bing, Wang Jiuliang ...). This course covers 16 socially engaged projects and a number of theoretical issues.
Synopsis: Detailed documentation of important socially engaged art projects in contemporary China. These art projects use a variety of media (photography, performance, digital media, etc.) to address a wide range of social issues (environmental protection, rights of migrant workers, rememberance, etc.).
Content type: Images, videos, interviews
Intended audience: Students, researchers, the public in general
Synopsis: An initiative of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, Asia for Educators (AFE) is designed to serve faculty and students in world history, culture, geography, art, and literature at the undergraduate and pre-college levels.
Responsible person(s): Susan Whitfield (British Library, IDP Director)
Synopsis: IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programmes.