Politics in Pacific Asia

An Introduction

by Xiaoming Huang

Student zone

Politics in Pacific Asia - weblinks

There are many Internet sites relevant to politics in Pacific Asia. Some of the most significant are listed here, arranged by chapter. There are also links to sites of general interest, to sites related to particular countries and to information on academic journals in the field.

General Links

www.worldatlas.com
Maps and basic country information

http://hdr.undp.org/en/
Country facts and figures from the UN

http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/
Human Development reports

http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php
A wide variety of statistics

http://www.worldbank.org/data/countrydata/countrydata.html
World Bank country data

http://data.un.org/
UN Data source

http://www.economist.com/world/asia/
The Economist Asia

http://www.ft.com/home/asia
Financial Times Asia

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
BBC country profiles

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/asia/index.html
Asia Pacific news

http://www.asiasociety.org/policy-politics
Asia Society news

http://www.asiaobserver.com/
Asia news forum

http://www.international.ucla.edu/eas/web/asia-web.htm
Asia via the Web – UCLA Asia Institute

http://www.aasianst.org/links/index.htm
Association for Asian Studies web links

http://e-asia.uoregon.edu/
E-books on East Asia

http://www.ciolek.com/SearchEngines.html#asiasearch
ANU Asian studies research engines

http://www.brookings.edu/topics/asia.aspx
Asia news

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Chapter 1: The historical context



http://www.rulers.org/
A historical list of leaders by country

http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/toc.html
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/china/timeline.html
China history

http://www.japan-101.com/history/
Japan history

http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/history.htm
Korea history

http://apdl.kcc.hawaii.edu/~taiwan/history.htm#prc
http://taiwanimage.gio.gov.tw/en/index.html
Taiwan history

http://homepages.stmartin.edu/Fac_Staff/rlangill/HIS%20217/HIS%20217%20Maps.htm
China and Japan maps

http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/
Collected works of Mao

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/coldwar/
http://www.coldwar.org/
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/suez.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/10826/timeline.htm
The Cold War

http://newton.uor.edu/Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/general-rights.html
http://www.apdrc.org.tw/English.aspx?Id=89
Democracy

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Chapter 2: States and the political executive



http://confinder.richmond.edu/
Constitutions

http://www.concourts.net/
Constitutional courts

https://www.cia.gov/
World leaders and their executive

http://www.president.gov.tw/en/
Office of the President Taiwan

http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/index-e.html
Prime Minister and cabinet of Japan

http://www.cao.go.jp/index-e.html
Cabinet Office Japan

http://www.china.org.cn/features/leadership/node_1086673.htm
Leadership of China

http://www.china.org.cn/features/state_structure/node_1064401.htm
Structure of the state China

http://www.china.org.cn/features/political/node_1025060.htm
Political system China

http://english.president.go.kr/main.php
Office of the President South Korea

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Chapter 3: Government, legislatures and judiciaries

http://www.shugiin.go.jp/index.nsf/html/index_e.htm
House of Representatives Japan

http://www.sangiin.go.jp/eng/index.htm
House of Councillors Japan

http://www.gio.gov.tw/
http://www.gio.gov.tw/taiwan-website/5-gp/yearbook/ch4.html
Taiwan Government Information Office (ROC)

http://www.china.org.cn/features/legislative/node_1075857.htm
The Legislative system China

http://www.china.org.cn/features/judiciary/node_1025025.htm
China’s judiciary

http://korea.na.go.kr/index.jsp
The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

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​Chapter 4: The politics of bureaucracy

http://web-japan.org/links/government/index.html
Access to Japan ministries

http://english.www.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=1
Access to Taiwan ministries

http://www.korea.net/
Access to South Korea ministries

http://www.acrc.go.kr/eng_index.jsp
South Korean Anti-corruption & civil rights commission

http://government.mychinastart.com/
Access to China ministries

http://www.nbcp.gov.cn/article/English/
National Bureau of Corruption Prevention of China

http://www.transparency.org/regional_pages/asia_pacific
Transparency International Asia Pacific

http://www.adb.org/Governance/gov_practices.asp
Asian Development Bank Good Governance

http://www.unescap.org/pdd/prs/ProjectActivities/Ongoing/gg/governance.asp
UNESCAP on Good Governance

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Chapter 5: The state and the economy

www.oxfordscholarship.com/oso/public/content/
The Role of Government in East Asian Economic Development

http://www.apec.org/apec/member_economies/key_economic_indicators.html
APEC key economic indicators

http://www.unescap.org/stat/data/
UNESCAP economic indicators

http://www.adb.org/Economics/
Asian Development Bank economic statistics

http://www.economist.com/research/economics/alphabetic.cfm?letter=G
The Economist – ‘G’ for Government & its role in the economy

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Chapter 6: Parties and elections

http://www.wikipedia.org/
Type in ‘politics’ plus the name of the country for links to parties

http://aceproject.org/
Electoral knowledge network

http://www.idea.int/vt/
Voter turnout by country

http://www.jimin.jp/jimin/english/index.html
Liberal Democratic Party of Japan

http://www.dpj.or.jp/english/index.html
The Democratic Party of Japan

http://www.komei.or.jp/en/index.html
New Komeito (Japan)

http://www.jcp.or.jp/english/
Japanese Communist Party

http://www.kmt.org.tw/english/index.aspx
Kuomintang Party (Taiwan)

http://www.dpp.org.tw/index_en/
Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan)

http://www.hannara.or.kr/ohannara/english/index.jsp
The Grand National Party (South Korea)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Democratic_Party_(Republic_of_Korea) Democratic Party (South Korea; homepage under construction)


http://english.cpc.people.com.cn/
Chinese Communist Party

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Chapter 7: Participation and power

http://www.un.org/esa/coordination/ngo/
United Nations NGO Database

http://www.hrw.org/asia
Human Rights Watch Asia

http://www.soros.org/initiatives/regions/asia
Open Society Institute Asia

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Chapter 8: Ideologies, identities and political communication

http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761572241/Communism.html
Communism

http://www.marxists.org/
Marxism

http://encarta.msn.com/media_461527706_761572241_-1_1/Mao_Zedong.html
Communist China

http://www.worldbank.org/
The World Bank

http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm
International Monetary Fund

http://www.wmd.org/asia/asia.html
World movement for democracy

http://www.newsonjapan.com/
http://www.japantoday.com/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/
http://www.asahi.com/english/
http://www.japannewsreview.com/
http://mdn.mainichi.jp/
Japan news

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/
http://www.china.org.cn/
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/
http://news.yahoo.com/topics/china
China news

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/
http://www.taiwanheadlines.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=1
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/
Taiwan news

http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/
http://english.chosun.com/
http://joongangdaily.joins.com/
South Korea news

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Chapter 9: Modernization and democracy: is there an Asian way?

http://www.hrichina.org/public/index
Human rights in China

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Chapter 10: Globalization, regionalism and the myth of the Asian century

http://www.apec.org/
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

http://www.aseansec.org/
ASEAN

http://www.aseanregionalforum.org/
ASEAN Regional Forum

http://www.aseansec.org/aadcp/repsf/abouteastasiasummit.html
East Asian Summit

http://www.cscap.org/
Council for Security Cooperation in Asia-Pacific

http://www.sectsco.org/EN/
SCO

http://www.adb.org/
Asian Development Bank

http://www.asiafoundation.com/
Asia Foundation

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Country links

China

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/
countriesandterritories/china/index.html

Country profile

http://www.stats.gov.cn/enGliSH/
National Bureau of Statistics of China

Japan

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/
countriesandterritories/japan/index.html

Country profile

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/
Statistics Bureau Japan

South Korea

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/
countriesandterritories/southkorea/index.html

Country profile

http://www.nso.go.kr/eng2006/
Korea National Statistical Office

Taiwan

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/
countriesandterritories/taiwan/index.html

Country profile

http://eng.stat.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=5
National Statistics Republic of China (Taiwan)

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Academic journals

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CCPN/jccp/Journal_A_Z.htm
List of China journals

http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~ykosen/eo_index.htm
List of Japan journals

http://journalseek.net/socsci.htm
Social sciences journal search

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