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Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about Asian Pacific Americans. These resources include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.

American Memory Timeline: World War II - Japanese American Internment (Presentation) Learn about the treatment of Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

American Memory Timeline: Chinese Immigration to the United States, 1851-1900 (Presentation) View a sampling of mid to late 19th century immigration documents related to Chinese immigration.

Amy Uyematsu (Webcast) Poet Uyematsu is a sansei (third-generation Japanese) and lives near Los Angeles. View her 2006 National Book Festival presentation.

Asian and Pacific Island American Heritage Calendar (Presentation) This 1998 calendar highlights important dates in Asian and Pacific Island history.

Asian Collections: Library of Congress Illustrated Guide (Presentation) This online guide provides an overview of the Asian Collections at the Library of Congress. Visit the Asian Reading Room for additional online resources.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (Presentation) The Library of Congress celebrates the millions of Asian/Pacific Americans whose contributions have helped make America a strong, free society.


Country Studies: Asia (International) Link to an online description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of Asian countries.

Databases and E-Resources at the Library of Congress: Asian Studies (Internet Resources) Many of these online resources related to Asia are publicly available.

Fine Prints – Japanese Pre–1915 (Prints and Photographs) About seventy percent of a collection of more than 2,500 woodblock prints and drawings by Japanese artists of the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries is currently available online. Scroll to the bottom of this page to conduct a search or learn more about this collection.

The Floating World of Ukiyo-E (Exhibition) This exhibition showcases the Library's holdings of Japanese prints, books, and drawings from the 17th to the 19th centuries and is complemented by related works by 20th century Japanese and Western artists.

The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (American Memory Collection) Search this collection using the term "United States. Dept. of State. Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs" for interviews describing foreign affairs in Asian countries.

Guide to the Law Online: Nations of the World (Internet Resources) Select a nation from the alphabetical listing to learn more about its governmental resources.

Immigration: Chinese (Presentation) Learn about the Chinese experience in America from the 1840s to modern times. Be sure to click the globe on the left to view patterns of Chinese immigration across the United States.

Immigration: Japanese (Presentation) Learn about the Japanese experience in America from the mid 1800s to modern times. Be sure to click the globe on the left to view patterns of Japanese immigration across the United States.

Map Collections: Macau a Selection of Cartographic Images (Presentation) Macau, the oldest permanent European settlement in Asia, was returned to China on December 20, 1999. View a selection of 17th through 20th century maps of the area. Text is available in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Portuguese.


On the Cutting Edge: Contemporary Japanese Prints (Exhibition) This exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the College Women's Association of Japan Print Show.

A Proud People in a Land of Opportunity: Abu Ghraib Investigator Delivers Asian Month Keynote (Library of Congress Information Bulletin) Read excerpts from Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba's keynote address for the Library's 2006 celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month. Search the Information Bulletin site using the term "Asia" or the name of a country to locate additional articles.

Selected Internet Resources – Cherry Blossoms (Science Reference Services) These Internet sources link to information about the 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift from the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912.

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection: Views in Central Asia, Russian Empire (Prints and Photographs) This photographic survey of Central Asia includes 237 prints taken in the early 1900s. Click on “Check for online items from this group” for more items.

South Asian Literary Recordings Project (International) This project was launched in April 2000 to record the voices of South Asian authors for the Library of Congress' Archive of Recorded World Literature. Authors recorded so far represent more than fifteen of the languages of India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

A Teacher's Guide to Folklife Resources (American Folklife Center) This guide provides information on many useful print and electronic publications for folklife educators. Click on the name of an Asian country for information and Internet links.

Traditional Chinese Wisdom and Business World (Webcast) Hsu Cho-Yun, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses how entrepreneurs can use traditional Chinese wisdom to promote business success.

World Treasures of the Library of Congress (Exhibition) The Library's international collections include research materials in more than 460 languages and in many media. This exhibition includes many treasures from the Asian Division.