Links Listed by Type of Resource: Maps

AskAsia Maps

A resource of the Asia Society that includes a wide range of regional and country maps.

Cambodian Genocide Project, Yale University

Focuses on the genocide of 1975-79 under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime and features maps of Cambodia as well as photographs, links to other publications, Khmer Rouge documents, and transcripts from the proceedings of the Khmer Rouge Genocide Tribunal.

China and Europe 1500-2000 and Beyond: What is “Modern"? with Ken Pomeranz and Bin Wong, Columbia University

A multimedia teaching unit presented by Asia for Educators. Includes video clips of Pomeranz and Wong, timelines, maps, images, and more.

China in Maps: 16 th-19 th Century, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library

An online exhibition of historical maps of China .

Formosa Maps, Reed College

A series of historical and modern maps of Taiwan , the majority of which can be magnified and expanded.

History and Commercial Atlas of China, Harvard University Press

Contains a large selection of maps of China, as well as a few maps of Tibet, Manchuria, and European trade routes.  Maps are organized by date from prehistoric to modern.  Site in both Chinese and English. 

Internet Guide for China Studies

The China WWW Virtual Library, with a listing of maps and other geography resources online.

Japanese Historical Maps, East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley

A collection of about 2,300 early maps of Japan and the world. More than 600 maps and books from the collection are featured on the website.

“Map Machine" - National Geographic’s Online Atlas

Features a comprehensive collection of free maps.  It provides maps of any place in the world; maps can be viewed by population, climate, time period, etc. 

Maps of China

Includes extremely detailed terrain and street maps for China’s present-day provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions. Maps of China as a whole are categorized by type for easy reference.

The Mongols in World History, Columbia University

See “Maps" (right-hand menu bar) for links to related maps. A teaching unit presented by Asia for Educators in consultation with Morris Rossabi. Topics explored include “The Mongols’ Mark on Global History," Mongol conquests, the Mongols in China , key figures in Mongol history, and the pastoral nomadic lifestyle.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection, University of Texas

Includes thematic, detailed, city, and country maps of regions throughout the w orld. The site also has a small collection of Asian historical maps.

Silkroad Foundation

Select “Maps" from the menu bar at the left for a wide collection of Silk Road maps.

Silk Road Maps

Maps of the Silk Road and images of some of the art found along the Silk Road .

Silk Road Seattle, University of Washington

A site dedicated to explaining the history and culture of the Silk Road . Features several maps for instruction as well as image galleries, select primary documents, and annotated bibliographies dealing with the Silk Road .

Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library, University of Virginia Library

The collection features several maps (some interactive), as well as audio and visual resources, and online versions of some of the library’s holdings.

A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, University of Washington

A collection of images and visual resources by period and topic. Includes a vast collection of maps, discussion questions, and guides for teachers.

Worldmapper – Socioeconomic maps of the world - University of Sheffield & University of Michigan

Provides more than 100 maps of the world adjusted for socioeconomic differences across countries.  This is a great resource for comparative studies of East Asia. The site also provides detailed statistics in separate Excel documents.

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