Internet Archive

Internet Archive.

The Internet Archive’s “purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format… Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and is working to provide specialized services relating to training, education, or adaptive reading or information access needs of blind or other persons with disabilities.” It includes many items related to East Asian studies, such as the Siku Quanshu collection.

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Korean Film DB

Korean Film DB.

In both Korean and English, the database provides basic information, synopsis, and photos on Korean films. The Council’s web site also has the full text of Korean Cinema Yearbook and Korean Film Observatory as well as box office statistics (weekly only).

What do you think of this resource? – Movie reviews, news, actor info and more from Korea.

A collection of reviews of Korean films. Also includes short bios of actors. Search engine available.

Kurosawa Digital Archive 黒澤デジタルアーカイブ

Access here. Flash is required.

“Legendary movie director, Kurosawa Akira’s materials can now be seen for the first time in the Kurosawa Digital Archive. Totaling 27,431 items, the archive contains scripts, production notes and photos, scenes of which are from masterpieces such as “The Seven Samurai.”  Ryukoku University helped to digitize the materials.” – Kenneth Tanaka (U. of Maryland)

Korean Film Council 한국영화진흥위원회

Access the English version here, and the Korean version here.

This is a Korean film database. In addition, it also provides the full text of Korean Cinema Yearbook and Korean Film Observatory as well as box office statistics (weekly and yearly).

e-Asia Digital Library (U. of Oregon)

e-Asia Digital Library (U. of Oregon).

Developed by the University of Oregon Library, the e-Asia project is “building a collection of digitized e-books and a database of full text web resources”. It currently holds over 4,000 items. Books and films are probably the most important resources in e-Asia, but some maps, images, and audios are included as well.

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MCLC Resource Center

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“This resource center contains, among other things, bibliographies of mostly English-language materials on modern Chinese literature, film, art, and culture and is maintained by Kirk A. Denton.”