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Taizong’s Hell

Developed by K.E. Brashier at Reed College, this introduction to 19th and 20th century Chinese notions of hell offers:

  • A complete 19th century set of ten scrolls, fully annotated with translations, texts and further related images;
  • A database of more than fifty additional scrolls, all with zoom capability; and
  • Bibliographies and other resources for further research.

The website is part of an ongoing extensive educational project and database; view the project here.



ChinaVine‘s mission is to educate English-speaking / reading children, youth, and adults about the material and intangible cultural heritage of China. The primary means through which the mission is achieved is through, an interactive website that includes text, photographs, animation, and streaming video. This website is supported by social media in the US and China.


Japanese Global Scholars

Japanese Global Scholars (JGS) is a new program at the University of Oregon for advanced Japanese speakers. What sets JGS apart from every other Japanese language program is its commitment to real-world fluency without requiring students to major in Japanese language.


The Integrative Dam Assessment Model: Applications for Hydropower Development in China

The Integrative Dam Assessment Model: “Through this dam modeling project, we are forming lasting and productive collaborations around the direct explication and assessment of the socioeconomic, biophysical and geopolitical impacts, both beneficial and nonbeneficial, associated with dams. through the development of new tools that examine how dams stimulate change and how we may project potential ecological, economic, and socio-cultural outcomes of such change, this project may reduce uncertainty and risks associated with constructing (and removing) dams.”


Formosa: Nineteenth Century Images

Formosa is the name given to Taiwan by foreigners.  This digital library gathers European and American images of Taiwan and its peoples in the 19th century.