The University of Redland’s East and Southeast
Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources, http://newton.uor.edu/Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/index.html,
is a particularly good place to start here. It has a number
of sections that focus on health and the environment, including
special topics such as AIDS and SARS in China. Current links
to official sources on science and technology can be found through
government websites: for China, www.china.org.cn,
and for Taiwan, www.gio.gov.tw.
Local NGOs and news on technological change, the environmental movement,
and so on, should be traced through the portal sites and search
engines listed under “Starting Points”, or via the media outlets
in the “News and Media” section. The following sites contain
more in-depth scholarship, research aids, or primary documents in
Chi Med: The History of Chinese Medicine Webpage,
Yi-li Wu, Albion College http://www.albion.edu/history/chimed/.
A guide to electronic resources, researchers and publications in
the field, course websites, and grants, libraries and other resources
for historians and students.
History of Medicine and Culture in China, Marta
Hanson, Johns Hopkins University http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/martahanson/home/index.htm.
Of greatest interest to a general audience will be the “resources”
and “links” sections, which include online syllabi, grants and conferences,
library resources and connections to academic and non-academic websites
related to the study of Chinese medicine.
National Library of Medicine, National Institutes
of Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov.
There are many resources to be gleaned from this site. In the “Online
Exhibitions and Digital Projects” section, look for “Classics of
Traditional Chinese Medicine”, an online version of a 2001 exhibition
of medical manuscripts. Of special interest is the “History
of Medicine” homepage, which gives access to the library catalog,
online visual collections (which contain manuscript illustrations
of Chinese acupuncture texts, documentary photos of 20th century
medical conditions, etc.), and, under “Quick Links,” an online syllabus
Asia’s Medical Systems and Traditions, Wellcome
Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College,
Information on courses, events and researchers at the Wellcome Centre,
but of greatest interest to the general browser will be the “Research
by Region” section, which offers background essays, study guides
and bibliographies to accompany descriptions of ongoing research
projects at the center.
The Golden Elixir: A Website on Chinese
Alchemy, Fabrizio Pregadio, Technische Universität Berlin http://venus.unive.it/dsao//pregadio/index.html.
As advertised, with an introductory essay on alchemy and its history,
original Chinese texts and some textual analyses, and a number of
Homepage of Nathan Sivin, University of Pennsylvania
Here you will find a number of online articles by one of the most
distinguished scholars of Chinese science, as well an extensive
bibliography in that subject, and links for resources in the histories
of science, technology and medicine.
Environment, Science and Technology Section, US
Embassy Beijing http://www.usembassy-china.org.cn/sandt/.
This section has produced excellent reports on issues of critical
importance in contemporary China, from HIV/AIDS and SARS to the
Three Gorges project, environmental pollution and the space program.