A tremendous site for examining and learning Chinese characters, including information on the origins of many characters. Now no special software or fonts are required. One of the best Chinese sites ever. Zheige hen hao!
Developed by the Asia Society, this is a comprehensive source for news and resources on Asian culture, business, politics, and history. There is an event calendar, a glossary, related links, and a database of Asian specialists.
One of the most amazing European celebrations, Fasnacht in Basel, Switzerland is an annual three-day long festival of parades, music, and food with centuries of tradition behind it. I experienced Fasnacht in 1980 as a Latter-day Saint missionary in Basel. Fabulous!
The official web site of the Oneida Nation of New York is a rich and well done source of information. You can hear audio samples of the Oneida language, learn about the history and the legends of the tribe, see text of treaties, and more. (See also my page on The Oneida Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.)
I endorse the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. as an essential stop for anybody going to Washington. It is done thoughtfully with stirring understatement. Though dealing with such a terrible part of our history, the determined and hopeful spirit one senses in the shrine-like museum makes the journey through its halls an almost spiritual experience. Go there!
The first chapter (introduction) of a book by Dr. Sucheng Chan, reproduced with permission from her and her publisher, Temple University Press. It provides a helpful and detailed historical background of the Hmong.
An excellent, multi-paged Web site about the Hmong people in Australia and about Hmong people and culture in general, including some pages written in the Hmong language. This site is maintained by Dr. Pao Saykao. He's sharp!
This page is in Hmong. If you're just curious to see what Hmong looks like, here's a useful phrase: "Nyob zoo," which means "hello" (literally: "living good"). Pronounce it as "Nioh zhung" where "zh" is a French "j" sound.
A new and outstanding electronic journal about the Hmong people, their culture, their history, and their life in the United States and Asia. Robin Vue Benson and other editors merit much praise for this work.