P.R.C. Government Webpages

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

State Council Information Office

China's White Papers

National Bureau of Statistics of China

Japan Government Webpages

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Japan Ministry of Defense

Online services

IR China
Web portal on International Relations research in China (list of researchers, downloadable articles both in Chinese and in English)

The China Companion. Politics, IR and Political Economy of Contemporary China
"TheChinaCompanion is a comprehensive online research tool designed to optimize access to relevant information on contemporary China."

Visualising China China 1870-1950: an interactive resource

Gapminder Visualizing data

Dissertation reviews offers reviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations on China, Korea and Japan


Freely accessible electronic journals

China Leadership Monitor

Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies

Asian Perspective
"is the peer-reviewed social sciences journal of world/comparative politics of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University"


Electronic dictionaries

Chinese and Japanese dictionaries for Mozilla Firefox

Summer schools and additional training

On China

ToChina summer school in Turin, Italy. Organized yearly in June-July. Funding available.

Introduction to Modern China summer course in Shanghai at Fudan University for Nordic university students.
"The Nordic Centre’s yearly summer course ‘Introduction to Modern China’ provides Nordic students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with contemporary China and gain first-hand knowledge of the rapidly changing Chinese society. The course is designed for undergraduate students with little or no previous knowledge about China and China studies.

The course has room for 75 students who are divided into two tracks: ‘China’s Economy’ and ‘China’s Society’. The two groups will also have joint lectures on ‘China Basics’ i.e. politics, culture etc. All courses are taught in English by professors from Fudan as well as by Nordic instructors."

On methods and techniques

European Consortium for Political Research ECPR  summer and winter schools in methods and techniques. Summer schools are held in Ljubljana, Slovenia and winter schools in Cyprus.

International Political Science Association IPSA summer school in Sao Paolo

Essex summer school in social science data analysis