Welcome to this week’s installment of the Chinese Language Blog! Here I will tell you about del.icio.us, an online website organizing tool, and a few of the sites I thought were most interesting from our collection.
Del.icio.us, found at http://del.icio.us/ , is an online bookmarking service. If you come across an interesting site, you may put it into your favorites and look over it later. By using Del.icio.us you can not only save these online so you can access them from any computer, but also share with other users. By looking through tags that you find interesting or need to research on, you can find what others thought most beneficial to them.
Del.icio.us will create a toolbar for itself, and won’t bother your internet surfing at all. It will even import bookmarks that you already have on your computer. Overall, Del.icio.us is a great tool for information gathering, comparable to Google.
There are many links to sites on Chinese Culture located on our LLC website. Because it may be a bit intimidating, I’ll post some of the sites that have been the most helpful.
China Knowledge: http://www.chinaknowledge.de/
This site is very useful when doing research on historical China. Although it won’t have the most detailed information, it will give you a basic overview on Chinese art, music, and literature.
Country Studies: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cntoc.html
This site is rather dry, as it is basically an online textbook from the library of Congress. However, if you need some facts quickly, this could easily give you what you need.
Miao Miao Miao: http://www.sinologic.com/webart/
This site is interesting, but has no real application I have seen so far…if you would like to see some interesting works, or “Chinese Avant-garde art,” this is the place to go.
I posted these sites because I found them most useful in studying China. You may find that other sites suit you better, so please keep looking around!