History, Politics & Society

We've focused on three kinds of sites in this section:  basic “starter kits” that provide nuts-and-bolts information about East Asian history and contemporary society; more advanced “user’s guides” that offer in-depth bibliographies and background essays to aid further research;  and a small group of “special subject” sites on important topics (with a focus on the modern period), or that lend themselves particularly well to web presentation. You will also find the  Historian’s Toolkit, which contains our own reference tools and study units built around primary source documents.