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Black Hat Lama preparing for religious sacrifice at the New Year's ceremony, Sikkim
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Sikkim Photos (Kandell Collection)

This collection offers a peek into how people lived in the Kingdom of Sikkim, despite the kingdom and monarchy no longer existing in the same form today.
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Persian Language Rare Materials

The Persian Language Rare Materials Collection is an online repository of manuscripts, printed books, lithographs, and imprints which have a variety of purposes, including discussing scientific, religious, philosophical and literary topics.
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Korean Rare Book Digital Collection

These collection's topics include history, politics, social life and values, education, biology and more from the pre-modern Korean perspective.
Scroll frontispiece
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Online Museum Educational Resources in Asian Art

The OMuERAA connects with more than one hundred museums, making a rich array of educational materials available to students and instructors 
Church of Saint Nicholas Mokryi, southeast view, Yaroslavl, Russia
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Brumfield Collection

These photographs give something concrete to visualize and contextualize the past as they build their understanding of history.
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Japanese Censorship Collection

The censorship process is valuable to learn about, as it shows not only what the government valued, but how citizens may have pushed that boundary.
Front page of a newspaper in Chinese
Teaching

Short Teaching Module: Colonialism and Local Power

Colonialism and imperialism can take many forms, but more often than not these do not entail direct and strict control from a distant imperial metropole.

Photograph of five men standing
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Hangzhou elites in 1935

The image shows an eclectic group of elites in Hangzhou in 1935, including Shanghainese gangster-businessmen Du Yuesheng and Zhang Xiaolin, Peking Opera star Mei Lanfang, Mayor of Hangzhou Zhou Xiangxian, and Japanese Consul at Hangzhou Yuzo Matsumura.

Photograph of about 20 soldiers posing in front of a building
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Chinese Troops during the Xinhai Revolution

Image of Chinese troops dispatched by the Shanghai daotai of the collapsing Qing Dynasty to protect Xujiahui during the Xinhai Revolution.

Front page of a newspaper in Chinese
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Chamber of Commerce Newspaper from Guangzhouwan, China

The image is of the front page of a newspaper (商業旬報 Shangye xunbao) published in 1934 by the Chamber of Commerce in Guangzhouwan (廣州灣商會 Guangzhouwan shanghui).