The site of the "Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungariae" is the online version of this refereed journal published by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Akadémiai Kiadó publishing house. Full content of the journal can be accesed by subscription or pay-per-view for individual articles. It is published in one volume of four issues annually. The scope of Acta Orientalia is "in the field of oriental studies, including Turkic, Mongolian, Manchurian, Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, Iranian and Semitic philology, literature and history". The journal also publishes book reviews and advertisements. Information on the journal as well as guidelines for submissions of articles are available on the older site of the publishing house (URL 2). Tables of contents and a list of authors can be viewed on the site, with various search options for articles, contents and authors. The shopping cart also includes a 'saved item' option.
The website From primitives to zen is an online reproduction of the reference work by Mircea Eliade, originally published in print in 1966. While the title of the book hints that the principal focus of the book would be on Buddhism, it is in fact a very large, comprehensive investigation of ancient religions of the world, divided into sections which are geographically based. The omission of Judaism and Christianity is explained in the introduction. The following five chapter headings given on the home page lead to lists of links to further pages. The first of these chapters looks at creation myths from around the world. After this section the emphasis is more strongly on the Ancient Near East, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Zen. This presentation of the book is offered with no further commentary but is rather a faithful reproduction of the original text.
Islam online is a website that provides information primarily for the transnational Muslim community, though it will be of interest to students and researchers in Islamic and religious studies. It was established and is supported by the conservative Egyptian scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and is available in English and Arabic versions. The site provides extensive coverage of news and current events related to Islam and the Muslim world, and has a large interactive section where al-Qaradawi and others provide opinions and fatwas in response to user questions. These opinions, arranged by subject and in a searchable fatwa bank, are found in the Living Shari'ah section of the website. This section also contains other resources like Hadith collections; Friday sermons; searchable Qur'an texts; and articles about various issues. The rest of the site is devoted to articles and more extensive reports on issues pertaining to Muslim life and society under subjects like health and science; family; art and culture; youth; and Euro-Muslims. The site is professionally produced and provides information on a wide range of topics for audiences of all levels, though users should be aware of the conservative perspective of the articles and opinions.
This website allows access to a preview of the full-text of 'Muslim Professional Associations and Politics in Southeast Asia', a report commissioned by the (US) National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). Published in 2008, the work is the result of a research carried out between 2006 to 2007 on the relationship between Islamic education and professional associations in Malaysia and Indonesia. The report contains three papers. The first is entitled 'Introduction: Civic Reforms or Radical Springboards?' This was written by Professor Robert W. Hefner, the Director of the Program on Islam and Civic Society at the Institution on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs at Boston University. The second, entitled 'The Role of Professional Organizations in Indonesia's Socio-Political Transformation' was written by Ann Marie Murphy, an associate professor at the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. The third is entitled 'New Identities, New Politics: Malaysia's Muslim Professionals'. It was prepared by Bridget Welsh, an associate professor of Southeast Asia Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. This resource, which is presented in PDF, should be useful to those interested in comparative work.
The Islam pages of the Overview of World Religions website provide introductory articles on many aspects of Islamic belief and practice. Topics include the historical development of Islam and the spread of Islamic civilization as well as more specific traditions within Islam. The site is divided into four main sections: Islam; Sunni tradition; Shi'a tradition; and Sufi orders. Each section includes a general introductory article as well as articles on specific schools of jurisprudence, sects, or traditions. The articles are accessible and well-cited, and will be most appropriate as introductory texts for students or as a basis for further research. The site is part of PHILTAR (Philosophy, Theology and Religion), a project of the Division of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Cumbria. Other sections of the main site provide links to articles and further resources on Islam.
The website for the journal Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée makes available abstracts and some full-text articles from the journal, published by the Institut de recherches et d'études sur le Monde arabe et musulman (IREMAM) in Aix-en-Provence. The journal publishes thematic issues on the Muslim world, broadly defined, in two different series: History and the Contemporary World. Each issue includes a number of articles on a general theme, including contributions from scholars of the Muslim world beyond the Middle East and North Africa; an introductory article; independent studies; book reviews; and lists of bibliographic and electronic resources. The journal is an important source for contemporary scholarship on the Muslim world, and its online version makes much of its text available to a broad public. The website also includes further electronic resources, in collaboration with the Bibenligne site, that will be of use to all those interested in the Mediterranean and the Muslim world. Abstracts are published in French and English, though most of the full-text articles are available only in French.
Transoxiana is a refereed electronic journal on Asian Studies, published online twice a year. The articles are published in Spanish, English and Russian. Articles are reviewed by the editorial team, all from leading Spanish universities. Book reviews are also included in the journal. Some pages are also available in English. There is an archive of past issues, the articles of which can be fully accessed. There are also some reviews of articles and details of contributors. Articles are submitted by academics - both staff and graduate students. A statistics page on the number of visitors to the ejournal indicates that this site is increasing in popularity and relevance. The site hosts its own newsletter, which can be subscribed to through the site or through Yahoo Groups. The newsletter is in Spanish. It is also possible to subscribe to two other newsgroups through this site, the Estudios-Orientales - a discussion group on the whole of Asia, and ALADAA - newsgroup of the Asociacion Latinoamericana de Estudios de Asia y Africa.