Links to resources on other sites, mainly relating to East Asian languages.


Chinese/English Dictionary
Thesaurus Linguae Sericae — An Historical and Comparative Encyclopaedia of Chinese Conceptual Schemes
Jim Breen's WWWJDIC — Japanese-English, with example sentences and kanji lookup
Daum 사전 — Korean - English - Chinese - Japanese dictionary with Chinese characters
CHaracter Information Service Environment — Maintains a list of kanji and their constituent components
POPjisyo — A web portal that adds translations to Japanese, Korean, Chinese and English terms in web pages
rikaichan and RikaiXUL — Two plugins for Mozilla Firefox used to look up Japanese words in a web page

Texts and video

青空文庫 Aozora Bunko — A collection of freely downloadable Japanese texts (out-of-copyright texts etc.)
*プロジェクト杉田玄白* — More texts in Japanese
ICDL - International Children's Digital Library — Children's books in a variety of languages
Crunchyroll — A video streaming site specializing in Japanese animation
Robocar POLI — A Korean children's show available in Korean, Mandarin Chinese and English

Discussion forums and chats

2ch — An anonymous Japanese message board
IRC@2ch — Japanese IRC network (Encoding: UTF-8) — Japanese IRC network (Encoding: ISO-2022-JP)
HanIRC — Korean IRC network (Encoding: UTF-8 on and Otherwise Codepage 949 / EUC-KR.)

Online language lessons and resources

MIT OpenCourseWare — Chinese and Japanese
Utah State OpenCourseWare — Chinese
Pinyin Practice
Pinyin - Chinese Pinyin Table
sci.lang.japan FAQ — Answers to frequently asked questions from the newsgroup sci.lang.japan
Japanese for the Western Brain
Tae Kim's Japanese guide to Japanese grammar
"My Korean" — Korean Textbooks available for free download from Monash University
Korean Studies at Sogang


Declan's Guide to Installing and Using Microsoft's Japanese IME


Evas teknologiske skolesekk – A Norwegian electronics-related page