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Internet Resources for East Asian Studies

Country Information

Library of Congress Country Studies
This web site contains the online versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. For each country, there is general information in "country profile", followed by in-depth information on history, society, economy, government and politics, etc.
The World Factbook (CIA)

An authorized, regularly updated resource for general information about countries, include geography, people, government, economy, communication, etc.

US Department of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs)

Provides background notes for each country, information about its government and links to entities in the World Fact book and Country Studies.

OECD Statistics

Compiled by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, this site includes statistical information on all countries. Search by country, topic, department, or a combination of these. Covers economic and social issues from macroeconomic, to trade, education, development and science and innovation.