Monday, January 10, 2011

An Asia Pacific Online Film Library

I'm sad to hear of the impending end of The Asian Studies WWW Monitor - but this cheered me up no end. The films are quite good. Take advantage of this generous preview offer. You never know, you may end up a subscriber.

The Asian Studies WWW Monitor: Jan 2011, Vol. 18, No. 1 (320)
10 Jan 2011

AsiaPacific - An Asia Pacific Online Film Library

iFilm Connections Asia & Pacific, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Supplied note:
"Dear Matthew [...] By now you must have received many warm and
appreciative comments from readers across the globe about your
contribution to our collective knowledge about Asian resources to be
found on the Internet. In honor of your services, I'd like to offer
your readers free access to over 500 culturally and historically
important films made by Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Usually people subscribe for $8.99 a month. However your readers can
stream them for free for two months on "" by
using this following login and password:

PASSWORD: thankyou

You and your users can cancel subscription at anytime.
I hope you will check out by streaming some films
for your own enjoyment [... for instance, you might] enjoy A SONG of
TIBET, directed by the master Chinese filmmaker, Xie Fei.

Here are some other film suggestions:
This link is to an advance copy of a newsletter we are sending out
this Friday [i.e. 8 Jan 2001 - ed.] to subscribers. [...]
Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, President,

"What are we? streams culturally and historically significant
films from Asia and the Pacific that entertain, educate and inspire
viewers to think beyond boundaries. With the latest streaming
technology, subscribers have unlimited access to our films in DVD

Who are we?
We are an experienced team of Asia and Pacific film programmers
working in concert with notable scholars, critics, and curators who
carefully select our films. Our curators and's
president Jeannette Hereniko are members of the Network for the
Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC), a well-respected international
organization. Every year NETPAC awards prizes at major international
film festivals."

Site contents:
* Search;
* Login;
* Explore Film Catalog (Browse By #Theme [All Themes, Aging &
Mortality, Animals, Art & Music, Communication & Media, Ecology & the
Environment, Ethnicity & Cultural Identity, Family & Relationships,
Gender & Sexuality, Globalization & Modernization, Health & Disease,
History, Human Rights, Law, Politics & Government, Mental Health &
Psychology, Philosophy & Ethics, Religion, Social & Economic Issues,
War & Military, Youth & Coming of Age] , # Genre [All Genres, Action,
Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Drama, Experimental,
Experimental, Fantasy, Horror, Mokumentary, Romance, Sci-Fi, Short,
Thriller, Suspense, Youth, Children], # Filmmaker [there were 402
films listed in Jan 2001], # Country [All countries, Australia, China,
Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kyrgyzstan,
Lebanon, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore,
South Korea, South Korea/Japan, South Korea/Kazakhstan, South Korea/
Singapore, South Korea/Thailand, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, United
States, Vietnam]);
* About Us;
* Featured Film Festival;
* Sign Up Benefits;
* Contact Us;
* Copyright Information;
* Privacy Policy;
* Legal Statement.

[A very fine and rich site indeed - ed.]


Internet Archive ( [the site was not archived at the
time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Jeannette Hereniko (

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Documents / Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
[Essential, regardless of presence/absence of this most generous gift
to t.m. ciolek and other readers of the MONITOR]
Src: The Asian Studies WWW Monitor ISSN 1329-9778
The e-journal [est. 21 Apr 1994] provides free abstracts
and reviews of new/updated online resources of interest to Asian
The email edition of this Journal has now over 9,240 subscribers.
The AS WWW Monitor does not necessarily endorse contents,
or policies of the Internet resources it deals with.

- regards -

Dr T. Matthew Ciolek
Head, Internet Publications Bureau, RSPAS,
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific,
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
ph +61 (02) 6125 3124 fax: +61 (02) 62571893
also, Asia Pacific Research Online at

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