Chinese Resources

A good place to find information about books, movies, and music.

百度输入法 (Baidu)
Free download of Chinese input software.

Chinese online dictionary.

Major Chinese portal for video programs, movies, and more.

MCLC Resource Center: Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Database for modern Chinese literature in English.

Internet Guide for Chinese Studies
Collection of databases related to ancient Chinese literature, history, and more.

Japanese Resources

Transparent Language
Free Educator Resources

Complete Guide to Japanese
This is a useful resource for vocabulary acquisition and grammar.

A resource that has a good selection of vocab flashcards created by its userbase.


Japanese to English Dictionary
Started as a project at a university. The Japanese to English is the specialty of the dictionary.

Denshi Jisho
Jisho is a powerful Japanese-English dictionary. It lets you find words, kanji, example sentences and more quickly and easily​​​​​.

Mobile Apps

Android users:

We suggest the following app for learning Japanese:

This application can be used without an internet connection, so it is particularly useful for students going JYA who don’t want to buy Denshi Jisho.

Apple/IOS Apps:

Midori (Japanese Dictionary)
Offers offline dictionaries, and can be used for lots of specialty terms like Kanji readings within names.