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Available now is a new search tool for the China and Taiwan English blogsphere.

Background

I follow hundreds of China and Taiwan related English blogs and have come to acknowledge that they serve as a vital indispensable source of information for life in China and Taiwan. For a while now, I have been wondering how I could get all the China English blogsphere and the Taiwan English blogsphere into a community that would allow people, like myself, to easily find information from those blogs. The China Analyst (http://www.chinalyst.net) was my first project, listing more than 50 blogs, but since it’s a new community that blog owners join – it still doesn’t include many wonderful China/Taiwan blogs that are still hiding out there.

Every now and again there are some nice tools and projects that aim at helping to find China/Taiwan blogs, such as the RIP LivinginChina, China-Blog-List, Taiwan-Feed, Bloggers in Taiwan, Michael Turton blog collection.

Using Google’s powerful tools, I’d like to introduce a new simple tool I created for performing a search in China or Taiwan related English blogs. I’ve gathered all my RSS feed links, all the blogs registered in Chinalyst and in the projects mentioned above, plus many links from linkrolls and sidebars in the popular China/Taiwan blogs and have created a custom search for the China and Taiwan blogspheres.

 

The Search tool

This Search tool now covers over 400 China blogs and 400 Taiwan blogs (!).

 

Here, just give the search tool a test drive (requires that Javascript is enabled in your browser) :

China Blog Search 


Or check the homepage

Taiwan Blog Search 


Or check the homepage

 

Want to add this search tool to your blog or website (look at my sidebar)? No problem, add the following code :

Put the China Blog Search on your blog/website

Javascript code

<!– Google CSE Search Box Begins –>
<form id="searchbox_009510974112669170466:5_6ft9agx4c" action="http://www.google.com/cse">
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="009510974112669170466:5_6ft9agx4c" />
<input name="q" type="text" size="20" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:1" />
</form>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/coop/cse/brand?form=searchbox_009510974112669170466%3A5_6ft9agx4c"></script>
<!– Google CSE Search Box Ends –>

No Javascript code

<form id="searchbox_009510974112669170466:5_6ft9agx4c" action="http://www.google.com/cse">
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="009510974112669170466:5_6ft9agx4c" />
<table>
<tr>
<td><input name="q" type="text" size="20" /></td>
<td><input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="2"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:83%">China Blog Search</span></td>
</tr>
</table>
<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:1" />
</form>

Put the Taiwan Blog Search on your blog/website

Javascript code

<!– Google CSE Search Box Begins –>
<form id="searchbox_009510974112669170466:nr3jzdqtl9k" action="http://www.google.com/cse">
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="009510974112669170466:nr3jzdqtl9k" />
<input name="q" type="text" size="20" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:1" />
</form>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/coop/cse/brand?form=searchbox_009510974112669170466%3Anr3jzdqtl9k"></script>
<!– Google CSE Search Box Ends –>

No Javascript code

<form id="searchbox_009510974112669170466:nr3jzdqtl9k" action="http://www.google.com/cse">
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="009510974112669170466:nr3jzdqtl9k" />
<table>
<tr>
<td><input name="q" type="text" size="20" /></td>
<td><input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="2"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:83%">Taiwan Blog Search</span></td>
</tr>
</table>
<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:1" />
</form>

 

Add China/Taiwan Blog Search to your Google Homepage

Would you like to add this Search tool to your Google Homepage? Just follow those links :

  • To add China Blog Search to your Google Homepage click here.
  • To add Taiwan Blog Search to your Google Homepage click here.

Updated 28/11/2006 – You can also add the China/Taiwan Blog Search to your IE7/Firefox2 web-browser.

I will make a monthly visit to the blog-lists mentioned above and update the search tool. But, if you’ve searched for your blog and it doesn’t show up here, feel free to write me or comment here and I’ll be happy to add the blog to the list. 

Also feel free to give me any kind of feedback and suggestions.

 

Enjoy. 



Tags: Blogging; China; Taiwan;


  • http://blog.taiwan-guide.org/ David on Formosa

    I created a similar tool for Taiwan search using Google Tools: David’s Taiwan Search Engine.

    It only covers about 30 sites, some of them are blogs others include English newspapers and sites like Forumosa. It should be useful for finding general information about Taiwan English.

    You have included so many more sites though. I am sure yours will be more useful.

    • http://www.filination.com/blog/ Fili

      Oh, cool.

      Yeah, this tool is just about blogs. I really think that for Taiwan and China blogs are the best source for information, any information, though I agree that communities like Forumosa are a great addition as well.

      (Your blog’s looking great, BTW ;) )

  • http://www.ryan-mclaughlin.com/blog/ The Humanaught

    真厉害!!! You rock man.

    • http://www.filination.com/blog/ Fili

      nali nali… ;)

  • http://blog.taiwan-guide.org David on Formosa

    I created a similar tool for Taiwan search using Google Tools: David’s Taiwan Search Engine.

    It only covers about 30 sites, some of them are blogs others include English newspapers and sites like Forumosa. It should be useful for finding general information about Taiwan English.

    You have included so many more sites though. I am sure yours will be more useful.

    • http://www.filination.com/blog/ fiLi

      Oh, cool.

      Yeah, this tool is just about blogs. I really think that for Taiwan and China blogs are the best source for information, any information, though I agree that communities like Forumosa are a great addition as well.

      (Your blog’s looking great, BTW ;) )

  • http://www.ryan-mclaughlin.com/blog/ The Humanaught

    真厉害!!! You rock man.

    • http://www.filination.com/blog/ fiLi

      nali nali… ;)

  • http://onemanbandwidth.com/wordpress/ Lonnie

    Great stuff…

  • http://onemanbandwidth.com/wordpress/ Lonnie

    Great stuff…

  • http://www.philip-sen.com/othermeans/ Philip Sen

    Wow – that must have been laborious indeed. Well done.

  • http://www.philip-sen.com/othermeans/ Philip Sen

    Wow – that must have been laborious indeed. Well done.

  • http://dreintaiwan.blogspot.com/ andres

    great job

  • http://dreintaiwan.blogspot.com/ andres

    great job

  • Steve

    Good stuff.

    Over at virtualreview, I’m archiving all the stories but the search is still very basic. I’ll be using this to see if I can find some new and interesting blogs!

    Cheers,
    Steve

  • Steve

    Good stuff.

    Over at virtualreview, I’m archiving all the stories but the search is still very basic. I’ll be using this to see if I can find some new and interesting blogs!

    Cheers,
    Steve

  • http://www.filination.com/blog/ Fili

    Thanks guys.

    If you’re interested. I’ve added a way to easily add the China/Taiwan Search to your Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2. Details can be found here :
    http://www.filination.com/blog/2006/11/28/add-the-chinataiwan-blog-search-to-your-iefirefox-web-browser/

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  • http://www.filination.com/blog/ fiLi

    Thanks guys.

    If you’re interested. I’ve added a way to easily add the China/Taiwan Search to your Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2. Details can be found here :
    http://www.filination.com/blog/2006/11/28/add-the-chinataiwan-blog-search-to-your-iefirefox-web-browser/

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  • http://www.buddhist.tw/ Taiwan Culture

    This tool would be cool!

    Using this could further enhance the researches about Taiwan Chinese or Taiwan culture!

  • http://www.buddhist.tw Taiwan Culture

    This tool would be cool!

    Using this could further enhance the researches about Taiwan Chinese or Taiwan culture!

  • Tayvan Vizesi

    I love blogs, and with this tool now I can search blogs easier. Thanks

  • Tayvan Vizesi

    I love blogs, and with this tool now I can search blogs easier. Thanks

  • hillo

    hello ! my name Hilo ,
    here is my story , I am looking for my father who is originaly from Taiwan , call mr Hu used to be an agriculture engineer in west Africa Senegal Casamance from 1970 to 1971 the project was call MAC (mission agricole chinoise ), from people who knew him : he was a tall man for a average chinese , my mama pass away many years ago , I am still try to find my father , need some help !

  • hillo

    hello ! my name Hilo ,
    here is my story , I am looking for my father who is originaly from Taiwan , call mr Hu used to be an agriculture engineer in west Africa Senegal Casamance from 1970 to 1971 the project was call MAC (mission agricole chinoise ), from people who knew him : he was a tall man for a average chinese , my mama pass away many years ago , I am still try to find my father , need some help !

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