Here are a few cool tools for those of you (like my students) who are learning Chinese.
Beijing sounds is a cool blog about how Chinese is spoken in Beijing, with soundclips to help you learn the true Beijing hua
Pinyin News Thrilling updates from the world of Pinyin This is connected to PinyinInfo, which has cool tools
Chinese Pera-Kun Dictionary. This will let you mouse-over Chinese text and see an English translation. (works with Firefox)
And of course, the Asian Studies Toolbar