What's New?

2017                  Hardcopies of  First Decade(1980s) and Second Decade (1990s) are available from Amazon, and softcopies from Google Books.

2017-05-10     ICANN History Project

2017-09             Internet Society APAC Connections - September 2017 (Guest Aricle: Internet History - Asian Perspective by Kilnam Chon)

2017-10-15     Call for Papers: ARPANET (1969-1990), Internet Histories.

2017~                 Additional personal essays in Chapter 7 of First Decade (1980s)

2018                    Luca Belli and Olga Cavalli, Internet Governance and Regulations in Latin America

2019-1               Early RFCs available from Computer History Museum

2019                    Internet Interview Projects: Oral Internet History, Robert Mitchell/APNIC, Babbage Insitute, Computer History Museum, Andrew Ure/WiWiW

2019-02-28    Kilnam Chon presented at 2019 APRICOT on Internet History Projects

2019-10-29    50th Anniversary Celebration at UCLA  [mirrored site],    ARPANET was born 50 years ago, 1969-10-29 (article).  

2020                   List of Internet Pioneer Interview Projects around the World

2020-12-08   NSFNET 35 Anniversary Celebration

2020-10-24   CSNET-Asia 35th Anniversary Celebration

2021                  Sidnedy Reed, DARPA Technical Accomplishment, An historical rein of substantial DARPA projects, IDA P-2192, February 1990.  

(2015)               Alex McKenzie, Internet, Discovery in Modern Science, pp.565-571, 2014-2015.

2022                  The oral histories of the internet and the web, Internet Histories; Digital Technologies, Culture, Society.

2022                 History of Computer Communications, ACM & Computer History Museum

2022                 Internet is not what you think it is,  by Justin E.H. Smith.

Project Milestone

2011-03           Agreed to Launch Asia Internet History Project during Global INET.

2011-10           Formed Coordination Committee of Asia Internet History Projects.

2012-01           Formed Advisory Group of Asia Internet History Projects.

2011~2013      Interviewed Internet Pioneers for Video Recording (YouTube)

2013-12           Published Book 1,   A History of the Internet in Asia: First Decade (1980~1990); available from Google and Amazon

2015-02           Published Book 2,   A History of the Internet in Asia: Second Decade (1991~2000); available from Google and Amazon

2016-05           Published Book 3,   A History of the Internet in Asia: Third Decade (2001~2010); available from sec@InternetHistory.asia

2016-06           Internet History Project moved to maintenance mode with periodic updates.

2016-06~         Request for national Internet history articles on Internet Governance, Cyber Security, Online Education, Snapshots,....

2019-06           Decided to publish Asia Internet History, Fourth Decade (2010s) in 2022.

2020-01           Table of Contents of Asia Internet History, Fourth Decade (2010s) 

2021-01-01   Published Book 4,  Asia Internet History, Fourth Decade (2010s), Softcopy Version 1.0 (with Hardcopy on 2021.4.8)  

2021-04           Initial Draft Table of Contents of Asia Internet History, Fifth Decade (2020s)

2024-03          Initial draft of the first edition of Asia Internet History, Fifth Decade (2020s)


The Internet in Asia started in 1980s. We are studying on the Internet history of Asian perspective with the following objectives;

   - Record what happened from the 1980s through 2020s, and archive the relevant documents.

   - Analyze the collaboration among Asian countries and the world, and the national, the regional, and  global Internet eco-systems.

We published

        the first volume on the1980s in 2013, 

       the second volume on the 1990s in 2015, 

      the third volume on the 2000s in 2016, and

      the fourth volume on the 2010s in 2021.

We plan to publish the fifth volume on the 2020s as follows;

     the first edition in the 2026Q1, and

    the final edition in the 2031Q1.

We interviewed Internet leaders in Asia and the world, and archived the interviews in 2010s.


    Advisory Group - Asia

Australia        Bob Kummerfeld, Robert Elz

Bangladesh   Hakikur Rahman

Cambodia      Norbert Klein

China             Hu Daoyuan, Li Xing, Yan Baoping, Zhang Jian

Hong Kong     Nam Ng

India               Srinivasan Ramani, Madhukar Pitke

Iran                 Siavash Shahshahani

Indonesia       Jos Luhukay

Japan             Jun Murai, Shigeki Goto, Tohru Asami

Korea              Kilnam Chon, Yongjin Park, Yanghee Choi, Kyungran Kang

Malaysia         Mohamed Awang Lah, Sureswaran Ramadass

Myanmar        Wit Hmone Tin Latt

Mongol           Baasansuren Burmaa

Nepal             Gauraub Raj Upadaya

New Zealand  Brian Carpenter

Pakistan         Naveed Haq

Russia            Natalia Bulashova, Dmitry Burkov

Singapore      Lawrence Wong, Bernard Tan Tiong Gie, Tan Tin Wee

Sri Lanka       Gihan Dias, Abhaya Induruwa

Taiwan           Vincent Chen

Thailand        Kanchana Kanchanasut

Turkey           Bunyamin Atici

Vietnam         Le Thuy Cam, Vu Hoang Lien

Yemen           Walid Al-Saqaf

Asia                Ching Chiao, Daeyoung Kim, James Lee, Paul Wilson

    Advisory Group - External

Central Asia      Peter Kirstein

Pacific Islands  Save Vocea

Africa                Tarek Kamel, Pierre Dandjinou

Europe              Werner Zorn, Brian Carpenter

North America  Larry Landweber, Steve Goldstein, George Sadowsky

Latin America   Michael Stanton, Raul Echeberria

    Coordination Committee

Kilnam Chon(Chief Editor), Hu Daoyuan, Kanchana Kanchanasut, Bob Kummerfeld, Jun Murai, Lawrence Wong


 Jungbae An, Kyungran Kang

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Updated: 2024.3.21

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