Three New Resources for Chinese Studies

January 8, 2015

Happy New Year!

Yale University Library has recently acquired three new databases related to Chinese studies: The Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database 1833-1911 (Wan Qing qi kan quan wen shu ju ku 晚清期刊全文数据库), Zhongguo fang zhi ku, series 2 (中國方志庫, 二集) and China, America and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange. The resources have been added to the Library’s Orbis online catalogFind a Database by Title, and Chinese Studies subject guide.

Shanghai Library’s The Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database 1833-1911 includes 302 journals (more than 290,000 articles, approximately all those published). The database is a part of the full-text series of Quan guo bao kan suo yin along with the Republican full-text series 1911-1949.

Erudition’s Zhongguo fang zhi ku, series 2 adds additional titles of Chinese gazetteers at all levels from Song Dynasty to the Republican Period. All texts are provided in full- text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image.

Adam Matthew’s China, America and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange explores the cultural and trading relationships that emerged between America, China and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscripts, rare printed sources, visual images, objects and historical maps from international libraries and archives document this fascinating history.