September 2015 Archives

September 2, 2015

Japan times archive

Welcome back to campus! The East Asia Library is delighted to announce that we have online access to Japan Times Archives now.

Japan Times Archives 1897-2014

The Japan Times is Japan’s oldest English language newspaper and the country’s only independent English-language newspaper today. The digital archive allows you to search the full text of all issues of The Japan Times published between March 1897 and 2014.

Below are all the variant titles of the newspaper from 1897 to 2014. OCR function of the database has improved considerably, but not perfect. I suggest using multiple keywords to search in the database. 

Mar.22,1897(Meiji 30) - Mar.31,1918 (Taisho 7)

Apr.1, 1918 (Taisho 7) - Nov. 10, 1940 (Showa 15)

Nov. 11, 1940 (Showa 15) - Dec. 31, 1940 (Showa 15)

Jan. 17, 1917 (Taisho 6) 
May 10, 1925 (Taisho 14) 
May 17, 1925 (Taisho 14) 
May 24, 1925 (Taisho 14) 
May 31, 1925 (Taisho 14)
Sep. 24, 1932 (Showa 7) 
Mar. 22, 1933 (Showa 8) 
Oct. 21, 1940 (Showa 15)

Jan. 1, 1941 (Showa 16) - Oct. 4, 1942 (Showa 17)

Oct. 5, 1942 (Showa 17) - Dec. 31, 1942 (Showa 17)

Jan. 1, 1943 (Showa 18) - June 30, 1956 (Showa 31)

July 1, 1956 (Showa 31) - 


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September 4, 2015

Tang Li

Welcome (back) to Yale! Hope you all had a relaxing summer.

With the new semester starting, new things happen in the East Asia Library as well.

• Office move: Tang Li moved to SML 207A, nearby the elevator and next to the Men’s restroom on the 2nd floor of Sterling Memorial Library. The East Asia Library now has three offices, i.e. SML 213A (Haruko Nakamura), SML 213C (Michael Meng), and SML 207A (Tang).

• Reserved shelves in the East Asian Reading Room: Please send your request with your name, status, department, and number of shelves to You can learn more about the reserved shelves in the East Asian Reading Room from here:

• Classroom reservations: You are welcome to use our classrooms (SML 207 and SML 218) for classes, discussion sessions, events, etc. We highly recommend you to submit your request using our online classroom request forms.

- For teaching:
- For one time event:

• Book us online!: We have decided to discontinue reference desk services in the East Asian Reading Room. Instead, we will experiment a new reference service which allows you to easily book us via an online calendar whenever you want to meet with us. Below are links to our online calendars.

- Tang Li
- Michael Meng 
- Haruko Nakamura

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September 18, 2015

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a NEW exhibit, “Fragrance of the Past: Remembering Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel (1913-2015)” has just been set up in the East Asian Reading Room. This special exhibit is to commemorateCh’ung-ho Chang Frankel 張充和 (1913-2015) who passed away on June 17, 2015, aged 102. Hailed as "the last talented woman of the Republic of China" (民國最後一位才女), Ch’ung-ho was a renowned poet, calligrapher, educator, and Kunqu expert. Born on May 17, 1913 in Shanghai, she was the daughter of Zhang Wulin 張武齡, a well-known educator who originally came from Hefei, Anhui Province. Ch’ung-ho practiced calligraphy and Kunqu opera throughout her life. She started to learn calligraphy at age 5 and Kunqu at age 16. She later studied calligraphy with Shen Yinmo 沈尹默, a famous calligrapher, in Chongqing. Ch’ung-ho was married to the late Hans H. Frankel, a prestigious sinologist and translator who taught at Yale from 1961 until his retirement in 1987. Ch'ung-ho taught calligraphy and Kunqu at more than twenty universities, including Harvard and Yale. This exhibit will run through October 13.

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September 22, 2015

Fragrance of the PastRemembering Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel (1913-2015)  

Friday October 2
1:45 — 3:45 PM
Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave

 1:45-2:00 pm Event Opening Speech
 2:00-2:50 pm Performance of Chinese Kunqu Opera by New York Kunqu Society: “ Sifan 思凡”and “ Jingmeng 驚夢”
 2:50-3:00 pm Greetings from Ch'ung-ho Chang's relatives in China (Huchu Shen 沈虎雏,son of Shen Congwen 沈从文)
 3:00-3:45 pm Remembering Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel
“ Chang Ch'ung-ho and the Arts of Life” (Ann-ping Chin, Senior Lecturer, Department of History) 
“ 张充和与‘雅’文化——传统中国文人文化的精粹及其失落和传承” (Wei Su, Senior Lector, East Asian Languages and Literatures)

*A light reception will be hosted in Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library (120 High St.) after the event. 

Sponsored by the East Asia Library and Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University.

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September 23, 2015

China and the Chinese Diaspora Open House: English-Language Primary Resources at Yale Libraries

China and the Chinese Diaspora Open House: English-Language Primary Resources at Yale Libraries

Friday October 9
2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Beinecke Temporary Classroom 
(First Floor, Sterling Memorial Library)

Six stations are set up to feature English-language manuscripts and archives, books, periodicals, and online resources related to China and the Chinese Diaspora from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Divinity Library, Manuscripts & Archives, Medical Historical Library, and Sterling Memorial Library.

Sponsored by the East Asia Library and Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University

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