September 2014 Archives

September 12, 2014

We would like to announce the trial of digital edition of Japan Chronicle Weekly. The trial runs from today through October 15, 2014.

Japan Chronicle Weekly (1902 – 1940)

“The English-language Japan Chronicle Weekly (1902 – 1940) is the newspaper of record for Japan’s engagement with modernity and its emergence, through war, political and social upheaval and seismic social change in East Asia, onto the world stage in the first half of the twentieth century. Historians of East Asia have long seen the Japan Chronicle as a uniquely valuable resource. This well-informed, controversial but always readable source of news and opinion on Japan and East Asia offers an intriguing and lively Japanese complement to the North-China Herald.” - from the database site.

Please contact Haruko Nakamura ( if you have any questions. As all of you are aware, unless the database will be utilized, we will not have it past the trial period. If you find this database useful, please make sure to give us feedback.

Post on September 11, 2014 - 8:00pm |

September 3, 2014

Our Fall reference hours at the reference desk in the East Asian Reading Room starts TODAY. The hours are 2-5 pm from Tuesday to Thursday, and 2-4 pm on Friday, with the exception of a few University holidays. Please feel free to stop by and ask us any questions you may have on your study and research.

If you need assistance outside these hours, you are welcome to contact our librarians (Michael Meng for China-related,; Haruko Nakamura for Japan-related,">; and Tang Li for general inquiries, China and Korea-related,, or come to our main office (SML 213) on weekdays.

We look forward to seeing you around. 

Post on September 2, 2014 - 8:00pm |

Registration for the second annual Yale Day of Data conference is now open. The conference will be held on Friday, September 26 on the Yale University campus. This day-long event will focus on data science and partnerships across industry, academia, and government initiatives. To register, please click here If you missed registration, the event will be live streamed via Yale's YouTube channel. Go directly to the stream here Featured keynote speakers include: Ben Polak, Provost, Yale University Philip Bourne, Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health Cathy O’Neil, Director of the Lede Program in Data Practices, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism The day will also include presentations by eight Yale faculty and researchers on issues specific to research data management, preservation, and sharing, and a poster session highlighting additional data-related work and initiatives by Yale students and researchers. Priority for registration is given to students, faculty, staff, and other Yale affiliates. The 2014 Day of Data is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Yale University Library, Yale Information Technology Services, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and the Yale Institute for Network Science.

Post on September 2, 2014 - 6:50pm |