East Asia Library

Trial for two Chinese newspaper databases

March 5, 2015

Yale University Library has begun a trial of two Chinese newspaper databases: Central Daily News and Udndata.

Central Daily News 中央日報 (1928-2006) was the official newspaper of the Kuomintang (Guomindang) 國民黨. It was first published in Shanghai on February 1, 1928 and has been one of the oldest Chinese language newspapers in the world. The newspaper provides important sources for scholars to study not only those turbulent years in mainland China under the Nationalist government’s rule until 1949 but also politics, economy, military, culture, foreign relations and society of Taiwan after 1949.

Trial link:http://news.infolinker.com.tw/login_newspaper.htm (click on “全報瀏覽” for 中央日報)
User’s Guide: http://news.infolinker.com.tw/newspaper/help/help.html

Udndata 聯合知識庫-全文報紙資料庫 provides full-text search for about 12 million news articles published by the United Daily News Group headquartered in Taipei. The contents are updated daily. The 7 newspapers and their coverage of periods are:

• 聯合報 United Daily News - 1951 to present
• 經濟日報 Economic Daily News - 1967 to present
• 聯合晚報 United Evening News - 1988 to present
• 美洲世界日報 World Journal – 2000 to present
• Upaper – 2007 to present
• 民生報 Min Sheng Daily - 1978 to 2006
• 星報 Star News - 1999 to 2006
• 歐洲日報 Europe Daily – 2000 to 2009

Trial link:http://udndata.com/library/udn/
FAQ: http://udndata.com/faq/fulltext.html

The trial is from now through March 31, 2015