International Studies

History of Afghanistan

Alternative Titles
Sirāj al-tavārīkh
Sirāj al-tawārīkh
Description

Translated and edited by R. D. McChesney and M. M. Khorrami

The most important history of Afghanistan ever written (originally written in Persian), Sirāj al-tawārīkh or The History of Afghanistan. It was commissioned as an official national history by the Afghan prince, later amir, Habib Allah Khan (reigned 1901-1919). The author, Fayz Muhammad Khan, better known as “Katib” (The Writer), was a scribe at the royal court. For more than twenty years, he had full access to government archives and oral sources and thus presents an unparalleled picture of the country from its founding in 1747 until the end of the nineteenth century. The roots of much of the fabric of Afghanistan’s society today—tribe and state relations, the rule of law, gender issues, and the economy—are elegantly and minutely detailed in this immense work.

Full-text searchable with links to the original Persian text to be added in the future.

See the User Guide for advice on how the online edition compares to the print with respect to page numbering, footnotes, and layout. See the Preliminaries for advice on the transliteration scheme employed.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30922
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U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009

Description

Since 1945, the U.S. intelligence community has had to cover a half-dozen major wars and several dozen smaller but equally bloody armed conflicts in the Middle East, as well as innumerable civil wars, border clashes, armed insurgencies, and terrorist attacks. This comprehensive document set sheds light on the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the time period from the end of World War II to the present day, up until the 2002-2003 Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) assessments, the Global War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Iran’s nuclear program.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Coverage
1945-2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30920
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980

Description

Sources from The National Archives, Kew - the UK government's official archive

·         1919-1929, Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International

·         1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis

·         1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of Communist victory (forthcoming)

·         1949-1956, The Communist Revolution

·         1957-1966, The Great Leap Forward

·         1967-1980, The Cultural Revolution

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30900
Access
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China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980

Description

Includes unique manuscript material drawn chiefly from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the British Library in London. Additional library and archival collections that are represented include Cambridge University Library, the Church Missionary Society Archive, the National Archives at Kew, and Duke University, among others. The collection includes letters, diaries, missionary periodicals, maps and drawings, and other documents to facilitate research into diplomatic and missionary interactions, as well as events related to business, trade, and tourism. Notable events such as the Macartney Embassy, Opium Wars, Taiping Rebellion, Boxer War, Great Leap Forward, Nixon visit, and more are represented by the documents included.

Type
Database
Coverage
1793-1980
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30898
Access
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Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949)

Alternative Titles
民国时期中文期刊全文资料库
Description

This fully-searchable database covers approximately 10,000,000 articles in over 25,000 titles of periodicals published between 1911 and 1949 in China.  Language: Chinese.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30872
Access
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Turkologischer Anzeiger = Turkology annual

Alternative Titles
Turkology annual
Description

The Turkology Annual

The Turkologischer Anzeiger/Turkology Annual (TA), founded by Andreas Tietze (†) and György Hazai, is an indispensable systematic bibliography for Turkology and Ottoman Studies. Experts from all over the world contribute to its compilation, which is funded by several institutions including the UNESCO. The volumes edited by the Department of Oriental Studies of the University of Vienna have until now only appeared in printed form.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
V. 1-26 (1976-2006)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30757
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Chinese Newspapers Collection, 1832-1953

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection, PQHN, CNC, Historical Chinese Newspapers
Description

Searchable access to the backfiles of 12 English language newspapers, published in China during the period from 1832-1953. Each newspaper is reproduced with full page images, digitized from microfilm. The titles in this collection are listed below and may be searched in combination with the other ProQuest Historical Newspaper titles. These titles may also be searched as part of the ProQuest News & Current Events collection, which brings together current and historical newspaper content.

  • North China Herald (1850-1941)
  • Canton Times (1919-1920)
  • China Critic (1939-1946)
  • The China Press (1925-1938)
  • China Weekly Review (1917-1953)
  • Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)
  • Chinese Repository (1832-1851)
  • Peking Daily News (1914-1917)
  • Peking Gazette (1915-1917)
  • Peking Leader (1918-1919
  • Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)
  • Shanghai Times (1914-1921)
Type
Article Index
Database
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30728
Access
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MyWorldAbroad

Alternative Titles
MyWorldAbroad.com, My World Abroad, MWA
The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas Online
Description

Offers career and travel resources for those considering going abroad to study, volunteer, intern, teach, travel or work. It includes international career websites, country guides, intercultural information, links to job boards, and internship and volunteering resources.

 

 

Type
Directory
Handbook
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Continuously updated edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30716
Access
Authorized UM users (no guest access)Authorized UM users (no guest access)
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China Geo-Explorer II

Alternative Titles
China Geo-Explorer
Description

It provide China's demographic and economic data, maps, charts and reports in web-based delivery system. Government Statistics in provincial, city, and county level, Population Census, Economic Census (1995, 2001, 2004), Industrial Census (1995), Geographic and Environmental data are available. Available in both English and Chinese. Created and managed by the U of Michigan China Data Center. UM user only. 2010 census data will be updated in the end of 2013. 

Type
Database
Map(s)
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30579
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Shen bao quan wen shu ju ku

Alternative Titles
申報全文數據庫
Description

This is a full-text database (with PDF images of the original print version) of one of the most important modern Chinese newspaper.  It includes all 27534 issues (Shanghai version, Hankou version, and Hong Kong version) published from April 30, 1872 to May 27, 1949.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30509
Access
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