Asian Languages and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics Online
Description

The Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics offers a systematic and comprehensive overview of the languages of China and the different ways in which they are and have been studied. It provides authoritative treatment of all important aspects of the languages spoken in China, today and in the past, from many different angles, as well as the different linguistic traditions they have been investigated in. In more than 450 articles, written by the major specialists in the field, it offers a synthesis of the most important research in Chinese linguistics and provides adequate and up to date bibliographical coverage. 

As such it is the reference source for information on:
• the Sinitic and non-Sinitic languages of China including Sign Languages: their lexicon, syntax and sound structure
• their history and situation today
• the writing systems: their emergence, development, spread and use today
• the history of Chinese linguistics, both the indigenous and the western traditions
• the sociolinguistic situation, language contact and language variation
• psycho- and neurolinguistic studies on Chinese, including first language acquisition
• second language acquisition and language pedagogy
• and many other aspects of Chinese and Chinese linguistics (e.g., Chinese in the diaspora, Chinese loanwords in other languages, history of lexicography, etc.).

Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40072
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South China Morning Post (1903-1996)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, PQHN
Description

This premier English-language title gives researchers new insights into Hong Kong's unique political and social history during the 20th century. It is known for its authoritative, influential and independent reporting on all of Asia as well as its perspective of the rest of the world. 

Advances research in the following areas, and more: • Chinese Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty, China’s last imperial dynasty • Spread of the bubonic plague and adoption of the Peak Reservation Ordinance • Battle of Hong Kong in December, 1941, which led to the Japanese occupation during World War II • Reestablishment of the British colonial government after the end of the war • Communist Revolution in China in 1949 • Industrialization and economic growth of Hong Kong

In addition to the article content, this rare archive provides the big picture with full-image views of every page, cover to cover. And, every part of every page is searchable, including advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified ads that illuminate history as much as the articles.

Type
Article Index
Database
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1903 - 1996
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38457
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Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database (1833-1911) [晚清期刊全文数据库]

Description

Produced by the Shanghai Library, this database covers approximately 280,000 articles published in 302 Chinese-language periodicals between 1833 and 1911 in China.

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Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/34793
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National Palace Museum Collections Online

Description

The National Palace Museum Collections Online presents around 6,000 objects (antiquities, painting, and calligraphy) preserved at the imperial collections and palatial treasures from the various Chinese dynasties at the National Palace Museum, Taipei.

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Database
Images
Museum
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33416
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National Palace Museum Collections Online

Description

The National Palace Museum Collections Online presents around 6,000 objects (antiquities, paintings and calligraphies) preserved at the imperial collections and palatial treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei.

Type
Database
Images
Museum
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33414
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China Encyclopedic Reference

Description

The following titles are available now, and more will be added regularly.

  • Brill’s Encyclopedia of China Online
  • Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature Online: A Research Guide (volume I) eds. D.R. Knechtges & T. Chang.
  • A Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han and Xin Periods (221 BC – AD 24) Online by M. Loewe.
  • A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23–220 AD) Online by R. de Crespigny.
Type
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33412
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Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

Alternative Titles
Brill's Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition
Description

An encyclopedic work on Islam. For the first time in history a truly international team of scholars began work on a single project. This resulted in the Encyclopaedia of Islam: A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples, which was published between 1913 and 1936 in three editions in English, German and French. The Encyclopaedia of Islam remains to this day the only complete encyclopedic work on Islam.

Print version: Originally published as The Encyclopaedia of Islam. A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples by E. 1. Brill and Luzac & Co., 1913-1938

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33410
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Le Grand Ricci Online

Description

This database is a digital format of Le Grand Ricci, which was published in six volumes and 7,300 pages, in addition to a volume with appendices.   It offers approximately 300,000 Chinese words and expressions from the early beginnings to the end of the 20th century. Over 2,000 characters deal with the oldest forms of writing, or the so-called oracle bone inscriptions. Le Grand Ricci incorporates a wide spectrum of lexical domains, ranging from literature and history, to science, specialist technologies, medicine, law, philosophy, religion, etc.

Type
Dictionary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30916
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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
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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
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