Asian Languages and Cultures

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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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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Alfred Hussey Collection: Japan's Constitution Photo Album

Description

The Alfred Hussey Collection: Japan's Constitution Photo Album collection contains an album commemorating the enactment of Japan's constitution and is in English rather than Japanese. The album is housed in the Asia Library at the University of Michigan. It was produced by The Society for the Popularization for the Constitution. The Kenpō Fukyū Kai was founded on December 1, 1946, as a result of pressure from occupation officials to "thoroughly popularize the spirit of the new Constitution through activities to raise awareness of it so as to touch every aspect of the lives of the citizens." The society continued to carry out its tasks for a year or so after the 1947 promulgation of the constitution. The album was a gift from Alfred Hussey. Hussey was an attorney and an American officer during World War II. At the end of the war, he was sent to Japan as an officer. In that capacity (and as one with legal expertise) he was directed to assist with writing a draft for the new Japanese constitution. Japanese law treats the slides as government works and thus they are in the public domain.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30163
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Alfred Hussey Collection: Japan's Constitution Slides

Description

The Alfred Hussey Collection: Japan's Constitution Slides collection contains a set of slides commemorating the enactment of Japan's constitution. They are housed in the Asia Library at the University of Michigan. The slides are in Japanese and include drawings, colored cartoons, and images of the scales of justice with citizens. They were part of the effort to popularize the constitution. The slides show the educational purpose of the Committee for the Popularization of the Constitution (Kenpō Fukyū Kai) and explained what the new constitution accomplished as it was an entirely new concept to Japanese citizens accustomed to the absolute authority of an emperor. The slides were a gift from Alfred Hussey. Hussey was an attorney and an American officer during World War II. At the end of the war, he was sent to Japan as an officer. In that capacity (and as one with legal expertise) he was directed to assist with writing a draft for the new Japanese constitution. Japanese law treats the slides as government works and thus they are in the public domain.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30161
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Brower Fund Collection: Playing Cards

Description

The Brower Fund Collection: Playing Cards collection contains Japanese playing cards that date to the mid-19th century. They are housed in the Asia Library at the University of Michigan. The playing cards are in the public domain under Japanese law as per their early dates of creation and dissemination.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30159
Access
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Everyday Life in Thailand

Description

This is the University of Michigan database of images of Everyday Life in Thailand, brought to you by the Language Resource Center and the Digital Library Production Service. This collection is designed to supplement the teaching and learning of the Thai language by providing a rich variety of images through which learners may acquire a better understanding of life in Thailand. These images are primarily intended for learners and instructors of the Thai language, but those who are interested in other Southeast Asian languages and related disciplines may find them useful as well.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11885
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Images from Indonesia

Description

This is the University of Michigan database of images from Indonesia, brought to you by the Language Resource Center and the Digital Library Production Service at the University of Michigan Libraries. These images are primarily intended for learners and instructors of Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesia's national language, but those who are interested in other Southeast Asian languages and related disciplines may find them useful as well.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11871
Access
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Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies (6th Edition)

Alternative Titles
Harner
MLA Literary Research Guide
Description

Published by the MLA, James L. Harner's Literary Research Guide offers information about reference sources for doing research in all areas of literary studies. The electronic edition of the Guide, based on the fifth print edition, allows you to look up materials in WorldCat, Google Books, and your library’s online catalog. Use the personalization feature to save searches and individual entries and to write notes about them for later reference. Since the initial release of the electronic edition in 2009, the author has revised the Guide twice a year. The online Guide, which will continue to be updated and revised regularly, now includes over 1,000 entries; refers to nearly 1,700 additional books, articles, and electronic resources in annotations; and cites more than 700 reviews.

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11849
Access
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