Chinese Studies

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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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
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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
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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
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Israel's Messenger Online

Description

The English language Zionist periodical Israel’s Messenger is an important source of knowledge about the Shanghai Jewish community in the years predating the establishment of the Jewish state and the role Jews of the time played in politics, science and international trade.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1904-1941
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11905
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North China Herald Online

Description

The English North China Herald is universally acclaimed as the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s.

During this so-called ‘treaty century’ (1842-1943) the Great Western Powers established a strong presence in China through their protected enclaves in the major cities.

It was published in Shanghai, at the heart of China’s dealing with the Euro-American world and a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture, education and the economy. As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council, it is the first – and sometimes only – point of reference for information and comment on a range of foreign and Chinese activities.

Regularly it also features translations of Chinese official notifications and news. The Herald had correspondents across the whole of China. These supplied a constant stream of news of an incredible variety, such as, apart from news and gossip reflecting the social, cultural and political life of the foreign settlements; trade statistics, stock prices, Chinese news, essays on Chinese culture and language, law reports from foreign courts in the settlements, company reports, news on foreign social, cultural and political life, maps, cartoons, photographs, stock prices and law and company reports, advertisements, tables of tea, silk and cotton exports, or long-forgotten facts about missionaries, birth, marriage, and death announcements, facts about other foreign nationals – the French, Danish, Italian, German, Dutch, and so on. Although a thriving treaty port press developed over the century of the foreign presence, no other newspaper existed over such an extended period, and covers it in such incredible depth and variety. The dense unindexed columns of the Herald offer therefore an indispensable, still largely unexplored treasure-trove for any scholar of modern Chinese history. War, revolution and politics have conspired to destroy library holdings or frustrate access to publications from China’s treaty century. The fully text-searchable North China Herald online is one of the primary sources on a period which continues to shape much of China’s world and worldview.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11557
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Chinese Papercuts

Alternative Titles
Chinese Paper Cuts
Description

The Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan possesses a stunning collection of rare propaganda papercuts from the Cultural Revolution--a period of massive political upheaval in China that began in 1966 and lasted about a decade. The papercuts were scanned and made available as high-resolution digital images in this collection by the University Library Digital Library Production Service (DLPS).

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11481
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Brill’s Encyclopedia of China

Alternative Titles
Brill’s Encyclopedia of China Online
http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/browse/encyclopedia-of-china
Description

Brill’s Encyclopedia of China Online is based on the originally a thousand-page reference work on China with a clear focus on the modern period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 21st century. Written by the world’s top scholars, Brill’s Encyclopedia of China is the first place to look for reliable information on the history, geography, society, economy, politics, science, and culture of China.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11461
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Pages

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