Chinese Studies

Gujin Tushu Jicheng

Alternative Titles
古今圖書集成
The Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China
Gu jin tu shu ji cheng
Description

This is a full-text database of the famous Gujin tushu jicheng (Comprehensive Collection of Books and Pictures of the Past and Present), first published in 1726. To access the database, click on the "GO" button under IP會員登入 (IP Member Login).

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9313
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

China Core Newspaper Databases

Alternative Titles
中国重要报纸全文数据库
CNKI
China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database
Description

Provides full text access to at least 700 core Chinese newspapers that cover many locations and disciplines in contemporary China.

Type
Database
Coverage
Current edition 2000-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9311
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

China Academic Journals

Alternative Titles
中国期刊全文数据库
Zhongguo qi kan quan wen shu ju ku
CNKI
China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database
CAJ
Description

This database provides full-text access to more than 8,000 academic journals published in China.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1994-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8635
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Si ku quan shu (wen yuan ge edition)

Alternative Titles
四庫全書文渊阁版
Si ku quan shu
Description

Siku Quanshu was compiled between 1773 and 1782 under the edict of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, China. Containing more than 3,460 works with a total of more than 36,000 volumes, it is the most comprehensive collection of Chinese scholarship up to the 18th century. It covers a wide variety of subjects in humanities, science, and social sciences. The electronic version of Wenyuange Siku Quanshu is a full-text retrieval system that includes the digitized texts as well as the images of the original pages of the entire Siku Quanshu and a few other useful tools. This database is licensed for 1 simultaneous user.

The previous link is only compatible with the Internet Explorer browser. http://www.library.yale.edu/cgi-bin/skqs/siku_login.pl?usr=sikumich&pwd=sikumich

Now the client program is needed to get access to this database.  Individual user should install the client program to personal work station before accessing to the database.  Please go to http://www.eastview.com/online/sikudownload to download the program.
Four public computers at the Reference Room of the Asia Library, located at the 4th floor of Hatcher Graduate Library North, has been loaded this client program. Click "Start Menu" --> "General Office Applications" --> "SKQSproj" --> "IP Login."

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8557
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Chinese Studies Library Grants

The University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies annually awards grants for scholars to travel to the U-M Asia Library.  These grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are intended to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for scholars of China at other institutions who wish to utilize the Asia Library's collection.  The competition for the 2010-2011 academic year is closed, but announcements of future grants will be made here.  

Previous Chinese studies grant recipients:

2010-2011

Wendy Xie (Appalachian State University)

Michael Chiang (Drake University)

2009-2010

Andrew Chittick (Eckerd College)

Chia Ning (Central College) 

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Last modified: 03/21/2013

East Asian Language Searching in HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a large-scale digital library developed by the University of Michigan Library together with several other major libraries.  It includes the U-M books scanned as part of the Google Books Project as well as other materials digitized here and elsewhere.  This vast digital collection includes a significant number of books in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, but searching the full text of East Asian books requires a few caveats. 

First, a note of caution:  the system by which the HathiTrust's computers recognize words within the collected books works more smoothly with European languages than with East Asian characters.  Although the accuracy of search results vary wildly among various texts, searching the full texts of the books within the HathiTrust corpus can still have some utility.  Second, some books within the HathiTrust are available in full text and others are not.  In cases where the full text is not accessible, HathiTrust will display a list of pages on which search terms appear. 

When searching in Chinese and Japanese, separate individual search terms with quotation marks and a space.  For example, when searching for books that include terms for "feudal" and "system," use ‭"‬封建" "制度‭"‬ in the full-text search bar.  If, however, you want to search for books in which "feudal system" appears as a complete phrase, input ‭"‬封建制度‭".  This will return a much smaller number of results, providing instances in which all four characters are connected in the text.

When searching in Korean, the quotation marks are unnecessary.  Searching for "literature" and "research" separately, you can simply enter 문학 연구 into the HathiTrust search bar.  To search for "literary research" as a phrase, type 문학연구 without spaces.

Please direct any questions about using HathiTrust in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean to Mari Suzuki in the Asia Library.

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Asia Library Travel Grants

The Center for Chinese Studies will award two grants on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for scholars of China at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library. The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with the University and International Institute's travel guidelines. Candidates must secure approval prior to travel.

The Asia Library collection includes over 756,949 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Further information about the library is available at http://www.lib.umich.edu/asia-library or by contacting the Library Assistant at 734.764.0406.

Eligibility

Scholars (faculty and advanced graduate students) of China at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library between January 10 and August 14, 2011.

Amount

Up to $700 per trip.

Deadline

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through May 31, 2011.

Application Procedures

Applicants must submit the following by email to chinese.studies@umich.edu:

  • An application letter

  • A brief statement (not to exceed 250 words) describing their research and the need to use the Asia Library collection

  • A list of sources they would like to access (applicants must check availability of these sources in the Library's online catalog before submitting applications)

  • A current curriculum vita

  • An estimated budget and proposed travel dates

Contact

Gloria Caudill, Administrator, Center for Chinese Studies
Phone: 734.647.1487
Email: gcaudill@umich.edu

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Contact information

For general information about Asia Library, here's contact information;

  • Phone: 734-764-0406
  • Fax: 734-647-2885
  • E-mail: asialibrary@umich.edu
  • Mailing: 913 S. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

For collection information and bibliographical assistance in specific areas and languages, or to make purchase suggestions, please contact a subject librarian;

For a full list of Asia Library staff and their detailed contact information, please click here.

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Last modified: 08/25/2013

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