Japanese Studies

Japan Chronicle Online

Description

The English-language Japan Chronicle Weekly (1902 – 1940) is the newspaper of record for Japan’s engagement with modernity and its emergence, through war, political and social upheaval and seismic social change in East Asia, onto the world stage in the first half of the twentieth century. Historians of East Asia have long seen the Japan Chronicle as a uniquely valuable resource. This well-informed, controversial but always readable source of news and opinion on Japan and East Asia offers an intriguing and lively Japanese complement to the North-China Herald, available in the East Asia Archive Online since 2011.

Type
Database
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38692
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Artemis Primary Sources

Alternative Titles
Gale Artemis: Primary Sources
Description

Artemis is a full-text primary source database that cross-searches Gale's Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth-Century Collections Online (NCCO). 

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31296
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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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
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Maisaku: Mainichi shinbun detabesu

Alternative Titles
Mainichi Daily News
Shukan Ekonomisuto
Mainichi yoron chosa
Description

Access to the online full-text database of Mainichi shinbun (1872 (Meiji 5)- ). The database also includes Mainichi Daily News (June 2008- ), Shukan Ekonomisuto (October 1989- ), the public opinion poll conducted by Mainichi Shinbunsha (1945- ), Mainichi yoron chosa, and the company history ““Mainichi” no 3-seiki”.   

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11423
Access
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Zasshi kiji sakuin shūsei dētabēsu (Kōseisha)

Description
Index to periodical articles published in Japanese, including those in former Japanese colonies, and including local periodicals not present in many other indexes. Coverage is from 1868 onwards. Merges data from various composite periodical indexes by Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1868-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10695
Access
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