Asian Languages and Cultures

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.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/34793
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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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History of Art Department, Visual Resources Collections - Simpson Islamic Manuscript Record Archive

Alternative Titles
Simpson Islamic Manuscript Record Archive
Description

The Visual Resources Collections at the University of Michigan houses the Islamic manuscript record archive of Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson (PhD, Harvard University, 1978). The Simpson collection encompasses the history of Islamic book arts, with a particular focus on illustrated manuscripts produced between 1300 and 1600 CE. Containing over 500 documentation records and approximately 4,800 images (prints, color slides, digital images, and microfilms), the archive represents almost four decades of manuscript study in libraries, museums, and private collections throughout the world.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31828
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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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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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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 Kenpo Fukyu 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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