Asian Languages and Cultures

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 (Kenpo Fukyu 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.

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

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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
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Everyday Life in Thailand

Description

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

The University of Michigan database of images from Indonesia contains over five hundred digital images of everyday Indonesian life. 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
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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
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Atharvaveda

Description

This collection contains close to 300 digitized images of each of the eight volumes of the Atharvaveda. This ancient birch-bark manuscript from Kashmir was probably made in the beginning of the 16th century AD. The Atharvaveda came to be known as one of the four Indian Vedas and was and is one of the most significant and influential ancient Indian texts. The full image view provides a menu for navigating the volume's complete set of folios.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11829
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Southeast Asia Art Foundation Archive

Description

The SAAF (Southeast Asia Art Foundation) Archive is one of five component sections of the Asian Art Archives. The SAAF is comprised of approximately 100,000 photographs and slides, of which over 300 are digitally represented in this resource.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11731
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Southeast Asia Art Symposium

Description

The SAAF (Southeast Asia Art Foundation) Archive is one of five component sections of the Asian Art Archives, a resource of almost 200,000 photographs. The SAAF is comprised of approximately 100,000 photographs and slides, of which over 100 are digitally represented in this resource.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11729
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Trans-Asia Photography Review

Description

Volume 1- (2010-). Open to the world.|The Trans-Asia Photography Review is a new international refereed journal devoted to the discussion of historic and contemporary photography from Asia. Online and free of charge, it is published by Hampshire College in collaboration with Michigan Publishing at the University of Michigan Library.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11719
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