Asian Studies

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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Current digest of the Chinese press

Description

Each week The Current Digest of the Chinese Press presents a digestible collection of articles from key Chinese newspapers on such topics as politics, international relations, security, economics, business, public health, environment, education, culture and more. Articles are selected from a wide variety of sources in China, all of which are explicitly targeted on a domestic – not foreign – audience. Each article is carefully translated into English, with great attention given to conveying "the sense and spirit" of the Chinese text. The Current Digest of the Chinese Press provides a comprehensive, broad-survey understanding of current events as reported by mass media in the People’s Republic of China, offering readers, regardless of Chinese language ability, a much clearer (if more complex) view of the current Chinese reality.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30986
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History of Afghanistan

Alternative Titles
Sirāj al-tavārīkh
Sirāj al-tawārīkh
Description

Translated and edited by R. D. McChesney and M. M. Khorrami

The most important history of Afghanistan ever written (originally written in Persian), Sirāj al-tawārīkh or The History of Afghanistan. It was commissioned as an official national history by the Afghan prince, later amir, Habib Allah Khan (reigned 1901-1919). The author, Fayz Muhammad Khan, better known as “Katib” (The Writer), was a scribe at the royal court. For more than twenty years, he had full access to government archives and oral sources and thus presents an unparalleled picture of the country from its founding in 1747 until the end of the nineteenth century. The roots of much of the fabric of Afghanistan’s society today—tribe and state relations, the rule of law, gender issues, and the economy—are elegantly and minutely detailed in this immense work.

Full-text searchable with links to the original Persian text to be added in the future.

See the User Guide for advice on how the online edition compares to the print with respect to page numbering, footnotes, and layout. See the Preliminaries for advice on the transliteration scheme employed.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30922
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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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Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) 民国时期期刊全文数据库

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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