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New Databases Related to East Asian Studies
1) Asahi Shinbun, Kikuzo II 朝日新聞. 聞蔵 II –
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One of the most widely circulated newspapers in Japan, Asahi Shinbun is regarded as the singlemost important and helpful material for 20th century history research on Japan. Asahi Shinbun’s Kikozo II has the following content:
This full-text database provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China's interaction with the West from Macartney's first Embassy to China in 1793 to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74. It provides multiple perspectives – from politicians, diplomats, missionaries, business people, and tourists.3) Han ji quan wen zi liao ku 漢籍全文資料庫 = Full-Text Chinese Records Database – Forthcoming
This database is a compilation of around 500 titles, including such large ones as “Veritable Records of the Ming Dynasty” (Ming shi lu 明實錄)and “Veritable Records of the Qing Dynasty” (Qing shi lu 清實錄).
4) Nei ge Nei ge da ku dang an 内閣大庫檔案 =
The Grand Secretariat Archives Database – Forthcoming
Selected Large Monograph Sets Purchases
Qing dai ke ju ren wu jia zhuan zi liao hui bian, 101 vols.
Nihon tochiki Taiwan bungaku shusei, 30 vols.
China: Political Reports 1911-1960 (11 vols.). Slough: Archive Editions, c2001.
New Serials SubscriptionsAzalea: A Journal of Korean Literature & Culture
Manga kenkyu 漫画研究 = Manga Studies
There is currently a display of Chinese and Japanese rare books outside room E851 on the 8th floor of the Research Collection. Please let me know if you want to do a display for your classes, and we can work on the details.
University Archives Relocates to Wells Library
The Office of University Archives and Records Management has been relocated to the fourth floor of the East Tower, Herman B Wells Library. The new space offers more than three times the space for researchers than the previous Bryan Hall location. If you are interested in seeking the administrative files of IU offices and departments and the personal papers (correspondence, classroom materials, research files), please contact Philip Bantin, University Archivist at (812) 855-5897, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have You Been Cited?
Curious to find out how many times you’ve been cited in scholarly research? The Wells Library Reference Department has developed an online guide to find citations at: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=5516.
IUScholarWorks (https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/index.jsp) continues to serve as a repository for the work of individual faculty members. It is a set of services to make the work of IU scholars freely available while insuring that these resources are preserved and organized for the future.