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Newsletter XI January 2008

Welcome back to the new semester, and best wishes for a Happy New Year of the Rat! Please don't hesitate to send in purchase recommendations. If you have any comments, feel free to contact me.

General Information

New Databases Related to East Asian Studies

1) Asahi Shinbun, Kikuzo II 朝日新聞. 聞蔵 II –

Please use the following access method while license is being arranged:
ser ID:ind385ana     Password: ind992ana

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: 

  • Full-text indexed searches from 1985 to the present.
  • Full-text plus PDF images of all regionally published Asahi news, charts, and pictures from November 2005 on. 
  • Shukan Asahi (Asahi Weekly) from April 2000 on.

2)  China: Trade, Politics & Culture 1793-1980

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&nbsp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

The Grand Secretariat Archives refers to the documents originally collected by the Grand Secretariat of the Qing dynasty.  The Database, now developed by the Institute of History and Philosogy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, contains 310,000 documents dated from the Ming dynasty to the late Qing dynasty.

Selected Large Monograph Sets Purchases

Qing dai ke ju ren wu jia zhuan zi liao hui bian, 101 vols.
清代科举人物家传资料汇编, 101 vols.

 Nihon tochiki Taiwan bungaku shusei, 30 vols. 
日本統治期台湾文学集成 , 30 vols.

China:  Political Reports 1911-1960 (11 vols.). Slough: Archive Editions, c2001.
Call number: DS773.89 .C4745 2001

New Serials Subscriptions

Azalea: A Journal of Korean Literature & Culture

Manga kenkyu 漫画研究 = Manga Studies 

Display Cases

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.

Services and Projects in the Library

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

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:

Scholarly Communication

IUScholarWorks ( 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.