Selected Resources for: Chinese Studies

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Subject Librarian:

Yao Chen

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Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.

Asia-Pacific Arts, Culture, History, Language, Religion

Asian-Pacific Social Sciences, Economic Development, Business and Industries, International Relations, Politics

References principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia. Emphasizes materials published since 1971, but has some materials dating from as early as 1779. Currently covering about 825,000 citations, it is broad, emphasizing the humanities and Social Sciences, but not comprehensive.

China National Knowledge Infrastructure includes Chinese Academic Journal database and Century Journals Project Chinese Academic Journal Database (CAJ) contains 2424 titles of journals in History/Literature/Philosophy and Education & Social Sciences since 1994. Century Journals Project (CJP) contains many of those titles and extends our access from 1913 to 1993. Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

Covers the world's scholarship in history from 1450 to the present.

Index to articles published on over 300 Chinese and English journals since 1980

Hong Kong Journals Online (HKJO) is a full-text image database providing access to selected academic and professional journals, both in English and Chinese, published in Hong Kong. Titles included cover a wide range of disciplines including law, medicine and education, dates vary from journal to journal with the earliest going back to 1872.

This index provides bibliographic citations derived from tables of contents pages of over 26,000 journals.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

Full texts of articles in academic journals covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides backruns from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases there may be a backlog of several years. JSTOR also increasingly offers the full texts of complete monographs, including books on music.

Index to full-text collection of journals in literary theory, classics, history and cultural studies, philosophy, film, theater and performing arts, political science, and mathematics. From Johns Hopkins University Press. The full text of a limited number of individual monographs is also available for titles that the Libraries have purchased. Users can limit their search results to include only the full text content that the University of Minnesota has access to.

Index to articles published on over 4000 Chinese journals since 2000


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Full text database of media outlets, trade publications, news sources and websites that has international coverage. Includes daily newspapers, transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.

Due to licensing restrictions for academic subscriptions, not all of the news sources in Factiva are available. See this list of Excluded Titles. If you need assistance using Factiva, please contact the Journalism Librarian.

ProQuest Newspapers provides indexing and full text access to 1,270 newspapers and wire feeds. Full-text titles include major U.S. daily newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

Full-text summaries of foreign newspaper articles, conference proceedings, radio and television broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports. Formerly published as FBIS and JPRS Reports.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

Search for books, conference proceedings, journals, maps, videos, and other items in our collection.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education

Covers all subjects.

Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, and machine-readable data files published worldwide. Provides holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries. Producer/Publisher is OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.


General Reference Sources

Atlases & Maps

The China Historical Geographic Information System, CHGIS, is a database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 221 BCE and 1911 CE. It provides a base GIS platform for researchers to use in spatial analysis, temporal statistical modeling, and representation of selected historical units as digital maps.


Country Studies

The Library of Congress Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.


Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities.

Abstract of over 120,000 dissertations from Chinese universities on various subjects.

Abstract of dissertations and theses from Taiwan on various subjects.


Encyclopedias

Nearly 1,200 articles on architecture, education, ethnic identity, food and drink, language, performing arts, political culture, religion, sports, and more. Geographical focuses on People's Republic of China while still including "long entries on aspects of the culture of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore" and shorter ones on native Chinese cultural producers who now live abroad.


Field Guides


Industry Profiles

Provides industry information on China. IBISWorld analysts use a variety of sources in their research ranging from the National Bureau of Statistics, and industry associations, to company reports, surveys and personal contact.


Internet Resources

Blogs


Electronic Books

ChinaMaxx contains over 710,000 full-text Chinese e-books from cover to cover on wide range of subject areas. Selected titles also can be found in MNCAT. For accessing the e-books, please follow the brief instructions contained in the login page. ChinaMaxx only works with the Internet Explorer browser. Firefox and Safari are not supported. You will need to install a plug-in to view e-books.

"Han ji dian zi wen xian zi liao ku" developed and maintained by the Academia Sinica since 2000. This database contains over 441 Chinese classic titles such as 《明史》、《明實錄》、《明經世文編》、《清史稿》、《清朝文獻通考》、《清朝續文獻通考》、《清實錄》等。

Please note: Page content doesn't display in Firefox. This resource requires the download and installation of a proprietary browser, found at the provided URL. Using a different web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox, is not possible since the database contains archaic Chinese characters not included in the current Unicode standard. Once the client program is installed, users can open the program on their pc, select IP Login, and gain access to the database. The Installation Guide contains very important information regarding the technical requirements for user's pc, expecially required language packages.


Web Sites


Multimedia Materials

Image Resources

The project digitizes and catalogs 1,260 Chinese art objects selected by the renowned ceramic scholars Harry Garrner and Margaret Medley from 75 museums around the world found in Chinese Art in Three-Dimensional Colour(donated by Mr. Jonathan R. Gross to the East Asian Library)

The project digitized and cataloged 717 black and white photos took by YMCA employees in China filed between 1896 and 1949.

COMING SOON--The project aggregates a group of visual materials including film, photograph, poster, and slides, centered on the theme of propaganda and its promotion through popular media from China, Japan and Korea. These unique visual resources can be accessed online for authorized users.


Videos and Films


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

News Sources

The full-text and full-image database of the Peoples' Daily offers intuitive interface and full-text search and browse functions.


Primary Source Materials

Archival Materials

There are approximately 310,000 items in the Grand Secretariat Archives at the Institute of History and Philology. These include imperial decrees, edicts, memorials, tribute documents, examination questions, examination papers, rosters of successful examination candidates, documents from the offices of the Grand Secretariat, documents from the offices for book compilation, and old documents from Mukden. Memorials make up the bulk of these documents. The archives contain valuable source materials for institutional, social and economic historians. They record general administrative activities and legal cases, many of which cannot be found in Ch'ing legal compendia.


Historical Documents


Statistics and Data

Data Resources

Current and historical statistics on population and economics at the national, provincial and local level. From the China Data Center at the University of Michigan.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


University of Minnesota

Related U of M Web Sites

The East Asian Library contains books and periodicals in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. -- In addition to library information, this site includes links to selected journals and Internet Resources.

-- - Faculty, students and staff in the Health Sciences may request materials not held by the University Libraries, University of Minnesota Twin City Campus Libraries.

The free service made available by the East Asian Library at University of Pittsburgh for scholars, students and research individuals.


Library Information

East Asian Library

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