East View China and Taiwan databases : access until 30th September 2020

University of Cambridge members now have access to five databases from the East View until 30th September 2020.

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Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers

The first half of the twentieth century began with the demise of China’s last imperial dynasty, the Great Qing, and ended with the foundation of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949. Following the 1912 establishment of China’s first post-imperial government, the Republic of China, the country experienced both industrial and social revolution, a civil war during which communist and nationalist forces battled to shape the country’s future, and looming external threats during both world wars.

The Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers collection provides invaluable perspective on this critical period. The press of more than twenty cities is represented, spanning the Chinese mainland and the entire half century. The collection provides researchers a richly comprehensive perspective on Chinese life, culture, and politics throughout the collapse of the Qing Dynasty, the years of provisional government and civil war, and the birth of the People’s Republic.

China Economy, Public Policy and Security Database (EB-PISHU)

‘Pishu’ (皮书, which literally means ‘cover-books’) are high-value analytical reports intended to guide policymaking in the People’s Republic of China. Pishu are published by the prestigious Social Sciences Academic Press, a branch of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. These reports feature exclusive research and analysis by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and authors from similar institutions, and present objective analysis versus official government messaging on strategic issues. In China, Pishu are consumed by think tanks and top policymakers. Covered topics include a variety of issues of importance to China’s government and research community, including international relations, agricultural policy, and industry competitiveness. They may be considered somewhat analagous to United States Congressional Research Service reports and analysis reports published by the RAND Corporation.

Taiwan Academic Classics from United Digital Publications Co. Ltd. (UDP)

Based on Taiwanese scholars’ viewpoints, Taiwan Academic Classics proudly offers classic works from China/Taiwan and contemporary scholarly thought from academic societies in Taiwan to sinologists around the World, uniting the classics from Earth’s oldest continuous civilization and unfettered Chinese scholarly thought. Taiwan Academic Classics (TAC) focuses on Humanities and Social Sciences, the former is acclaimed as the most beautiful scenery of Taiwan, while the latter represents the broadest outlook worldwide to go deep into contemporary China and sinology. As a federated search platform, TAC incorporates full text searchable Web access to core journals from 1928 to the present with ancient compilations from China’s earliest Dynasties. Half the core journals had been selected in the list of excellent journals, THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index) and TSSCI (Taiwan Social Sciences Citation Index) evaluated by Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, the most creditable official institution on ranking superior journals in Taiwan, while the other half are exclusively authoritative archives, historical data, and distinguished magazines that can be enjoyed by scholars and lay-people alike (such as Zhuanji Wenxue Magazine, Modern China Magazine, Lionart Magazine, etc.).

The Current Digest of the Chinese Press

Each week, The Current Digest of the Chinese Press presents the reader with a digestible collection of Chinese press materials, all in English. Selected articles cover a wide variety of topics, such as politics, international relations, security, economics, business, public health, environment, education, culture and more. The Current Digest’s mission is to provide the reader with a comprehensive, broad picture of the news published in China, be it domestic, international or related to other states of the Asia Pacific region.

Jiefangjun Bao Digital Archive

The PLA Daily, which started its publication on January 1, 1956, is the authoritative media of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to release military news and comprehensive military-related information and is the official newspaper of the Central Military Commission.

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