Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society.

From the JSTOR website for the journal:

“The Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (JMBRAS) and its predecessors (The Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, and the Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society) have maintained continuous publication since 1878 except for the years of the Second World War. Originally produced by colonial administrators for an almost entirely expatriate readership, JMBRAS has evolved into the leading peer-reviewed academic journal dealing with history, culture and society in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The journal, which appears twice yearly, serves an extensive local readership as well as a wide range of libraries throughout the world. Current issues are available electronically to academic libraries through Project MUSE, and older issues through JSTOR. “

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 83 (2010) to present.

Also available from volume 37 (1964) – volume 84 (2011) via JSTOR.

Access Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’ by whereisemll on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/kebX1V

Bibliography of Asian studies: change of platform

The Bibliography of Asian studies has long been hosted by the Association of Asian studies on the site here:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://bmc.lib.umich.edu/bas

The Bibliography is now hosted on the EBSCOHost platform here:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,shib&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bas

We will be switching our links to the EBSCOHost platform from November 1 2016 when our current subscription to the Bibliography on the Association of Asian Studies site expires.   Links to both sites will be maintained on the eresources@cambridge A-Z and the LibGuides Databases A-Z until then.

The Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) is the single most important record of research and scholarly literature on East, Southeast, and South Asia written in Western languages

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains nearly 900,000 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

 

The most important 100+ periodicals in Asian Studies or on Asia as identified by the BAS staff are indexed as soon as they are published for immediate inclusion in BAS. In fact, the total number of indexed journals is many times that amount. Selected Asia-related citations from many other journals are also included when applicable. In addition, various special projects have contributed substantial numbers of additional records to the database (among them journals on Southeast Asia dating as far back as 1779).

BAS uniquely also includes citations to Western-language chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften, and more.

JSTOR Arts & Science XIV Archive Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: JSTOR Arts & Science XIV Archive Collection

'Guerreiros de Terracota em Xi'An, China' by Ana Paula Hirama (on Flickr)

‘Guerreiros de Terracota em Xi’An, China’ by Ana Paula Hirama (on Flickr)

From the JSTOR website:

“The Arts & Sciences XIV Collection brings together more than 140 journals devoted to the study of culture and communication, from civilization’s earliest traces to the growth and governance of peoples. A group of titles in science and technology also cover aspects of STEM education, and explore the legal implications, cultural impact, and historical development of science and technology.

All titles are new to the JSTOR platform at the time of launch. Journals in the collection span 17 countries, 23 disciplines, and date back to 1839. They are drawn primarily from the fields of Archaeology, Language & Literature, Communications Studies, Asian Studies, Political Science, and Education.”

Notable titles include:

A full title list for the package can be found on the JSTOR website.

Access the various titles from JSTOR Arts & Science XIV Archive Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z. Access to the articles will be available in iDiscover next week.

JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection

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‘Syrian refugee’ by Bengin Ahmad (on Flickr)

From the JSTOR website:

“Arts & Sciences XII expands our coverage of the social sciences, and comprises disciplines with high usage and broad appeal.

Law, political science, and education content anchors the collection, and other titles in criminology and criminal justice, history,  social work, psychology, and sociology complement JSTOR’s offerings in the social sciences. Additional titles span African studies, Asian studies, language and literature, and Middle East studies.

The collection will feature a minimum of 125 titles at completion, and appeals to both the academic and practitioner audiences.”

Notable titles include:

A full title list for the package can be found on the JSTOR website.

Access the various titles from JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z. Records for the titles in this archive will be available in LibrarySearch in the new year. Access to the articles will be available in LibrarySearch+ next week.

New videos on Asian Film Online

Asian Film Online has recently been updated with 30 new videos.   This recent release focuses exclusively on Korean filmmakers with a mix of dramas, documentaries, shorts and animated features.

Key titles include:

Broken Night (2010): Directed by rising filmmaker Hyo-joo Yang, this short, which deals with the themes of dishonesty and karma, won the Silver Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011.

Radio Dream and The Cursed, both shorts in the Korean National University of Arts Collection.

Four animated shorts: Birth (2009), directed by Ki-Wan Park; Norinoi (2008), directed by Eun-Jin Choi; Run Run Run Away (2010), directed by Sun Jung Lee; and Under the Black Bridge (2010), directed by Youn-Sik Woo.

Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women (1999): A documentary from the Center for Asian-American Media about the Korean women forced into prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII.

Asian Film Online

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : Asian Film Online

Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection curated by film scholars and critics, viewers can explore the impact of globalization and urbanization on people’s everyday lives throughout the greater Asian region.

AMIN, a short film by Shahin Parhami, one of the directors featured in Asian Film Online:

Faculty and students engaged in area studies, anthropology, film studies, philosophy, geography, education, religion, gender studies, world literature, urban development, cross-cultural communication, journalism, social sciences, and humanities will benefit from exploring this rare collection of films that make silent voices heard.

Access Asian Film Online via the eresources@cambridge A-Z or at this link.