Pishu Trial

Trial access is now available to the Pishu database on the Eastview platform.  The trial ends 19 March 2014.

‘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.

Access the trial via this link.  Please send feedback on the trial to ca22@cam.ac.uk.


New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : the Duxiu database

The Duxiu database provides access to more than three million Chinese bibliographic entries and two million full text scholarly resources in all subjects and formats, such as books, journal articles, conference papers and video clips.

Duxiu covers Chinese publications from the early 1930s to the present. Johns Hoptkins University’s Sheridan Libraries Blog describes Duxiu thus:

Duxiu … covers nearly all subjects, and includes books, journals, theses and dissertations, newspapers and more. All with powerful full text search capability. Duxiu’s digital book collection, in particular, covers nearly all the books published in mainland China both before and after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. It is the largest digital library of Chinese books in the world.”

New contents are added monthly.

Access Duxiu via the eresources@cambridge A-Z or at this link.