CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

New ejournal available :

CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Cambridge University members now have online access to CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature (1969 to present) on the Project Muse platform.

From the Project Muse website:

“The focus of CHINOPERL is on literature connected to oral performance, broadly defined as any form of verse or prose that has elements of oral transmission, and, whether currently or in the past, performed either formally on stage or informally as a means of everyday communication. Such “literature” includes widely-accepted genres such as the novel, short story, drama, and poetry, but may also include proverbs, folksongs, and other traditional forms of linguistic expression.

“Formerly CHINOPERL Papers, number 6 (1976) through number 31 (2012); CHINOPERL News, number 1 (1969) through number 5 (1975).”

Also available to access via iDiscover.

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New E-Resource – Taiwan Electronic Periodicals Service (TEPS)

We are delighted to provide online access to Taiwan Electronic Periodicals Service (TEPS) on the Airiti platform.

Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS) is an on-line database which offers several hundred Taiwanese periodical in various disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, applied sciences, medicine and life sciences. Most of the journals included are covered for 2000 onwards. Additional titles are added regularly.

TEPS is also available to access via the Databases A-Z; individual titles are available via iDiscover.

Taiwanese journal covers

New E-Resource – Shen Bao Digital Archive (1872-1949) – 申報

We are pleased to announce that Cambridge University members now have access to the Shen Bao Digital Archive (申報). Published in Shanghai between 1872 and 1949, this archive gives a unique insight into the transition of China from the nineteenth century until Mao.

Shen Bao newspaper front page with description in Chinese

Description from the publisher website:

“Established in 1872, Shen Bao (申報, historically transliterated as Shun Pao or Shen-pao) was the most influential and longest lasting commercial newspaper before the establishment of the People’s Republic. Published in Shanghai until 1949, Shen Bao was founded by Englishman Ernest Major, but, uniquely, as a newspaper for Chinese readers, written by Chinese reporters.

During its existence, Shen Bao gradually shifted from a conservative to a more liberal perspective, and played a pivotal role in the formation of public opinion in the imperial period and into the tumultuous beginnings of modern China. Shen Bao’s innovations in printing technologies, specialized use of the telegraph, and dispatch of special military correspondents gave it an edge.”

Shen Bao 申報 is also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

China Comprehensive Gazetteers (中國綜合方誌庫) – Trial access

Trial access to the China Comprehensive Gazetteers (1229-1949) is provided to University of Cambridge members until 31 July 2022.

Produced in conjunction with the National Library of China, this database presents a vast collection of Chinese local gazetteers spanning eight centuries 1229-1949. With approximately 7,000 titles (100,000 volumes) presented to date, this is perhaps the richest single resource available for researching China in multiple aspects, including its political history, literature, religion, culture, economic development, geography and natural history.

What do you think of China Comprehensive Gazetteers? Have your say on this feedback form. We value your feedback.

Sample page from a Chinese gazetteer

New E-Resource – Diaolong Database of Chinese and Japanese Ancient Books – 雕龙中日古籍全文检索数据库

We are pleased to announce that Cambridge University members now have access to Diaolong Full-text Database of Chinese and Japanese Ancient Books.

This database contains over 35,000 ancient books in Chinese and Japanese, which cover a wider range of subjects including history, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, literature and geography. There are currently 21 sub-databases which can be searched or browsed.

  1. Daozang – 道藏,
  2. Daozang jiyao – 道藏辑要
  3. Sibu congkan – 四部叢刊
  4. Xu Sibu congkan – 續四部叢刊
  5. Yongle dadian – 永樂大典
  6. Gujin Tushu Jicheng – 古今圖書集成
  7. Dunhuang shiliao – 敦煌史料
  8. Qingdai shiliao – 清代史料
  9. Zhongguo difangzhi – 中國地方誌
  10. Zhongguo difangzhi xuji – 中國地方誌續集
  11. Zhongguo difangzhi sanji – 中國地方誌三集
  12. Riben gudian shujiku – 日本古典書籍庫
  13. Siku quanshu – 四庫全書
  14. Xuxiu Siku quanshu – 續修四庫全書
  15. Siku cunmu – 四庫存目
  16. Siku wei shou shu – 四庫未收書
  17. Siku jin hui shu – 四庫禁毀書
  18. Liufu wencang – 六府文藏
  19. Zhongguo minjian wenxue – 中國民間文學
  20. Qingdai keju zhujuan – 清代科舉硃卷
  21. Yi jia ku – 醫家庫

Also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

Taiwan Epochal Democracy Magazines – Trial access

Trial access to Taiwan Epochal Democracy Magazines is available to 1 June 2022 for Cambridge University members. This database can be accessed via this direct link.

Please tell us about your use of this resource and if you want continued access to it via this feedback form.

Taiwan Epochal Democracy Magazines is a collection of democracy magazines of public opinions forums published in Taiwan and Hong Kong from 1949 to 2010. It aims to digitize and represent anew these masterpieces that are landmarks of different generations but are vanishing from paper collections of libraries. The collection includes the following titles:

  • Wenxin Magazine 文星雜誌 (1957-1988)
  • Con-Temporary Monthly 當代雜誌 (1986-2010)
  • Democratic Review 民主評論 (1949-1966)
  • The Nineties 九十年代 (1970-1998)

More information about this collection is available here.

Magazine covers

Diaolong Full-text Database of Chinese and Japanese Ancient Books 雕龙-中日古籍全文检索数据库 – Trial access

Trial access to the Diaolong Database of Chinese and Japanese Ancient Books is available to 30 June 2022 for Cambridge University members. This database can be accessed on campus here or off campus here.

Please tell us about your use of this resource and if you want continued access to it via this feedback form.

Diaolong Database is a project of collaboration among scholars from China, Japan and Taiwan. It is the largest and most comprehensive collection of Chinese ancient books, including over 35,000 volumes of ancient books, 8 billion characters. It covers Chinese and Japanese historical, political, economic, religious, philosophic, literary, ethnic and geographic documents.

There are currently nearly 20 sub-databases, such as Daoist scriptures (Zhengtong daozang), manuscript collections from Dunhuang, the Imperial Encyclopedia (Yongle dadian), the Imperial Library (Gu jin tushu jicheng), historical material on the Qing dynasty, a collection of old Japanese books, the two xuji Sibu congkan and Sibu beiyao, the Siku quanshu, the Xuxiu siku quanshu, the Siku catalog, banned books from the Siku, and supplemental texts to the Siku.

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database : access until 21 March 2021

Cambridge University members have temporary access to the Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database until 21 March 2021.

Please tell us what you think about these resources by completing the feedback form here. Thank you.

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Classics) – 中华经典古籍库(1-7)  

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://publish.ancientbooks.cn

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Inscription 1) – 中华石刻数据库-宋代墓志铭数据库·初编

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/shikeSublibIndex.jspx?libId=1

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Inscription 3) – 中华石刻数据库-三晋石刻大全数据库

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/shikeSublibIndex.jspx?libId=3

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Inscription 4) – 中华石刻数据库-汉魏六朝碑刻数据库

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/shikeSublibIndex.jspx?libId=4

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Inscription 5) – 中华石刻数据库-唐代墓志铭数据库·初编

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/shikeSublibIndex.jspx?libId=5

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Bibliography) – 中华古籍书目数据库  

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://bib.ancientbooks.cn/docGuji/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Reference) – 中华文史工具书数据库(一期)(二期)           

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://refbook.ancientbooks.cn/DocDictionary/dicIndex.jspx

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Academic) – 中华文史学术论著库       

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://academic.ancientbooks.cn/docLunzhu/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Chinese Medicine)- 中华善本古籍数据库-海外中医古籍库         

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://books.ancientbooks.cn/banke/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Southwest) – 西南联大专题数据库      

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://southwest.ancientbooks.cn/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Databases (Examination) – 历代进士登科数据库        

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://examination.ancientbooks.cn/docDengke/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Literature) – 籍合文库             

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://wenku.ancientbooks.cn/docWenku/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Calligraphy) – 中华书法数据库 

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://calligraphy.ancientbooks.cn/

Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database (Buddhism) – 历代教外涉佛文献数据库

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://publish.ancientbooks.cn/docShuju/platformSublibIndex.jspx?libId=27

Please also note that access to the TEPS (Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services) database is now restored until 30 June:

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://www.airitilibrary.com/

These resources are also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

China Comprehensive Gazetteers + Taiwan Academic Classics : access until 30 March 2021

Cambridge University members have temporary access to two new Chinese databases until 30 March 2021.

Please tell us what you think about these resources by completing the feedback form here. Thank you.

 

China Comprehensive Gazetteers (中國綜合方誌庫):

https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://ccg.eastview.com/

This historically significant collection of difangzhi (地方志) contains unique primary sources on Chinese history. The source of the original materials is the collection at the National Library of China, whose holdings are extensive and often unique.

 

 

Taiwan Academic Classics: 

 https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=https://p.udpweb.com/

This database offers classic works from China/Taiwan and contemporary scholarly thought from academic societies in Taiwan and around the world.

 

Chinese Literature and Local History Databases : now available until 6th October 2020

University of Cambridge members now have access to three databases on the Erudition platform until 6th October 2020 with our extended trial.

Please send your feedback about any of these eresources using the online form.

When you click on a link to the databases you will need to choose the Ancient Classics option, which includes the three following subject areas.

Chinese Classic Ancient Books (Zhongguo guji ku 中国基本古籍库)

Chinese Local History 1-3 ( Zhongguo fangzhi ku 中国方志库 1-3)

Chinese Popular Literature (Zhongguo suwen ku 中国俗文库)

A guide to accessing the databases is available as a PDF.

Also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

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