A Select Directory of Databases (ASIANRES), contains information on selected Asia/Pacific related databases and services. The primary focus here is research, the social sciences and humanities, and smaller, less commercial, databases that are being developed in the Asia/Pacific region. It covers the period upto 2001.
Please note BIPE is no longer updated. BIPE will remain available on Informit as an archive database. The Bibliography of Indonesian Politics and the Economy (BIPE), produced by the School of Asian Studies, University of Sydney, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts items on Indonesian politics, government, economy, political culture and demography.
The Century Journals Project selects the most important academic journals published in China and digitizes all issues since their very first issue up till 1993 in an effort to expand the China Academic Journals Full-text Database. The earliest journal dates back to 1887.
CAJ is the most comprehensive, full-text database of Chinese journals in the world. It contains more than 9,000 journals starting from 1915. The journals form 10 subject collections: (A) Mathematics/ Physics/ Mechanics/ Astronomy -- (B) Chemistry/ Metallurgy/ Environment/ Mine Industry -- (C) Architecture/ Energy/ Traffic/ Electromechanics, etc -- (D) Agriculture -- (E) Medicine & Public Health -- (F) Literature/ History/ Philosophy -- (G) Politics/ Military Affairs/ Law -- (H) Education & Social Sciences -- (I) Electronic Technology & Information Science -- (J) Economics & Management.
CCND selects academic articles from over 500 publicly issued newspapers published in mainland China since 2000. Updated daily. The database contains the following subject collections: Literature/History/Philosophy -- Politics/Military/Law -- Economics -- Education/Society -- Science -- Love/Marriage/Family/Health.
China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database is a comprehensive, high quality database of dissertations and theses in China. The dissertations and theses are from over 300 doctoral training institutions across China, from 1999 onwards. This database contains the following subject collections: Science and Engineering (A,B & C) -- Agriculture -- Medicine/Hygiene -- Literature/History/Philosophy -- Economics/Politics/Law -- Education/Social Science -- Electronics/Information Science.
'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 Social Sciences Academic Press. 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. Topics include a variety of issues of importance to China's government and research community, including international relations, agricultural policy, and industry competitiveness.
The China Government Gazettes full-text database (CGGD) is a comprehensive collection of government gazettes, bulletins, announcements and proclamations. It contains national and local laws and regulations from government departments at all levels and is updated frequently.
The China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database is the homepage for the CNKI database platform and can be used as a starting point to search any or all of the CNKI databases subscribed to by the University of Melbourne Library.
China Masters' Theses Full-text Database is the most comprehensive, highest quality and continuously updated master theses database in China. It collects theses from over 600 master degree grantors across China, from 1984 onwards. This database comprises the following subject collections: Science/technology/engineering -- Agriculture -- Medicine/hygiene -- Literature/history/philosophy -- Politics/military/law -- Education/social science - Electronics/information technology -- Economics and management.
CRWO is an authoritative, comprehensive and continuously updated encyclopedia database. It contains thousands of reference works from China's leading publishers, including dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauruses, cyclopedias, illustrated books, table spectrum, biography, quotations, handbooks and more. The content covers such subjects as philosophy, art, social science, culture, education, natural science, engineering and medicine.
CSYD contains all important statistical yearbooks published by Mainland China presses from 1949- . It includes various kinds of census and survey data, and statistical charts sources from over 3,569 volumes of important statistical yearbooks. The yearbooks are classified by industry, district and type.
China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793 - 1980 provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West from Macartney’s first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74. It provides multiple perspectives – from politicians, diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists, and documents many of the key events that happened in this period.
CYFD is the largest, continuously updated yearbook database in China. It contains various types of yearbooks including national, regional, industry, enterprise yearbooks, and more. It contains over 12,681 volumes, from 1912- The yearbooks are classified by subject, industry and administrative district.
Chinamaxx offers Chinese ebooks covering all academic disciplines. The content lays emphasis on Social Sciences and Humanities to attend interests on China study, enhance research projects and facilitate paper writing. The Library has purchased selected collections of ebooks within this database.
The Anti-Rightist Campaign in 1957 was a nationwide mass political campaign launched by the Chinese Communist Party and its leader Mao Zedong after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. This database is a major historical archival project containing content drawn from libraries with Asian collections all over the world, and many items from private collectors. After sifting through millions of official and unofficial documents and meticulous editorial work, the editors are finally able to present a database with nearly ten thousand documents to the readers. The historical sources included in this database are limited to first-hand original written materials only. Some documents that came into being after the Anti-Rightist Campaign, but were closely connected to the Campaign, are also included. However, secondary sources such as memoirs and interviews are not included.
Catalogue of historical images of Chinese, Chinese immigrants and their Australian descendants. Includes photographic holdings of the Chinese Museum and other online archives, publications and private family collections. Built into the database is the beginnings of an encyclopaedia of Chinese-Australian history, complete with bibliography, which provides contextual information about the images in the database.
This is a collection of film advertisements and transcripts of Chinese documentary films and newsreels that spans the years 1946 to 1985. The original items are held in the Chinese Filmscript and Advertisement Collection held by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University. The bulk of the items are transcripts for the documentary films and newsreels from the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976. All documents are in Chinese.
This collection contains 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers. These newspapers offer insight into Chinese political and social life during the turbulent 120 year period from 1832 to 1953. In addition to the article content, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classifieds.
The Chinese Recorder Index is a comprehensive index to The Chinese Recorder (and Missionary Journal), with accompanying full text. The complete run of this journal has been indexed by person, subject and mission /organization. The search results can be filtered by subject, year or keyword providing an easily navigated research tool. All 75 volumes of The Chinese Recorder (and Missionary Journal) 1867-1941 have been digitised and are available within this database.
CiNii (Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator) Articles enables you to search information on academic articles published in academic society journals, university research bulletins or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database. NOTE: CiNii contains open access content and content restricted to subscribers. The Library has access to the open access content only.
Digital Collection on China Studies 中国学术典藏图书库 contains high quality eBooks on Chinese studies from CNKI. The library has access to selected titles on Chinese culture and society. In the landing page, view these titles in My Library 我的图书馆, or browse the full range of titles in CNKI Books 全部图书. Individual titles are also searchable from the library catalogue.
The three parts of this collection make available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1948: 1) 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International 2) 1930-1937: The Long March, Civil War in China and the Manchurian Crisis 3) 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese War and the Seeds of Communist Victory. The revolution which overthrew the millennia-old imperial system heralded a period of upheaval in China which would last for the best part of forty years. Due to the unique nature of the relationship between Britain and China, these formerly restricted British government documents, consisting of diplomatic despatches, letters, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events and diverse other materials, provide unprecedented levels of detail into one of the most turbulent periods of Chinese history.
Published in three sections covering the periods 1949-1956; 1957-1966; and 1967-1980; this project addresses a crucial period in Chinese history, from the foundation of the People’s Republic, in 1949, to the death of Zhou Enlai and Mao, the arrest of the Gang of Four and the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976.
Published in three parts, this collection makes available extensive coverage of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952. 1) Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945; 2) Occupation of Japan, 1946-1952 3) Japan and Great Power Status, 1919-1930.Incorporating the Taishō to the Shōwa periods, these papers throw light on Anglo-Japanese ties in a time of shifting alliances. Documenting Japan’s journey to modernity, the files discuss a period in which the country took on an increasingly bold imperialist agenda.
This database is the electronic version of the famous Chinese encyclopedia "Gu jin tu shu ji cheng," edited by Chen Mong Lei, a renowned scholar of the Qing Dynasty. The present digital edition of The Complete Classics includes the most seminal classics of Chinese literature and culture, from ancient China through the Qing Dynasty. The collection includes works on astronomy, geography, history, philosophy, literature, politics, economics, art, education, agriculture, medicine, and more.
The Indian Biography Database (INDBIO), produced by the School of Politics, La Trobe University, Melbourne, is a database containing details of the members of India's lower-house (the Lok Sabha) of Parliament elected between 1977 and 1991. The database includes biographical information provided by the members of parliament, and includes death dates, references to obituary notices, and notes about recent events in legislators' careers. Please note: INDBIO is no longer updated, but will remain available on Informit as an archive database.
The Index Islamicus database indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. It is produced by an editorial team working at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, established to transmit knowledge about Islamic and Middle East studies, which have traditionally been part of the curriculum of SOAS. Records included in the database cover almost 100 years of publications on the world of Islam. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level.
Drawing upon the wonderfully rich and diverse manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland this resource will be of great value to all those teaching or researching into the History of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947.
INTAN MAS covers literature on East Timor and Eastern Indonesia, and on Australia's relations with ASEAN nations and is produced by the Northern Territory University Library. Named INTAN MAS (Bahasa Indonesia for diamond and gold) the title is also an acronym for its coverage: INTAN - Irian Jaya, Nusa Tenggara, AntarNegara MAS - Maluku, Sulawesi. It covers the period 1989 to May 2002.
The Japan Times Archive delivers over a century of news and history on world affairs, written in English, from a Japanese perspective. Every issue, published from March 1897 is searchable. The online search tools allow users to enter keywords to find articles or advertisements on specific topics, with the option to limit searches to publication dates, title, specific days of the week, type of publication (Main, Extra or Supplement) or by Imperial Period. The pages are reproduced in full with photos and illustrations.
Kikuzo II Visual is the online commercial database of the Asahi Shimbun, and contains the articles and the advertisements of the newspaper since its first issue in 1879. Content from 1985 to the present day is full text searchable. Earlier years are presented as image databases of the newspaper in reduced-size facsimile edition.
This database includes all published volumes of national, provincial, municipal and county level statistics from the 2010 census, and volumes from the 1982, 1990 and 2000 census. The data covers various topics, such as gender, age, nationality, household registration, education level, industry, marriage, fertility, migration, etc. The statistics are available as page images of the original print publications or as Excel files. The Chinese interface of NPCC offers an Index Analysis tool, allowing users to perform contrast analysis, single or multiple index analysis and time series analysis.
PKUlaw is the site for English-language resources on Chinese law created and maintained by Chinalawinfo Co., Ltd., and the Legal Information Center of Peking University. The database contains laws & regulations, cases, tax treaties, WTO & China, gazettes, and law journals. It also offers authoritative translations of important legal content relevant to English speakers interested in Chinese law.
Books on Project MUSE offers peer-reviewed books from over 65 university presses and scholarly publishers. The Library has purchased a selection of titles in these subject areas only: Higher education ; Languages and linguistics
The electronic version of the National Index to Chinese Newspapers and Periodicals was first created in 1993. Now, it has become a super index database covering information for over one and a half centuries from 1833 to the present. It lists about 40,000 kinds of newspapers and periodicals published in China. The database contains over 40 million entries, with a yearly update of 3.5 million entries.
The Siku Quanshu (‘Complete Library of Four Treasures’) is a compendium of 3,000 years of Chinese knowledge, including literature, history, medicine, science and technology, diplomacy, philosophy, linguistics and so much more. This definitive Wenyuange edition of the Siku Quanshu encompasses 3,460 works totaling more than 36,000 volumes and is brought to life like never before in a unique, fully online format.
South and Southeast Asian Literature is a searchable collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas. Focusing on works composed during the late-colonial and postcolonial eras, the collection will also feature author interviews and manuscript materials that will shed additional light on the rich literary heritage and emerging traditions of this region.
Westlaw China is a legal research tool customized for legal professionals who specialize in Chinese laws. The editorial team carefully reviews and organizes laws & regulations, as well as court cases of mainland China, to provide users with well-processed legal information and value-added data services. Containing both a Chinese and an English database, Westlaw China is designed not only to provide users with accurate and bilingual legal information, but also to satisfy customized needs of both Chinese-speaking and English-speaking users. Westlaw China is updated daily.
The World Bank eLibrary is one of the most comprehensive collections in the area of international development, including social, human, and economic development. It contains country and regional data from World Development Indicators along with books, flagship reports, working papers and journals published by the World Bank. The eLibrary offers a number of value-added functionality for easier discovery, access, and use of World Bank publications and research.
Yomidas Rekishikan is an online database of 11 million articles covering every issue of The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper since its first issue in 1874. The database has four parts: the Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras section contains high-quality scans of the articles as they appeared in the original print editions during these periods. The Heisei Era section presents articles in a convenient text view, and for articles since December 2008 there is a clipping view of the original article. The Japan News section catalogues articles which have appeared in our English publication. And finally, the Contemporary Who's Who allows searching by individuals to retrieve biographical information as well as articles which pertain to them. Articles are keyword indexed and can be searched full-text from 1986 to present.