Asian Studies

Chinese Film and Newsreel Scripts from the Cultural Revolution Online

Chinese Film and Newsreel Scripts from the Cultural Revolution Online

Editor: Zhong yang xin wen ji lu dian ying zhi pian chang

Documentary films and newsreels were two of the major mass media and communication channels in China from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. They covered all aspects of social activities, though the emphasis was on developments in the building of a socialist country. The bulk of the items in the collection are transcripts for the documentary films and newsreels from the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1946
End: 1980
Place: China
Colonial Period Korea Online

Colonial Period Korea Online

Editor: Ria Koopmans-De Bruijn

A unique collection of rare documents relating to the Japanese occupation of Korea, from the late nineteenth century up to 1945, representing a highly significant period in Korean history, and vital for a true understanding of many reflexes in the Koreas today. The collection is particularly important and timely because it preserves the intellectual content of publications which are at risk of disappearing for good.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1890
End: 1945
Place: Korea
Compilation of Chinese Medicine Periodicals Online, 1897-1952

Compilation of Chinese Medicine Periodicals Online, 1897-1952

The Compilation of Chinese Medicine Periodicals Online, 1897-1952 is a collection of 49 different periodicals on Chinese medicine published in the Late Qing and Republican Periods in China. This collection includes 212 books of more than 120,000 pages. Considered one of the best sources for observing the changing nature of medical practice and education during the late Qing and Republican eras in China that is crucial to the development of medicine and science in China, this collection provides unique insight into not only the modern transformation of Chinese medicine, but also the larger role of medicine in Chinese society, as it includes published documents authored by prominent figures both in support of, and opposed to, Chinese medicine. The Chinese medical periodicals include not only news related to Chinese medicine, but also news of all kinds of current politics and information about society and culture.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1897
End: 1952
Place: East Asia
Hongkong News Online

Hongkong News Online

The Japanese Occupation holding of The Hongkong News started publication in 1941, right after the Christmas Day surrender of the British Crown Colony, and lasted up to August 17, 1945, the very last week before Hongkong's liberation. The paper had previously launched in ca.1940 at separate premises in the Crown colony. This complete run of The Hongkong News as published during the Japanese Occupation offers scholars the voice of Japan from Hongkong, a voice rightly described as 'a close, unvarnished, daily view of the recolonizing mind-set of the new masters of East Asia'. Brill's Hongkong News was scanned from an immaculate original and is now available online for the first time with full-text-searchable functionality.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1920
End: 1929
Place: China
Japan Chronicle

Japan Chronicle

The English-language Japan Chronicle Weekly (1900–1940) is the newspaper of record for Japan’s engagement with modernity and its emergence, through war, political and social upheaval and seismic social change in East Asia, onto the world stage in the first half of the twentieth century. Historians of East Asia have long seen the Japan Chronicle as a uniquely valuable resource. This well-informed, controversial but always readable source of news and opinion on Japan and East Asia offers an intriguing and lively Japanese complement to the North-China Herald Online.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1902
End: 1940
Place: Japan
Manchuria Daily News Online

Manchuria Daily News Online

Editor: Peter O'Connor

The English-language Manchuria Daily News (1908 – 1940), published in Dalian (Darien), presents Japan’s case for its presence in China. From 1932 the Manchuria Daily News promotes? Japan’s newly founded vassal state Manchoukuo, as the showcase state for Japan’s cultural, political and technological leadership of Asia. Complemented here by Manchuria Magazine, Manchuria Month, Contemporary Manchuria and the Manchuria Information Bulletin, the Manchuria Daily News offers scholars of the modern history of Japan in China a multifaceted view of competing Japanese agendas in the China theatre.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1931
End: 1941
Place: East Asia
Mobilizing East Asia Online

Mobilizing East Asia Online

Editor: Peter O'Connor

Mobilizing East Asia offers a carefully selected and tightly organized range of essential English-language newspapers, magazines, pamphlets and books following the descent into war in East and South-East Asia from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1950s. This exciting collection of newspapers and lavishly illustrated magazines, often in colour, shows the route from the defeat of Russia by Japan to Japan’s own defeat, through seismic upheaval in China and the onset of systemic change in Asia.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1931
End: 1954
Place: East Asia
North China Daily News Online

North China Daily News Online

Published, with a wartime break 1941-45, from 1864 to 1950, the North-China Daily News (in Chinese: Zilin Xibao), was the most influential foreign daily in East Asia, and the key source for the history of Western interests in China and the transnational history of East Asia. Published here in full colour 300 ppi scans from original issues and grayscale, this collection offers a greatly expanded run of the Daily edition from 1869-1949. There are unique holdings of The North China Sunday News Magazine, the Sunday Magazine Supplements and Special Supplements, a significant collection of the weekly Municipal Gazette, organ of the Shanghai Municipal Council from 1908-1940, and a selection of rare books from the imprint of the North-China Daily News and its parent, the North-China Herald.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1923
End: 1941
Place: China
North China Standard Online

North China Standard Online

Editor: Satoh Kenri, John S. Willes and George Gorman

The North-China Standard (in Chinese, Huabei zheng bao) presented Japan’s case for expansion and leadership in Asia to a growing readership in post-WW1 China and Japan. Despite its mission to present the case for Japan in China, two of the Standard’s three editors turned this sometime ‘propaganda rag’ into a real newspaper. Under the editorship of George Gorman in particular, the North-China Standard engaged with polemic and debate about Japan’s role in China, serving its Chinese and foreign readerships conscientiously and intelligently. Today, the North-China Standard constitutes a valuable ‘inside’ source for scholars of Japan and China, and of the ‘scramble for China’ in the 1920s.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1919
End: 1927
Place: East Asia
The Chinese Students’ Monthly Online

The Chinese Students’ Monthly Online

The Chinese Students’ Monthly is the first magazine published by Chinese students in the United States from 1906-1931. This publication became the official organ of the enlarged Chinese student organization: The Chinese Students’ Alliance in the U.S.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1906
End: 1931
The North China Herald Online

The North China Herald Online

The North China Herald is the prime printed source for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to 1940s. No other newspaper existed over such an extended period, and covers it in such incredible depth and variety. The fully text-searchable North China Herald Online will be one of the primary resources on a period which continues to shape much of China’s world and worldview.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1850
End: 1950
Place: China
Translations of the Peking Gazette Online

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912. As the mouthpiece of the government, the Peking Gazette is the authoritative source for information about the Manchu state and its Han subjects as they collectively grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China’s contemporary rise.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1793
End: 1912
Place: Peking
Western Books on China up to 1850 Online

Western Books on China up to 1850 Online

This collection comprises a descriptive, annotated bibliography of 654 early Western books on Imperial China up to 1850, all to be found in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. The collection is based on the book Western Books on China published up to 1850 by John Lust.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1600
End: 1850
Place: China