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April 15, 2014

New exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room: "Notable Alumni from East Asia in the 20th Century"

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new exhibit titled “Notable Alumni from East Asia in the 20th Century” has just been set up in the East Asian Reading Room. It features biographies, autobiographies, and books by prominent Yalies who came from East Asia and graduated from the late 19th century through mid-20th century. Some of those featured are:

Yung Wing 容閎 (1828-1912)
Yale Class of 1854, First Chinese Student graduated from US College

Asakawa Kan’ichi 朝河貫一 (1873-1948)
PhD. History (1902). Professor of History and Inaugural Curator of the East Asian collection at Yale University (1907-1948)

Lee Hong-koo 이홍구 [李洪九] (1934- )
Ph.D. Political Sciences (1968). Former Prime Minister of South Korea (1994-1995)

Please come around to learn about the long tradition of East Asian students at Yale!

April 9, 2014

April 11 -- Discover East Asian Sources in HathiTrust Digital Library – A "Scholarly" Google Books

Friday, April 11, 2014

Discover East Asian Sources in HathiTrust Digital Library – A "Scholarly" Google Books

Instructors: Tang Li (Public Services Librarian), Haruko Nakamura (Librarian for Japanese Studies), Michael Meng (Librarian for Chinese Studies)

Time and Place: 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Have you heard of HathTrust Digital Library, a so-called “scholarly” version of Google Books? Do you know it includes millions of online books, many of which are in East Asian languages? And do you know search results of this database can be varied from different institutions? This workshop will give you an overview of HathiTrust Digital Library including its content and functionality, show & tell East Asian sources in HathiTrust, and share with you search tips and experiences with this huge digital library.

Please come to join us! We hope to make this as an informal gathering, where we can all share experiences and tips together.

April 2, 2014

Trial of China Academic Digital Associative Library (CADAL)

Yale University Library has recently been offered a trail of a unique Chinese language resource, China Academic Digital Associative Library (CADAL) 大学数字图书馆国际合作计划, until the end of this year.

CADAL is a national project sponsored by the Ministry of Education, the People’s Republic of China. It has been widely recognized as the “Chinese HathiTrust”, a digital repository of contents from more than 70 leading research libraries in China as well as some overseas libraries. By the end of February 28, 2014, CADAL has a digital collection of more than 2.7 million e-books. This is a rare opportunity to access some valuable Chinese sources, especially materials published during the Republican era (1912-1949).

You would need to first login Yale VPN AND register a CADAL account in order to have full access to the contents.

March 21, 2014

New Chinese Resource: Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1948

Yale University Library recently acquired additional three series (1919-1929, 1930-1937, 1938-1948) of Foreign Office Files for China. The resource has been added to the Library’s Orbis online catalog, Summon database list, and Chinese Studies subject guide.

Foreign Office Files for China is the most comprehensive set of British Foreign Office/Foreign and Commonwealth Office documents on China available in digital and print forms. The three new parts from 1919-1948 provide formerly restricted British government documents, consisting of diplomatic dispatches, letters, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events and diverse other materials covering one of the most turbulent periods of modern Chinese history.

The collection of Foreign Office Files for China spans the period 1919 to 1980:

1919-1929: Kuomintang (The Nationalist Party), Chinese Communist Party and the Third International
1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis
1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of Communist victory (forthcoming)
1949-1956: The Communist revolution
1957-1966: The Great Leap Forward
1967-1980: The Cultural Revolution

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the database. You are also welcome to schedule an individual session to learn more about any Chinese online resources.

March 18, 2014

APRIL 9 -- 关于敦煌唐代《法华经变》研究的几个问题 (Talk in Chinese by Wang Xudong and Zhang Yuanlin, Dunhuang Research Academy)

关于敦煌唐代《法华经变》研究的几个问题

LECTURE IN CHINESE BY

Wang Xudong 王旭东, Deputy Director
Zhang Yuanlin 张元林, Researcher
Dunhuang Research Academy 敦煌研究院

本报告主要探讨三个问题。首先,探讨敦煌莫高窟唐前期(618-784年)第217窟、108窟、31窟、23窟这四窟中曾长期被视为敦煌《法华经变》的4幅经变画的重新定名问题。报告者在比较、分析了学术界存在的几种不同观点后,认同《佛顶尊胜陀罗尼经变》的新定名,并认为新定名颠覆了学界对敦煌法华图像发展、演变历史的传统认知。其次,在上述讨论的基础上,报告者进一步探讨敦煌唐代前期《法华经变》的表现形式,认为敦煌《法华经变》画面表现在唐前期尚未定型,仍处于沿袭和探索阶段;第三,报告者探讨唐后期(784-907年)《法华经变》的表现形式及其渊源。认为敦煌《法华经变》在中唐时期(吐蕃占领时期,784-848年)才最终定型,但并非唐前期《法华经变》的自然、逻辑式演变,而很可能是受到《西方净土变》或《弥勒经变》构图影响的结果。此外,报告者还指出了唐代敦煌《法华经变》画面中出现的穿插、混同、借用等现象。

Wednesday April 9
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Room 218
Sterling Memorial Library

Light lunch will be provided.Sponsored by the East Asia Library and Council on East Asian Studies.

March 3, 2014

March 5 -- Drop in session for research paper on East Asia-related topics

Need to find library resources for your research paper/senior essays? Have questions about citations? … Do you know that you can ask a librarian at the East Asia Library for research help?

The East Asia Library will host a drop-in session from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesday (3/5) in Room 213 of the Sterling Memorial Library. Please stop by and ask us any questions you may have with your research paper, senior essays, etc.

Also, the East Asia Library offers regular reference hours at the reference desk in the East Asian Reading Room on the 2nd floor of the Sterling Memorial Library during the weekdays. The hours are 2-5 pm from Tuesday to Thursday, and 2-4 pm on Friday.

We hope to see many of you there!

February 20, 2014

March 4 -- Book talk by Professor Deborah Davis!

In association with the exhibit “Recent Publications by Yale’s East Asia Faculty, 2012-2013” in the East Asian Reading Room, the East Asia Library is pleased to organize a last book talk by Professor Deborah Davis on Wives, Husbands, and Lovers: Marriage and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Urban China at 4:30 pm in the International Room, Sterling Memorial Library on March 4. All are welcome!

February 19, 2014

NEW Chinese resources available: The People's Daily and ProQuest Chinese Historical Newspapers

The Yale University Library users now have the access to two NEW Chinese resources, The People’s Daily 人民日报 and ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953). Both have been added to the Library’s Orbis online catalog, Summon database list, and Chinese Studies subject guide.

The People’s Daily 人民日报 is the most influential and authoritative newspaper in China. It is the official voice of the central government of the People's Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party. This internet version covers all issues from 1946 to present. The database is updated daily with full-text searchable function. For best user experience, the publisher suggests to make Internet Explorer as the default browser.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese newspapers collection (1832-1953) includes the following 12 important English language newspapers published in China:

• North China Herald (1850-1941)
• Canton Times (1919-1920)
• China Critic (1939-1946)
• The China Press (1925-1938)
• China Weekly Review (1917-1953)
• Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)
• Chinese Repository (1832-1851)
• Peking Daily News (1914-1917)
• Peking Gazette (1915-1917)
• Peking Leader (1918-1919)
• Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)
• Shanghai Times (1914-1921)

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the databases. You are also welcome to schedule an individual session to learn more about any Chinese online resources.

February 7, 2014

Feb 21 -- Book talk by Professor Youn-mi Kim!

In association with the exhibit “Recent Publications by Yale’s East Asia Faculty, 2012-2013” in the East Asian Reading Room, the East Asia Library is pleased to organize a book talk by Professor Youn-mi Kim on New Perspectives on Early Korean Art: From Silla to Koryŏ at 2:30 pm in Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library on February 21. All are welcome!

February 6, 2014

NEW Korean Database: NK News now available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce a NEW Korean database, NK News, is now available to the Yale community. You can access it from here: http://www.nknews.org/. It has also been added to the Library’s Orbis online catalog, Korean Database list on the East Asia Library website, and Summon database list.

NK News is an independent, privately owned specialist site focused on North Korea. Content of this database is mostly in English and includes news, news aggregator, intelligence analysis, travel reports, and other data about North Korea. Some of the content may require additional log-in to access. Please contact Tang Li (tang.li@yale.edu) for account information.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the database. You are welcome to schedule an individual session with us to learn more about it.

January 29, 2014

New Chinese Resource: National Population Census of China Database

The Yale University Library users now have the access to another NEW Chinese language resource, National Population Census of China Database 中国人口普查数据库. It has been added to the Library’s Orbis online catalog, Summon database list, and Chinese Studies subject guide.

National Population Census of China Database 中国人口普查数据库 collects all data of population census in 2010 published by China Statistics Press, including all population data of the whole country, 31 provinces and centrally administered municipalities and 2872 units at county level. The contents of data are name, gender, age, nationality, permanent residence registration, education level, industry, occupation, social security, marriage, fertility, death, housing, migration and others. All statistical data forms are able to be downloaded into Excel format for further searching, browsing and analyzing.

In addition to the Chinese language interface, an English interface will become available shortly in March 2014. Searching ”National population census full-text database” on Orbis would generate a list of the 39 titles of 2010 Chinese Census we purchased this time.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the databases. You are also welcome to schedule an individual session to learn more about any Chinese online resources.

January 21, 2014

Two NEW Chinese Resources: China Local Gazetteers and Qing Biographical Database

The Yale University Library users now have the access to two NEW Chinese language resources, China Local Gazetteers Database 中国新方志库 and Database of Biographical Materials of Ch’ing Historical Figures and Biographical Packets and Drafts from the Archives of the Ch’ing Historiography Institute 大清國史人物列傳及史館檔傳包傳稿. They have been added to the Library’s Orbis online catalog, Summon database list, and Chinese Studies subject guide.

China Local Gazetteers Database 中国新方志库 contains approximately 25,000 volumes of Chinese gazetteers published AFTER 1949, covering 31 provinces and autonomous regions of the People's Republic of China. The resource provides detailed geographic and historical records of provinces, prefectures, cities, and smaller district/administrative units. The database also covers historical as well as contemporary facts related to the geographical areas, concerning general surveys, economy, public finance, governance, public security, urban and rural development, agriculture, industry, transportation, business, ethnicity, social sciences, education, culture and sports, public health etc.

Database of Biographical Materials of Ch'ing Historical Figures and Biographical Packets and Drafts from the Archives of the Ch'ing Historiography Institute 大清國史人物列傳及史館檔傳包傳稿資料庫, created by the National Palace Museum in Taipei, contains massive information on Qing historical figures, including 3,536 Packets of Biographical Materials (傳包) and 8,384 Draft Biographies (傳稿), and 1,270 volumes of Qing Historical Figures, Jing version (進呈本•大清國史人物列傳), a total of over 15,000 valuable pieces of information on important historical figures from Qing Dynasty. *You must install the application for first use: http://npmhost.npm.gov.tw/tts/snc/img/tifsetup.exe **Please email east.asia.library@yale.edu or call 203-432-1794 for username and password.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the databases. You are also welcome to schedule an individual session to learn more about any Chinese online resources.

January 16, 2014

Jan 31 -- Book talk by Professor Andrew Qunitman!

In association with the exhibit “Recent Publications by Yale’s East Asia Faculty, 2012-2013” in the East Asian Reading Room, the East Asia Library is pleased to organize a book talk by Professor Andrew Qunitman titled "The Yogin and the Madman: On Writing and Reading Tibet’s Greatest Liberation Tale" at the International Room at 2:00 pm on January 31. All are welcome!

December 13, 2013

Two New Chinese Resources are now available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that two NEW Chinese language resources, Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books 中國基本古籍庫 and Airiti Library 華藝線上圖書館, are now available to the Yale community. They have been added to the Library’s Orbis online catalog, Summon database list, and Chinese Studies subject guide.

Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books (Zhongguo ji ben gu ji ku, 中國基本古籍庫) collects approximately 10,000 titles of most important classical Chinese works in various subjects covering the period from Pre-Qin to the Republic of China. Each title is provided with a digital full-text and at least one version of rare edition. The database incorporates more than 170,000 volumes and 12,500 various rare editions.

Airiti Library (Hua yi xian shang tu shu guan華藝線上圖書館) consists of two series, Chinese Electronic Periodical Services (CEPS) 中文電子期刊資料庫暨平台服務 which include major academic journals from Taiwan and few selected journals from China, and Chinese Electronic Theses and Dissertations Services (CETD) 中文碩博士論文資料庫暨平台服務 which include full-text or citation of these and dissertations from major academic institutions in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the databases. You are also welcome to schedule an individual session to learn more about any Chinese online resources.

December 6, 2013

NEW Chinese trial database: China Local Gazetteers database

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a NEW Chinese language resource, China Local Gazetteers 中国新方志数据库, from Wanfang Data is available for trial now through January 1, 2014. You can access it at http://c.g.wanfangdata.com.cn/LocalChronicle.aspx.

The database currently contains approximately 25,000 volumes of Chinese gazetteers published after 1949, covering 31 provinces and autonomous regions of the People's Republic of China. The resource provides detailed geographic and historical records of provinces, prefectures, cities, and smaller district/administrative units. The database also covers historical as well as contemporary facts related to the geographical areas, concerning general surveys, economy, public finance, governance, public security, urban and rural development, agriculture, industry, transportation, business, ethnicity, social sciences, education, culture and sports, public health etc.

Please note that access to the trial China Local Gazetteers is only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Michael Meng (michael.memg@yale.edu) .

November 19, 2013

Nov. 22 -- Managing citations in Chinese and Japanese languages: Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, and More!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Managing citations in Chinese and Japanese languages: Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, and More!

Session 1: Zotero

Instructors: Sarah Calhoun, Librarian for South Asian Studies; Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for Japanese Studies; Tang Li, Public Services Librarian

Time and Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Session 2: RefWorks and EndNote

Instructors: Lei Wang, Instructional Design Librarian; Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for Japanese Studies; Tang Li, Public Services Librarian

Time and Place: 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Are you looking for a better tool to incorporate citations to your research paper? Consisting of two sessions, this workshop will introduce to you a few popular citation management software such as Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, etc. It includes:

• Highlights and comparison of Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, etc.
• Demonstrations of using these tools for citations in English, Chinese and Japanese
• Tips and experiences

Please come to join us! We hope to make this as an informal gathering, where we can all share experiences and tips together.

November 8, 2013

Nov 14: Chinese Electronic Resources Clinic

EAST ASIA LIBRARY WORKSHOP

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chinese Electronic Resources Clinic

Michael Meng -- Librarian for Chinese Studies
Time and Place: 4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library

Electronic resources have become increasingly more important for conducting research in Chinese studies. However, there have been so many new ones available during the past several years. While some of them have specific restrictions on web browser or user number, some would require inputting log-in information or installing viewing software. The session intends to help the researchers to have a better experience in getting access to the Chinese databases.

In addition to offering a quick survey of the electronic resources currently subscribed by the Yale Library, the session will be focusing more on several newly acquired and on-trial databases such as Erudition (中國基本古籍庫、申報、中國方志庫), Airiti Library and others. Participants are welcomed to discuss their research needs on Chinese e-resources, so the library can plan ahead for using limited acquisition funds in the future. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own laptops to the session.

We hope to see many of you there!

November 1, 2013

Take an East Asia Library Survey!

The East Asia Library would like to invite you to participate in a short online survey, as we want to hear about your comments and suggestions about our newly-redesigned website as well as East Asian Reading Room collections and spaces. Please click on the link below to access the survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fuQmiOOwWJeXuPJk8aDROR7LyiNoyO-m1ZnwEMKx3RI/viewform

The survey consists of 13 questions. Please be sure to answer questions in the first section that are marked with an asterisk (*). These are the only questions that require an answer in order to proceed. It will take no more than 10 minutes to finish.

We would be grateful for your opinions and suggestions. Thank you very much for your participation!

October 30, 2013

NEW Chinese trial database: Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books 中國基本古籍庫

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new Chinese database, Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books 中國基本古籍庫 is available for trial now through November 30, 2013.

About the Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books:

Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books collects more than 10,000 titles of most important classical Chinese works in various subjects covering the period from Pre-Qin to the Republic of China. Each title is provided with a digital full-text and at least one version of rare edition. The database incorporates more than 170,000 volumes and 12,500 various rare editions. The size of the contents is at least three times of the well-known "Imperial Collection of the Four Libraries" (四庫全書).

Please note that the trial version does not allow printing or downloading from the database.

Access information:

To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://server.wenzibase.com/. When you get to the homepage, please click on the arrow in the login box to proceed, and then select 中國基本古籍庫 icon (on the left in the first row) to enter the database.

Please note that access to the trial Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books is only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Michael Meng (michael.memg@yale.edu) .

October 29, 2013

Nov 6 -- Online Korean Historical Resources @ Yale

EAST ASIA LIBRARY WORKSHOP

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Online Korean Historical Resources @ Yale: KRpia, Kdatabase, Zininzin History Culture Series and more!

Youngaie Kim -- Visiting Korean Studies Librarian
Time and Place: 2:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library

Are you looking for Korean historical materials for your study and research? Do you know that the East Asia Library has subscribed to a number of Korean databases which contain a lot of historical materials from pre-modern to contemporary periods? This workshop will introduce to you several essential databases on Korean history, such as KRpia (a full-text collection of Korean classical works), Kdatabase (integrated database of Korean modern and contemporary history), Zininzin History Culture Series, and more!

We hope to see many of you there!

October 28, 2013

Two upcoming book talks by Yale's East Asia faculty in November!

The East Asia Library is delighted to organize two more book talks by Yale’s East Asia faculty in November, in association with the newly-installed exhibit “Recent Publications by Yale’s East Asia Faculty, 2012-2013” in the East Asian Reading Room.

1. Professor William Summers (History of Medicine Department), "Mandarins, Marmots, and Microbes: The Ecology of Plague in China." November 7, 4-5 PM, International Room, Sterling Memorial Library

2. Professor Karen Nakamura (Department of Anthropology), “Disabilities of the Soul: Mental Illness, Activism, Community, and Teaching from the Heart at Yale.” November 12, 3:30-4:30 PM, International Room, Sterling Memorial Library

Desserts and drinks will be provided for both talks. Co-sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies.

We hope you will enjoy the exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room, and look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming book talks.

October 25, 2013

NEW Chinese trial database: People's Daily (1946-Present)

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new Chinese database, People's Daily (1946-Present) 人民日报 is available for trial now through November 24, 2013.

About the People's Daily (1946-Present):

People's Daily is the most influential and authoritative newspaper in China. It is the official voice of the central government of the People's Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party. This internet version covers all issues from 1946 to present. The database is updated daily with full-text searchable function.

Access information:

To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://www.oriprobe.com/peoplesdaily.html.

Please note that access to the trial People's Daily (1946-Present) is only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Michael Meng (michael.meng@yale.edu).

October 23, 2013

NEW Chinese trial database: Database of Biographical Materials of Ch'ing Historical Figures and Biographical Packets and Drafts from the Archives of the Ch'ing Historiography Institute (大清國史人物列傳及史館檔傳包傳稿資料庫)

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new Chinese database, Database of Biographical Materials of Ch'ing Historical Figures and Biographical Packets and Drafts from the Archives of the Ch'ing Historiography Institute 大清國史人物列傳及史館檔傳包傳稿資料庫 is available for trial now through November 24, 2013.

About the Database of Biographical Materials of Ch'ing Historical Figures and Biographical Packets and Drafts from the Archives of the Ch'ing Historiography Institute:

Database of Biographical Materials of Ch'ing Historical Figures and Biographical Packets and Drafts from the Archives of the Ch'ing Historiography Institute 大清國史人物列傳及史館檔傳包傳稿資料庫, created by the National Palace Museum in Taipei, contains massive information on Ch'ing historical figures, including 3,536 Packets of Biographical Materials and 8,384 Draft Biographies, and 1,270 volumes of Ch'ing Historical Figures, Jing version, a total of over 15,000 valuable pieces of information on important historical figures from Ch'ing.

Access information:

To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://npmhost.npm.gov.tw/tts/npmmeta/DQ/DQ.html. When you get to the database homepage, please input additional log-in information as follows:

群組 Group ID: FT2013
帳號 ID: yale1310
密碼 PW: yaletrial

Please note that access to the trial Database of Biographical Materials of Ch'ing Historical Figures and Biographical Packets and Drafts from the Archives of the Ch'ing Historiography Institute is only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Michael Meng (michael.meng@yale.edu).

NEW Korean trial database: Enlarged Yŏnhaengnok Collection online 燕行錄叢刊增補版

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new Korean database, Enlarged Yŏnhaengnok Collection online 燕行錄叢刊增補版 is available for trial now through December 11, 2013.

About the Enlarged Yŏnhaengnok Collection online:

The Yŏnhaengnok Collection 燕行錄叢刊 is a collection of travel records in the period of the Koryŏ and Chosŏn Dynasty (12th century to 19th century), written by diplomatic agents who traveled to China. It provides a milestone documenting diplomatic relations between Korea and China as well as being extensive record of cultural heritage, covering politics, economics, society, and scholarship.

The Enlarged Yŏnhaengnok Collection online 燕行錄叢刊增補版 allows you to browse the travel records by century, king and author, as well as to search the content. It also allows you to search in multi-languages, including classical Korean and Chinese.

Access information:

To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://www.krpia.co.kr/pcontent/?svcid=KR&proid=187.

Please note that access to the trial Enlarged Yŏnhaengnok Collection online is only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Tang Li (tang.li@yale.edu).

October 22, 2013

Take an East Asia Library Website & Reading Room Survey!

The East Asia Library would like to invite you to participate in a short online survey, as we want to hear about your comments and suggestions about our newly-redesigned website as well as East Asian Reading Room collections and spaces. Please click on the link below to access the survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fuQmiOOwWJeXuPJk8aDROR7LyiNoyO-m1ZnwEMKx3RI/viewform

The survey consists of 13 questions. Please be sure to answer questions in the first section that are marked with an asterisk (*). These are the only questions that require an answer in order to proceed. It will take no more than 10 minutes to finish.

We would be grateful for your opinions and suggestions. Thank you very much for your participation!

October 8, 2013

Oct 16: Computer Tools for the Study of East Asian Humanities

Computer Tools for the Study of East Asian Humanities

Professor Michael Hunter
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale


Wednesday, October 16, 2:30 pm
Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library

We all use computers for our studies, research, and/or teaching, but some of the most time-saving and work-reducing computer tools are not widely known to scholars. In this talk, Professor Michael Hunter will introduce some of the software and hardware he has found indispensable in his own work, including note-taking and bibliography applications. Although the talk will be Mac-centric, the same principles apply to other operating systems.

We hope to see many of you there at Professor Hunter’s talk next Wednesday!

October 2, 2013

NEW East Asia Library website!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce the launch of its new website!!! It comes with a new URL: http://web.library.yale.edu/international/east-asia-library. Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

The new website has re-grouped, recreated and updated webpages from the old website, which will make it easier for you to explore research resources related to various East Asian fields, access databases subscribed by the East Asia Library, contact our librarians for research assistance, and keep up with new happenings at the East Asia Library. It has also created a new image billboard to feature our collections, spaces, and staff.

For those who used to get to the East Asia Library website from the Yale University Library homepage, please note that you now need to click on the “International Collections” link first (under the “Libraries & Collections” tab) and then select “East Asia Library” which is listed as the second link on the page.

We welcome any feedback and comments from you regarding the new website, as we will continue to work to improve the design, navigation and content throughout the semester.

September 30, 2013

NEW exhibit in the EARR & associated book talks!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new exhibit titled “Recent Publications by Yale’s East Asia Faculty, 2012-2013” has just been set up in the East Asian Reading Room. It features new books that have been written, edited, and translated by Yale's faculty members in the fields of East Asian studies in the recent two years. This exhibit is intended to showcase our fabulous East Asia faculty and their research.

In association with the exhibit, the East Asia Library is going to organize a series of informal talks on new monographs written by Yale's East Asia faculty. Two talks have been scheduled in October as follows:

1. Professor Valerie Hansen (History Department), "The Silk Road: A New History, One Year Later" (October 4, 1-2 PM, Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library)

2. Professor Fabian Drixler (History Department), "Infanticide and a Demographic Revolution in Japan: a book talk on Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660-1950." (October 11, 2-3 PM, Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library)

Refreshments will be provided for both talks.

We hope you will enjoy the new exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room, and look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming book talks.

September 26, 2013

NEW available/in use slider on the door to EAL classrooms!

The East Asia Library is very delighted to announce that a NEW available/in use slider is just installed on the door to each of our two classrooms, SML 207 and SML 218. From now on, please kindly move the slider to change the room status in use / available accordingly when you use / leave the classroom.

Please note that class schedules are posted on the door to both classrooms. When the classes are not in session, you are welcome to use both rooms for group or quiet study as long as the library is open. Also, you are welcome to reserve our classrooms for meetings, group sessions, etc. Please send us a classroom request from here: http://guides.library.yale.edu/classroomrequest.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the slider and our classrooms in general.

September 25, 2013

Oct 3: China Workshop

CHINA WORKSHOP

Thursday, October 3, 2013

English-Language Resources for Research in the China Field

Tang Li - Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library
William Massa - Archivist, Yale University Manuscripts & Archives
Michael Meng – Librarian for Chinese Studies, East Asia Library
Martha Smalley - Special Collections Librarian, The Divinity School

Time and Place: 12:00 PM, Room L01A & B, Bass Library

Lunch will be provided.

A panel of speakers will introduce English language primary resources available at Yale for research on China, as well as special collections throughout the libraries that have repositories of Chinese materials. The workshop is intended for those working on senior essays, but would be useful for many others, as well.

Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the East Asia Library

September 3, 2013

Reference desk hours start TODAY!

Our Fall reference hours at the reference desk in the East Asia Reading Room starts TODAY. The hours are 2-5 pm from Tuesday to Thursday, and 2-4 pm on Friday, with the exception of a few University holidays. Please feel free to stop by and ask us any questions you may have on your study and research.

Also if you need assistance outside these hours, you are welcome to contact our librarians (Michael Meng for China-related, michael.meng@yale.edu; Tang Li for general inquiries and China-related, tang.li@yale.edu; Haruko Nakamura for Japan-related, haruko.nakamura@yale.edu; and Youngaie Kim for Korea-related, youngaie.kim@yale.edu), or come to our main office (SML 213) on workdays.

Tale of the Japanese Folding Screens: A Journey from Japan to Yale (and Back)

Back by popular demand!
The Tale of the Japanese Folding Screens: A Journey from Japan to Yale (and Back)



Thursday, September 19, 4:00 pm
International Room
Sterling Memorial Library

All are welcome to come and hear the fascinating story of the "Harimaze" folding screens. Housed for much of the last century in the Beinecke as part of the Yale Association of Japan (YAJ) collection, the "Harimaze" includes 27 documents, ranging in date from the early 12th to the mid-18th centuries, which were pasted together on two standing screens. Although at the time this seemed a good idea for transportation and exhibition purposes, the preservation of the documents has remained a concern while attached to the screens.

As a result, the screens have been the focus of a major two-year conservation project undertaken for Yale by the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo, where the screens were first assembled in the 1930s. The project involved removing each fragile document for cleaning, repair of insect damage and other wear, and re-backing with hand-made papers, which were specially chosen or custom-made and sized for each document. The documents - including decrees issued by the shogunate, letters and petitions related to the business of the great temples of Nara, and other records from Japan's medieval and early modern periods – were returned to Yale in August and will now be housed separately to protect them from abrasion they experienced while in screen format.

Presenters:
Ellen Hammond, Director, International Collections & Research Support; Head, East Asia Library
Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for Japanese Studies
Daniel Botsman, Professor; Chair, Council on East Asian Studies

The screens were first displayed in December 1934 in a public exhibition in Sterling Memorial Library soon after the collection was donated. There will be display of a few documents on September 19.

There is also a brief slideshow of the story available here:
http://news.yale.edu/photos/homecoming-harimaze-bu-documents-exemplifies-yale-s-historical-ties-japan

August 30, 2013

NEW Chinese trial database: Airiti Library

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new Chinese database, Airiti Library 華藝缐上圖書館 is available for trial from 9/1/2013 through 9/30/2013.

About the Airiti Library 華藝缐上圖書館

Airiti Library 華藝缐上圖書館 primarily consists of two resources, Chinese Electronic Periodical Services (CEPS) 中文電子期刊資料庫暨平台服務 which include academic journals mostly from Taiwan, and Chinese Electronic Theses and Dissertations Services (CETD) 中文碩博士論文資料庫暨平台服務 which include these and dissertations from institutions in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Access information:

To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://www.airitilibrary.com/.

Please note that access to the trial Airiti Library only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Michael Meng (michael.meng@yale.edu).

August 29, 2013

Shen Bao 1872-1949 now available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce a NEW Chinese database, Shen Bao 1872-1949 申報, is now available to the Yale community. You can access it from here: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/11666300. It is also listed in our Chinese Database list: http://guides.library.yale.edu/china-databases.

Shanghai-based Shen Bao (申報) started its first issue on April 30, 1872 and ceased its publication on May 5, 1949. It is the earliest and most influential newspaper in Chinese language with the longest history in modern China. The database includes complete 27,534 issues from Shanghai, Hankou, and Hong Kong versions. In addition to about 420,000 pages of original images, the database also provides the input full-text, including news, supplement, supplementary issues, special issues, and advertisements. All images have scanning precision reaching 300 dpi. The database supports multi-level search as well as multi-language Window platform.

The East Asia Library would especially like to acknowledge the generous funding support from the Council on East Asian Studies to acquire this valuable resource.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the database. You are welcome to schedule an individual session with us to learn more about it.

August 20, 2013

Time to reserve an East Asia Library classroom!

Welcome back! Hope you all had a joyful and relaxed summer break.

If you would like to use one of our East Asia Library classrooms (SML 207 and SML 218) for your Fall classes or discussion sections, it is time to make a reservation now. Room 207 is equipped with a permanent computer workstation, projector, VCR and DVD player. Room 218 is larger and can be set up with a laptop and projector. Both spaces are ideal for groups of 15-16, but they can certainly accommodate more. Please follow the link http://www.library.yale.edu/eastasian/classroom_teaching.html and fill in the online request form. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

May 2, 2013

TBRC core text collection #10 is available online

The East Asia Library is delighted to announce that TBRC (Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center) core text collection #10 is available online now. You can follow this URL http://tbrc.org/#!specials/core/ctc10 to browse the new collection. Please note that it may take a while to load the webpage from your computer.

Please note that access to the TBRC is only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

April 25, 2013

Database of Shen Bao 申報 on trial NOW!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new Chinese database, Database of Shen Bao 申報 is available for trial now through May 31, 2013.

About the Database of Shen Bao:

Shen Bao (申報) started its first publication on April 30, 1872 (March 23, the 11th year of Tongzhi reign of Qing Dynasty) and stopped its publication on May 5, 1949 (March 27, the 38th year of the Republic of China). It is the earliest and most influential newspaper in Chinese language with the longest history in modern China.

The Database of Shen Bao includes complete 27,534 end-to-end issues from Shanghai, Hankou, and Hong Kong versions. Besides about 420,000 pages of original images, the database also provides the input full-text, including news, supplement, supplementary issues, special issues, and advertisements, with a total of about 1.8 billion characters. All images have scanning precision reaching 300 dpi. The database supports multi-level search as well as multi-language Window platform.

Please note that the trial version does not include advertisements and cannot print or download from the database.

Access information:

To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://databases.library.yale.edu:8331/V/FEMFPFDXHKXMVX1BHTCTYTJFBQSYP3NEUBU6GH1NVG91ECJ2HN-65247?func=native-link&resource=YUL07292. When you get to the homepage, please click on the arrow in the login box to proceed, and then select 申報 icon (on the right in the second row) to enter the database.

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Michael Meng (michael.meng@yale.edu) or Tang Li (tang.li@yale.edu).

April 16, 2013

Drop-in sessions on Chinese, Japanese, & Korean resources

Are you looking for sources in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean for your final papers or research projects? Do you know that the Yale East Asia Library actually has a large number of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean resources covering various time periods and topics? Come to one of the following drop-in sessions starting on THURSDAY (4/18) and meet with our librarians to learn more about them!


Session 1
Date: April 18 (Thursday)
Time: 3:00 pm-4:00 PM
Place: Room 213, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Office)

Session 2
Date: April 19 (Friday)
Time: 11:00 am—12:00 PM & 3:00 pm-4:00 PM
Place: Room 213, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Office)

Session 3
Date: April 25 (Thursday)
Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 PM
Place: Room 213, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Office)

Session 4
Date: April 26 (Friday)
Time: 11:00 am—12:00 PM & 3:00 pm-4:00 PM
Place: Room 213, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Office)

We hope to see you there!

April 10, 2013

Trial database: Fūzoku Gahō

East Asia Library is pleased to announce that there is a new database trial for Fūzoku Gahō ending on May 4th.

Fūzoku Gahō (http://books.jkn21.com)

One of the first Japanese illustrated magazines from Meiji 22 (1889) to Taishō 5 (1916) depicting manners and customs of Meiji Japan. Including prints and photographs, all articles in the magazine are searchable by titles, authors, dates, place names and keywords. The database can also be used for finding pictorial and encyclopedic information about variety of topics. (Below are some examples of keywords.)

浅草・呉服・花屋・博覧・不動尊・小学校・下駄・京都・見世物・将軍・正月・食物・洪水・辻占・農具・流行・銀座・演劇・祭礼・手鞠歌・方言・公園・相撲・芸妓・稲荷・化粧・停車場・銀行・温泉・遊戯・神社・鉄砲・寺・ホテル・橋・髪・葬式・古墳・煙管・婚姻・海苔・猫・酒屋・陸軍・職人・草履・馬車・病院, etc… (from the publisher’s home page.)

As all of you are aware, unless the database will be utilized, we will not have it past the trial period. If you find this database useful, please make sure to give us feedback.

April 1, 2013

Web Oya is now available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that Web Oya is now available to the Yale community.


About Web Oya (https://www.oya-bunko.com/)

Web Oya is an online database of the index from the Ōya Sōichi Bunko, which is well known for its strong collection of popular weekly, general interest, and women's magazines. Web Oya lets you search titles, keywords and people (as authors or subjects) of popular magazine articles from 1988 to 1995. Although the database is rapidly and continuously adding contents from magazines published in 1868 to 1987, for full coverage of the collection, please consult their print version in the East Asia Library Reference. (Please note: this database is only for magazine index. It is NOT full-text. For obtaining the actual journal, please check Orbis for availability.)

For more information about the database, please see the site below
http://www.oya-bunko.or.jp/sakuin0.htm

About Ōya bunko
http://www.oya-bunko.or.jp/index.htm

March 28, 2013

New exhibit on Yan Lianke

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce a new exhibit "Serve the people!: Yan Lianke and his works 《为人民服务》:阎连科作品展" in the East Asia Reading Room to welcome Mr. Yan's upcoming visit to Yale next Tuesday. Titles featured in the exhibit include Serve the People!, Dream of Ding Village, Lenin's Kisses, etc. Please come to take a look before you are gone for Easter holiday!

March 6, 2013

Chinese Periodical Full-text Database available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a NEW Chinese database, The Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) 民国时期期刊全文数据库, is now available to the Yale community. You can access it from here: www.cnbksy.cn. It is also listed in our Chinese database list.

The Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) 民国时期期刊全文数据库, created by the Shanghai Library, is the largest full-text database of periodicals published during the Republican Period. It includes more than 20,000 titles, such as Cosmic Wind 宇宙風, The Young Companion 良友 and Shun Pao Monthly 申報月刊. It allows full-text searching and downloading of scanned PDF files from the print periodicals.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the database. You are welcome to schedule an individual session with us to learn more about it.

February 5, 2013

Computer Tools for the Study of East Asian Humanities

A SCOPA FORUM

Computer Tools for the Study of East Asian Humanities

Professor Michael Hunter
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale

Friday February 15, 2:30 pm
SML International Room

We all use computers for our studies, research, and/or teaching, but some of the most time-saving and work-reducing computer tools are not widely known to scholars. In this talk, Professor Michael Hunter will introduce some of the software and hardware he has found indispensable in his own work, including note-taking and bibliography applications. Although the talk will be Mac-centric, the same principles apply to other operating systems

About SCOPA
Yale University Library's Standing Committee on Professional Awareness, SCOPA, strives to encourage professional growth and the development of librarianship as a dynamic profession. SCOPA organizes a regular series of forums devoted to a wide range of topics concerning initiatives in Yale libraries and academic libraries in general. SCOPA welcomes suggestions concerning possible future forums.

February 1, 2013

Asia & Japan Watch is now available!

We are delighted to announce that Yale now subscribes to the Asahi Shimbun Asia & Japan Watch (AJW).

Asahi Shimbun Asia & Japan Watch (AJW)
http://ajw.asahi.com/

The Asahi Shimbun AJW is the English-language digital version of The Asahi Shimbun, Japan's leading daily newspaper. Its editorial policy is to offer in-depth coverage of China, the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Asia, in addition to extensive coverage of Japanese politics, business and society. AJW articles contain many visual elements. Most of the articles are translations of stories that appear in the Japanese language Asahi Shimbun and its affiliated publications with added background information for non-Japanese readers to understand the context. Currently, some key sections in the database are:

3/11 Disaster in Japan - The Asahi Shimbun's coverage of the March 11 M9.0 earthquake, massive tsunami and ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. It is updated daily with scoops and in-depth coverage on the story behind what is happening at the Fukushima plant and has already garnered high marks from experts, researchers and journalists around the globe.

Cool Japan - subculture trends as well as the latest in the world of anime and manga. This section also offers info and tips on events and places to visit in Japan.

Sports - covers subjects on sumo, baseball and soccer, as well as profiles of outstanding athletes.

January 22, 2013

Modeling Chinese Biography

Friday, January 25, 2013
Modeling Chinese Biography: The China Biographical Database (CBDB)


Guest Speaker: Dr. Shih-Pei Chen (陳詩沛), Project Manager, China Biographical Database Project, Fairbank Center, Harvard University

Time and Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

The China Biographical Database (CBDB) (http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k16229) is an online relational database with biographical information about approximately 116,150 individuals (as of January 2012), primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries. While the database can serve as a kind of biographical reference, the main purpose of CBDB is to enable users, working in Chinese or English, to use large quantities of prosopographical data to explore historical questions via the means of statistical, social network, and spatial analyses. Therefore, instead of including only the biographical texts, CBDB structures its data in a relational database so that user can query the data in terms of place, time, office, social associations, and kinship, in addition to person names, and thus enables prosopography.

In this talk, we will focus on demonstrating the standalone version of CBDB, a Microsoft Access relational database package with the whole CBDB dataset, as well as its built-in queries such as Query by Methods of Entry into Government, Query Office Holding, Query Kinship, and Query Social Networks. The standalone database can also output query results in formats that can be analyzed with geographic information system and social network analysis software, which we will demonstrate as well.

Please come to join us and learn more about it! This talk is sponsored by the East Asia Library and Council on East Asian Studies.

January 17, 2013

Chinese feature titles for Fall 2012 - Winter 2013

Along with the new book lists we sent earlier, below are some feature titles from Chinese collection we received from Fall 2012 to Winter 2013:

1. 中國古籍總目. 集部 / 中國古籍總目編纂委員會編. 北京 : 中華書局 ; 上海 : 上海古籍出版社, 2012.
2. 中國古籍總目. 經部 / 中國古籍總目編纂委員會編. 北京 : 中華書局 ; 上海 : 上海古籍出版社, 2012.
3. 中國墓室壁畫全集 / 《中國墓室壁畫全集》編輯委員會編. 石家莊市 : 河北教育出版社, 2011.
4. 昆戏集存. 甲编 / 周秦主编. 合肥 : 黄山书社, 2011.
5. 昆劇傳世演出珍本全編. / 蘇州昆劇傳習所編. 上海 : 上海人民出版社, 2011.
6. 元典章 : 大元聖政國朝典章 / 陳高華 ... [et al.] 點校. 北京 : 中華書局 ; 天津 : 天津古籍出版社, 2011.
7. 清代新疆满文档案汇编 / 中国第一历史档案馆, 中国边疆史地研究中心合编. 桂林 : 广西师范大学出版社, 2012.
8. 满铁档案资料汇编 / [解学诗, 苏崇民主编]. 北京 : 社会科学文献出版社, 2011.
9. 中國金融檔案. 大陸銀行卷 / 天津市檔案館編. 天津 : 天津古籍出版社, 2012.
10. 抗戰前價格參考資料 / 中華人民共和國商業部物價局編. 北京市 : 國家圖書館出版社, 2012.
11. 稀见上海史志资料丛书. 上海 : 上海书店出版社, 2012.
12. 洛陽新獲七朝墓誌 / 齊運通編. 北京市 : 中華書局, 2012.
13. 郭店楚簡老子集釋 / 彭裕商, 吳毅强著. 成都市 : 四川出版集團 : 巴蜀書社, 2011.
14. 二十世纪华北农村调查记录 / 主编魏宏运, 三谷孝. 北京市 : 社会科学文献出版社, 2012.
15. 中国妇女运动历史资料. 民国政府卷 (1912-1949) / 中华全国妇女联合会妇女研究所, 中国第二历史档案馆编 ; 主编肖扬, 郭必强 ; 副主编孙武, 冯月华. 北京 : 中国妇女出版社, 2011.

And more are included in the list!

Japanese feature titles for Fall 2012-Winter 2013

Along with the new book lists, below are some feature titles from Japanese collection. Please note that some of titles below are series which just started or completed. Again, I have some pamphlets for those large sets. If you would like to know more about them, you are welcome to stop by my office (SML 213).


1. 釈教歌の展開(山田昭全著作集v.3)
2. Metabolism visions [electronic resource] : the city of the future / 森美術館.
3. 満州ニュース映画 [videorecording] / 滿洲映畫協會製作.
4. 仏教美術論集 (New installment)
5. 全西伯利鉄道寫眞帖 = Scenes of the Trans-Siberian Railways / 帝国軍人教育会編
6. 五山版中国禅籍叢刊 / 椎名 宏雄 編. (New installment)
7. 天皇・将軍・地下楽人の室町音楽史 / 三島暁子著.
8. 大災害と復旧・復興計画 / 越澤明. (叢書震災と社会 - New installment)
9. 近代日本の翻訳文化と日本語―翻訳王・森田思軒の功績
10. 占領する眼・占領する声 : CIE/USIS映画とVOAラジオ = Occupying eyes, occupying voices : CIE/USIS films and VOA Radio in Asia during the Cold War / 土屋由香, 吉見俊哉編.
11. Ashes to Honey [videorecording] : Toward a Sustainable Future / kantoku Hitomi Kamanaka.
12. 日記に読む近代日本 / 武内房司 ... [et al.] 編.
13. 新編稀書複製會叢書/ 中村幸彦, 日野龍夫編.
14. 東アジアの漢籍遺産 奈良を中心として/ 河野貴美子; 王勇編.
15. 東アジア笑話比較研究 / 琴 栄辰 著; 小峯 和明 監修.

And more are included in the list!

New Book Lists for Fall 2012 - Winter 2013

Chinese new book list for Summer 2012
Japanese new book list for Summer 2012

Please click here for a complete list of new books added to the East Asia Library since December 2007.

December 4, 2012

NEW trial database: Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949)

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new Chinese database, Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) 民国时期期刊全文数据库 is available for trial now through February 28, 2013.

About the Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949):

The Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) 民国时期期刊全文数据库, created by the Shanghai Library, is the largest full-text database of periodicals published during the Republican Period. It includes more than 20,000 titles, such as Cosmic Wind 宇宙風, The Young Companion 良友 and Shun Pao Monthly 申報月刊. It allows full-text searching and downloading of scanned PDF files from the print periodicals.

Access information:

To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: www.cnbksy.cn.

Please note that access to the trial Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) is only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Tang Li (tang.li@yale.edu).

November 6, 2012

Managing citations in Chinese and Japanese languages

Friday, November 9, 2012
Managing citations in Chinese and Japanese languages: RefWorks, EndNote, and more!

Instructor:

Denise P. Hersey, Liaison Activities Librarian
Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for the Japanese Collection
Tang Li, Public Services Librarian

Time and Place: 3:30 – 4:30 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Are you looking for a better tool to incorporate citations to your research paper? This session will introduce to you a few popular citation management software such as RefWorks, EndNote, etc. It includes:

• Highlights and comparison of RefWorks, EndNote, etc.
• Demonstrations of using these tools for citations in Chinese and Japanese
• Tips and experiences

Please come to join us! We hope to make this as an informal session, where we can all share experiences and tips together.

Let us know if you cannot make to this particular time slot. Depending on the number of responses we get, we may consider offering another session later.

October 11, 2012

Chinese feature titles for Summer 2012

Below are some feature titles from Chinese collection we received from Summer 2012:

1. 中國古籍總目. 子部 / 中國古籍總目編纂委員會編. 北京 : 中華書局 ; 上海 : 上海古籍出版社, 2010.
2. 陝西神德寺塔出土文獻 : 陝西省銅川市耀州區博物館藏品 / 主編黄征 ; 副主编王雪梅. 南京市 : 鳳凰出版社, 2012.
3. 新疆维吾尔自治区第三次全国文物普查成果集成 / 新疆维吾尔自治区文物局编. 北京 : 科学出版社, 2011.
4. 楚地出土戰國簡冊合集. 郭店楚墓竹書 / 武漢大學簡帛研究中心, 荊門市博物館編著. 北京 : 文物出版社, 2011.
5. 里耶秦簡讀校釋 / 主編陳偉 ; 撰著何有祖, 魯家亮, 凡國棟. 武昌 : 武漢大學出版社, 2012-
6. 地不爱宝 : 汉代的简牍 / 邢义田著. 北京市 : 中华书局, 2011.
7. 國家圖書館藏西廂記善本叢刊 / 國家圖書館出版社編. 北京市 : 國家圖書館出版社, 2011.
8. 全清詞. 雍乾卷 / 南京大學文學院 "全清詞" 編纂研究室編 ; 主編張宏生. 南京市 : 南京大學出版社, 2012.
9. 顧炎武全集 / [顧炎武撰]. 上海 : 上海古籍出版社, 2011.
10. 世袭社会 : 西周至春秋社会形态研究 / 何怀宏著. 北京 : 北京大学出版社, 2011.
11. 點校本兩唐書校勘彙釋 / 詹宗祐著. 北京市 : 中華書局, 2012.
12. 上海文獻匯編. 經濟卷 / 上海文獻匯編編委会編. 天津 : 天津古籍出版社, 2012.
13. 中國古代府州縣舆圖集成. 北京 : 线装书局, 2012.
14. 中国基督教调研报告集 / 世界宗教研究所基督教调研课题组编著. 北京 : 中国社会科学出版社, 2011.
15. 中国2010年人口普查资料 / 国务院人口普查办公室, 国家统计局人口和就业统计司编. 北京 : 中国统计出版社, 2012.

And more are included in the list!

Japanese feature titles for Summer 2012

Along with the new book lists, below are some feature titles from Japanese collection. Please note that some of titles below are series which just started or completed. Again, I have some pamphlets for those large sets. If you would like to know more about them, you are welcome to stop by my office (SML 213).


1. 新亜細亜

2. 時事新報 (大正篇)

3. 世界へひらく和歌: 言語•共同体•ジェンダー = Waka opening up to the world: language, community, and gender / ハルオ•シラネ, 兼築信行, 田渕句美子, 陣野英則編

4. 検閱・メディア・文学: 江戸から戦後まで / 鈴木登美, 十重田裕一, 堀ひかり, 宗像和重編.

5. 六ヶ所村通信 [videorecording] = Rokkashomura Tsuushin / 監督鎌仲ひとみ

6. Mirai seiki, Nishinari: Mapping the future, Nishinari [videorecording] / Yukio Tanaka; Tetsuo

7. 江戸町触集成 補遺編 上 (v.21)

8. 近世身分社会の仲間構造 / 藤本清二郎著

9. 山東京伝の黄表紙を読む―江戸の経済と社会風俗 / 棚橋正博著

10. 帝国日本とスポ-ツ / 高嶋航著

11. 芸術と環境: 劇場制度・国際交流・文化政策 / 編者伊藤裕夫・藤井慎太郎.

12. 「映画時代」総目次 / 編集 早稲田大学図書館 ; 解題 紅野敏郎.

13. 精神障害者問題資料集成. 戦前編 / 岡田靖雄, 橋本明編 ; 岡田靖雄, 野田武志解說・解題.

14. 江戸狂歌壇史の研究 / 石川了著

15. 義太夫節浄瑠璃未翻刻作品集成 (v.13-22)

And more are included in the list!

New Book Lists for Summer 2012

Chinese new book list for Summer 2012
Japanese new book list for Summer 2012

Please click here for a complete list of new books added to the East Asia Library since December 2007.

October 9, 2012

Three upcoming workshops on Chinese resources!

The East Asia Library is pleased to offer three workshops on Chinese resources in October and November. Please come to join us and learn more about them!

10/19 Chinese Local Gazetteers in the Yale East Asia Library

Instructor: Tang Li, Public Services Librarian
Time and Place: 3:00 – 4:00 pm, SML 207

Local gazetteers or fangzhi 方志, as encyclopedias of regions and places, are one of the most important primary sources for the study of history of Chinese economy, politics, culture, military, and science and technology. This workshop will give you an overview of Chinese local gazetteer collection (both original editions and modern and contemporary reprints) in the Yale East Asia Library. It will also introduce to you the Database of Chinese Local Gazetteers 中國方志庫, a new online database the East Asia Library recently acquired in June.


10/26 Republican Sources @ Yale

Instructor: Tang Li, Public Services Librarian
Time and Place: 3:00 –4:00 pm, SML 207

Are you looking for materials from the Republican Period (1919-1949) for your study and research? Do you know that the East Asia Library has one of the largest collections of Republican materials in the U.S.? This workshop will give you an overview of Republic materials in the East Asia Library and introduce to you search strategies to find such materials in Orbis. It will also introduce to you a few online databases that can help you to find Republican sources within and beyond Yale.


11/1 Getting Authoritative Data about China

Instructor: Michelle Hudson, Science and Social Science Data Librarian, Center for Science and Social Science Information
Tang Li, Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library

Time and Place: 4:00 – 5:00 pm, SML 207

Data has become increasingly important for conducting a research, and finding authoritative data can be difficult. This session will introduce you to a few online resources in both English and Chinese, such as World Bank, China Data Online, China INFOBANK, etc., which will be useful to locate China-related data.

We hope to see you there!

October 4, 2012

Japanese Collections "Double Header" on 10/5

All are welcome to two events featuring Yale Library’s Japanese collection treasures, tomorrow, Friday, 10/5!

Symposium on the Pre-Modern Japanese Collections at Yale University.
10 a.m. to noon

The Tale of the Japanese Folding Screens: A Journey from Japan to Yale (and back).

Both events take place in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library classrooms 38/39.

Further detail on both programs is below:

Symposium on the Pre-Modern Japanese Collections at Yale University
Date: October 5th, 2012
Time: 10 am -12 pm
Place: Beinecke Rare and Manuscripts Library (Rm. 38 & 39)
*Please note most presentations will be in Japanese

Presenters:
Ebara Masaharu - Greetings from the Director, Historiographical Institute University of Tokyo
Katherine Matsuura - Samuel Wells Williams family papers (From Manuscripts and Archives Collection, Presentation in English)
Takahashi Toshiko - Tōji goryō shōen toshō zōgen no koto (From Japanese Manuscript Collection)
Nishita Tomohiro - Bandai gōkan Japanese (From Japanese Manuscript Collection)
Matsuzawa Yoshiyuki – Documents in the Yale collection related to the Edo period nobility
Ouchi Hidenori - Tekagamij? (From YAJ Collection, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

As part of a multi-year collaborative project with the University of Tokyo's Historiographical Institute to study the remarkable collection of pre-modern historical documents assembled at Yale by Professor Asakawa Kan’ichi in the first half of the 20th century, we are pleased to announce a special symposium to be held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 10-12pm on Friday, October 5, 2012.


In addition to two brief presentations by scholars working on different aspects of Japanese special collections at Yale, members of a team of researchers from the Historiographical Institute, led by Professors Ebara Masaharu and Kondo Shigekazu, will speak about their work and recent findings in Yale's pre-modern document collections.

The Tale of the Japanese Folding Screens: A Journey from Japan to Yale (and back…)
Date: October 5th, 2012
Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with reception to follow
Place: Beinecke Rare and Manuscripts Library (Rm. 38 & 39)

Presenters:

Haruko Nakamura (East Asia Library): Harimaze Byobu: the Latest Chapter in Exploring Yale’s Japanese Treasures

Daniel Botsman (Dept. of History): The Harimaze Byobu and the Great Temples of Medieval Japan

October 2, 2012

China Workshop on 10/4

CHINA WORKSHOP

Thursday, October 4, 2012 (12:00 PM)

English-Language Resources for Research in the China Field

Tang Li - Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library
Martha Smalley - Special Collections Librarian, The Divinity School
William Massa - Archivist, Yale University Manuscripts & Archives
Ellen Hammond – Curator, East Asia Library

12:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Lunch will be provided.

A panel of speakers will introduce English language primary resources available at Yale for research on China, as well as special collections throughout the libraries that have repositories of Chinese materials. The workshop is intended for those working on senior essays, but would be useful for many others, as well.

Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the East Asia Library

September 27, 2012

New exhibit on the Study of East Asia at Yale

We are starting out the year with a new exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room (SML 222):

The Study of East Asia at Yale: 19th Century Pioneers

It features works related to the beginnings of academic study of East Asia and its languages, pioneered at Yale in the 1870s. Some of those featured are:

Addison Van Name
Yale Librarian and man of many “firsts,” he was the first to teach Chinese and Japanese in an American university.

Yung Wing
Yale Class of 1854, the first Chinese graduate of an American college, his influence resulted in the augmentation of the Chinese collection at Yale.

Samuel Wells Williams
Missionary, diplomat, scholar, and linguist, he came to Yale in 1877 as Professor of Chinese Language & Literature. He also helped the Yale College Library to ship first acquisition of East Asian books from China in 1849 when he was a missionary printer in Canton.

Asakawa Kan’ichi
Yale Professor of Japanese history from 1907, he was also the first Curator of the East Asian collections.

Please come around to learn more about the long tradition of East Asian studies at Yale.

September 25, 2012

Sibu congkan & Sibu beiyao on trial NOW!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that two new Chinese databases, Sibu congkan 四部叢刊 and Sibu congkan extended edition 四部叢刊增補版 (i.e. Sibu beiyao 四部備要) are available for trial now through October 28, 2012.

About the Sibu congkan and Sibu congkan extended edition databases:

Sibu congkan and Sibu beiyao are two outstanding and huge publications of 1920s and 1930s which assembled hundreds of representative pre-modern Chinese works. The titles span Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties and include early manuscripts and rare books. The online editions are full-text searchable databases with various functionalities and features. For the Sibu congkan database, it also includes scanned pages from the original print edition.

Access information:

To access the two trial databases, please go to the following URL: http://guji.unihan.com.cn/permit/ipauto. When you get to the homepage, please select 四部丛刊 or 四部丛刊09增补版 to proceed.

Before you start searching the database, please download special fonts from the database first and install them on your PC, so that some rare classical Chinese characters can be displayed properly on your end. Below are instructions on how to install the fonts onto your PC:

1. Download the fonts from http://202.106.189.11/Common/getFont/ and save the file onto your computer.
2. Copy the fonts file to the “fonts” subfolder under the “Windows” folder in the local disk C: .

Please note that access to the trial Sibu congkan and Sibu congkan extended edition databases are only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on these two new trial databases from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the databases, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Tang Li (tang.li@yale.edu).

September 5, 2012

Referece desk hours start NOW!

Our Fall reference hours at the reference desk in the East Asia Reading Room start on September 4. The hours are 2-5 pm from Tuesday to Thursday, with the exception of a few University holidays. Please feel free to stop by and ask us any questions you may have on your study and research.

Also if you need assistance outside these hours, you are welcome to contact our librarians (Tang Li for general inquiries and China-related, tang.li@yale.edu; Haruko Nakamura for Japan-related, Haruko.nakamura@yale.edu; and Youngaie Kim for Korea-related, youngaie.kim@yale.edu), or come to our main office (SML 213) on workdays.

August 20, 2012

The Birth of the Japanese Illustrated Book

The Birth of the Japanese Illustrated Book: Screen Painting and the Kōetsu Sanjūrokkasen (“The Kōetsu Thirty-Six Immortal Poets”)

Public Lecture by Dr. Jun Suzuki, National Institute of Japanese Literature

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 4:00 - 5:30PM
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Room 38 & 39 (Basement Level)


The eighteenth-century book Kōetsu sanjūrokkasen ("The Kōetsu Thirty-Six Immortal Poets") in the Freer Gallery of Art Library is believed to be the very first poetry book focusing on illustrations rather than text. But was it originally a book? Two other copies of this work (in the New York Public Library and Tenri University Library) were produced in different formats--as a scroll and as a set of loose sheets.

Paintings of the Sanjūrokkasen ("The Thirty-Six Immortal Poets") were traditionally appreciated as framed pictures or as decorations on sliding doors or folding screens. Japanese painting traditionally had a close relationship with screens, and there was a huge demand for painted screens. Consequently, many painting manuals or sample books for painters were produced, and these might have served as an impetus for the development of illustrated books.

In this lecture, Dr. Suzuki will explore the relationship between screens and illustrated books in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Please be advised to arrive early for the lecture to use lockers. All Beinecke library visitors are required to store their baggage in lockers to enter the facilities.

This lecture is organized by the Yale University East Asia Library, with generous support from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Council on East Asian Studies Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the United States Department of Education.

June 7, 2012

Database of Chinese Gazetteers 中國方志庫 is now available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a NEW Chinese database, Database of Chinese Gazetteers 中國方志庫, is now available to the Yale community. You can access it from here: http://server.wenzibase.com/. When you get to the homepage, please click on the arrow button directly if you are on campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html). Then please click on the 中國方志庫 icon to enter the database.

Database of Chinese Gazetteers 中國方志庫 contains nearly 10,000 titles of Chinese gazetteers at all levels from Song Dynasty till the Republican Period. All texts are provided in full text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the database. We will hold a workshop regarding this database and pre-1949 gazetteer collections at Yale during the Fall semester. Please stay tuned!

May 17, 2012

Chinese feature titles for Spring 2012

Along with the new book lists we sent earlier, below are some feature titles from Chinese collection we received from Spring 2012:

1. 正統道藏總目提要 / 蕭登福撰. 台北市 : 文津出版社, 2011.
2. 民国小说目录 (1912-1920) / 刘永文编著. 上海 : 上海古籍出版社, 2011.
3. 中国出土壁画全集 / 徐光冀主编. 北京 : 科学出版社, 2012.
4. 清華大學藏戰國竹簡. (2) / 清華大學出土文獻研究與保護中心編; 李學勤主編. 上海市 : 中西書局, 2011.
5. 里耶秦简. 北京 : 文物出版社, 2012.
6. 全唐賦 / 簡宗梧. 李時銘編. 臺北市 : 里仁書局, 2011.
7. 黄庭坚全集辑校编年 / (宋)黄庭坚著, 郑永晓整理. 南昌 : 江西人民出版社, 2011.
8. 中國稀見地方史料集成. 第二集 / 董光和, 齊希編. 北京市 : 學苑出版社, 2011.
9. 中國稀見史料. 第2輯 / 陳明光, 侯真平主編. 厦门市 : 厦门大学出版社, 2010.
10. 乾隆朝满文寄信档译编 / 中国第一历史档案馆编. 长沙 : 岳麓書社, 2011.
11. 中國文化遺產研究院藏西域文獻遺珍 / 中國文化遺產研究院編 ; 赫俊紅主編. 北京市 : 中華書局, 2011.
12. 中國第二歷史檔案館所存西藏和藏事檔案彙編 / 中國第二歷史檔案館, 中國藏學研究中心編. [北京]: 中國藏學出版社, 2009-2010.
13. 重慶海關總稅務司署貿易冊 / 重慶海關總稅務司署統計科編製. 北京市 : 國家圖書館出版社, 2011.
14. 民間私藏民國時期暨戰後臺灣資料彙編. 政治篇 / [侯坤宏, 陽蓮福主編]. 台北市 : 博揚文化事業有限公司, 2011.
15. 民間私藏民國時期暨戰後臺灣資料彙編. 政治篇. 續編 / [陽蓮福, 陳謙主編]. 台北市 : 博揚文化事業有限公司, 2012..
16. 马新史学80年 : 从"南洋研究"到"华人研究" (1930-2009) / 廖文辉. 上海 : 上海三聯書店, 2011.


And more are included in the list!

Japanese feature titles for Spring 2012

Along with the new book lists, below are some feature titles from Japanese collection. Please note that some of titles below are series which just started or completed. Again, I have some pamphlets for those large sets. If you would like to know more about them, you are welcome to stop by my office (SML 213).


雑誌新聞発行部数事典 : 昭和戦前期附.発禁本部数総覧 / 小林昌樹編・解說.

私たちはいまどこにいるのか : 小熊英二時評集 / 小熊英二著

新古今和歌集全注釈 / 久保田淳.

江戶歌舞伎作者の研究 : 金井三笑から鶴屋南北へ /光延真哉著.

翻訳文学の視界 : 近現代日本文化の変容と翻訳 /井上健.

能楽大事典 / 小林責, 西哲生, 羽田昶.

細川家文書. 近世初期編 / 熊本大学文学部附属永青文庫研究センター編.

大野木克寬日記. / 大野木克寬[著]; 高木喜美子校訂・編集 ; 長山直治監修

福島原発設置反対運動裁判資料 : 福島原発事故の原点を明らかにする第一級資料!! / 安田純治編集解說, 澤正宏解題.

上毛孤児院関係資料集成 /宇都榮子 細谷啓介編.

日本キリスト教会50年史 : 1951-2000 / 日本キリスト教会歴史編纂委員会編著

近世の地域と中間権力 / 志村洋;吉田伸之編.

文教の朝鮮

上海新報

台湾引揚者関係資料集

韓国映画史 : 開化期から開花期まで / キムミヒョン責任編集 ; 根本理恵訳

定本円谷英二随筆評論集成 / 円谷英二著 ; 竹内博編

And more are included in the list!

New Book Lists for Spring 2012

Chinese new book list for Spring 2012
Japanese new book list for Spring 2012

Please click here for a complete list of new books added to the East Asia Library since December 2007.

May 1, 2012

Database Taiyo

We are delighted to announce that we finally have a new database for the journal Taiyō 太陽 after a long-term license negotiation with the vendor.

Taiyō 太陽 http://yagi.jkn21.com/ (Please access the journal from Nihon Kindai Bungakukan. Also, please note we only have access to the full text of Taiyo.)

Taiyō was a comprehensive journal published by Hakubunkan from Meiji 28 (1895) to Showa 3 (1928). The collection includes a total of 531 issues (175,000 pages), with contributions from approximately 6,500 authors. Fields covered are government, economics, society, general natural science, literature, and manners and customs. Because of its comprehensiveness, the online version of this journal provides some of useful features, including indexing with controlled vocabularies. All the colored illustrations are also included and indexed. The Taiyō database includes special issues 特別号 of Taiyō, except some maps and tables in supplements.


More information on Taiyō:
http://yagi.jkn21.com/kindai_world/taiyo/taiyo_world.html

April 18, 2012

Most advanced book scanner arrived in the East Asia Reading Room!

The East Asia Library is delighted to announce that a most advanced book scanner, Scannx Book ScanCenter 5022 was just set up in the East Asia Reading Room which is on the 2nd floor of the Sterling Memorial Library. You may have used a similar one on the first floor of the Sterling Memorial Library or in the Bass Library, but our scanner is the newest model which is much faster and more user-friendly with more functionalities. Check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/YaleEAL) for photos and step-by-step instructions. Come to have a try!

Shen Bao and Guangming Ribao are on trial NOW!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that two new Chinese databases, Shen Bao 申報 and Guangming Ribao 光明日报 are available for trial now through May 3, 2012.

About the Shen Bao and Guangming Ribao:

Shen Bao 申報 (1872-1949), known in English as Shanghai News, is one of the first modern Chinese newspapers. It is the most influential and longest-lasting commercial newspaper of pre-communist China. The Shen Bao full-text database includes a complete run of this newspaper. It is full-text searchable and contains scanned images of original newspaper pages.

Guangming Ribao 光明日报, founded on June 16, 1949, is a unique national and comprehensive daily with a long history directly under the CCP Central Committee.

Access information:

1. To access Shen Bao, please go to one of the following platforms:

http://shunpao.egreenapple.com
http://www.huawenku.com/search.nhn#

2. To access Guangming Ribao, please go to http://gmrb.egreenapple.com.

Please note that access to the trial Shen Bao and Guangming Ribao databases is only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Tang Li (tang.li@yale.edu).

April 11, 2012

TBRC core text collection #9 is available online

The East Asia Library is delighted to announce that TBRC (Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center) core text collection #9 is available online now. You can follow this URL https://tbrc.org:8443/#taxonomy_O4CTX325-O4CTX29601CTC092 to browse the new collection. Please note that it may take a while to load the webpage from your computer.

Please note that access to the TBRC is only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

March 30, 2012

Chinese feature titles for Fall 2011-Winter 2012

Along with the new book lists we sent earlier, below are some feature titles from Chinese collection we received from Fall 2011 to Winter 2012:

1. 清代典章制度辞典 / 主编朱金甫, 张书才 ; 副主编李国荣. 北京 : 中国人民大学出版社, 2011.
2. 民國職官年表外編 / 佟佳江編. 北京市 : 中華書局, 2011.
3. 中国伊斯兰教简志 / 中国伊斯兰教协会编. 北京 : 宗教文化出版社, 2011.
4. 山水合璧 : 黃公望與富春山居圖特展 / [主編何傳馨]. 臺北市 : 國立故宮博物院, 民國100 [2011]
5. 20世纪中囯考古学史研究论丛 / 陈星灿著. 北京 : 文物出版社, 2009.
6. 尹灣漢墓簡牘校理 / 張顯成, 周群麗撰. 天津 : 天津古籍出版社, 2011.
7. 全宋词评注 / 主编周笃文, 马兴荣. 北京市 : 學苑出版社, 2011.
8. 古本《西廂記》彙集. 初集 / 國家圖書館古籍館編. 北京市 : 國家圖書館出版社, 2011.
9. 凌濛初全集 / 魏同贤, 安平秋主編. 南京 : 凤凰出版社, 2010.
10. 海上文学百家文库 / 上海市作家协会, 上海文学发展基金会主持 ; [海上文学百家文库编辑委员会]. 上海 : 上海文艺出版社, 2010.
11. 越南漢文小說集成 / 孫遜, 鄭克孟, 陳益源主編. 上海 : 上海古籍出版社, 2011.
12. 英國國家圖書館藏敦煌遺書 / 上海師範大學, 英國國家圖書館合編 ; 主編方廣錩, 吳芳思. 桂林 : 广西师范大学出版社, 2011.
13. 文獻通考 / 马端臨著 ; 上海師範大學古籍研究所, 華東師範大學古籍研究所點校 ; [點校主持人裴汝誠, 戴建國, 嚴文儒]. 北京市 : 中華書局, 2011.
14. 宋本史记注译 / 霍松林, 赵望秦主编. 西安 : 三秦出版社, 2011.
15. 上海圖書館藏稀見方志叢刊 / 上海圖書館編. 北京市 : 國家圖書館出版社, 2011.
16. 清宮珍藏殺虎口, 右衛, 右玉縣御批奏摺彙編 / 中國第一歷史檔案館, 右玉縣人大常委會教科文衛工作委員會编. 北京市 : 中華書局, 2010.
17. 上海圖書館藏稀見辛亥革命文獻 / 上海圖書館編. 上海市 : 上海科學技術文獻出版社, 2011.
18. 宅兹中国 : 重建有关「中国」的历史论述 / 葛兆光著. 北京市 : 中华书局, 2011.
19. 重读近代史 / 朱维铮著. 上海市 : 中西书局, 2010 (2011 printing)
20. 新编续补历代高僧传 / 赵超主编. 北京市 : 社会科学文献出版社, 2011.
21. 丝绸之路中国与欧洲宗教哲学交流研究 / 张西平著. 乌鲁木齐 : 新疆人民出版社, 2010.
22. 清經解三編 / 劉曉東, 杜澤遜編. 濟南 : 齊魯書社, 2011.
23. 中國近現代女性學術叢刊 / 主編孫曉梅. 北京市 : 綫裝書局, 2010.
24. 选举社会 : 秦汉至晚清社会形态研究 / 何怀宏著. 北京市 : 北京大學出版社, 2011.
25. 激变良民 : 传统中国城市群众集体行动之分析 / 巫仁恕著. 北京 : 北京大学出版社, 2011.

And more are included in the list!

Japanese feature titles for Fall 2011-Winter 2012

Along with the new book lists, below are some feature titles from Japanese collection. Please note that some of titles below are series which just started or completed.

噺本大系 / 武藤禎夫, 岡雅彥編
元禄時代俳人大観 / 雲英末雄監修;佐藤勝明;伊藤善隆;金子俊之編.
仏教文学を読む事典 / 武石彰夫編著.
塩飽騒動記 / 角田直一
日本キリスト教史における賀川豊彦 : その思想と実践 / 賀川豊彦記念松沢資料館編
京都の町家と火消衆 : その働き、鬼神のごとし / 丸山俊明著
「帝国」の映画監督 /坂根田鶴子
日本近世の歴史(New series. Currently we have: volume 1-2)
日本流人島史 : その多様性と刑罰の時代的特性 / 重松一義著.
政党政治の混迷と政権交代 / 樋渡展洋;斉藤淳編.
文化十二年豆州漂着南京永茂船資料 / 松浦章編著. (江戸時代漂着唐船資料集 ; 9)
宮崎駿の地平 : 広場の孤独・照葉樹林
大阪府写真帖 / 橋爪紳也監修・解題
コレクション戦争と文学 (New series. Currently we have: volume 1-9)
白土三平伝 : カムイ伝の真実 / 毛利甚八.
鷗外と近代劇 / 金子幸代
カルチュラル・スタディーズで読み解くアジア : Cultural typhoon / 岩崎稔, 陳光興, 吉見俊哉編
文学と非文学の倫理: Complete Dialogues of Yoshimoto Takaaki and Eto Jun / 吉本隆明;江藤淳著
「沙石集」諸本の成立と展開 / 土屋有里子.
中国語圈文学史 / 藤井省三
女性とたばこの文化誌 : ジェンダー規範と表象 / 舘かおる編
映画とネイション / 杉野健太郎編著
日本短編映像史 : 文化映画・教育映画・産業映画 / 吉原順平 
横断する映画と文学 / 十重田裕一編
東日本大震災-写真家17人の視点 / 篠山紀信ほか撮影;アサヒカメラ編集部編集

And more are included in the list!

New Book Lists for Fall 2011-Winter 2012

Chinese new book list for Fall 2011 to Winter 2012
Japanese new book list for Fall 2011 to Winter 2012

Please click here for a complete list of new books added to the East Asia Library since December 2007.

March 29, 2012

Drop-in sessions on Chinese online resources start on April 3!

Are you looking for sources in Chinese for your term papers or research projects? Do you know that the Yale East Asia Library actually has subscribed to a number of Chinese online resources covering various time periods and topics? Come to one of our drop-in sessions “Chinese Online Resources @ Yale” by Tang Li, Public Services Librarian & Interim Librarian for the Chinese Collection, to learn more about them!


Session 1
Date: April 3 (Tuesday)
Time and Place: 3:00 pm-4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Session 2
Date: April 5 (Thursday)
Time and Place: 3:00 pm-4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Session 3
Date: April 12 (Thursday)
Time and Place: 3:00 pm-4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)


We hope to see you there!

March 21, 2012

RESPONDING TO 3.11

RESPONDING TO 3.11:
Preserving History in the Wake of Disaster

Hiroshi Okumura
(Overview of Documents and Japanese Disasters and case of Kobe Disaster, Community Outreach Center, the Kobe Univ.)
Helen Hardacre
(History and Overview, The Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters Project, Harvard Univ.)
Konrad Lawson
(The Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters Project, Harvard Univ.)

Date: March 27th, 2012, 2:15 – 6:00PM
Place: International Room (1 F) at Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University

Sponsored by The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale (CEAS) and Standing Committee of Professional Awareness (SCOPA), Yale East Asia Library is organizing a symposium on archives related to disasters in Japan to commemorate the first anniversary of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami last year.

The symposium approaches the study and practice of archiving in a temporal framework, treating with the conservation of historical archives affected by the disasters and their aftermath, and the preservation of archives from future disasters, as well as documenting present conditions. It also explores ways that archives of the future might take a different form, like an archival platform that collects/organizes all aspects of non-material data on Japan’s 2011 and other disasters from World Wide Web and while preserving it.

To inquire into case studies and their overviews, Yale East Asia Library invites Professor Helen Hardacre from the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University and Mr. Konrad Lawson, the project manager of the Digital Archive at Harvard. Both Prof. Hardacre and Mr. Konrad have been closely engaging with the Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters Project at Harvard, a highly significant effort involving directly in archiving multi-lingual records on the disasters. http://www.jdarchive.org/explore/?la=en

The event also welcomes Professor Okumura Hiroshi, a distinguished historian of modern Japan at Kobe National University; he has been centrally involved in efforts to create an archive of materials related to the 1995 Kobe Earthquake. As head of the Kobe University's "Community Outreach Center" (Chiiki Renkei Sentā), he has also spoken and written on a number of issues related to the preservation of historical materials after major disasters. Since 3.11 he has also been working on lessons from Kobe and comparisons between the two disasters, especially in relation to issues of archiving and preservation.

Program:

2:15-2:30 Introductory remarks by Haruko Nakamura (Yale University Library)
2:30-3:10 Overview of documents and Japanese disasters and case of Kobe Disaster by Hiroshi Okumura (Univ. of Kobe)
*Presentation will be in Japanese followed by translated summary in English
3:10-3:30 Coffee break
3:30-3:50 History and Overview, Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters by Helen Hardacre (Harvard Univ.)
3:50-4:30 Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters project by Konrad Lawson (Harvard Univ.)
4:30-5:00 General discussion by Daniel Botsman (Yale Univ.)
5:00– Reception


In conjunction with the symposium, there is a small exhibition featuring Japanese language materials on the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in the East Asian Reading Room (Sterling Memorial Library Room 222). Visual materials on display have been selected from the Yale Library collections. The exhibit was prepared with the assistance of TSUNODA Takuya, a PhD student in Film Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University. The East Asia Library at Yale University is committed to acquiring a variety of resources on all aspects of the disasters of March 11th, 2011.

March 1, 2012

China Geo-Explorer now available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a NEW Chinese database, China Geo-Explorer, is now available to the Yale community. You can access it from here: http://chinadataonline.org/cge/.

China Geo-Explorer is created by China Data Center of the University of Michigan (UMCDC) and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) of Wuhan University. With this spatial intelligence, you'll be able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the database. You are welcome to schedule an individual session with us to learn more about it.

February 17, 2012

National People’s Congress Database now available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a NEW Chinese database, Database of the National People’s Congress 历届全国人大资料信息库, is now available to the Yale community. You can access it from here: http://www.oriprobe.com/npc.html. It is also listed in our Chinese database list.

Database of the National People’s Congress 历届全国人大资料信息库 is a collection of reports, primarily by People’s Daily and People’s Daily Online, on National People’s Congress (NPC), from the 1st Session of 1st NPC to the 2nd Session of the 11th NPC. This collection includes: Deputy Lists, Agendas, Conference Updates, Documents and Reports, Resolutions and Statements, Leaders’ Activities, Selected Proposals, Suggestions of the Deputies, News Reports, Pictures, Press Conferences, Important Commentaries, Video Reports, etc.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the database. You are welcome to schedule an individual session with us to learn more about it.

February 9, 2012

Obtaining journal articles from Japan faster

We are delighted to announce that in order to expedite ILL requests, the East Asia Library will be handling these requests for Japanese journal articles from Japan and U.S. Japanese collections outside of Yale. (Please note that the East Asia Library does not handle ILL requests for books.)

To request a journal article, you can simply email haruko.nakamura@yale.edu. Provide as much citation information as you can (title, author, ISSN, page number, etc), along with your contact information. For more information, please check the guide below.

http://guides.library.yale.edu/aecontent.php?pid=87561&sid=2266124

February 7, 2012

Extra content from Nikkei Telecom 21

I am delighted to announce that library users can now access additional content of the Nikkei Telecom 21 database, which includes a variety of resources, such as current local newspaper articles (地方紙) like琉球新報, 大阪日日新聞and 福島民報, as well as specialized papers and journals like サンケイスポーツ, 観光経済新聞, 東洋経済会社四季報, etc.

Because of the complicated pricing structure, however, access to the database is limited to use by a librarian on behalf of Yale researchers. Please contact us for getting articles from this database.

To explore the vast number of the resources, please follow this link:
(http://t21.nikkei.co.jp/public/guide/article/price/index.html) and click on types of resources and services such as 雑誌, 海外情報, 企業検索, etc.

February 1, 2012

East Asia Library now on Facebook!

We are delighted to announce that the East Asia Library is now on Facebook! Here is the URL for our page: http://www.facebook.com/YaleEAL. You will find photos of our staff, the Reading Room and classrooms, as well as links to our special collection websites. We will continuously update our page with announcements for new resources and events.

Thanks to Haruko Nakamura and Tang Li for spearheading our arrival on Facebook!

Please like us at and stay tuned…

January 17, 2012

Referece desk hours start TODAY!

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a relaxing holiday break.

Our Spring reference hours at the reference desk in the East Asia Reading Room starts TODAY. The hours are 2-5 pm from Tuesday to Thursday, with the exception of a few University holidays. Please feel free to stop by and ask us any questions you may have on your study and research.

Also if you need assistance outside these hours, you are welcome to contact our librarians (Tang Li for general inquiries and China-related, tang.li@yale.edu; Haruko Nakamura for Japan-related, Haruko.nakamura@yale.edu; and Youngaie Kim for Korea-related, youngaie.kim@yale.edu), or come to our main office (SML 213) on workdays.

October 28, 2011

Japanese Film Ephemera Collection

The East Asia Library is delighted to announce that the Japanese Film Ephemera Collection (http://guides.library.yale.edu/content.php?pid=146609&sid=1815960) has been established in Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, and the finding aid for this collection is now available.

About the collection:

Japanese Film Ephemera Collection was initiated by Professor Aaron Gerow, a faculty member of the Film Studies Program and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University, and the finding aid was compiled by Takuya Tsunoda, a PhD student at Yale University. The materials were collected by Aaron Gerow and also supported by donations. Its main contents are handbills (chirashi), press kits, theater pamphlets, and film newsletters, as well as catalogs, and date from approximately 1970 to the present. Most are in Japanese, with some English-language publicity materials. The collection, which is still expanding, currently covers over 600 contemporary Japanese directors and their films along with major film festivals and film events in Japan. It offers a comprehensive resource for researchers investigating the breadth of contemporary Japanese film and visual culture or those studying individual films and filmmakers.

The collected materials broadly document the great diversity in contemporary Japanese film and its culture and represent types of materials often overlooked by academic collections and archives. Therefore, researchers with a broad range of interests, especially Film and Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Journalism, Sociology, and Art History, may be interested in the collection.

How to search:

Go to the page: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1905
Click "View: Full HTML" (upper right corner) to display the full view of the collection. Press Ctrl and "F" keys to search any keywords (director's names, film festivals etc.) which will appear highlighted to guide you to the folder and box numbers to look into.

For more information, please go to the following site:

Blog post of the collection description by Professor Gerow.
http://www.aarongerow.com/news/the-japanese-film-ephemera.html

Many thanks to Professor Aaron Gerow for initiating the idea as well as helping us collect materials, Takuya Tsunoda for hard work creating the detailed catalog of the collection, and Bill Landis and Mary Caldera in Manuscripts and Archives for their dedicated help putting the finding aid together.

October 24, 2011

Managing citations in East Asian languages: RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Managing citations in East Asian languages: RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero

Instructor:

Ms. Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for the Japanese Collection
Ms. Tang Li, Public Services Librarian
Ms. Youngaie Kim, Visiting Korean Studies Librarian

Time and Place: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Are you looking for a better tool to incorporate citations to your research paper? This session will introduce to you three most popular citation management software RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero. It includes:

• Highlights and comparison of RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero
• Demonstrations of using these tools for citations in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean
• Tips and experiences

Please come to join us and learn more about it! This workshop is most valuable for those who are not familiar with citation management software and want to make use of them for their paper.

Please let us know if you cannot make to this particular time slot. Depending on the number of responses we get, we may consider offering another session later in November.

October 14, 2011

Japanese feature titles for September 2011

Along with the new book lists, below are some feature titles from Japanese collection we received in September 2011:

1. 悲田院長吏文書 (続) / 長吏文書研究会編.


2. 図説・和歌と歌人の歴史事典 / 井上辰雄著.


3. 日本映画年鑑 (戦前期映画資料コレクション) / [岩本憲児監修 ; アサヒグラフ編輯局編]. 


4. コレクション・モダン都市文化 (series)

(v. 60 新劇と移動演劇 v. 61 旅行・鉄道・ホテルv. 62 京都とツーリズムv. 63 奈良とツーリズム v. 64 海港都市.横浜)


5. 江戸時代初期出版年表 : 天正 19年--明暦 4年 / 編者岡雅彦 ... [et al.].


6. 歴史人口学で読む江戸日本 / 浜野潔.


7. 緖方洪庵全集 (第1-2巻 経験遺訓) / 適塾記念会緖方洪庵全集編集委員会編集.


8. 古典籍・古文書料紙事典 / 宍倉佐敏編著.


9. A3 = エースリー / 森達也.


10. 菊池寬と大映 / 菊池夏樹.

And more are included in the list!

October 13, 2011

Chinese feature titles for September 2011

Below are some feature titles from Chinese collection we received in September 2011:

1. 秦简逐字索引 : 附原文及校釋 / 主編張顯成. 成都 : 四川大学出版社, 2010.
2. 新加坡华文文学编年书目 (1965-2009) / 庄致颖, 黄惠龄主编. 新加坡 : 新加坡国家图书馆, 2011.
3. 中國古代書畫鑑定實錄 / 勞繼雄著. 上海市 : 東方出版中心, 2011.
4. 中國國家圖書館藏清宮昇平署檔案集成 / 中國國家圖書館編纂. 北京市 : 中華書局, 2011.
5. 全唐詩作者小傳補正 / 陶敏. 沈陽市 : 遼海出版社, 2011.
6. 故宮博物院藏历代墓志汇编 / 故宮博物院编 ; 郭玉海, 方斌主编. 北京市 : 紫禁城出版社, 2010.
7. 徐光啓全集 / 朱維錚, 李天綱主編. 上海 : 上海古籍出版社, 2010.
8. 朱鎔基讲话实录 / [《朱鎔基讲话实录》编辑组编]. 北京 : 人民出版社, 2011.


And more are included in the list!

New Book Lists for September 2011

Chinese new book list for September 2011
Japanese new book list for September 2011

Please click here for a complete list of new books added to the East Asia Library since December 2007.

October 4, 2011

NEW trial Japanese database: Maisaku

We are pleased to announce that the new database for Mainichi Newspaper is available for trial now through October 31, 2011. Please access the database by clicking the blue “log-in” button on the first screen.

Maisaku 毎索 (http://mainichi.jp/contents/edu/maisaku/login.html)

The Maisaku database lets you search all the Mainichi Shinbun 毎日新聞 (formally Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shinbun 東京日日新聞, Osaka Nippo 大阪日報, etc) from 1872 (Meiji 5) to present. The database also includes other functions likeヨミロンサーチ which provides newspaper research from October 1945 to June 2011 on public opinions, such as cabinet and political party approval ratings. The data can be searched by keyword and date with sorting functions for categories like gender and age.

If you find this database useful, please make sure to give us feedback.

October 3, 2011

NEW Chinese trial database: Xin fangzhi ku

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new Chinese database, Xin fangzhi ku 新方志庫 (Local Gazetteers Database of China) is available for trial now through October 31, 2011.

About the Xin fangzhi ku:

The Xin fangzhi ku 新方志庫 (Local Gazetteers Database of China) includes more than 10,000 post-1949 local gazetteers of provinces, cities, counties and townships of China with a comprehensive coverage of subjects on general surveys, economy, public finance, governance, public security, urban and rural development, agriculture, industry, transportation, business, natural science, social science, education, culture and sport, and public health. Users can search the contents across the database or browse the gazetteers by books.

Access information:

To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://c.g.wanfangdata.com.cn/LocalChronicle.aspx
.
Please note that access to the trial Xin fangzhi ku is only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Tang Li (tang.li@yale.edu).

September 29, 2011

Symposium on the Yale Pre-Modern Japanese Collections

Symposium on the Pre-Modern Japanese Collections at Yale University
Sponsored by the East Asia Library and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University

As part of a multi-year collaborative project with the University of Tokyo's Historiographical Institute to study the remarkable collection of pre-modern historical documents assembled at Yale by Professor Asakawa Kan’ichi in the first half of the 20th century, we are pleased to announce a special symposium to be held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1-4pm on Friday, October 7, 2011.

In addition to four brief presentations by scholars working on different aspects of Edo period history and culture, members of a team of researchers from the Historiographical Institute, led by Professors Ebara Masaharu and Kondo Shigekazu, will speak about their work and recent findings in Yale's pre-modern document collections.

Please see below for more details regarding the presentations, which will be delivered in Japanese. Because seating is limited please be sure to email Haruko Nakamura <haruko.nakamura@yale.edu> if you are interested in attending.

Date: October 7th, 2011
Time: 1-4pm
Place: Beinecke Rare and Manuscripts Library (Rm. 38 & 39)

Presenters:
Tetsuya Sugimori, The Open University of Japan — Kyoto in the Edo period
Fumiko Sugimoto, Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo—Edo period maps
Robert Goree, Columbia University—Illustrated Gazetteers
Fabian Drixler, Yale University—Infanticide and Demography

EAL Workshop: Introducing China Geo-Explorer

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Introducing China Geo-Explorer

Instructor: Dr. Shuming Bao, Senior Research Coordinator for China Initiatives, China Data Center, University of Michigan

Time and Place: 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Dr. Bao will introduce and demonstrate the content, features and functionalities of China Geo-Explorer (http://chinadataonline.org/cge/), a new online platform created by China Data Center at University of Michigan which is useful for spatial analysis and research on modern and contemporary China. Please come to join us and learn more about it!

Please note that this is an online presentation hosted by the East Asia Library. You won’t see the instructor’s face, but you can hear his voice from the speakers and ask questions during or after the presentation through a microphone.

About the China Geo-Explorer:

China Geo-Explorer is created by China Data Center at the University of Michigan (UMCDC) and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) of Wuhan University. With this spatial intelligence, you'll be able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.

The East Asia Library is currently having a trial of this platform from September 12 till November 13, 2011. To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://chinadataonline.org/cge/. Please note that access to the trial China Geo-Explorer only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

September 20, 2011

EAL classrooms are now open to the EAS community on weekdays!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that our two classrooms, SML 207 and SML 218 are now open to the East Asian Studies community from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. We found that not many groups were making use of spaces and are hoping increased flexibility will increase use. You are welcome to use them for quiet study, group discussion, meeting, etc. We will put the class schedule outside both classrooms, so everyone will know when the room is reserved. Please kindly leave the door to both classrooms open if you are not in a discussion or meeting.

We recommend you to reserve a classroom with us if you plan to use it for a group discussion or meeting, so that your discussion or meeting won’t be interrupted when other people come to use the room. Also if you would like to use our classrooms after 5:00 pm on weekdays and on weekends, please contact us and we will make the arrangement for you. The main contacts for the EAL classroom inquires are Ms. Mary Bradway (mary.bradway@yale.edu; 203-432-1790) and Ms. Tang Li (tang.li@yale.edu; 203-432-1794).

September 13, 2011

Japanese feature titles for Summer 2011

Below are some feature titles from Japanese collection. Please note that some of titles below are series which just started or completed. I also have some pamphlets for series / sets. If you would like to know more about them, you are welcome to stop by my office (SML 213).

1. 新国訳大蔵経. 中国撰述部/木村清孝監修.
東京 : 大蔵出版, 2011 –
(New series. Currently we have: volume 1)
2. 小説・芸能から見た海域交流 / 小島毅監修;勝山稔編 東京 : 汲古書院, 2010.
(東アジア海域叢書)
(New series. Currently we have: volume 1-4)
3. 図説平城京事典 / 国立文化財機構奈良文化財研究所編東京 : 柊風舎, 2010
4. 近世琵琶湖水運の研究 / 杉江進著. 京都 : 思文閣出版, 2011.
5. 日本文学図録事典, 東京 : 日本図書センター, 2011
6. 観客へのアプローチ / 藤木秀朗編, 東京 : 森話社, 2011
7. 昭和の流行歌物語 : 佐藤千夜子から笠置シズ子、美空ひばりへ / 塩沢実信著, 東京 : 展望社, 2011
8. 天皇の韓国併合 : 王公族の創設と帝国の葛藤 / 新城道彦著, 東京 : 法政大学出版局, 2011
9. 日本文学の「女性性」 / 増田裕美子, 佐伯順子, 京都市 : 思文閣出版, 2011
10. 日本古典文学研究の新展開 / 伊井春樹編, 東京 : 笠間書院 , 2011
11. 村上春樹と小説の現在 / 日本近代文学会関西支部編, 大阪 : 和泉書院, 2011
12. 在外日本重要絵卷集成 / 辻英子編著, 東京 : 笠間書院, 2011

And more are included in the list!

Chinese feature titles for Summer 2011

Below are some feature titles from Chinese collection we received in Summer 2011:

1. 中華民國史檔案資料匯編總目索引 / 中國第二歷史檔案館編. 南京市 : 鳳凰出版社, 2010
2. 清代詩文集彙編 / 《清代詩文集彙編》編纂委員會編. 上海 : 上海古籍出版社, 2010.
3. 殷墟甲骨文摹释全编 / 陳年福撰. 殷墟甲骨文摹释全编 / 陳年福撰.
4. 清代经世文全编 / 來新夏主編. 北京市 : 學院出版社, 2010.
5. 中國邊疆行紀調查記報告書等邊務資料叢編. 二編 / [邊丁編]. 香港九龍 : 蝠池書院出版有限公司, 2010.
6. 大連圖書館藏清代内務府檔案 / 大連圖書館編. 北京 : 国家图书馆出版社, 2010.
7. 民國時期物價生活費工資史料匯編 / 全國圖書館文獻縮微複製中心. 北京 : 全國圖書館文獻縮微複製中心, 2008
8. 中華道藏 / 主编張繼禹. 北京 : 華夏出版社, 2004.
9. 朱子全書 / 朱熹撰 ; 朱傑人, 嚴佐之, 劉永翔主編. 上海 : 上海古籍出版社 : 合肥市 : 安徽敎育出版社, 2010.
10. 准格尔旗扎萨克衙门档案基督宗教史料 / 苏德毕力格主编 ; 内蒙古大学蒙古学研究中心, 内蒙古自治区档案馆, 准格尔旗档案局合编. 桂林 : 广西师范大学出版社, 2011.

And more are included in the list!

New book lists for Summer (May-August) 2011

Chinese new book list for Summer (May-August) 2011
Japanese new book list for Summer (May-August) 2011

Please click here for a complete list of new books added to the East Asia Library since December 2007.

September 12, 2011

NEW Chinese trial database: China Geo-Explorer

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a new Chinese database, China Geo-Explorer is available for trial now through November 13, 2011.

About the China Geo-Explorer:

China Geo-Explorer is created by China Data Center of the University of Michigan (UMCDC) and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) of Wuhan University. With this spatial intelligence, you'll be able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships. For more information about this database, please go to http://141.211.142.26/presentation/cge.pptx.

Access information:

To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://chinadataonline.org/cge/

Please note that access to the trial China Geo-Explorer only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

We would like to hear any feedback or comments on this new trial database from you. If you like to schedule a one-on-one session with us to learn more about the database, please feel free to do so. For more information, please contact Tang Li (tang.li@yale.edu).

September 7, 2011

NEW Japanese Studies Guide available!

I would also like to announce the new research guide “Resource Guide to Japanese Studies at Yale http://guides.library.yale.edu/japan.” The guide is intended to function two ways:

First, it provides information on how to find materials using reference sources or the latest databases. Below are some examples:

Japanese Reference Materials for Japanese Cinema - Prof. Aaron Gerow’s “Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies,” tailored to resources in the Yale University Library.

Japanese Studies Primary Sources in Western Languages - aims to provide an overview of English-language primary source materials in Yale's collections related to the study of Japan.

Second, the guide introduces not only Japanese rare books and manuscripts in the Beinecke, East Asia Library, and Manuscripts and Archive Collections, but also other special collections, such these, available through the Japanese Special Collections page at Yale.

LGBTQ Collection – along with the strong LGBTQ collection at Yale, the library has been collecting materials on LGBTQ communities in Japan since 2006.

Japanese film ephemera collection - printed materials on Japanese films include handbills (chirashi), press kits, theater pamphlets, film newsletters as well as catalogs, and date from approximately 1970 to the present.

Masaki Motoi Ikebana collection - houses over 160 journal titles, exhibit catalogues, and monographs on ikebana.

• Japan related collections in Manuscripts and Archives, etc.

The pages will continue to be modified and grow in number. I would really appreciate any comments and suggestions for enhancing the guide.

NEW Chinese/East Asian Studies Guides available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that NEW updated and enhanced research guides for Chinese Studies and East Asian Studies are now available on the library website (www.library.yale.edu/eastasian). Links to both guides are available at the “Research Guides” section under the “Quick Tools” heading on the homepage. You can also access them by clicking on the following URLs respectively:

• Research Guide for Chinese Studies: http://guides.library.yale.edu/China
• Research Guide for East Asian Studies: http://guides.library.yale.edu/eastasia

Both guides feature primary, secondary and reference sources (in print and online) on China and East Asia-related topics available at and beyond Yale. Hope you will find them helpful to your study and research. Please feel free to send us your comments about both guides, so that we can improve them to better meet your needs. Particularly, if you find any errors in the guides, or think of any sources that should be added to the guides, please do not hesitate to send us a note and we will make changes accordingly. Thank you!

September 6, 2011

Referece desk hours start TODAY!

Our Fall reference hours at the reference desk in the East Asia Reading Room TODAY. The hours are 2-5 pm from Tuesday to Thursday, with the exception of a few University holidays. Please feel free to stop by and ask us any questions you may have on your study and research.

Also if you need assistance outside these hours, you are welcome to contact our librarians (Tang Li for general inquiries and China-related, tang.li@yale.edu; Haruko Nakamura for Japan-related, haruko.nakamura@yale.edu; and Youngaie Kim for Korea-related, youngaie.kim@yale.edu); or come to our main office (SML 213) on workdays.

August 31, 2011

Taiwan Nichi Nichi Shinpō 臺灣日日新報 online now available!

The East Asia Library is delighted to announce that Taiwan Nichi Nichi Shinpō 臺灣日日新報 online (http://hunteq.com/ddnjp.htm) is available to us.

About Taiwan Nichi Nichi Shinpō 臺灣日日新報

Taiwan Nichi Nichi Shinpō is a newspaper published beginning in 1898, a result of the merger of Taiwan Shinpō and Taiwan Nippō. It consists of both a Japanese (1898.5-1944.3) and a Chinese language version (1905.7-1911.11), and covers legislation and news as well as cultural activities in Taiwan under Japanese occupation.

Since this is a bit complicated search function, if you have any questions how to search this database, please contact Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for the Japanese Collection.

June 15, 2011

Web Library of Japanese Literature (trial)

I would like to inform you about a trial for the Web Library of Japanese Literature (日本文学Web図書館) database which provides access to contents from the CD-ROM version of Shinpen Kokka Taikan (新編国歌大観) as well as the Shinpen Shika Shūsei (新編私家集大成 - CD-ROM version of 私家集大成plus other added contents.) A major drawback of the database is a requirement for users to download the viewing software, and that software does not work on certain platforms, most notably Mac. The database also requires a login id and password. Please follow the attached instructions for the trial period.

1. Access to the website at http://kotenlibrary.com/weblibrary/kojin

2. Click the button “ダウンロードまたはアプリケーションの起動” to download the viewing software. Please contact Haruko Nakamura (haruko.nakamura@yale.edu) for ID and password

After downloading the viewing software, you can freely use the database. From the next time of login, you can start using the database by just clicking the same “ダウンロード…” button.

Along with their continuing database development, the company is planning to added other contents including Koten Haibungaku Taikei古典俳文学大系(集英社)next spring. For more information about contents, please go to the site below.

http://kotenlibrary.com/weblibrary/kojin (click 日本文学Web図書館についてin the upper right box.)

Please note that the requirement for downloading viewing software and login password make it difficult for the library to subscribe it in the future. However, I am in the middle of negotiation with the company about improvements and hopefully some of the steps can be removed. If you find this database useful, please make sure to give us feedback.

May 3, 2011

Japanese feature titles for March - April 2011

Along with the new book lists, below are some feature titles from Japanese collection during March and April. Please note that some of titles below are series which just started or completed. Again, I have some pamphlets for those large sets. If you would like to know more about them, you are welcome to stop by my office (SML 213).

新・日本文壇史
東京 : 岩波書店, 2010-
(New series. Currently we have: volume 1-4)

中世文学と隣接諸学
東京 : 竹林舎, 2010-
(New series. Currently we have: volume 1)

「新編」日本女性文学全集
東京 : 菁柿堂, 2007-<2011>
(New series. Currently we have: volume 1-3)

中国占領地の社会調査.
I.医療・衛生 (v. 1-8) 教育・文化 (v. 9-16)
東京 : 近現代資料刊行会, 2010

東アジア近現代通史
東京 : 岩波書店, 2010 –
(New series. Currently we have: volume 1-6)

藤岡屋日記
東京 : 三一書房, 1987-1995.
(v. 1-15)

And more are included in the list!

Chinese feature titles for March-April 2011

Along with the new book lists, below are some feature titles from Chinese collection we received during March and April 2011:

1. 宋人生卒行年考 / 李裕民著. 北京 : 中華書局, 2010.
2. 千年丹青 : 細讀中日藏唐宋元繪畫珍品 / 上海博物馆编. 北京 :北京大学出版社, 2010.
3. 清華大學藏戰國竹簡 . 壹 / 清華大學出土文獻 研究與保 護中心編 ; 李學勤主編. 上海市 : 中西書局, 2010.
4. 傅惜华藏古典戏曲珍本丛刊 / 主编王文章 ; 副主編刘文 峰. 北京市 : 学苑出版社, 2010.
5. 中國稀見地方史料集成 / 董光和, 齊希編. 北京市 : 學苑出版社, 2010.
6. 北洋政府檔案 / 中國第二歷史檔案館編. [北京] : 中國檔案出版社, 2010.
7. 清代稿鈔本. 三編 / 廣東省立中山圖書館, 中山大學圖書 館編 . [廣州] : 廣東人民出版社, 2010.
8. 明代府县地图丛刊 / 盛博主编. 西安市 : 西安地图出版社, 2010.
9. 中国性别平等与妇女发展地图集 / 武汉大学, 青岛大学. 北京 : 中国地图出版社, 2010.

And more are included in the list!