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Two NEW Chinese databases are now available!

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that two NEW Chinese databases, The Grand Council Archives and Soshoo, are now available to the Yale community. You can find them from our Chinese database list (http://databases.library.yale.edu:8331/V?func=find-db-1-locate&mode=locate&F-WRD=subcat_IntlAreaStudies_Chinese&restricted=all).

The Grand Council Archives, known as 清代宮中檔奏摺及軍機處檔摺件全文影像資料庫, provides metadata searching and full image reproductions of Qing Palace Memorials and Archives of the Grand Council held in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Searchable fields include the document number 文獻編號, document date 具奏日期, author 具奏人, official position 官職, topic 事由, keyword 關鍵詞, date of response 硃批日期, and response 硃批. To view the original images, please install a special application from this URL: http://npmhost.npm.gov.tw/tts/npmmeta/tifsetupeng.exe. If you want to print out the images, please contact the East Asia Library staff. Windows and IE are recommended. Please email east.asia.library@yale.edu or call 203-432-1794 for username and password.

SOSHOO 搜数is a new platform which was developed on the basis of statistics from China INFOBANK 中國資訊行. It covers yearly and monthly statistical data on the socio-economic situation and external trade performance of China sourced from national and provincial statistical yearbooks, China latest economic indicators, the People's Bank of China Quarterly Statistical Bulletin, custom statistics, etc. since 1995 with some dated back to 1949. It also includes statistical data from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Users can download the results into Excel spreadsheets.

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