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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).