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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!