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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).