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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) .