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September 15, 2009

EAL Fall workshops start on 9/30!

The East Asia Library is once again offering a series of workshops on both Chinese and Japanese resources throughout the Fall. We will introduce you to databases and resources that are useful for finding full-text journal and newspaper articles, authoritative data, archives, and classical texts. Please come to join us and learn more about it! For more information, please contact Tang Li (email: tang.li@yale.edu; tel.: 203-432-1794), the East Asia Library’s Public Services Librarian.

9/30 Finding Full-Text Journal Articles: Chinese Academic Journals, Wanfang China Online Journals, and More!

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, Bass L06

Do you know that the East Asia Library owns a number of Chinese databases that include full-text journal articles? This session will show you all the resources, such as Chinese Academic Journals and Wanfang China Online Journals, to name a few! This will be particularly helpful to those do research for their senior essays.

10/7 Chinese Archives @ Yale: Online Databases, Microfilms, Reprints, and More!

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, Bass L06

Archives play a key role in conducting a research on Chinese history. This session will introduce you to a newly acquired database The Grand Secretariat Archives 內閣大庫檔案, which features approximately 310,000 documents originally collected by the Grand Secretariat of the Qing dynasty. In addition, we will give you an overview of the reproductions from Chinese archives in our collections, including microfilms, reprints, and other formats.

10/9 Japanese Database Clinic

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207

Electronic resources for Japanese studies offer useful tools for tracking down journals articles, newspapers, statistics and visual images. Yale also has excellent databases for searching obscure Japanese terms, places names, author names and techniques to search most effectively. This workshop will introduce to these tools, orient users to the landscape of Japanese electronic materials, and help participants find the resources that fit their research needs.

The session will alter depending on participants requests, but some of databases most we will likely discuss are: JapanKnowledge (including Nihon Koten Daijiten, Nihon Chimei Rekishi Taikei, Jitsu and Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan), Zasshi Kiji Sakuin (both NDL and Koseisha), Factiva, Kikuzo II Visual and Yomiuri Shinbun Online. If needed, we will introduce tools to obtain Japanese resources from Japan which are not held in any universities in the North America. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to the session.

10/28 Getting Authoritative Data about China: China Data Online and China INFOBANK

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, Bass L06

Data has become increasingly important for conducting a research, and finding authoritative data can be difficult. This session will introduce you to two major online China data resources: China Data Online and China INFOBANK. China Data Online provides access to economic statistics, census data, county statistics, and more from 1949 to present. China INFOBANK provides access to statistics, business reports, economic news, and legal regulations from contemporary China.

11/5 Online resources for Chinese Classical Texts

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207

Are you looking for Chinese classical texts for your coursework and research? This session will introduce you to a number of databases and resources that can help you to locate full-text Chinese classical texts, including the Siku Quanshu 四庫全書, Scripta Sinica 漢藉電子文獻, and more!

February 4, 2010

Spring workshops start on 2/25!

The East Asia Library is once again offering a series of workshops on Chinese, Japanese and Korean resources throughout the Spring. Please come to join us and learn more about it! For more information, please contact Tang Li (email: tang.li@yale.edu; tel.: 203-432-1794), the East Asia Library’s Public Services Librarian.

2/25 Introducing Chinese Reference Resources: Chinese Reference Book Database 中国工具书资源全文数据库, Duxiu 读秀, and Guji tushu jicheng 古今图书集成

Instructor: Tang Li, Public Services Librarian
Time and Place: 4:30 –5:30 pm, SML 207

Reference resources are always your first stop to start a research. This session will show you three important online Chinese reference resources that are available in the East Asia Library:

Chinese Reference Book Database 中国工具书资源全文数据库, a new database that includes essential Chinese reference titles such as Hanyu da cidian 汉语大词典, Ci hai 辞海 and Zhongguo dabaike quanshu 中国大百科全书, etc.
Duxiu 读秀, also known as Chinese Google Scholar, a huge content-based database consisting of 600,000,000 full text pages, with very flexible searches (full-text, books, articles, theses, web pages, newspapers). It is currently on trial till 5/31/2010.
Gujin tushu jicheng 古今图书集成, a major Chinese encyclopedia which is now available online.


3/23 Introducing eKorean Studies Databases & Internet Resources

Instructor: Youngaie Kim, Visiting Korean Studies Librarian
Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207

Korean collections at Yale are strong in humanities and have substantial holdings in history, literature, language, folklore, religion, arts, films etc. In addition, the East Asia Library has subscribed to a considerable number of Korean databases. This session will introduce to you the most essential eKorean DB, as well as internet resources that are useful for study and research on Korea.


4/8 Know before You Go: Conducting Research in Japan

Instructor: Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for the Japanese Collection
Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207

Are you planning to travel to Japan for your research this summer? This session will show you things you need to know before heading to Japan. It includes:

- Obtaining materials without going to Japan.
- Preparations before you go to Japan.
- Locating archival materials in Japan.
- and more!

Any faculty and students planning a research trip to Japan this summer (or farther out) are welcomed for the purpose of exchanging information about using a range of libraries and research facilities in Japan.

September 27, 2010

Slides for the China Workshop on 9/24

Please click here for the slides I presented at the China Workshop on China-related English-language primary sources on 9/24. Please feel free to contact me (tang.li@yale.edu) if you have any questions.

September 30, 2010

Three upcoming workshops on China in October!

The East Asia Library is pleased to offer three workshops on Chinese resources in October. Please come to join us and learn more about it!

10/14 Introducing Chinese Primary Resources @ Yale

Instructor: Tang Li, Public Services Librarian
Time and Place: 4:30 –5:30 pm, SML 207

Are you looking for primary resources in Chinese for your senior essays, course projects, or research papers? This workshop will introduce Chinese primary resources from Yale library collections. It is intended for those working on China-related senior essays, but it would be also useful for many others who are interested in using Chinese primary resources for their study and research.

10/21 Introducing Chinese Reference Resources: Duxiu 读秀, Chinese Reference Book Database 中国工具书资源全文数据库, and Guji tushu jicheng 古今图书集成

Instructor: Tang Li, Public Services Librarian
Time and Place: 4:30 –5:30 pm, SML 207

Reference resources are always your first stop to start a research. This session will show you three important online Chinese reference resources that are available in the East Asia Library:

Duxiu 读秀, also known as Chinese Google Scholar, a NEW huge content-based database consisting of 600,000,000 full text pages, with very flexible searches (full-text, books, journal and newspaper articles, theses, conference proceedings, etc.).
Chinese Reference Book Database 中国工具书资源全文数据库, a full-text database that includes essential Chinese reference titles such as Hanyu da cidian 汉语大词典, Ci hai 辞海 and Zhongguo dabaike quanshu 中国大百科全书, etc.
Gujin tushu jicheng 古今图书集成, a major Chinese encyclopedia which is now available online.

10/28 Online Resources for Chinese Classical Texts

Instructor: Tang Li, Public Services Librarian
Time and Place: 4:30 –5:30 pm, SML 207

Do you know that the East Asia Library owns a number of Chinese databases that include Chinese classical texts? This session will show you all the resources, including the Siku Quanshu 四庫全書, Scripta Sinica 漢藉電子文獻, etc., and share with you search tips in these databases.

October 1, 2010

Japan workshop on English primary resources

The East Asia Library is going to offer a workshop on Japan related primary resources in Western Languages. Please see the description below.

10/13 Introducing Japanese Primary Resources in Western Languages

Instructors: Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for Japanese Collection
Ellen Hammond, Curator of the East Asia Library

Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207


It is challenging to write a history paper which must include primary sources on Japan when you do not read Japanese. This session will introduce Japanese primary sources in Western languages, including unique archival and rare materials related to Japan at Yale, as well as other library resources such as newspapers and books. Tips on creative uses of primary sources will be provided as part of the session. At the end of session, if there are some interests, we will also provide a brief introduction to Japanese language primary sources including special collections at Yale.

October 15, 2010

Slides for the Chinese Primary Sources Workshop

Please click here for the slides I presented at yesterday's workshop on Chinese primary sources. Please feel free to contact me (tang.li@yale.edu) if you have any questions.

March 7, 2011

East Asia Library April Workshops

The East Asia Library is pleased to offer three workshops on Chinese, Japanese and Korean resources in April. Please come to join us and learn more about it!

4/5 Japan Knowledge: Discover Hidden Treasures and Expand the Knowledge

Instructor: Mr. Yutaka Matsushita from the NetAdvance
Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 218

The East Asia Library has offered Japan Knowledge , a Japanese full-text database for a number of years (http://www.jkn21.com/top/corpdisplay). This workshop will be conducted by a representative from the database producer and will cover all aspects of content and database use. This workshop is most valuable for those who:

1) Are not familiar with the wealth of resources available in the online database (key dictionaries, reference books, periodicals, monograph series, etc.)
2) Would like to urge the producers to consider adding other key resources (this sort of feedback can be very influential in getting new content)


4/7 Know before You Go: Conducting Research in China (Mainland)

Instructor: Tang Li, Public Services Librarian
Guest Speaker: Beatrice S. Bartlett, Emeritus Professor of History
Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207

Are you planning to travel to China (mainland) for your research this summer? This session will share with you tips and experiences before heading to the country. It includes:

- Overview of materials you can find at Yale and in the U.S.
- Locating archival materials in China
- Using archives, library collections, etc. in China
- and more!

We are honored to have Emeritus Professor Beatrice S. Bartlett from Department of History as our guest speaker, who often travels to China for research and recently spent about 6 weeks at the Number One Historical Archives in Beijing last October-November. She will discuss her experiences doing research in China, accessing and using archives and library collections there, and particularly using searchable digitized archives at the Number One.

This workshop is most valuable for those who are planning a research trip this summer or in the future.


4/14 Finding Full-text Journal Articles and Dissertations on Korea: KISS, DBpia, NADL, and More!

Instructor: Youngaie Kim, Visiting Korean Studies Librarian
Time and Place: 4:00 –5:00 pm, SML 207

The East Asia Library has subscribed to a considerable number of Korean databases, including KISS, DBpia, NADL, etc. This session will give you an overview of these resources, and share with you search strategies, particularly on how to find full-text journal articles and dissertations. It will also show you some search tips on finding Korean books in Orbis, the Yale online library catalog.

September 29, 2011

EAL Workshop: Introducing China Geo-Explorer

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Introducing China Geo-Explorer

Instructor: Dr. Shuming Bao, Senior Research Coordinator for China Initiatives, China Data Center, University of Michigan

Time and Place: 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Dr. Bao will introduce and demonstrate the content, features and functionalities of China Geo-Explorer (http://chinadataonline.org/cge/), a new online platform created by China Data Center at University of Michigan which is useful for spatial analysis and research on modern and contemporary China. Please come to join us and learn more about it!

Please note that this is an online presentation hosted by the East Asia Library. You won’t see the instructor’s face, but you can hear his voice from the speakers and ask questions during or after the presentation through a microphone.

About the China Geo-Explorer:

China Geo-Explorer is created by China Data Center at the University of Michigan (UMCDC) and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) of Wuhan University. With this spatial intelligence, you'll be able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.

The East Asia Library is currently having a trial of this platform from September 12 till November 13, 2011. To access the trial database, please go to the following URL: http://chinadataonline.org/cge/. Please note that access to the trial China Geo-Explorer only available from computers on the Yale campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html).

Symposium on the Yale Pre-Modern Japanese Collections

Symposium on the Pre-Modern Japanese Collections at Yale University
Sponsored by the East Asia Library and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University

As part of a multi-year collaborative project with the University of Tokyo's Historiographical Institute to study the remarkable collection of pre-modern historical documents assembled at Yale by Professor Asakawa Kan’ichi in the first half of the 20th century, we are pleased to announce a special symposium to be held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1-4pm on Friday, October 7, 2011.

In addition to four brief presentations by scholars working on different aspects of Edo period history and culture, members of a team of researchers from the Historiographical Institute, led by Professors Ebara Masaharu and Kondo Shigekazu, will speak about their work and recent findings in Yale's pre-modern document collections.

Please see below for more details regarding the presentations, which will be delivered in Japanese. Because seating is limited please be sure to email Haruko Nakamura <haruko.nakamura@yale.edu> if you are interested in attending.

Date: October 7th, 2011
Time: 1-4pm
Place: Beinecke Rare and Manuscripts Library (Rm. 38 & 39)

Presenters:
Tetsuya Sugimori, The Open University of Japan — Kyoto in the Edo period
Fumiko Sugimoto, Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo—Edo period maps
Robert Goree, Columbia University—Illustrated Gazetteers
Fabian Drixler, Yale University—Infanticide and Demography

October 24, 2011

Managing citations in East Asian languages: RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Managing citations in East Asian languages: RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero

Instructor:

Ms. Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for the Japanese Collection
Ms. Tang Li, Public Services Librarian
Ms. Youngaie Kim, Visiting Korean Studies Librarian

Time and Place: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Are you looking for a better tool to incorporate citations to your research paper? This session will introduce to you three most popular citation management software RefWorks, EndNote and Zotero. It includes:

• Highlights and comparison of RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero
• Demonstrations of using these tools for citations in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean
• Tips and experiences

Please come to join us and learn more about it! This workshop is most valuable for those who are not familiar with citation management software and want to make use of them for their paper.

Please let us know if you cannot make to this particular time slot. Depending on the number of responses we get, we may consider offering another session later in November.

March 29, 2012

Drop-in sessions on Chinese online resources start on April 3!

Are you looking for sources in Chinese for your term papers or research projects? Do you know that the Yale East Asia Library actually has subscribed to a number of Chinese online resources covering various time periods and topics? Come to one of our drop-in sessions “Chinese Online Resources @ Yale” by Tang Li, Public Services Librarian & Interim Librarian for the Chinese Collection, to learn more about them!


Session 1
Date: April 3 (Tuesday)
Time and Place: 3:00 pm-4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Session 2
Date: April 5 (Thursday)
Time and Place: 3:00 pm-4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Session 3
Date: April 12 (Thursday)
Time and Place: 3:00 pm-4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)


We hope to see you there!

October 2, 2012

China Workshop on 10/4

CHINA WORKSHOP

Thursday, October 4, 2012 (12:00 PM)

English-Language Resources for Research in the China Field

Tang Li - Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library
Martha Smalley - Special Collections Librarian, The Divinity School
William Massa - Archivist, Yale University Manuscripts & Archives
Ellen Hammond – Curator, East Asia Library

12:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Lunch will be provided.

A panel of speakers will introduce English language primary resources available at Yale for research on China, as well as special collections throughout the libraries that have repositories of Chinese materials. The workshop is intended for those working on senior essays, but would be useful for many others, as well.

Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the East Asia Library

October 9, 2012

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!

November 6, 2012

Managing citations in Chinese and Japanese languages

Friday, November 9, 2012
Managing citations in Chinese and Japanese languages: RefWorks, EndNote, and more!

Instructor:

Denise P. Hersey, Liaison Activities Librarian
Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for the Japanese Collection
Tang Li, Public Services Librarian

Time and Place: 3:30 – 4:30 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Are you looking for a better tool to incorporate citations to your research paper? This session will introduce to you a few popular citation management software such as RefWorks, EndNote, etc. It includes:

• Highlights and comparison of RefWorks, EndNote, etc.
• Demonstrations of using these tools for citations in Chinese and Japanese
• Tips and experiences

Please come to join us! We hope to make this as an informal session, where we can all share experiences and tips together.

Let us know if you cannot make to this particular time slot. Depending on the number of responses we get, we may consider offering another session later.

January 22, 2013

Modeling Chinese Biography

Friday, January 25, 2013
Modeling Chinese Biography: The China Biographical Database (CBDB)


Guest Speaker: Dr. Shih-Pei Chen (陳詩沛), Project Manager, China Biographical Database Project, Fairbank Center, Harvard University

Time and Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

The China Biographical Database (CBDB) (http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k16229) is an online relational database with biographical information about approximately 116,150 individuals (as of January 2012), primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries. While the database can serve as a kind of biographical reference, the main purpose of CBDB is to enable users, working in Chinese or English, to use large quantities of prosopographical data to explore historical questions via the means of statistical, social network, and spatial analyses. Therefore, instead of including only the biographical texts, CBDB structures its data in a relational database so that user can query the data in terms of place, time, office, social associations, and kinship, in addition to person names, and thus enables prosopography.

In this talk, we will focus on demonstrating the standalone version of CBDB, a Microsoft Access relational database package with the whole CBDB dataset, as well as its built-in queries such as Query by Methods of Entry into Government, Query Office Holding, Query Kinship, and Query Social Networks. The standalone database can also output query results in formats that can be analyzed with geographic information system and social network analysis software, which we will demonstrate as well.

Please come to join us and learn more about it! This talk is sponsored by the East Asia Library and Council on East Asian Studies.

February 5, 2013

Computer Tools for the Study of East Asian Humanities

A SCOPA FORUM

Computer Tools for the Study of East Asian Humanities

Professor Michael Hunter
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale

Friday February 15, 2:30 pm
SML International Room

We all use computers for our studies, research, and/or teaching, but some of the most time-saving and work-reducing computer tools are not widely known to scholars. In this talk, Professor Michael Hunter will introduce some of the software and hardware he has found indispensable in his own work, including note-taking and bibliography applications. Although the talk will be Mac-centric, the same principles apply to other operating systems

About SCOPA
Yale University Library's Standing Committee on Professional Awareness, SCOPA, strives to encourage professional growth and the development of librarianship as a dynamic profession. SCOPA organizes a regular series of forums devoted to a wide range of topics concerning initiatives in Yale libraries and academic libraries in general. SCOPA welcomes suggestions concerning possible future forums.

April 16, 2013

Drop-in sessions on Chinese, Japanese, & Korean resources

Are you looking for sources in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean for your final papers or research projects? Do you know that the Yale East Asia Library actually has a large number of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean resources covering various time periods and topics? Come to one of the following drop-in sessions starting on THURSDAY (4/18) and meet with our librarians to learn more about them!


Session 1
Date: April 18 (Thursday)
Time: 3:00 pm-4:00 PM
Place: Room 213, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Office)

Session 2
Date: April 19 (Friday)
Time: 11:00 am—12:00 PM & 3:00 pm-4:00 PM
Place: Room 213, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Office)

Session 3
Date: April 25 (Thursday)
Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 PM
Place: Room 213, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Office)

Session 4
Date: April 26 (Friday)
Time: 11:00 am—12:00 PM & 3:00 pm-4:00 PM
Place: Room 213, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Office)

We hope to see you there!

September 25, 2013

Oct 3: China Workshop

CHINA WORKSHOP

Thursday, October 3, 2013

English-Language Resources for Research in the China Field

Tang Li - Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library
William Massa - Archivist, Yale University Manuscripts & Archives
Michael Meng – Librarian for Chinese Studies, East Asia Library
Martha Smalley - Special Collections Librarian, The Divinity School

Time and Place: 12:00 PM, Room L01A & B, Bass Library

Lunch will be provided.

A panel of speakers will introduce English language primary resources available at Yale for research on China, as well as special collections throughout the libraries that have repositories of Chinese materials. The workshop is intended for those working on senior essays, but would be useful for many others, as well.

Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the East Asia Library

October 8, 2013

Oct 16: Computer Tools for the Study of East Asian Humanities

Computer Tools for the Study of East Asian Humanities

Professor Michael Hunter
Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale


Wednesday, October 16, 2:30 pm
Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library

We all use computers for our studies, research, and/or teaching, but some of the most time-saving and work-reducing computer tools are not widely known to scholars. In this talk, Professor Michael Hunter will introduce some of the software and hardware he has found indispensable in his own work, including note-taking and bibliography applications. Although the talk will be Mac-centric, the same principles apply to other operating systems.

We hope to see many of you there at Professor Hunter’s talk next Wednesday!

October 29, 2013

Nov 6 -- Online Korean Historical Resources @ Yale

EAST ASIA LIBRARY WORKSHOP

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Online Korean Historical Resources @ Yale: KRpia, Kdatabase, Zininzin History Culture Series and more!

Youngaie Kim -- Visiting Korean Studies Librarian
Time and Place: 2:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library

Are you looking for Korean historical materials for your study and research? Do you know that the East Asia Library has subscribed to a number of Korean databases which contain a lot of historical materials from pre-modern to contemporary periods? This workshop will introduce to you several essential databases on Korean history, such as KRpia (a full-text collection of Korean classical works), Kdatabase (integrated database of Korean modern and contemporary history), Zininzin History Culture Series, and more!

We hope to see many of you there!

November 8, 2013

Nov 14: Chinese Electronic Resources Clinic

EAST ASIA LIBRARY WORKSHOP

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chinese Electronic Resources Clinic

Michael Meng -- Librarian for Chinese Studies
Time and Place: 4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library

Electronic resources have become increasingly more important for conducting research in Chinese studies. However, there have been so many new ones available during the past several years. While some of them have specific restrictions on web browser or user number, some would require inputting log-in information or installing viewing software. The session intends to help the researchers to have a better experience in getting access to the Chinese databases.

In addition to offering a quick survey of the electronic resources currently subscribed by the Yale Library, the session will be focusing more on several newly acquired and on-trial databases such as Erudition (中國基本古籍庫、申報、中國方志庫), Airiti Library and others. Participants are welcomed to discuss their research needs on Chinese e-resources, so the library can plan ahead for using limited acquisition funds in the future. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own laptops to the session.

We hope to see many of you there!

November 19, 2013

Nov. 22 -- Managing citations in Chinese and Japanese languages: Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, and More!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Managing citations in Chinese and Japanese languages: Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, and More!

Session 1: Zotero

Instructors: Sarah Calhoun, Librarian for South Asian Studies; Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for Japanese Studies; Tang Li, Public Services Librarian

Time and Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Session 2: RefWorks and EndNote

Instructors: Lei Wang, Instructional Design Librarian; Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for Japanese Studies; Tang Li, Public Services Librarian

Time and Place: 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Are you looking for a better tool to incorporate citations to your research paper? Consisting of two sessions, this workshop will introduce to you a few popular citation management software such as Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, etc. It includes:

• Highlights and comparison of Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, etc.
• Demonstrations of using these tools for citations in English, Chinese and Japanese
• Tips and experiences

Please come to join us! We hope to make this as an informal gathering, where we can all share experiences and tips together.

March 18, 2014

APRIL 9 -- 关于敦煌唐代《法华经变》研究的几个问题 (Talk in Chinese by Wang Xudong and Zhang Yuanlin, Dunhuang Research Academy)

关于敦煌唐代《法华经变》研究的几个问题

LECTURE IN CHINESE BY

Wang Xudong 王旭东, Deputy Director
Zhang Yuanlin 张元林, Researcher
Dunhuang Research Academy 敦煌研究院

本报告主要探讨三个问题。首先,探讨敦煌莫高窟唐前期(618-784年)第217窟、108窟、31窟、23窟这四窟中曾长期被视为敦煌《法华经变》的4幅经变画的重新定名问题。报告者在比较、分析了学术界存在的几种不同观点后,认同《佛顶尊胜陀罗尼经变》的新定名,并认为新定名颠覆了学界对敦煌法华图像发展、演变历史的传统认知。其次,在上述讨论的基础上,报告者进一步探讨敦煌唐代前期《法华经变》的表现形式,认为敦煌《法华经变》画面表现在唐前期尚未定型,仍处于沿袭和探索阶段;第三,报告者探讨唐后期(784-907年)《法华经变》的表现形式及其渊源。认为敦煌《法华经变》在中唐时期(吐蕃占领时期,784-848年)才最终定型,但并非唐前期《法华经变》的自然、逻辑式演变,而很可能是受到《西方净土变》或《弥勒经变》构图影响的结果。此外,报告者还指出了唐代敦煌《法华经变》画面中出现的穿插、混同、借用等现象。

Wednesday April 9
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Room 218
Sterling Memorial Library

Light lunch will be provided.Sponsored by the East Asia Library and Council on East Asian Studies.

April 9, 2014

April 11 -- Discover East Asian Sources in HathiTrust Digital Library – A "Scholarly" Google Books

Friday, April 11, 2014

Discover East Asian Sources in HathiTrust Digital Library – A "Scholarly" Google Books

Instructors: Tang Li (Public Services Librarian), Haruko Nakamura (Librarian for Japanese Studies), Michael Meng (Librarian for Chinese Studies)

Time and Place: 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Room 207, Sterling Memorial Library (East Asia Library Classroom)

Have you heard of HathTrust Digital Library, a so-called “scholarly” version of Google Books? Do you know it includes millions of online books, many of which are in East Asian languages? And do you know search results of this database can be varied from different institutions? This workshop will give you an overview of HathiTrust Digital Library including its content and functionality, show & tell East Asian sources in HathiTrust, and share with you search tips and experiences with this huge digital library.

Please come to join us! We hope to make this as an informal gathering, where we can all share experiences and tips together.