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Asahi Kikuzou II visual 朝日聞蔵IIビジュアル

The Asahi Kikuzou is the online database of one of Japan’s leading newspapers Asahi Shimbun. The Asahi Kikuzou database offers full access to all national and most regional publications of the Asahi Shimbun since its inauguration. Aside from newspaper articles, the database contains a popular wordbook, a person database and a historical photo archive.

After pressing the big green button saying “Enter (SSL)” you are taken to the main screen with five different tabs. They give access to the following sources: (more…)


May 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

Colonial-period Korea

Our new resource Colonial-period Korea is a collection of scanned publications from Korea’s colonial period (1876-1945), which includes almost 300 works: more than 62,000 pages in Japanese, 18,000 pages of Western (in most cases English) early impressions of Korea, and Korean texts (16,000 pages). (more…)

November 21, 2011 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

CHANT : Chinese Ancient Texts database

Our access to the Chinese Ancient texts database has been renewed! CHANT is a fulltext database with the following:

    By material:

  • 甲骨文 jiaguwen : inscriptions on oracle bones and tortoise shells;
  • 金文 jinwen: inscriptions on bronze vessels;
  • 竹简帛书I zhujian boshu I: inscriptions on ‘bamboo and silk’ I;
  • 竹简帛书II zhujian boshu II: inscriptions on ‘bamboo and silk’ II;
    By time period:

  • 先秦两汉 xian Qin liang Han: Early Qin and Eastern and Western Han dynasty;
  • 魏晋南北朝 Wei Jin Nanbei chao: Wei, Jin and the Northern and Southern Dynasties.

When following the link to CHANT, press the button saying ‘For IP User Only 只限IP用戶’ to access the database, then choose the texts you would like to read.
Sometimes the ancient characters in CHANT are not showing correctly (only showing a square box); the site wants you to download special fonts for Windows. Hopefully there will be an update at some time to tackle this annoying problem.

August 25, 2011 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

Cambridge History of China

The original editors to this (still unfinished) series are John K. Fairbank † and Denis Twitchett †, assisted by scholars of each particular time period. Every volume is made up of serveral chapters, written by experts in the field. Each article gives an overview of a certain subject, often bringing to light new materials and viewpoints.

There are not only many footnotes in the text itself, but also a long list of references with each chapter title – listed separately in the online version with added SFX button (please note the catalog search often is lost in Wade Giles to pinyin-translation, plus there is the famous name-surname confusion unworthy of this Cambridge Histories online version).

The last chapter of each volume is often made up of a very useful bibliography. Furthermore, most volumes contain bibliographic essays, reviewing primary sources and secundary materials of the given period. (more…)

June 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Siku Quanshu 四库全书

Our library has access to the Siku Quanshu 四库全书, the “Complete Library in the Four Branches of Literature”. These over 3400 works in the four traditional divisions of Chinese learning (classical, historical, philosophical, and literary), are a huge compilation of 36,000 volumes of Chinese texts ordered by the Qianlong emperor of the Qing dynasty in 1773, which took more than 10 years to complete. (more…)

June 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Oxford Scholarship online

In May 2011, Leiden University Libraries got licensed access to Oxford Scholarship Online, a collection of fulltext ebooks published by Oxford University Press. The Leiden University Libraries have currently access to 491 titles in the collections Classical studies, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Religion. (more…)

May 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

PLA Daily 解放军报 trial until June 21

The library has trial access to PLA Daily or Jiefang jun bao 解放军报, the official daily of the People’s Liberation Army. There is access to all issues from 1956 up to now until June 21, so be sure to take a look if you are interested!
[please note the link above only works from inside the university network, or from home after logging in with your university account]

May 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

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