Posts tagged ‘politics’

Digital National Security Archive

Our library has access to the large new database of Digital National Security Archives of the United States, which might be very useful to anyone interested in Chinese, Japanese or Korean politics.

The DNSA contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. The resource now includes 38 collections consisting of over 94,000 meticulously indexed documents with a total of 650,000 pages. Each of these collections covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.
Compiled by top scholars and experts, this archive includes glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs.

Search the archive by going to the search page of the Digital National Security Archive and filling in ‘China’ for example. One can refine by document type (i.e. Classified, Top Secret etc.) and add extra keywords.

Here is a list of all available collections, but especially interesting to us are the following:

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December 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Qiushi 求是

We have fulltext access from anywhere inside Leiden University to the English version of Qiushi 求是, the main organ of the Chinese Communist party. The English version started in 2009, so we have access to Qiushi from their first English issue.

Of course, one can also read the original Chinese version of Qiushi 求是 through the large ejournal portal ‘China Ademic Journals‘ (CAJ). We have access to all issues since 1958.

August 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

China academic journals (CAJ)

Since November 2010 we have access to China Academic Journals [中国期刊全文数据库], a vast collection of Chinese electronic journals. Our license covers four major subjects, resulting in access to over 4,000 journals:

You can search this ejournal database by pinyin or in Chinese characters. Most journals are covered from their first issue, since we have access to all of the archives. Once one has found an article, there is an abstract, plus a list of links to all articles cited inside the article. Furthermore, the list of ‘similar documents’ is really useful – it not only searches through the whole CAJ database for other materials covering the same subject, but also the databases of the Chinese Masters’ (CMFD) and Doctoral Dissertations (CDFD), plus the Chinese Yearbooks. The CAJ fulltext journal database works for multiple concurrent users and is definitely worth checking out!

The Staatsbibliothek Berlin has put a user Guide CAJ [PDF] online. Please note you can only access the fulltext journals from inside the library network, or after logging in with your university password from home.

March 25, 2011 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

foreign relations and world politics

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April 14, 2010 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

politics and government

April 14, 2010 at 9:52 am Leave a comment


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