e-Bulletin (Jul 2019, Issue 123)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Humanities

The Library has subscribed three full text Chinese databases via the platform of Quan Guo Bao Kan Suo Yin (全國報刊索引). Each of them covers historical periodicals or newspapers in different periods:

晚清期刊全文數據庫 Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database (1833-1991)

The database contains over 500,000 pieces of historical documents from 500 periodicals published during 1833 to 1911. It covers most of the periodicals published during critical times known as Opium Wars, Westernization Movement, Reform Movement of 1898 and Revolution of 1911.

民國時期期刊全文數據庫  第1-5輯 Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949)

The database has around 10,000,000 pieces of literature in about 20,000 periodicals published between 1911 and 1949. It covers a wide range of disciplines including politics, military, economic, education, religion, etc. The literature enriches digital resources for the concerned period and helps to restore historical memories.

字林洋行中英文報紙全文數據庫 North China daily news & Herald newspapers and Hong lists (1850-1851)

Seven historical newspapers in Chinese and English in the database were published between 1850 and 1951. They recorded detailed social events over a century in modern China, and interpreted the tortuous historical development from different perspective. View the leaflet and know more about the following newspapers.

The North-China Herald《北華捷报》
The North-China Daily News《字林西報》
The North-China Desk Hong List《字林西報行名錄》
The Chinese Shipping List & Advertiser《上海新報》
Xiao Xian Bao《消閑報》,Hu Bao《滬報》,Han Bao《漢報》

For studies and research in literature in English and related disciplines, you may try the following Library databases:


JSTOR (short for Journal Storage) is a highly selective digital library of academic content. Founded in 1995 as a not-for-profit organization to digitize back issues of academic journals, JSTOR now includes current journals, books, and primary source materials across all subject areas, including Language and Literature, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Area Studies, and Classical Studies.

The MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography indexes journals, books, and other publications in all aspects of modern languages and literature. Produced by by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the searchable database contains over 2.8 million records, with coverage of literature from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

Bibliography of Asian Studies is a comprehensive Western-language database for research on East, Southeast and South Asia published by the Association for Asian Studies. Although cross-disciplinary in coverage, BAS maintains a special focus on the humanities and social sciences.

Translation Studies Bibliography

Translation Studies Bibliography indexes a broad range of publications in Translation and Interpreting (T&I) Studies, the young discipline dealing with transfer and mediation. It covers such areas as intra- and interlingual translation, adaptation, intercultural communication, localization, multimedia translation, and more.

Theatre in Video

Theatre in Video contains hundreds of videos, including definitive performances of the world’s most important plays. Contains multiple productions of selected plays, and interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors. Allows cross-searching and side-by-side comparisons of productions.


Kanopy is a video streaming platform with a collection of over 26,000 films from 800 producers such as New Day Films, Ronin, and Village Roadshow. Browse the extensive collection by categories such as Movies and the Arts, and refine by sub-categories such as Literature and Performing Arts.

Media Resources

Palace for the people = 人民宮: 建築巡禮

[NA682.S62 P342 2018 DVD]

“本片回顧社會主義時代最具意義且充滿象徵性的五棟建築物,敘述20世紀下半[葉]東歐歷史性的經典時刻:位於索菲亞的國立文化宮、莫斯科國立大學、布加勒斯特的羅馬尼亞議會宮、貝爾格勒的塞爾維亞宮殿與柏林的共和國宮。這些建築物都是地球上獨一無二的雄偉指標,也都是當年引領潮流走在尖端的代表,象徵著當時蓬勃發展的社會。本片透過各種視角,為觀眾揭開社會主義時代的神秘面紗,以及未浮出檯面不為人知的密,讓觀眾全方位檢視這些建築物現在的樣貌。" — from this DVD container

Palace for the people = 人民宮: 建築巡禮

Kusama infinity = 點止草間彌生

[N7359.K87 K86 2019 DVD]

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her--the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was a particular shame. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry, and novels. Director Heather Lenz brings audience to experience the infinity world of this remarkable artist. Selected by Sundance Film Festival for US Documentary Competition.

Kusama infinity = 點止草間彌生