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:
The database contains over 500,000 pieces of historical documents from 500 periodicals published during 1833 to 1911.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.
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.
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
The North-China Daily News
The North-China Desk Hong List
The Chinese Shipping List & Advertiser
Xiao Xian Bao
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.
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 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 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 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.