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Nine Modes Manual Online《九宮大成》電子版

2021-05-14 09:20 | News

Nine Modes Manual Online

The Nine Modes Comprehensive Northern and Southern Lyric Melody Manual (Jiugong dacheng nanbei ci gongpu), commonly abbreviated to Nine Modes Manual (Jiugong dacheng or JGDC), is one of the oldest and most comprehensive collections of Chinese vocal melodies in existence. Completed in the ninth year of the Qianlong Emperor’s reign (1744), the imperially commissioned anthology organizes pieces of diverse origins by region (“North” and “South”) and traditional mode-key categories. It provides rhythmic and melodic notations for performing pieces in the Kun aria singing style popular among elites at the time.

The Nine Modes Manual Online website is a digitization of this full collection by the Department of Chinese Culture for purposes of researching traditional Chinese poetry and vocal arts. It allows users to view originals (“full-text”), prosodic analyses of pieces of the same title (“prosody”), and machine-generated sheet music notations (“sheet”). One may search for and compare pieces and lines using a wide range of filtering parameters, and tools for analyzing aspects of melody, rhythm, prosody, and their interactions are also provided.




Publishing with Cell Press in Material Science

2021-05-11 11:14 | News

Thinking of publishing your next paper in a Cell Press journal? Wish to get some tips from the editors?

In this webinar, Dr. Jiqing Sun, Scientific Editor from Matter, will share with you the editorial process and some tips of publishing in Cell Press journals. The following topics will be discussed:  

  • Cell Press and the Journal Introduction
  • In house editorial and peer review process
  • Editor's insights

Matter is a new journal from Cell Press and a sister journal to Cell, Chem and Joule. It publishes high-profile papers in the field of material science, providing a platform for the innovative material papers from all fields, including bio-material, energy material and optical material, etc. Matter has been indexed in Web of Science SCIE since Oct 2020.

All postgraduate students and staff in material science and related fields are welcome!

Date: 25 May 2021 (Tue)
Time: 2:30 - 4:00pm
Platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
Speaker: Dr. Jiqing Sun (Scientific Editor of Matter, Cell Press)

Register Now!
Registration will close on the day before the scheduled webinar.

About the Speaker:

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Jiqing Sun is the Scientific Editor of Matter, Cell Press. He received dual Ph.D. degrees from Griffith University (Australia) and NCNST (CAS, China). He specializes in emerging two-dimensional materials and carbon-based materials. His doctoral work focused on the field of electrochemistry, including oxygen-involved electrochemical reactions and batteries.

Hearty gift ❤ for our Social Media Followers

2021-05-04 13:45 | News

For PolyU staff & student only

We have prepared a gift for our social media followers – a combo of keyring and mobile phone stand homemade at Markerspace@Library.
Come and redeem the gift at the Enquiry Counter, P/F, Library from 3 - 14 May.

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Also, we wish the Best of Luck on Your Exams!

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中國方志庫 (Trial)

2021-05-03 14:52 | News


  1. To access the trial, choose "Ancient Classics" and click "Login"
  2. One concurrent user only

Expiry date: 31 May 2021

陝甘寧青史地文獻匯編 (Trial)

2021-04-30 08:41 | News

Expiry date: 31 May 2021

People's Daily - Renmin Ribao (1946 - Present) (Trial)

2021-04-13 13:09 | News

This newspaper resource is updated daily and is the official voice of the central government of the People’s Republic of China to announce policies and disseminate governmental, political and economic messages to the public and the world.

Expiry date: 12 May 2021

SAGE Video (Trial)

2021-04-12 11:48 | News

SAGE Video provides educational videos across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support research and learning needs. The following collections are opened for trial :

  • Business & Management
  • Education
  • Media, Communication & Cultural Studies
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Sociology

Expiry date: 31 May 2021

McGraw-Hill AccessEngineering (Trial)

2021-04-12 11:16 | News

This is an engineering reference and teaching platform covering interdisciplinary engineering content integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools. Selected handbooks and textbooks are included.

Expiry date: 9 May 2021