Oberlin in Shansi Digital Collection

Oberlin in Shansi Digital Collection

Developed at Oberlin College, this online digital collection “documents the activity of Oberlinians in Asia from the 1880s to the 1950s. This teaching and research collection contains materials from the Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association Records and personal paper collections, and it represents a small percentage of the total amount of materials in the College Archives that relate to the work of missionaries and Shansi Representatives in China and as well as other countries.

To learn more about the collection, please read the full introduction to the Oberlin in Shansi digital collection.”

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Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database)

Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database).

Edited by Ad Dudink and Nicolas Standaert of the K.U. Leuven in Netherlands, this bibliographical database “is a research database of primary and secondary sources concerning the cultural contacts between China and Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (from 1582 to ca. 1840)… The primary sources are ca. 1050 Chinese texts documents dating from roughly the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They include printed books, manuscripts, pamphlets and maps. There are over 4000 secondary sources, which, if applicable, are linked to the primary sources.” (CCT-Database)

Note that there is no automatic conversion between traditional and simplified Chinese characters, so search in both and pinyin is recommended. Windows Vista users may experience problems with opening internal links.

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Taiwan Theological Theses/Articles Index and Abstracts 台灣神學論文檢索摘要系統

Taiwan Theological Theses/Articles Index and Abstracts 台灣神學論文檢索摘要系統.

Developed by the Taiwan Seminary, this database provides:

  • index of articles published on the annual journal of the Taiwan Seminary (some abstracts available);
  • index of graduate theses from three Presbyterian seminaries in Taiwan (some abstracts and fulltext available);
  • index of graduate theses from the South East Asia Graduate School of Theology (with abstracts and fulltext since 1998).

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USC Korean Digital Archive

USC Korean Digital Archive.

Developed by the University of Southern California Library, this resource currently has 151 photos from the Reverend Corwin & Nellie Taylor collection. The Taylors were Methodist missionaries to Korea from 1908 to about 1922.

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Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Archives

Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Archives 香港天主教教區檔案.

This is the website of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Archives. It provides access to the catalog of the Archives, digitized rare books, and statistics concerning the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese. Currently the site is not searchable.

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Yale University Divinity Library: Digital Collections

Yale University Divinity Library: Digital Collections.

Including several collections relevant to China studies, such as

Elder John Lai’s Archives 賴永祥長老史料庫

Elder John Lai’s Archives 賴永祥長老史料庫.

This website centers around John Lai 賴永祥, a librarian, scholar, and elder in the Taiwanese Christian community. With a search engine, this resource has three parts:

  • the full text of John Lai’s “Kau-hoe-su-oe” 《教會史話》, a collection of articles on the history of Christianity in Taiwan;
  • Lai’s scrapbook files, apparently the primary sources used for his writings;
  • Lai’s personal bio and family history.

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