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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Gateway to Korean Studies Materials

Gateway to Korean Studies Materials

Provided by the Center for Korean Studies Materials in the Academy of Korean Studies, this webpage lists about 90 online resources on Korean history and culture. These resources are from 22 institutions in South Korea, particularly the Academy of Korean Studies, National Institute of Korean History, and Gyujianggak Archives at Seoul National University. Most, if not all, of the resources should be freely accessible on the web.

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Taiwan History Digital Library 台灣歷史數位圖書館

Taiwan History Digital Library 台灣歷史數位圖書館

Developed at the National Taiwan University, Taiwan History Digital Library (THDL) is a database of primary source collections in Taiwan history. It provides full-text search, metadata search, and other features. The database currently contains two collections: the Collection of Taiwan-related Documents in the Ming-Qing Imperial Archives and the Collection of Land Deeds in Taiwan, with a total of over 60,000 items in full-text. THDL also provides several online research tools.

Access to THDL is free, but researchers will need to apply for an account first.

The THDL website lists a number of related publications, including this English-language article:
Chen et al., (2007) On Building a Full-Text Digital Library of Historical Documents. Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Vol. 4822. [PDF link]

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Densho Digital Archive

Densho Digital Archive.

This resource is part of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project. The Archive “holds over 400 visual histories (more than 800 hours of recorded video interviews) and over 10,700 historic photos, documents, and newspapers. The archive is growing as Densho continues to record life histories and collect images and records. These primary sources document the Japanese American experience from immigration in the early 1900s through redress in the 1980s with a strong focus on the World War II mass incarceration” (Densho). To access the database, a user can either create a free account or use the Guest account provided by Densho.

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Antique Maps of China

Antique Maps of China.

Based on the collections in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library, this resource “includes more than 230 maps, charts, pictures, books and atlases. It represents almost all samples of China maps produced by European cartographers from the 16th to 19th centuries. This cartographic archive vividly records the long history of cross-cultural exchanges between China and the West” (HKUST Library).

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Encyclopedia of CPC History 党史百科

Encyclopedia of CPC History 党史百科.

Developed by the affiliated website of People’s Daily, the official organ of the Communist Party of China (CPC), this resource currently provides over 2000 entries on individuals, events, documents, places, and terms relevant to the history of the CPC. Understandably the entries usually follow the official CPC line on controversial issues. It also provides links to full-text documents, including selected works of Mao Zedong and other major CPC leaders.

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Korean Historical Connection

Korean Historical Connection.

Maintained by the faculty and students at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea, the Korean Historical Connection provides online searchable bibliographies on history, including Korean history, Asian history, and Western history. The works covered in the bibliographies are written in Korean.

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