Nihon Gaiko Bunsho (1867-1926) 日本外交文書デジタルアーカイブ

Nihon Gaiko Bunsho (1867-1926) 日本外交文書デジタルアーカイブ.

Provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, this resource includes the digitized version of Nihon Gaiko Bunsho (documents on Japanese foreign policy), covering the Meiji and Taisho eras (1867-1926). Users can browse the volumes by downloading the required DjVu viewer, but will not be able to conduct full-text search. Toshio Takagi of Australian National University first reported this to the Eastlib listserv.

The print version of Nihon Gaiko Bunsho may be available in a library near you.

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Taiwan Periodicals Under Japanese Rule 日治時期期刊

Taiwan Periodicals Under Japanese Rule 日治時期期刊.

Developed by the National Taiwan Library (NTL), this database can be used to find articles in 79 periodicals (in Japanese language) that were published in the period of Japanese occupation (1895-1945). The citations are freely available over the Internet and the articles can be downloaded remotely with NTL card.

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Taiwan Art Exhibition (1927-1943) Database 台灣美術展覽會資料庫

Taiwan Art Exhibition (1927-1943) Database 台灣美術展覽會資料庫.

Led by Dr. Yen Chuan-ying 顏娟英 of Academia Sinica, this project includes images and sources about 16 Taiwan art exhibitions from 1927 to 1943 and 2144 artworks, in addition to the information about the artists. These exhibitions took place when Taiwan was under the Japanese colonial rule.

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Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR)

Japan Center for Asian Historical Records(JACAR).

An initiative of the National Archives of Japan, “JACAR is a digital database testifying to Japan’s historical relations in Asia as well as elsewhere. This site provides access to official documents—dating from the Meiji era through 1945—of the Japanese Cabinet, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the Army and Navy. In an effort to share history as it has been documented, JACAR’s archives showcase the original records, including full images of the documents, all in digitized form, on an unprecedented scale”.

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Mokpo Photo Gallery 木浦写真館

Mokpo Photo Gallery 木浦写真館.

Created by the Matsubara Laboratory at Kyushu University, this resource provides digitized maps and photos related to Mokpo, the “Japanese Street” in the colonial Korea.

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Lafayette College East Asia Image Collections

Lafayette College East Asia Image Collections.

Based on the collections held at Lafayette College Libraries in Pennsylvania, this resource “is an open-access archive of digitized photographs, negatives, postcards, and slides of colonial Taiwan (1900-1945) and occupied Japan (1947-52)” (Lafayette College Libraries). It consists of the following sub-collections – Gerald & Rella Warner collections of postcards, negatives, and slides, Michael Lewis collection of postcards, and Colonial Pictorial Works (two albums).

    In addition, the Lin Chia-feng (林佳楓) Family Postcard Collection is in the process of being added. A integrated search engine is provided.

    The link and description was updated on April 30, 2010, based on Dr. Paul D. Barclay‘s message to H-Asia (dated 4/29/10) and the resource website.

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