NLC Collection of Republican Period Publications 中国国家图书馆特色资源(民国专栏)

NLC Collection of Republican Period Publications 中国国家图书馆特色资源(民国专栏).

Developed by the National Library of China, this online collection of Republican period (1913-1949) publications includes full images of over 8000 books, full images of over 8000 legal documents, and the full text of over 4000 periodicals.

Adobe Reader 7.0 and above (Chinese version) is recommended for reading full text.

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Laws and Regulations of the Republic of China (Taiwan) 全國法規資料庫

Laws and Regulations of the Republic of China (Taiwan) 全國法規資料庫入口網站.

Developed by the Ministry of Justice, Taiwan, this database provides laws and regulations at both “central” and local levels, international conventions, Grand Justices Council reports, and agreements with mainland China.

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Baidu Chinese Law Search

Baidu Chinese Law Search 百度法律.

A free legal database built by the Chinese search engine company Baidu. Can be used to find laws and regulations at both central and regional levels. To find national or “central” laws, add “中央法规” to the search query.

Asian Law Online Bibliographic Database (U. Melbourne)

Access here.

Developed by the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne, the bibliographic database “is a collection of English language materials on Asian laws available throughout the world and includes books, chapters in books, journal articles and theses. It does not include newspapers, magazines, conference papers or unpublished articles.” – Asian Law Centre, U. Meibourne

East Asia Law Review (U. Penn)

Posted on behalf of Yuni Yan, an editor of the East Asia Law Review:

“The East Asia Law Review (EALR) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School functions both as an independent, student-edited journal, and a group for Penn Law students interested in comparative legal issues in East Asia. The mission of EALR is to provide a forum for the study of the law of East Asian nations. The East Asia Law Review is committed to addressing current cutting-edge legal developments in Asia. Recognizing an existing gap in the literature exclusively dedicated to the region, we seek to provide a forum where scholars and students may contribute to the development of legal affairs within the region. To this end we seek to publish a journal and to host a variety of events within the Penn legal community in an effort to inform our peers and colleagues about recent developments in the regional jurisprudence.”

National Diet Library (Japan) OPAC and Online Resources

Access the NDL-OPAC here. In addition to find bibliographic records of the NDL holdings, it also provides links to digital copies of over 100,000 volumes of books published prior to 1912. NDL-OPAC provides access to Zasshi Kiji Sakuin, the Japanese Periodical Index, as well.

NDL also provides a whole host of online resources (see the complete list). These resources include:

Japan Law Translation

Japan Law Translation.

“On April 1, 2009, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in Japan introduced it’s new online search interface for the Japanese government’s English translations of laws. The page also includes a search interface for the Japanese government’s “Standard Bilingual Dictionary,” a glossary produced by the government to standardize the English translation of legal terminology.

The powerful interface allows users to search with English or Japanese terms. “Keyword in Context” searching lets you search the full text of laws, and displays the hits in the context of the text in the laws. Laws may be retrieved in several convenient formats: bilingual side-by-side, bilingual alternating text, English only, or Japanese only. To the left of the law text, a clickable table of contents allows users to move efficiently through the text of the law to sections of interest. Any of these can be printed through your browser’s print function, or you can opt for downloading the translations in either PDF, Word File, Text file, or XML format.”  – Rob Britt, U. of Washington

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