"All contributions are written by an international team of European, Asian, Australian and American experts, carefully selected from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. Originally published and warmly received in German (edited by the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg, published by WBG, Darmstadt, 2003), this English translation, including a statistical data update, will serve both English-language students and faculty in conveniently providing a wealth of reliable and solid information on China. With illustrations, maps, tables, ample indices and bibliographies."
A digital library of more than 4,000 Chinese picture books (连环画), accompanied with approximately 700 audio files in Mandarin Chinese (approximately 500 books), Uyghur (100 books), and Kazakh (50 books). Browseable by categories: Classic Novels; Mythology; Idiom Stories; Red Classics; Juvenile Literature; Martial Arts Novels; Contemporary Chinese Literature; Foreign Literature, etc. Included in the collection is the picture book series (连环画报), published, since 1951, by the People's Fine Arts Publishing House. Also included is a reference source, Lianhuanhua baike (连环画百科 = Chinese picture book encyclopedia), which provides brief introductory articles about the Chinese picture book history, tradition, theories, techniques, and also a biographical dictionary of famous picture book artists.
Mass education materials published in Hong Kong and in Mainland China, particularly Shanghai, in the years 1947-1954. These cartoon books, pamphlets, postcards and magazines, on topics such as foreign threats to Chinese security, Chinese relations with the Soviet Union, industrial and agricultural production, and marriage reform, were produced by both Kuomintang (Nationalist) and Gongchantang (Communist) supporters.
A database of Chinese posters from the collections of Professor Stefan Landsberger, the International Institute of Social History (IISH, Amsterdam, Netherlands), and anonymous private collectors. Suggested themes:
- Iron Women, Foxy Ladies
- Models and Martyrs
This database is a joint project by the Heidelberg Digital Humanities Unit, the Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA), Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, and the University of Washington. It provides a single platform where one can search and view the resources from WoMag, Xiaobao, and the Funü zazhi. Its content includes image scans, advertising inserts, and illustrations. Its bilingual metadata (keywords and biographical information on editors, authors and individuals represented in illustrations and advertisements) makes the content accessible to non-Chinese speaking scholars
An open-access image resource, developed as a University of Bristol Department of Historical Studies project. Included are digitized images of photographs of China taken between 1850 and 1950 from several collections--in particular from Historical Photographs of China, the Sir Robert Hart Collection, and Joseph Needham's Photographs of Wartime China--and from Google Books.
A catalog of historical Chinese films, provided by Institute of Asian Studies (IrAsia). For most films, information includes plot summary in English. Many films are in the public domain and accessible through the site.
Provides citations on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide since 1971 in western-language periodical articles, individually authored monographs (through 1991 only), chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften, etc. Updated regularly.
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