• Over 2000 titles are included in the Chinese ebooks and eReference databases. The introductory guide with the Viewer information can be accessed from the main page top right corner "Help" link.

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  • Covers all subjects on the humanities and the social sciences pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia. BAS includes citations to Western-language periodical articles, monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc. dating back as far back as 1791.

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  • The catalog of the Center for Research Libraries which has a large collection of primary sources and other unique materials. CRL collections are available via Interlibrary Loan.

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  • Full-text electronic versions of Chinese academic periodicals in Series F: Literature/History/Philosophy (1915- ) and Series G: Politics/Military Affairs/Law (2005- ). Except for those journals in the Century Journal Project, most journal coverage is limited to the above subscription starting year to present. Please note that searches may retrieve articles outside KU's full-text coverage which you will not be able to download. Please use Interlibrary Loan service to request these materials.

    To access the Chinese interface to the database, please click here.

    Technical Requirements: Full text may be downloaded using Acrobat Reader with Simplified Chinese font pack for Adobe Acrobat Reader (please click here).

    Cross-database search is available for: China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database (CDFD), China Masters' Theses Full-text Database (CMFD), China Core Newspaper database (CCND), and China Proceedings of Conference full text database (CPFD) and China Academic Journals (CAJ) Full-text Database.

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  • Cross-database search is available for: China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database (CDFD), China Masters' Theses Full-text Database (CMFD), China Core Newspaper database (CCND), and China Proceedings of Conference full text database (CPFD) and China Academic Journals (CAJ) Full-text Database.

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  • China Data Online offers comprehensive statistics and economic information on China. Database includes 1) Yearly Macroeconomic Statistics, 2) Monthly Macroeconomic Statistics, 3) Monthly Reports on Economic Development, 4) City Statistics, 5) County Statistics, 6) Industrial Statistics, and 7)  40 plus Statistical Yearbooks.  Includes 2000 China county/district population census data assemblies.

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  • Cross-database search is available for: China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database (CDFD), China Masters' Theses Full-text Database (CMFD), China Core Newspaper database (CCND), and China Proceedings of Conference full text database (CPFD) and China Academic Journals (CAJ) Full-text Database.

    China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database (CDFD) 中国博士学位论文全文数据库 (Zhongguo bo shi xue wei lun wen quan wen shu ju ku) 1984

    China Masters’ Theses Full-text Database (CMFD) 中国优秀硕士学位论文全文数据库 (Zhongguo you xiu shuo shi xue wei lun wen quan wen shu ju ku)

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  • Cross-database search is available for: China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database (CDFD), China Masters' Theses Full-text Database (CMFD), China Core Newspaper database (CCND), and China Proceedings of Conference full text database (CPFD) and China Academic Journals (CAJ) Full-text Database.

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  • Chinalawinfo.com is a Chinese language legal information database covering laws and regulations, cases, and law journals from the People's Republic of China. "In the database you could find all the laws and administrative regulations, ministerial rules, judicial interpretations of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, judgments, local regulations and rules, Chinese-foreign treaties and pacts, economic statutes of Hong Kong and Taiwan, legal documentations, as well as the protocols of China's accession to the WTO and the annexes thereof, reports of the Working Committee, Chinese and English texts of the legal documents of the WTO and the amendments to Chinese laws and regulations after China's accession to the WTO." For the English language version, please click here. The English version does not include all of the content from the Chinese language version, but the coverage is very extensive. System requirements: Internet Explorer browser.

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  • Full-text Chinese e-books and reprint journals covering a variety of subject areas published since 1900 with the majority after 1949. The database has an access to "Duxiu," a meta search engine with limited access to full-text of Chinese e-books, periodicals, dissertation/thesis, and patents. Please note that Duxiu searches may bring up contents outside KU's full-text coverage which you will not be able to download. Please use Interlibrary Loan service to request these materials. Technical Requirements: This database is compatible with PCs and IE browser only. Page image and its full text (with provided OCR tool to convert image to text) can be printed one page at a time. 

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  • The Chosŏn Ilbo is one of the major newspapers in South Korea. Choson Ilbo Archives is a full-text online newspaper starting from 1920 and includes over 2.6 million articles in Korean. An average of 6,000 pages are added to the archive per year.

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  • Ming shi lu is the collective name for the official annals of the emperors of Ming China (1368-1644). Each shi-lu is the account of one emperor's reign and was compiled after the emperor's death from a number of sources created during his reign. The entire collection is available as a full-text searchable database.

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  • This is a full text database of more than 2100 Korean scholarly journals in various disciplines. Most journals are covered from the first issue.

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  • Muller's Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (DDB) is a compilation of Buddhist terms and texts--as well as names of temples, schools, and people--found in East Asian Buddhist canonical sources. The dictionary project, which began in 1986, is thought to be the most comprehensive compilation of Buddhist terms available in English today.

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  • DuXiu is a Chinese database with a discovery search system of more than 3 million Chinese bibliographic entries and 2 million scholarly resources in all subjects and formats (books, journal articles, newspapers, theses, conference proceedings, videos, and webpages).

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  • Transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that have been translated into English by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, a U.S. government agency.  This fully searchable digital edition is the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence. The dates of coverage are 1941 to 1996.

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  • CHANT is an on-going project of collections of all Chinese ancient texts, containing 6 databases: 1. Oracular Inscriptions on Tortoise Shells and Bones (Jiaguwen); 2. Excavated Wood/Bamboo and Silk Scripts (Zhu jian bo shu); 3. Database of Bronze Inscriptions (Jin wen); 4. Database of Traditional Chinese Texts: Xian Qin Liang Han (pre-220AD); 5. Database of Traditional Chinese Texts of Weijin, Northern and Southern Dynasties (220-589AD); and 6. Database of the Entire Body of Extant Chinese Encyclopedias (Leishu). Click on "For IP User Only" to access.

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  • The Scripta Sinica is one of the largest Chinese full text databases which encompass all core materials of Chinese history and Chinese classics. The database has been compiled since 1984, by the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Please click on 授權使用 (Authorized users) to access the source.

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  • Consists of fully searchable and browsable databases including English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries, Encyclopedia Nipponica and Encyclopedia of Japan, articles published in a weekly magazine Ekonomisuto, collection of Tōyō bunko series and other visual and sound databases. (Restricted to 8 simultaneous users.)

    When using this database and other optional databases provided by the distributor of JapanKnowledge Lib (i.e., Nihon rekishi chimei taikei and Kokushi daijiten), please open a different browser to login smoothly. Internet Explorer and Google Chrome are recommended browsers, though other browsers can be used.

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  • Distributed by Asahi Shinbun, a distinguished newspaper company in Japan, KIKUZO II database provides all articles published by the company since 1984, including Asahi Shinbun and its regional editions, weekly magazines AREA (May 1988-) and Shukan Asahi (April 2000-). More than 1,000 news articles are added to this database on a daily basis. It also contains searchable image database of actually published newspapers between 1945 and 1984.

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  • A digitized version of the print edition of Kokushi daijiten, one of the largest encyclopedias of Japanese history. Including approx. 54,000 entries, it encompasses every aspect of Japan's history and includes entries in related fields such as archaeology, folklore, religion, art, Japanese language, Japanese literature and geography. (Restricted to 1 simultaneous user.)

    An optional database of JapanKnowledge Lib. When using other JK products while using this database, please open a different browser to login smoothly.  Internet Explorer and Google Chrome are recommended browsers, though other browsers can be used.

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  • Multidisciplinary full-text database of about 1,800 scholarly journals published from approximately 1300 research institutions. It also contains research papers registered with the National Research Foundation of Korea.

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  • A collection of 91 Korean studies databases in full-text and image files of various disciplines including Korean history, classics, literature, arts, and medicine.

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  • LawInfoChina.com is an English language legal information database covering laws and regulations, cases, and law journals from the People's Republic of China. For additional content coverage, see the Chinese language version. System requirements: Internet Explorer browser.

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  • NK News is an independent, privately owned specialist information source that focuses on North Korea. The site intends to bring authoritative news, opinion & analysis, research tools, data and subject specialists together in one convenient place. The service was established in April 2010 and has staff in Washington DC, Seoul, and London.

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  • Provides expert commentary. Subject coverage includes: African Studies, American Literature, Anthropology, Art History, Chinese Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Latino Studies, International Law, International Relations, Latin American Studies, and Sociology.

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  • This is the online version of the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. It is a full-text database with original images, including advertisements, searchable and printable both in text format and in PDF format. Adobe Reader 8 is recommended. People's Daily editorials deal with such subjects as politics and culture, communist theory and philosophy, and Marxist and social economics. To see current issues, please click here. Note: this database can only be properly viewed by Internet Explorer. When using other browsers such as Firefox or Chrome, some of the Chinese characters may not be displayed correctly.

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  • Collection of searchable Taiwanese full-text newspapers from the United Daily News group, including the Lianhebao from 1951;  United Daily News - 1951 to present ; Min Sheng Daily - 1978 to 2006 ; Star News - 1999 to 2006; Economic Daily News - 1967 to present; United Evening News - 1988 to present; Europe Daily, 2000 to 2009; World News America;  2000 to present; and Upape, 2007 to present.

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  • Currently Siku Quanshu is only available on campus, or with a KU IP address (beginning with 129.237). Siku Quanshu is the largest Chinese encyclopedia, compiled during the Qing dynasty (1773-1782) under Emperor Qianlong. To access to Siku Quanshu you must first download the Siku Quanshu Client Reader (Siku Reader). Note: this database can only be properly viewed by Internet Explorer. When using other browsers such as Firefox or Chrome, some of the Chinese characters may not be displayed correctly.

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