The North China Standard (1919–1930) is a crucially important source of insights into Sino-Japanese relations during the 1920s. A ‘semi-official’ organ of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Standard was one of the key English-language newspapers published in Beijing … an important research source for scholars of Chinese and Japanese history and East Asian media researching the environment of multi-power struggle in the region during the 1920s.
Manchuria Daily News is the single most comprehensive source for information on Manchuria (Manchukuo) in the first half of the twentieth century. Compiled under supervision of the Japanese colonial authorities, it was the paper of record for the region. The periodic supplements issued by the paper and available as part of this collection, are a special bonus for scholars. And it’s all in English!
An invaluable primary source for historical research on the modern period, especially China… This new Online Primary Source will enable far-reaching historical research and encourage the spirit of scholarly enquiry among historians of modern East Asia.
Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912. As the mouthpiece of the government, the Peking Gazette is the authoritative source for information about the Manchu state and its Han subjects as they collectively grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China’s contemporary rise. Culled from a variety of publications, including the Indo-Chinese Gleaner, the Canton Register, the Chinese Repository, and the North-China Herald, this full-text searchable database is the largest, most comprehensive collection of Peking Gazettes, in Chinese or English, in the world. It contains vital information on a wide range of topics, including the Opium War and other military conflicts between China and the West, the Taiping Rebellion and other peasant insurrections, the Self-Strengthening Movement and other Qing reform efforts, and thousands upon thousands of official documents that contain information about the mundane details of everyday life in nineteenth-century China and thrilling accounts of unprecedented events in late imperial times. There is no better source for readers who want to understand the interplay of complex political themes, social movements, and cultural ideas in late imperial China.