What's New for Chinese Studies
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Establishes the W.K.W. Endowment Fund to Support Chinese Studies Collection 哥伦比亚大学图书馆 成立W.K.W.基金以支持中国研究馆藏
NEW YORK, December 10, 2013 –
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the W.K.W. Endowment Fund for the Chinese Studies Collection in the C.V. Starr East Asian Library.
The endowment, with initial principal funding of $50,000 was established by a Columbia University Visiting Scholar, Founding Councilman of Peking University Entrepreneur Club, and Adviser to the Columbia University Asia-Pacific Development Society.
The fund will support the collection by enabling the acquisition of additional biographical materials related to historical figures in Chinese studies. Such acquisitions may include epitaphs, eulogies, genealogy materials, autobiographies, biographies, oral histories, and photographs. It will also provide resources to host related events such as a symposium, lectures, book talks, and exhibitions.
纽约 2013年12月9日-- 哥伦比亚大学图书馆欣然宣布为其史带东亚图书馆中文馆藏成立W.K.W.基金。
China Academic Digital Associative Library Opens Its 1.75 Million E-book Collection to Columbia University
The CADAL 高等学校中英文图书数字化国际合作计划 is one of the two major consortia academic libraries in China and its database is well-known as the biggest Chinese E-book resource of the materials published during the Chinese Republican Period from 1911-1949.
Columbia University Libraries has formed the partnership with CADAL since 2010 and has contributed its unique digital resources to the CADAL project, such as Ling Long Women’s Magazine, Shanghai, 1931-1937 and Chinese Paper Gods Collection during the 1930s. The coming joint projects include the digitization of the titles in Columbia’s microfilm collection that don’t exist in the CADAL database and the transfer of Tibetan Mirror Newspaper 1925-1963 from Columbia to CADAL.
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Gift Books from Nobel Literature Laureate Mo Yan 诺贝尔文学奖得主莫言赠书： “哥伦比亚大学，英才辈出之地“
Nobel Literature Laureate Mo Yan, Dean of College of Literature, Chinese National Academy of Arts, donated his selected publications with his inscriptions to the library. One of his inscription reads: "Columbia University, A Place of Numerous Great Talents."
"Documentary Views of Taiwan": A Taiwan Documentary Film Festival and Symposium at Columbia 紀錄片下的臺灣： 哥倫比亞大學臺灣紀錄片展暨研討會 October 11-12, 2013
Updated 8/1/2013, 9/13/2013
Columbia University Libraries, School of the Arts, Film Studies M.A. Program, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Asia-Pacific Development Society, in partnership with Ministry of Culture, Republic of China, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office present: "Documentary Views of Taiwan": A Taiwan Documentary Film Festival and Symposium at Columbia, October 11-12, 2013.
Film Screening and Panel Discussions with Film Directors include the following:
Title: Ebb and flow 退潮 (2010)
Director: Ke Chin-Yuan 柯金源
Title: Song of the forest 森之歌: 台灣土地上美妙的歌詠 (2010)
Director: Ke Chin-Yuan 柯金源
Title: The gangsters' God: a documentary about Taiwan's underworld 炸神明: 一部道上兄弟的紀錄片 (2006)
Director: Ho Chao-ti 賀照緹
Title: Sock’n Roll 台灣黑狗兄 (2013)
Director: Ho Chao-ti 賀照緹
Lecture by Prof. Paul R. Katz (康豹): Taiwan’s Digital Resources and the Study of Chinese Religious Culture 臺灣的學術數位資源與華人宗教研究 on September 9, 2013
Updated 8/19/2013, 9/12/2013
Lecture by Prof. Paul R. Katz (康豹): Taiwan’s Digital Resources and the Study of Chinese Religious Culture 臺灣的學術數位資源與華人宗教研究
Co-sponsored by National Central Library, Republic of China (Taiwan), Center for Chinese Studies, Republic of China (Taiwan), Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University.
September 9, 2013; Room 203, Butler Library
10:00-11:30 a.m. Lecture by Prof. Paul R. Katz (康豹)
11:30-11:45 a.m. Q & A
11:45-12:00 a.m. Introduction of the Research Grant of Center for Chinese Studies and digital resources for Chinese studies (by Ms. Sun Hsiu-ling 孫秀玲, National Central Library, Taiwan)
"The goal of this lecture is to introduce American faculty and students to the benefits of using Taiwan’s digital resources in the study of Chinese religious culture. The lecture is divided into two parts. The first part introduces key websites and other resources at Academia Sinica and other academic institutions, including the National Digital Archives and Center for Geographic Information Science. The second part explains how I have used some of these resources in my own research, especially on the Xilai An 西來庵 Incident and judicial rituals. The lecture concludes with examples of how I am currently using digital resources for two on-going research projects: the first is about Republican-era religious history, while the second explores Miao 苗religious traditions in Western Hunan 湖南. I will also discuss the use of GIS and Google Maps.
New E-resources Added
With the Starr Library Director's leadership and the support from leaders and faculty from the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and the central library, enormous amounts of Chinese e-resources have been acquired via purchase or donation. For instance, at least 1.5 million full-text dissertations/theses and tens of thousands of e-books are made available.
Recently great efforts were made by colleagues at Butler and Starr to process and catalog the new resources and update the e-resources pages. Eventually, while more in-depth catalog records of e-books are still being added, we have updated the page of Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies and its related Descriptions of Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies.
The new databases added include the following:
- Apabi E-platform Reference Books Apabi 电子工具书
- Guang ming ri bao (Guangming Daily) 光明日报
- Guo xue bao dian 国学宝典 (Columbia UNI/password login required from anywhere)
- Minguo shi qi qi kan quan wen 民国时期期刊论文 (Chinese Periodical Full-text Database) (1911-1949)
- Wanfang Data - Academic Conferences in China 万方数据 - 会议论文
- Wanfang Data - China Online Journals 万方数据 - 期刊
- Wanfang Data - Local Gazetteers 万方数据 - 新方志
- Wanfang Data - Policies and Laws of China 万方数据 - 法律法規
- Wanfang Data - Dissertations of China 万方数据 - 学位论文
- Zhongguo ji ben gu ji ku (Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books) 中國基本古籍庫