Newsletter No. 56 (July 2010)

Major Acquisitions: news from the Chinese Collections at NLA

Di Pin Ouyang 【歐陽迪頻】

Chinese Unit, National Library of Australia


Each month the Library’s Chinese Unit releases a list of newly acquired Chinese titles. These lists can be downloaded here www.nla.gov.au/asian/pub/cal/index.html. If you would like to receive the list by email every month, please contact chinese@nla.gov.au.
Here are some acquisition highlights of the 09-10 year.

  • Chinese broadside:  Huang jia gao shi : yan ling jin shen huo zhu [皇家告示 : 嚴令謹慎火燭] http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn4809688 , 1 broadside on linen ; 76 x 49 cm. Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1864.

 This astounding piece of ephemera ‘Chinese goldfields proclamation on the prevention of fire’ is a very rare survivor relating to the Chinese community in Gold rush period in Victoria.

  • Multi-volume sets:

    A significant work providing primary source materials for the study of Islam and the Muslim communities of China. Follow the link for a comprehensive contents list.

    • Zhong gong zhong yao li shi wen xian zi liao hui bian [中共重要历史文献资料汇编] http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn3023113, 31 series (303 volumes). Los Angeles : Service Center for Chinese Publications.

      This is a continuing series which contains thousands of important classified documents related to the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) dating from 1949-. Within each series, it contains original documents, including CCP notices, instructions, proclamations, speeches, letters and major media commentaries. Most of these documents only circulated within interior or restricted document or confidential news. The documents are organised by topic and chronologically, but no index is provided.

  • Electronic resources:

    A full-text archival set of the China Academic Journals (CAJ). It provides  access to more than 825 full-text Chinese journals from 1917 to 1993. This large back file complements the CAJ database. Available by remote access for registered NLA users.

    TEPS offers full text (PDF) for periodicals published in Taiwan. The Library only subscribed to the humanities and social science sections. Available by remote access for registered NLA users.

    Comprehensive online database focuses on economic statistics of China. It includes statistical yearbooks, census data, industrial and marketing surveys, and an atlas of China. Available by remote access for registered NLA users.

    This database covers official documents, news reports, critical writing, newspaper and journal editorials and articles around the time of the Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign. This is an important source for studying and researching  Chinese political movements between1955-1958.

    We are continually adding new titles to the Apabi E-Books database, introduced in 2009. Available by remote access for registered NLA users.


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