New resource – The Newton project

The Newton project

The Newton Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing in full an online edition of all of Sir Isaac Newton’s (1642–1727) writings — whether they were printed or not. The edition presents a full (diplomatic) rendition featuring all the amendments Newton made to his own texts or a more readable (normalised) version. We also make available translations of his most important Latin religious texts.

New resource – Guocui Xuebao 國粹學報 (1905-1911)

Guocui Xuebao was published continuously from 1905 to 1911 in Shanghai during the final years of the Qing. Edited by the two columnists Deng Shi 鄧實 and Huang Jie 黃節, Guocui xuebao was widely recognised as the mouthpiece of the so called Guocui Pai 國粹派 (Nattiona Essence Group) that advocated a conservative view on China’s political and cultural reform. Frequent writers included Chen Qubing 陳去病, Huang Binhong 黃賓虹, Liu Shipei 劉師培, Lu Shaoming 陸紹明, Ma Xulun 馬敍倫 and Zhang Taiyan 章太炎. The journal is fulltext searchable and offers both HTML text and PDFs of the original articles. The subscription to this database is covered by the National Central Library (Taipei) via the Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies (TRCCS) programme. The Oxford TRCCS was established in 2015 at the China Centre Library.

Trial – American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (trial until 8/02/18)

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (trial until 8/02/18)

The collection provides digital access to the full text of thousands of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912, digitised from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Titles cover a broad range of subjects and interests related to every aspect of American life and culture, from politics to religion, science, law, literature and the arts. Please send feedback to jane.rawson@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Trial – Shanghai Municipal Council: The Municipal Gazette, 1908-1942 (trial until 31 December 2017)

Shanghai Municipal Council: The Municipal Gazette, 1908-1942 (trial until 31 December 2017)

The Shanghai Municipal Council was founded in July 1854 by a group of Western businessmen to govern the daily operation and infrastructure of the Shanghai International Settlement. As the official organ of the Shanghai Municipal Council, The Municipal Gazette was established in 1908 and ceased publication in 1942. Released every Friday, the Gazette published notifications, departmental reports, letters from readers, minutes of Council meetings, municipal budget, monthly summary of revenue, financial statements on income and expenditures, policies and orders formulated by the council.

Please send any feedback to Joshua Seufert at joshua.seufert@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.