Trials: Chinese Newspapers Collection & South China Morning Post (1903-1996) & Japan Times Archives Online (1897-2014)

Historians for the Far East will be interested in the following trials run by colleagues:

Chinese Newspapers Collection - screenshot of articleProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection (trial until 15 December 2015)

Coverage: 1832 – 1953

Included are critical perspectives on the ending of more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the Taiping Rebellion, the Opium Wars with Great Britain, the Boxer Rebellion and the events leading up to the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, and the subsequent founding of the Republic of China. In addition to the article content, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified ads that illuminate history. Includes The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal (1868-1912), The Chinese Repository (1832-1851) and The North – China Herald and Supreme Court & Consular Gazette (1870-1941).

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South China Morning Post - screenshot of articleProQuest Historical Newspapers: South China Morning Post (trial until 15 December 2015)

Coverage: 1903 – 1996

… “renowned for its authoritative and influential reporting on Hong Kong, China and all of Asia. Founded in 1903 by Alfred Cunningham and Tse Tsan-tai, a key figure in the Chinese revolt against the last imperial Qing Dynasty at the turn of the 20th century, the newspaper became a platform for advocating the reform movement in China. It is highly regarded by researchers because of the unique history of Hong Kong as well as the newspaper’s editorial perspective on Imperial Japan and Communist China.” (accessed 13 Nov 2015)

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Japan Times Archive - screenshot of articleThe Japan Times Archives Online (1897-2014) (trial until 10 January 2016)

From its inception in 1897 (Meiji 30), The Japan Times has been Japan’s most widely read English-language daily newspaper, providing very wide coverage of world and domestic news, business and politics.

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