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New library resource: Records of the Maritime Customs Service of China

China from Empire to Republic: Records of the Maritime Customs Service of China (1854-1949) is primary source collection from the Maritime Customs Service of China that covers relations between China and the Imperial West in the late Qing and Republican periods.

Items include official correspondence, dispatches, reports, memoranda, and private and confidential letters. Topics covered include Chinese life, economy, and politics through the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion, the Revolution of 1911, the May 30 Movement, the two Sino-Japanese Wars, and the Chinese Civil War. Items are arranged topically into seven parts.

Of interest to students and scholars of economics, history, area studies, international relations, postcolonial studies, sociology and geography.

Link to  http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11968761

New library resource - The Japan Chronicle

Japan Chronicle Online (1900-1940) is the online database of the often controversial English-language newspaper of record for Japan in the first half of the twentieth century.

Items include both daily and weekly editions, including the weekly Commercial Supplement; four books printed by the Chronicle; and all editions of the Chronicle's predecessor, Kobe Weekly Chronicle (1900-1901). Topics covered include settler communities, contemporary news and opinions, war, political and social upheaval, and other historical developments in Japan and East Asia, as well as Japan's emergence onto the world stage. The database is full-text searchable.

Of interest to students and scholars of East Asian studies, history, sociology, political science, English, and postcolonial studies.

Link to Japan Chronicle: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/11901157

“Line & Verse” Exhibition Closing Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Location: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
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"Line & Verse" Exhibition

The art and poetry exhibition runs between November 7, 2018 and January 15, 2019 at our library.