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A. The Chinese Studies Programs in UC and Digital Resources for Chinese Studies1

A.1 Program Profile UC has extensive programs in China studies, some ranked the finest in
the nation. All UC campuses offer either undergraduate or graduate programs in Chinese
language and literature. In addition, most UC campuses offer programs in a wide range of other
academic disciplines such as history, archaeology, Buddhism, linguistics, art history, political
science, sociology, anthropology, law, music, and film studies. All UC campuses have to some
degree established programs in Asian American studies. Berkeley stands out especially strong in
Chinese-American studies nationally. Over the years, UC faculty members have expanded their
interests to newer disciplines in Chinese studies such as geography, journalism, architecture,
psychology, public health, and social welfare. Because of the wide scope of Chinese studies
programs in UC, there needs to be more Chinese digital resources to support their instructional
and research needs.

Among the eight campuses surveyed, six campuses offer Ph.D or Masters programs in Chinese
studies, and two campuses offer undergraduate programs only. Four campuses have organized
research units (ORUs) to coordinate activities in Chinese studies, i.e. Centers for Chinese Studies
at UC Berkeley and UCLA, Council for East Asian studies at UCSD, and Center for Asian
studies at UC Irvine. These centers organize a wide range of activities including international
conferences, seminars and colloquia, publications, and visiting scholars’ programs

A.2 Information Needs In this survey, many campuses have identified the following digital
resources as critical for Chinese studies in UC:

   Full text databases
   Indexes of Chinese journals, newspapers and dissertations
   Online references resources: dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, yearbooks and
   Chinese film and digital video resources
   Statistical information and census data
   GIS, geographic description, and gazetteers
   Photographic resources
   Government documents

 The section on the Chinese studies programs in UC and digital resources for Chinese studies was prepared by Jean
Han of UC Berkeley Library.

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A.3 Recommended Digital Resources for EADL

Those surveyed in this study recommended the following electronic resources:

Chinese eLibrary Full Text Database. Paramus, N.J. : eBookMatrix Publishing Corp.
人民日报People’s Daily 1948-2002, & other 5 major Newspapers /10Magazines published in
China. Provides full-text searching by keyword for major newspapers in China.
Price: 10 users. $30,000.00
Service method: Local host.

聯合知識庫 United Daily News Database, Taipei. A full-text database
of 5 major newspapers in Taiwan since 1955.
Price: $50,000 initial and US$25,000/year.
Service method: Local host.

中國人民大學書報資料中心複印報刊資料全文數據庫. The full-text database of Academic
Journal Articles in Humanities and Social Sciences by the People’s University of PR China.
From 1978 to present. Network version.
Price: RMB24,000.
Service Method: Local host

China Dissertation Database.
There are 50,000 selected Chinese dissertations by discipline.
Price: to be determined.
Service method: local host or vendor host.

超星數字圖書館 SuperStar Digital Library for Chinese Studies. ,
Contains some 80,000 Chinese e-books on many subjects including reference works, local
gazettes, historical archives, etc.
Price: to be determined.
Service method: Local host

中国资讯庫 (China InfoBank)数据 http://
 Contains databases on Chinese economic, business & finance, law & regulation, statistics
including government and quasi-governmental bodies as well as academic institutions. One of
the best sources for Chinese business information.
 Price: $1,288/yr
Service method: Local host or vendor host.

漢達文庫CHANT (Chinese Ancient Texts) 4 databases. Hong Kong : CHANT Center, the
Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Contains four full-text databases of traditional Chinese texts from the Pre-Han period (pre 220
AD), 甲骨文 Jiaguwen, 簡帛Jianbo, 金文 學 Jinwenxue, 先秦兩漢 魏晉南北朝 Six Dynasties
(581 AD).
Annual subscription: $600.00
Service Method: Local host or vendor host

四部叢刊電子版 (Internet version). 北京:書同文數字化技術有公司.
Sequel to Siku Quanshu, the title was compiled and reproduced the best editions of 500 Chinese
classical works in 1922-1936.
Price: 10 users. US$21,000
* Currently, five UC campuses (UCB,UCI, UCLA, UCSB, UCSD) are jointly negotiating with
the publisher to purchase this database.
Service method: Local host

古今圖書集成電子版. The Complete Collection of Classics of Ancient China. Taipei: Great
Man Knowledge Management Group, 2003. A full-text database of the largest and most useful
encyclopedia including all important classics of ancient China in astronomy, geography, history,
philosophy, literature, politic, economy, art, education, agriculture, fishing, medicine, etc.
Price: Single user $6,500
Service method: Local host

中國國家圖書館藏博士論文書目數據庫, 1982- . Bibliography of dissertations created by the
National Library of China.
Price: RMB11,000.00
Service method: Local host

A.4 Freely Available Chinese Studies Database on the Internet

中文字谱 Word Lists and Online Glossaries / Dictionaries

 Mandarin Chinese Annotated links to web-
accessible resources for Mandarin Chinese.

Chinese language information

Chinese-English Dictionary

Chinese characters and culture

中文报刊指南 Links to Chinese newspapers.

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中文报刊导航 Links to Chinese newspapers, magazines,
and radio stations.

中国教育和科研计算机网 China education and research network

中国国家图书馆 National Library of China (Beijing) web page

An Internet guide for Chinese studies

Libraries and Library Resources for Chinese Studies: The World-Wide Web Virtual Library

China: Internet Guide for China Studies

中国法律资源网 China Laws

佛教數位圖書館暨博物館 Buddhist Digital Library and Museum

BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network.


Chinese Movie Database Covers movies made in China, Hong Kong,
Taiwan and other regions from 1905 to the present. Contains a movie index by film title. Lists
current Hong Kong Film Awards nominations. Links to other resources on Chinese movies.

China Dimensions Available data: China administrative regions
GIS data, China maps and bibliography database, Population (census data) and data on public
health, Economics, Public policies, etc.

Chinese Biographical Database

China’s Economy: Latest China Economic Data/Statistics, Chinese Economic Analysis/Reports

Taiwan www virtual library

National Central Library (Taipei)home page 國家圖書館全球資訊網

台灣漢學研究中心資訊網 Home page of the Center for Chinese Studies in
the National Central Library in Taiwan.

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政府公報全文影像查詢系統 (Taiwan) Full-text
database of government publications in Taiwan.


GAIS Global area information servers 網路資訊搜尋系統, Taiwan.

Taiwan Academic Network 台灣學術網路

National Science & Technology Information network 全國科技資訊網路

National Palace Museum 國立故宫博物院 (台北)

Hong Kong www virtual library

世界海外華人研究與文獻收藏機構聯合會World Confederation of institutes and libraries for
Chinese Overseas Studies

A.5 UC’s Chinese collections Recommended for Digitization

   Chinese rubbing collection (UCB)

The East Asian Library at UCB has conducted a pilot project to digitize its Chinese rubbings for
on-line publication so that researchers around the world can study them. This digitization project
follows MOAII standards, and the data now resides in CDL’s server. A few sample rubbings are
available for viewing at

   Chinese Rare Books prior to 1795 (UCB)

UCB EAL plans to digitize selected Chinese rare books prior to 1795. A pilot project is currently
under way to digitize about twenty titles of Song-Yuan imprints from the 10th to 14th centuries.

   Chinese American archives and photographic collections, Ethnic Studies Library (UCB)

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 (UCB project underway)
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 is a part of the Library of Congress's American Memory
Project. It illustrates nineteenth and early twentieth century Chinese immigration to California

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from 1850-1925 through about 8,000 images and pages of primary source materials selected
from the Bancroft Library, the Ethnic Studies Library of UCB, and the California Historical
Society of San Francisco.

   Two unique Chinese collections in UCLA

(1) Tom Leung Kang Youwei Bao Huang Hui collection, which has been microfilmed
(2) China Democracy Movement and Tiananmen Incident Collection

B. Japanese Studies Programs in UC and Digital Resources for Japanese Studies

B. 1 Program Profile Eight UC campuses offer degree programs related to Japan-- four
campuses offer Ph.D. and Masters programs in Japanese studies; five campuses offer
undergraduate programs on Japanese Studies; three campuses offer major or minor programs on
Japan within the scope of East Asia area studies.

While language instruction is the core of East Asia area studies, the scope and the depth of the
Japanese Studies programs of eight UC campuses vary greatly. At the undergraduate level, the
courses are offered through interdisciplinary studies programs. The MA and Ph.D. degrees on
the other hand are offered through various disciplinary departments. Besides the core courses on
Japanese language, history and literature, a large number of courses are offered in a wide range
of disciplines. Faculty affiliations are with Anthropology, Architecture, Art History,
Business/Economics, Law, Literature, Linguistics, History, Music, Political Science, Religion,
Sociology, and Theater among other departments programs.

B.2 Information Needs In recent years, Japanese studies programs in UC are shifting more
toward modern and contemporary Japan. As the research interests of UC faculty expands, the
need for flexibility in acquiring library research materials to support those interests has
broadened considerably. The increased demand for original research materials means an
increased need for accessing primary sources that are not available through regular distribution
channels. Although hard copy is still the most essential resource for research materials, there is a
rapid expansion of digital resources for Japanese studies. This trend has created a strong demand
for non-print resources among UC’s library patrons.

According to this survey, the following types of resources are critical for Japanese studies
programs in UC:

       Full text journal article databases.
       Full text newspapers databases.
       Primary sources: access to government documents, local gazetteers, white papers,
        opinion surveys, numerical data sets, serials published in pre-war periods, diaries and
       Audio visual sources: films directed by well known Japanese directors and award
        winning films, films on performing arts (Kabuki, No plays) and films adapted from
        literary works, animation and documentary films.

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       Topical sources on popular culture, gender studies, politics, leisure in contemporary
        Japan, globalization.

B.3 Available Digital Resources According to Databases in Japan, 2001, the total number
of Japanese commercial databases available to overseas users is 437 in 2000. Only 7.1 % of
them are distributed on the Internet. The database category breakdown is as follows:

Science and Technology                 86     19.7%
Economic/Business/Financial           164     37.5%
General                               175     40.1%
Combinations of above                  12      2.7%

Currently, six UC campuses are jointly subscribing to one database through CDL: MagazinePlus,
an index to Japanese periodical literature. Additionally, the following Japanese digital resources
are subscribed to by at least one UC campus:

Title                         Category                       Campus

BookPlus                      General                        UCB
Sakka Shippitsusha Fairu      General                        UCB
Web Who                       General                        UCB
Sho no Jiten                  General                        UCB
NACSIS-IR                     General                        UCB, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB
Nikkei Telecome21             Combinations                   UCB, UCSD

The above titles represent a small portion of the entire Japanese digital resources that are
available on the market. There are several reasons for the current lack of e-resources in UC’s
East Asian collections:

Price – Digital resources are expensive. Usually, the prices for Japanese studies resources are
not set for consortia use, if at all.

Access method – IP access method is not provided for most of the digital resources. The
majority of Japanese databases are accessed by password. This method is not suitable for
seamless information delivery in an openly accessible network environment of UC.

Contract – The contract is usually written in Japanese. The database providers are usually very
reluctant to spend their financial resources preparing the contract in English since the market for
their products is fairly small. In addition, some of the contract terms are unacceptable for U.S.
institutions. For example, the place of a trial (should a lawsuit occur) will be held in Japan.

Operating system – The majority of CD-ROM products run properly only with Japanese

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Japanese database providers have yet to commit their financial resources to develop products for
public use, as Database in Japan, 2001 survey indicates that Japanese database users prefer
Internet as their access choice. In the meantime, Japanese librarians in the United States have
formed a task force to tackle the issue of Japanese database access. This group is communicating
with librarians in Japan on some of their common concerns (such as flexible access methods).
Librarians on both sides are trying to form a united front to sway the current market of Japanese
databases towards a more user-friendly and less proprietary environment.

In addition to commercially available databases, there are many useful scholarly databases in
Japan developed by government agencies or academic institutions. Those resources are not open
for public use yet. Their use is limited to individual institutions. It is useful to identify these
databases and include them in the proposed EADL digital collections. Despite of these
limitations, there are encouraging new improvements in web-based information delivery from
Japan in recent years, led by the National Diet Library and National Information Informatics.
Many government agencies, academic institutions and research centers are now publishing
valuable scholarly information on the Web. The recent increase of high-quality digital archives
by central and local governments and museums is worth our special mention. It is important to
harvest these digital resources, and provide efficient and effective ways to access them. It is
essential for CDL and UC’s East Asian librarians to develop strategies for acquiring and
harvesting such new digital information.

B.4 Recommended Digital Resources for EADL

Contains 39 bibliographic databases in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences by
National Information Informatics with IP address recognition
Price: to be determined
Service Method: IP controlled access

A full test database of 450 academic journals by National Information Informatics, with IP
address access
Price: to be determined
Service Method: IP controlled access

Nikkei Telecom21
A database of business information, statistics and news by Nikkei America Inc with IP address
Price: $80/month basic fee + usage fee (cost varies per file)
Service Method: IP controlled access

Japan Knowledge
A collection of 20 reference resources – encyclopedia, language dictionaries etc by Nichigai
Associates, with IP address access
Price: $1,500/year with 1 ID + $1,250 initiation fee

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Service Method: IP controlled access

Asahi Shinbun
Full text Asahi newspaper database ( 1926-1945) by Asahi Shinbunsha, in CD Rom format, but
can be networked
Price: $14,167
Service Method: Possible local host

Yomiuri Shinbun
Full text Yomiuri Shinbun (1874-1945) by Yomiuri Shinbunsha in CD Rom, but can be
Price: $22,917
Service Method: Possible local host

Oya Soichi Bunko
A periodical index to over 370 general and popular magazine titles since 1988 by Oya Soichi
Bunko, with IP address access
Price: $3,100 /year with 3 ID
Service Method: IP controlled access

Contains table of contents information of Japanese books published after 1927 by Nichigai
Associates, with IP address access.
Price: $2,250/year with 3 ID
Service Method: IP controlled access

Who’s who in Japan after 1968 by Nichigai Associates, with IP address access
Price: $22,450/year with 3 ID and 8 sites
Service Method: IP controlled access

A bibliographical database for government documents generated by the central ministries since
Price: $1,000/year membership fee
Service Method: Vendor host

Kanpo Kensaku
A Database of official government gazetteers since 1947 by Tokyo-to Kanpo Hanbaijo
Price: $17.50/search (no flat rate service offered)
Service Method: Vendor host

Legal Base
A database for judicial precedent, trial, law and ordinances since 1947 by Nihon Horitsu Joho
Senta, with IP address access

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Price: $5,000 / year with 1 ID
Service Method: IP controlled access

Sakka Shuppitsusha Fairu 作家執筆者ファイル
Biographical information of writers or journalists in Japan by Nichigai Associates, with IP
address access.
Price: $2,250/year with 3 ID
Service Method: IP controlled access

 Sho no Jiten 賞の事典
Contains information on Japanese prizes in various fields by Nichigai Associates, with IP
address access
Price: $1,500/year with 3 ID
Service Method: IP controlled access

Digital News Archives
A database of Asahi Newspaper and biography since 1984 by Asashi Shinbunsha, with IP
address access
Price: $2,380 / year with 1 ID
Service Method: IP controlled access

A database for Yomiuri Newspaper since 1986 and biography by Yomiuri Shinbunsha, with IP
address access
Price: $2,000 / year with 1 ID
Service Method: IP controlled access

Mainichi News Pakku
A database for Mainichi Shinbun and its photo archives etc by Mainichi Shinbunsha, with IP
address access
Price: $1,800 / year with 1 ID
Service Method: IP controlled access

Netto de Hyakka ネットで百科
Heibonsha’s world encyclopedia online by Nichigai Associates, with IP address access
Price: $11,840/year with 3 ID and 8 sites
Service Method: IP controlled access

B.5 UC’s Japanese Collections Recommended for Digitization Some of UC Japanese
collections are appropriate for digitalization because of their scholarly and artistic value. For

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example, UCB’s Collection of Edo Edition Books are believed to be the largest outside Japan.
UCB recently digitized about 200 woodblock printed maps and books from the collection.

5,500 Edo Period (1600-1867) woodblock printed books
2,300 Edo Period manuscripts
500 sheets of hand written poems (waka) sang in the Edo Period
500 front pieces of the first edition of the literary works published in Meiji and Taisho Periods
1,000 miniature books published in Meiji Period (1868- 1912)

4 manuscripts with hand colored illustrations from the 17th century (Utsubo Monogatari)
50 Japanese woodblock prints (Ukiyoe)
200 old maps

C. Korean Studies Programs in UC and Digital Resources for Korean Studies
C.1 Program Profile Among the ten campuses in the UC system, seven campuses offer
Korean Studies research and/or teaching programs, and two of them (UCR and UCSC) offer
Korean language instruction classes or general Korean history classes for lower level
undergraduate students. The other five campuses offer research programs as well as various
types of teaching programs for upper level undergraduate students and/or graduate students
including Masters and Ph.D. degree programs. Two campuses (UCB and UCLA) offer Ph.D.
Korean language and/or general history teaching programs are commonly offered in all the seven
campuses. Research interests in Korean Studies/Korean-American Studies among UC faculty
members range from history, literature, linguistics, religion, political science, economics,
sociology, urban planning, anthropology, archaeology, art history, folklore to Korean American
studies, women’s studies, film studies, and popular culture studies, among other fields.
Korean history and literature are the most important subject areas among UC’s Korean Studies
programs. More faculty members have interests on modern Korea (including the colonial period)
than pre-modern Korea. In the subject category of ‘Religion,’ Buddhism appears to be a more
popular topic than other Korean religions among UC’s Korean studies faculty members.
It is therefore reasonable to characterize UC’s Korean studies programs as shifting toward
modern and contemporary Korea in general. Research on modern Korea and its related topics
such as Korean Christianity, Film studies, Modern literature, Colonialism is getting momentum.
Two campuses (UCB and UCLA) have ORUs called Centers for Korean Studies. and

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C. 2 Information needs According to this survey, full-text journal databases are highly
desired by the Korean Studies faculty and students. The second category on the high priority list
is online databases of reference resources such as encyclopedia and digitized primary sources.
Some campuses also expressed interests in audiovisual language teaching aids and Korean films
(including films adopted from literary works and documentaries on Korean social and political
Overall, the following kinds of digital resources were identified as critical for UC’s research
programs in Korean studies:
              Full text journal article databases
              Primary sources (classical works, statistics, serial reprints, government
               documents, manuscripts and archival collections)
              Comprehensive reference databases (encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies)
              Full text newspaper databases
              Audio/visual materials (films, language teaching materials)

C. 3 Recommended Digital Resources for EADL
(Listed prices are for network version for a single library and one time payment only)
      EncyKorea (Han’guk minjok munhwa taebaekkwa sajon) 한국민족문화대백과사전
       Online version of Han’guk minjok munhwa taebaekkwa sajon, the most frequently used
       encyclopedia on Korean Studies. This online database is the revised edition developed
       by the Academy of Korean Studies and Dongbang Media. Its first print edition of 28
       volumes was originally published by the Academy of Korean Studies in 1991. This
       online encyclopedia is also searchable with keywords, and includes multimedia
       information such as maps, photos, and audio-visual materials.
       Price: $3000.00
      DBpia (Haksul DB Series)
       Full-text databases including approximately 420 titles of Korean scholarly journal
       articles. All the journal titles are divided into 11 subject categories and all of them
       contain all the available issues from the beginning. They are all searchable with
       Price: varies journal title by title.

      Korean Studies Information KISS (Han’guk haksul chongbo kungnae hakhoeji komsaek)
       한국학술정보 국내학회지검색

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    Full-text databases of Korean scholarly journal articles published from approximately
    1,100 research institutions in Korea and thesis and dissertations. All the journal titles
    include all the available issues from the beginning, with keyword searching capability.
    Price: varies journal title by title.

   Han’guk yoksa och’onnyon

    Full text CD-ROM databases of Korean historical primary sources developed by Seoul
    System (** online version available through Korea A to Z – price unknown).
            v.1   Samguk sagi 삼국사기
            v. 2  Koryosa 고려사
            v. 3  Choson wangjo sillok 조선왕조실록
            v. 4  Kojong Sunjong sillok; Sama pangmok 고종순종실록; 사마방목

    Price for stand-alone version: W490,000

   KRpia (Han’gukhak DB Series)
    한국학 DB시리즈
    Full-text databases of various Korean Studies primary sources in Korean history,
    literature, civilization, and medicine. The databases are searchable by keywords, and
    include image files of original texts in classical Chinese with searchable translated
    version in Korean.
    The following specific database titles in this database system are recommended for
              i.   Koryosa고려사 (W3,000,000)
             ii.   Han’guk yoksa chimyong sajon 한국역사지명사전
           iii.    Han’guk inmyong taesajon한국인명사전 (W2,900,000)
            iv.    Samguk sagi; Samguk yusa 삼국사기; 삼국유사 (W1,500,000)
             v.    Chungbo munhon pigo증보문헌비고 (W3,900,000)
            vi.    Han’guk kundae sijip ch’ongso한국근대시집총서(W1,200,000)
           vii.    Choson yonhaeng kasa chipsong 조선연행가사집성
          viii.    Han’guk hyondae munhak taesajon
                   한국현대문학대사전 (W2,000,000)
            ix.    Han’guk minsok taesajon 한국민속대사전 (W3,000,000)
             x.    Han’guk hoehwa taesajon한국회화대사전(W1,500,000)
            xi.    Choson tangjaeng kwan’gye charyojip
                   조선당쟁관계자료집 (W2,000,000)
           xii.    Han’guk chibangsa charyo ch’ongso

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            xiii. Tongguk Yi Sang-guk chip동국이상국집 (W1,000,000)
            xiv. Chasan An Hwak kukhak nonjojip
                  자산 안확 국학논저집 (W400,000)

      DBMedia Contents Library: Korea A to Z
       한국학의 관문, Korea A to Z
       :Full-text online databases of various Korean Studies primary sources developed by
       Dongbang Media. There are fourteen categories divided by subjects or formats to get
       into each database. All the databases are searchable by keywords, and some databases
       include original texts in classical Chinese with translated texts in Korean.
       The following specific database titles in this database system are recommended for
                i.   Choson munkwa pangmok조선문과방목 ($600.00)
               ii.   Yokchu Samguk sagi 역주 삼국사기 ($500.00)
             iii.    Samguksa choryo삼국사절요 ($500.00)
              iv.    Samguk sagi; Samguk yusa삼국사기; 삼국유사 ($600.00)
               v.    Han’guk ui kurim한국의 그림 ($150.00)
              vi.    Chungyo muhyong munhwajae 중요무형문화재
             vii.    Hansong sunbo, Hansong chubo한성순보, 한성주보($1,200.00)
            viii.    Ilche sidae minjokchi apsu kisa moum
                     일제시대 민족지 압수기사모음 ($1,000.00)
              ix.    Ssial ui sori 씨알의 소리($800.00)
               x.    Sasanggye사상계 ($1,000.00)
              xi.    Ch’angjak kwa pip’yong창작과 비평 ($600.00)
             xii.    Kyohoe wa yoksa 교회와 역사 (W1,200,000)
            xiii.    Choson yujok yumul togam조선유적유물도감 (W7,000,000)
             xiv.    Koryosa 고려사
              xv.    Choson wangjo sillok 조선왕조실록
             xvi.    Kojong Sunjong sillok 고종순종실록
            xvii.    Sama pangmok 사마방목

      Who’s who in Korea (JOINS) 중앙일보 인물정보검색
       Price: W1,000 per entry with membership registration

C. 4 Freely Available Databases for Korean Studies on the Internet
      Korean History Data Integration System (Han’guk yoksa chongbo t'onghap sisut'em)
       한국역사정보 통합시스템

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       Integrated digital library on Korean history, established by the following four research
       institutions: Kuksa P'yonch'an Wiwonhoe; Soul Taehakkyo Kyujanggak; Minjok
       Munhwa Ch'ujinhoe; Chongsin Munhwa Yon'guwon. Includes full text databases of
       newspapers published in the colonial period, classical works, serial reprints, etc.

      Korean Studies on Net - Digital Han’gukhak 디지털 한국학

       Established by the Academy of Korean Studies. Includes bibliographies, biographical
       information, and other historical information related to Korean Studies.

      Digital Library 국가전자도서관

       Includes online catalogs, indexes to journal articles, and some full text databases of
       primary sources, established by national libraries in Korea, such as The National Library
       of Korea, The National Assembly Library of Korea, Supreme Court Library, Research
       Information Service System, etc.

      KINDS - Korea Integrated News Database System 종합뉴스데이터베이스

       Full text databases of Korean newspaper articles including daily newspapers, specialized
       newspapers, and newspapers in English. Registration required.
      Korean Online Union Catalogs (KERIS: Korean Education & Research Information
       Service) 한국교육학술정보원 학술연구정보서비스

       Union catalogs of 300 university libraries in Korea. Registration required.

      Kugak Taesajon 국악대사전
Online dictionary of Korean traditional music

      Korean Statistical Information System (NSO) 통계정보시스템

       Comprehensive statistical information on Korea, established by National Statistical

      Korean National Heritage Online 국가문화유산 종합정보서비스
       Information on Korean heritage including culture and folklore.

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       Korean Film Archive 한국영상자료원

        Comprehensive resources on Korean movies from 1919.
       Han’guk Munhak Yongyok Chakp'um Soji Chongbo Database (Bibliographical Database
        of Korean Literature Translated into English) 한국문학 영역작품 서지정보

        Contains 1800 items of bibliographical information of Korean literature translated into
       Koryo Taejanggyong Yon’guso (Research Institute of Tripitaka Koreana)
        고려대장경연구소 고려대장경 열람검색
        Contains original texts of Koryo taejanggyong
       Tongguk Taehakkyo Chonja Pulchon Yon’guso (Electronic Buddhist Text Institute)
        동국대학교 전자불전연구소 한글대장경 검색

        Includes translations of Koryo taejanggyong translated by Tongguk Yokkyongwon.

       Kyobo Book Centre 교보문고
        Information of commercially available books in print.

C. 5 UC’s Korean Collections Recommended for Digitization

   Hei Sop Chin collection (UCLA)
    The Hei Sop Chin archival collection consists of materials related to the Korean
    independence movement in Hawaii and the mainland United States prior to 1945, including
    correspondences, documents, and various printed materials. The collection includes letters
    exchanged between Young-gi Kim and Korean Commission members including Syngman
    Rhee, Philip Jaisohn, and Henry Chung; correspondences and cablegrams exchanged
    between the Korean Provisional Government in China and the Korean National Association
    offices in Hawaii and San Francisco; organizational papers pertaining to Dong-ji Hoe;
    documents pertaining to the United Korean Committee, Korean Interim Government and
    Assembly, and the Korean Community Center in Los Angeles; and the Korean-immigrant
    newspapers, the Korean national herald (Kungminbo) and Tansan times (Tansan sibo).

   Asami Library (UCB)

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    The Asami Library contains 4,000 volumes of classical Korean imprints, including Haedong
    kayo, the finest surviving manuscript of an early eighteenth-century anthology of Korean
    poetry compiled by Kim Su-jang.

   Collection on democracy and unification in Korea (UCLA)
    The Collection on democracy and unification in Korea was originally collected by the "Korea
    Church Coalition for Peace, Justice, and Reunification" in Washington D.C. from 1975 through
    early 1990s. The collection was donated to UCLA East Asian Library in the summer of 1995
    right after the organization was officially closed. Its contents are mostly on Korean human
    rights and democratic development activities during the 1970s and 1980s in the United States.
    It also contains information on how American religious and citizen groups participated in
    activities in Washington, D.C. and abroad to promote Korean democracy and human rights.
    The "Korea Church Coalition for Peace, Justice, and Reunification" (formerly named "North
    American Coalition for Human Rights in Korea") was formed in 1975 during the Yushin period
    by concerned religious and human rights activists in the United States. According to the
    Coalition, the organization was "the major voice which spoke out on behalf of victims of human
    rights abuses as well as supported efforts for democracy in Korea." The collection is known as
    a unique collection in terms of its contents and the covering period. This may be the only
    collection available outside Korea on political and social issues of contemporary Korea.

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