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The library now offers permanent access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Chinese Newspapers Collection

30 August 2018

Trial access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Chinese Newspapers Collection has been changed into permanent access.

This database constitutes a rich source of primary sources written by those who witnessed a time of major changes in Chinese history: the fall of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), the birth of the Republic of China and the advent of a new Chinese society. 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 Revolution, and the subsequent founding of the Republic. In addition to the articles, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to advertisements, editorials, cartoons that illuminate history.

The following titles are included: North China Herald (1850-1941), Canton Times (1919-1920), China Critic (1939-1946), The China Press (1925-1938), China Weekly Review (1917-1953), Chinese Recorder (1868-1940), Chinese Repository (1832-1851), Peking Daily News (1914-1917), Peking Gazette (1915-1917), Peking Leader (1918-1919), Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921), Shanghai Times (1914-1921).


Students and staff at Leiden University have access outside the campus network by using their ULCN login data via: Catalogue Leiden University > tab Find databases > ProQuest historical newspapers.

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