Monday, January 12, 2015

University of Kansas East Asian Library Research Travel Grants

The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas, a federally designated National Resource Center, is offering travel grants to scholars outside the Lawrence Kansas area who wish to use the University's East Asian Library collection during the 2014-2015 academic year. A limited number of travel grants of up to $350 each will be awarded to cover travel and lodging expenses. Applicants at institutions with few library resources in East Asian languages will be given priority consideration. The awards must be used before August 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed by the travel grants committee. Faculty members and graduate students engaged in dissertation research are eligible to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2015.

The East Asian collection has over 325,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean with substantial periodical holdings and electronic resources. The collection is especially strong in the fields of Chinese and Japanese art history, history, literature, religion, and Japanese women's studies. For further information about the collection please consult or contact Vickie Doll, Head of the East Asian Library, at

To apply for a travel grant please submit a one page description of your research topic, the type/subject of materials you are seeking, an estimated budget, and a current curriculum vitae to the Center for East Asian Studies Travel Grants Committee at

Travel Grants Committee
Center for East Asian Studies
Bailey Hall Room 201
1440 Jayhawk Blvd
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: (785) 864-3849
Fax: (785) 864-5034
Email: (attn: Travel Grant)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

RISS International Database Trial

The Lawrence and Edwards campuses of the University of Kansas now have trial online access to RISS International from now through February 28, 2015

RISS International covers full-text journal articles, and 90% of the theses & dissertations produced since 2008.

Access the trial link from the Library New Database Trials page at

Provider/Platform/Publisher: Korea Education & Research Information Service (aka. KERIS)

Additional Information: URL for information about the resource:
Please send your feedback to

Friday, December 5, 2014

Korean newspaper database trials: Chosun ilbo and Donga ilbo newspaper archive

Provides searchable metadata and full-image reproductions of Chosŏn Ilbo (1920-current) in pdf format.
Trial expires: January 31, 2015

Provides searchable metadata and full-image reproductions of Tonga (Donga) Ilbo (1920-current) in pdf format.
Trial expires: January 31, 2015

Provider/Platform/Publisher: Korean Studies Information (KSI) 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Taiwan studies database trial

We are having a trial of three databases from TBMC (Transmission Books & Microinfo Company from now through October 31, 2014.

臺灣日日新報+漢文台灣日日新報 ( Taiwan nichinichi shinpō  + Han wen Taiwan Ri ri xin bao)  
Taiwan Daily News published under Japanese occupation, 1898-1944 (in Japanese and Chinese)

udn電子書  (udn eBooks)  full-text eBooks

udndata 全文報紙庫   udndata full-text newspapers

East Asian Library

SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, October 3-5, 2014

The Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS) and the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) will hold a joint conference on October 3-5, 2014 at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS. This marks the 6th time that the MCAA conference will be held at KU, but it will be a first for the SWCAS conference.

Registration costs for the conference will be $55 for faculty and $25 for graduate students and independent scholars. In addition, all conference participants will be expected to join either MCAA or SWCAS. Membership costs for either group will be $20.

For information about Lawrence as well as travel and hotel information, please consult the conferences home page

Thursday, February 27, 2014

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection is now available on the New Database Trials ( ) page and runs from today through March 27th.   

Access directly at:

Please send your comments and input to

Monday, January 6, 2014

Asian Film Online Database trial (Nov. 22, 2013 - January 18, 2014)

The trial for Asian Film Online is now available on the New Database Trials page and runs through January 18th. For more information about the content included in this collection, click HERE.

For general help, including navigation instructions and search tips, click HERE. They also offered to arrange for a customized WebEx session in which our sales representative will demo the product, in real time.

Copied below are extra information they sent us: On the attached bibliography, you will see "Korean Academy of Film Arts- not sold for perpetual." This means that the films are included in the archive purchase but should you request a file of the films in hand, they would not be included. But you do have access to them.

To new film archives this year: Silent Film Online, which just won an award at the Charleston Conference for a Best Product 2013, very exciting! :

Also, New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-present: