Monday, November 20, 2017

New Membership! RISS International Korean language database

  • Korean language full-text e-Journal database 
  • Provides scholarly service for the Korean Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), a national service organization for education and research programs 
  • Provides integrated search of full-text journals including searches in KISS and DBPia databases
  • More than 1.6 million theses & dissertations held in more than 150 universities in South Korea
  • Over 7.9 million bibliographic records
  • Accessible at RISS International
For more Korean Studies databases, see:

New Subscription! Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS)

New Trial Available! Chaoxing Qikan 超星期刊

  • Chinese language full-text e-Journal database
  • Includes 6,000 periodical titles and 1,300 core journals
  • Compatible with many mobile devices 
  • Uses streaming for reading and sharing
  • Trial accessible at
  • Trial expiration: December 22, 2017
  • Have comments? Provide feedback to Vickie Doll (
Also accessible through Duxiu Database

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New Interview! "A Midwesterner Goes to Annapolis: Pearl Harbor and Beyond"

Vincent Muirhead tells his story in a new interview by the Center for East Asian Studies now available for viewing on KU ScholarWorks (

Abstract: "Kansas-native Vincent Muirhead’s initial, childhood interest in airplanes accompanied him through various stages of his life, from United States Navy midshipman to naval commander, World War II veteran, and Aerospace Engineering Department Chair at the University of Kansas. In this interview, conducted in his home with his daughter, Sherry Muirhead, present, he shares his personal experience at Pearl Harbor, details about his involvement in World War II, and stories about his beloved wife and family."

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Trials Available! Bookworld E-Book Database & Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS)

The Lawrence and Edwards campuses of the University of Kansas now have access to a trial of each of the following Chinese language databases at:

Bookworld E-Book Database

  • The biggest Chinese eBook database 
  • Read in PDF or SSreader (超星阅读器) to view eBooks
  • Trial expiration: May 31, 2017
  • Have comments? Provide feedback to Vickie Doll,

Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services (TEPS)

  • Online database
  • Offers more than 1,200 full-text Taiwanese periodicals on various subjects
  • Trial expiration: May 11, 2017
  • Have comments? Provide feedback to Vickie Doll,

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New Interview! "Story of the Zhang Family: from the Middle Kingdom to the American Midwest"

In these videos, artist Zhang Chun Hong interviews her mother, Bai Yu Zhi, about growing up in China in the 1970s and 1980s and their family history.

The interview was conducted from March 4 to March 6, 2015, at the East Asian Library at the University of Kansas and is available for viewing on KU ScholarWorks

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Tutorial! "How to Make an Otedama"

Lilly Tsubaki shows the world how to create Otedama - a bean bag from her childhood - for the purpose of passing down knowledge and fun.

Otedama (御手玉) /beanbag Japanese beanbags are made of colorful scraps of cloth and usually are filled with red azuki beans or rice. They are round and small enough to fit into the palm of a child's hand; some have bells attached. The beanbag game, traditionally played by girls, uses a set of five, seven, or nine beanbags. The complexity of the game ranges from simply juggling to performing various maneuvers with one or more of the other bags while one bag is in midair. An ancient game originally played with pebbles, it assumed its present form around the 17th century. Source: Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan (1983)  

Available on KU ScholarWorks:

This is a part of a series of videos prepared by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas to make the teaching and learning of aspects of East Asian culture available to students, teachers and community organizations. Additional videos include lessons on brush calligraphy, furoshiki wrapping, elementary language, and samurai information for educators. 

To see all Center for East Asian Studies Outreach Teaching Videos: