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Aug 27 2014

Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Asian Studies

Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Asian Studies.

These articles are freely available until 31 October 2014!

The Civil Examination System in Late Imperial China, 1400-1900 (free article)

    Author: Benjamin A. Elman
    Frontiers of History in China, (Volume 8, No. 1, pp. 32-50)

    An Overview of Social Stratification and Inequality Study in Japan: Towards a ‘Mature’ Society Perspective (free sample issue)

      Author: Junsuke Hara
      Asian Journal of Social Science
      , (Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 9-29)

      HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

      Before Timur Came: Provincialization of the Delhi Sultanate Through The Fourteenth Century

        Author: Simon Digby
        Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 47, No. 3, pp. 298-356)

        HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

        Thomas Karsten’s Indonesia (Open Access)

          Author: Joost Coté
          Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde /

          Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, (Volume 170, No. 1, pp. 66-98)

          The Anthropology of Chinese Kinship. A Critical Overview

            Author: Gonçalo Duro Dos Santos
            European Journal of East Asian Studies, (Volume 5, No. 2, pp. 275-333)

            HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2471126

            Influence of China’s imperial examinations on Japan, Korea and Vietnam

              Author: LIU Haifeng
              Frontiers of History in China, (Volume 2, No. 4, pp. 493-512)

              Growing Strategies of Non-Profit Organisations in Japan and China (free sample issue)

                Author: Li Yanyan
                Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 39-56)

                HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

                Unilineal descent and the house - again: The Ngadha, eastern Indonesia (Open Access)

                  Author: Olaf H. Smedal
                  Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde /

                  Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of  Southeast Asia, (Volume 167, No. 2-3, pp. 270-302)

                  New Perspectives on Factor Markets and Ancient Middle Eastern Economies: A Survey

                    Author: Bas van Bavel
                    Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 57, No. 2, pp. 145-172)

                    HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

                    The Formation of Chinese Maritime Networks to Southern Asia, 1200-1450

                      Author: Tansen Sen
                      Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 49, No. 4, pp. 421-453)

                      HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

                      Were there “Inner Chapters” in the Warring States? A New Examination of Evidence about the Zhuangzi (free sample issue)

                        Author: Esther Klein
                        T’oung Pao, (Volume 96, No. 4, pp. 299-369)

                        HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2383565

                        The Media Rituals: The Relationship between Media and Religion

                          Authors: Hassan Khojastea and Abdolhosein Kalantarib
                          Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 37, No. 2, pp. 284-304)

                          HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

                          Korean Dramas and Films: Key Factors for Their International Competitiveness

                            Authors:Jimmyn Parc and Moon Hwy-Chang
                            Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 41, No. 2, pp. 126-149)

                            HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

                            Book Review: Steve Sharp Journalism and Conflict in Indonesia: From Reporting Violence to Promoting Peace. (Open Access)

                              Author: Herlambang P. Wiratraman
                              Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde /

                              Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of  Southeast Asia, (Volume 170, No. 1, pp. 157-158)

                              Ethno-Religious Communities: To the Problem of Identity Markers (free sample issue)

                                Author: Victoria Arakelova
                                Iran and the Caucasus, (Volume 14, No. 1, pp. 1-17)

                                HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2997767

                                Articles in Open Access and free sample issues remain freely available after 31 October 2014.

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                                Aug 14 2014

                                New publications are available at the Scout Report!

                                World War One: The British Library

                                The British Library has gone above and beyond with this multimedia collection of materials related to World War One. Offered as a form of scholarly rumination and educational resource, the site examines key themes in the history of the Great War, along with 50 newly commissioned historical articles, teachers’ notes, and much more. First-time visitors might look over the Explore area to find manuscripts, illustrations, letters, maps, and other items contributed by several dozen European institutions. The Teaching Resources includes 40 different items that cover topics such as aerial warfare, propaganda, and bombing raids. The Articles section is a masterstroke and it covers the lives of soldiers, civilians, and colonial troops.

                                Chicago Fed Blogs

                                The Chicago Federal Reserve has distilled some of its more academic works into this series of informative musings. The Community Development & Policy Studies (CDPS) blog brings together commentaries from staff members as well as guest commentators. CDPS is actually a division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that helps support the System’s economic growth objectives by promoting community development. On the blog, visitors can look over meditations on recent conferences dealing with city revitalization in the Rustbelt, along with musings on home ownership, urban infrastructure projects, and much more. Visitors can search through all of the posts or also navigate to a story of interest via the word cloud.

                                From Confinement to College: Video Oral Histories of Japanese American Students in World War II

                                This remarkable collection brings together video oral histories of Japanese Americans students during World War II. Created by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, these interviews document the impact that students’ wartime experiences had on their college years as well as the rest of their lives. All told, there are eighteen oral histories here and visitors can learn about the lives of Gordon Sato, Frank Inami, and Rose Yamaguchi, among others. Visitors may especially be interested in learning about the students’ time in the relocation centers and internment camps scattered around the United States. All told, it’s a moving and thoughtful collection that will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in American history.

                                [Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 30, August 8, 2014]

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                                Aug 06 2014

                                Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance Notice Aug 9, 2014

                                There will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library at 17:00 Hong Kong time for up to 4 hours on Aug 9, 2014. Access to both sites will be disrupted during this period.

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                                Aug 01 2014

                                The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com unavailable starting 4 August, 2014

                                Starting August 4, the websites of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com will begin migrating to another platform. This migration process may take a few days to complete and the site will be unavailable during this time. The publisher will inform its subscribers when the site is available again.

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                                Jul 28 2014

                                Emerald migration in August

                                In August 2014, Emerald will migrate its research content to Atypon’s Literatum. Content will remain accessible via and Emerald (http://library.hku.hk/record=b1812913) and Emerald Management First (http://library.hku.hk/record=b4859116) and the visual design of the sites will stay the same. The only change you will experience is the way you login to the online profile area. Please note that all user profiles are now frozen until the launch, and the platform will require you to carry out some simple checks and updates on, or after the launch. More information at http://listmanager.emeraldinsight.com/read/archive?id=11464&e=libser%40hku%2ehk&x=f5f16293

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                                Jul 14 2014

                                New publications are available at the Scout Report!

                                Demos: Publications: Scouting for Skills

                                What’s a nation to do when the service sector continues to rise? How can various institutions respond to increased employer emphasis on “character” and “employability skills?” A number of political leaders have called for schools to change the way they approach this issue and this working paper from the Demos group (produced with the support of The Scout Association) suggests that participation in certain key extracurricular activities might be the answer. The study notes that “participation in Scouts provides a range of soft skills, opportunities and networks that improve young people’s employment prospects in later life.” Visitors will find much to enjoy in this paper and it’s worth sharing with folks in the fields of public policy, human development, and workforce training.

                                 

                                Papers of Governor C. Farris Bryant

                                Florida Governor C. Farris Bryant was an intriguing post-World War II politician who also served in the state legislature in the 1950s and 1960s. This digital collection brings together a range of his personal papers courtesy of the University of Florida Digital Collections Initiative. There are over 280 items here, including a fascinating 1962 video, Adapting the Atom to Florida Progress, and a range of campaign correspondence and promotional materials. Visitors can perform an advanced search across the materials or perform a full-text search. Interested visitors can also read through the complete finding guide for his papers.

                                [Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 26, July 11, 2014]

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                                Jul 11 2014

                                CNKI Beijing site scheduled maintenance 12 July 0-6 A.M.

                                Due to system maintenance, the download function on the CNKI Beijing site will be suspended during 0-6 AM on 12th July, Saturday. Readers can still search and access the abstracts but they will not be able to download any full-text during that period.

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                                Jun 25 2014

                                BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014

                                BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting June 28, 2014. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 a.m. and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable.

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                                Jun 24 2014

                                Taylor & Francis Online unavailable Saturday 28th June 9:30-11:30

                                Taylor & Francis Online will be unavailable during Saturday 28th June 09:30-11:30 due to scheduled database maintenance by their partner, Atypon.

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                                Jun 23 2014

                                New publications are available at the Scout Report!

                                Prosperity at a Crossroads: Targeting Drivers of Economic Growth for Greater Kansas City
                                A big question for many cities is “What’s next?” Can they count on growth in the medical sector or in higher education? Examining the environs around Kansas City, this thoughtful report from the Brookings Institution brings together some research on economic performance. The report was authored by a team of policy experts, including Amy Liu and Chad Shearer, and was released in June 2014. Visitors can read the executive summary on the site or may wish to simply look over the basic findings, which are front and center on this page. Some of the observations indicate the greater Kansas City area is confronting global and political forces that “require renewed attention on the core drivers of economic growth and prosperity.”

                                 

                                The United States and the Two Koreas, Part II: 1969-2010
                                How might one characterize the relationship between the Koreas and the United States over the past forty years or so? Well, to quote a popular social networking site, “It’s complicated.” This electronic briefing book from the National Security Archive at George Washington University brings together a wide range of declassified documents that provide insight into the political and security challenges on the peninsula under Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. The nineteen items here include a report with a near-verbatim account of meetings between U.S. and North Korean military officers and the detailed “Guide to Working and Living in Nyongbyon, DPRK” that addresses some of the practical challenges associated with travel, living and working in North Korea.

                                 

                                [Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 23, June 20, 2014]

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