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Bloomsbury Food Library (click here for login information)

Bloomsbury Food Library provides the resource of food-related studies content for students, researchers and scholars studying food, on courses as wide-ranging as history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sustainability, agriculture, culinary arts, literary studies, political science, and development studies.

Bloomsbury Food Library offers cross-searchable access to a broad and expanding range of encyclopedias, references works, e-books, images, and more:

  • Global coverage including Ken Albala’s Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia and the Cambridge World History of Food
  • Several major reference works including Bloomsbury’s Cultural History of Food in six volumes and key chapters from Food History: Critical and Primary Sources
  • Over 60 eBooks by key authors in the field including Warren Belasco, Carol J. Adams, Anne Murcott, Rick Wilk, Fabio Parasecoli and Peter Jackson
  • Image collections from leading institutions around the globe including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA

10 December 2017


瀚堂近代報刊數據庫匯集近三百種清末至民初的報紙和刊物,包括香港的《遐邇貫珍》、天津的《北洋畫報》,上海的《申報》,圖文對照整理,首尾內容完整。 該數據庫採用音序分類收納報刊品種,具有精准和自然語言模糊檢索功能,支援簡繁體、異體字自動轉換。 檢索字段分【出處】、【標題】和【全文】,在【書目】中可查詢報刊名稱。全庫記錄條目中更標記有詳細時間,可以逐月逐日檢索瀏覽。由於系統有使用監控,請勿連續過量下載內容。

20 November 2017

China from Empire to Republic

China from Empire to Republic is a series of digital archive collections sourced from preeminent libraries and archives across the world, including the Second Historical Archives of China and the British Library.

  • China from Empire to Republic: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals (1817-1949)
  • China from Empire to Republic: Records of the Maritime Customs Service of China 1854-1949
The series covers a period of about 180 years (1800s to 1980s) when China experienced radical and often traumatic transformations from an inward-looking imperial dynasty into a globally engaged republic. Consisting of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondence and letters, historical photos, ephemera, and other kinds of historical documents, these collections provide excellent primary source materials for the understanding and research of the various aspects of China during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as diplomacy/international relations, economy/trade, politics, Christianity, sinology, education, science and technology, imperialism, and globalization. Read on for more information about the collections published in the series so far.

31 October 2017