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Chinese Studies : Periodicals and Newspapers

Historical Periodicals and Newspapers

  • Chinese Periodical Full-text Database 1911-1949 (民国时期期刊全文数据库) (NetID required)
    The database covers over 20,000 journal titles with a mass of information on political, economic, military, social, livelihood, etc. It provides first-hand information to study the history of the Republic of China.
  • 點石齋畫報 1884-1898
    The Yale University Library digitalized and opened the illustrated supplement of 申報 to the public. The newspaper was published in Shanghai.
  • Early Chinese Periodical Online -1949 (ECPO)
    The Academia Sinica provides the newspapers published before 1949 in Chinese-language. The multiple 小報 (entertainment newspapers) are available in this database. 
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) 1941-1996 (NetID required)
    The Readex FBIS electronic database consists of scanned copies of the paper issues of the various FBIS Daily Reports. In 1947 Foreign Broadcast Monitoring Service (FBMS) was renamed the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS). Its original mission was centered on radio and press agency monitoring and translation. 
  • Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers 1912-1949 (NetID required)
    This collection from the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) provides a perspective between 1912 and 1949. The collection provides researchers a richly comprehensive perspective on Chinese life, culture, and politics throughout the collapse of the Qing Dynasty, the years of the provisional government and civil war, and the birth of the People’s Republic.
  • Pictorial for the Current Situation 1905-1913 (時事畫報)
    The Cornell University Library digitalized the historical newspaper and shared it with the public. the newspaper was founded in Guangzhou in September 1905. It was stopped publication in 1913, which was published in 142 issues in the period. It is the earliest lithographic pictorial in China.
  • Propaganda and the Chinese Press: Global Perspectives 1946-1996 (NetID required)
    It is a digital archive of articles published by Xinhua, or New China News Agency, from 1946 to 1996. The materials were collected and translated into English by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) as part of its intelligence-gathering operations. 
  • Selected Translations 1973-1976 (摘译)
    The Institute of Chinese Studies Heidelberg holds a full run of this journal. 摘译 was “internally published” by 上海人民出版社 from late 1973 to the end of 1976. 
  • Shen Bao 1872-1949 (申報) (NetID required)
    It was the longest-lasting and probably most influential newspaper in modern China. Its circulation expanded until reaching 150,000 in the 1930s.
  • new Ta Kong Pao 1902-1949 (大公報) (NetID required)
    Ta Kong Pao published since 1902. It is one of the longest-published newspapers in China. The period 1902-1949 covers the historical events in modern China.
  • The Eastern Miscellany 1904-1948 (東方雜志)
    The full-text database provides 東方雜志 with over 30,000 articles, 12,000 pictures, and 14,000 advertisements from 44 volumes and 819 periods. 
  • The North-China Daily News 1881-1937 (NetID required)
    The digital resource covers the English-language newspaper in July-Dec 1881, 1929, Apr, June-July 1936, and Aug-Dec 1937.


  • National Library of Public Information: Old Newspapers (國立公共資訊圖書館: 舊報紙數位典藏服務網)
    The National Library in Taiwan provides the following digitalized historical newspapers: 中國日報, 內外タイムス, 商工日報, 國際現勢周刊, 外交部週報, 大華新聞, 天聲日報, 太倉明報, 工人報, 成都日報.
  • Old Hong Kong Newspapers 1853-1991 (香港舊報紙)
    It is a full-text accessible database of the digitalized images for some old Hong Kong Newspapers. The database includes 香港工商日報 (1926-1984), 香港工商晚報 (1930-1984), 華僑日報 (1947-1991), 香港華字日報 (1895-1940), 香港華字晚報 (1937-1938),大公報 (1938-1991), 天光報 (1933-1940), 遐邇貫珍 (1853-1856),  循環日報 (1874 -1886), China Mail (1866-1961), Hong Kong Daily Press (1864-1941), and Hong Kong Sunday Herald (1929-1950).
  • Taiwan Nichinichi Shinpo 1898-1944 (台灣日日新報) (NetID required)
    This newspaper was an official newspaper of the Taiwan government under Japanese colonial rule. The paper was published in Japanese from 1898-1944 and added Chinese text from 1905-1911.