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China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980

 

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英国著名的学术出版社Adam Matthew Digital成立于1990年,以出版原始手稿、珍稀图书与其他原始资料著称,目前出版项目超过500个,其资源主要来自欧洲、北美、非洲与澳大利亚的图书馆与档案馆,根据学者与研究图书馆的需要提供历史学、人类学与社会科学领域中众多方面的主题。

数据库向读者提供了在海外收藏的1793-1980年间中国与西方往来的珍稀史料,这些史料清晰,易于理解而又内容丰富,可以充分地运用于中国近代史的研究与教学。同时,对于独立的研究项目来说也十分理想,充分地反映了两个世纪以来,中国不可磨灭的社会与政治变化的方方面面,这些变化从根本上使中国成为一个现代化强国。

这些资料收录了大量包含有不同人物、场景、民俗与事件的地图,彩色绘画,照片与画稿;包括了中国海关史上主要人物的重要文件,从包腊(ECM Bowra)与包罗(CAV Bowra)到赫德(Robert Hart)与梅乐和(Frederick Maze);主要外交使团到中国的档案,从马嘎尔尼(Macartney)与阿姆赫斯特(Amherst)到尼克松与赫斯等;在中国所有地区的外国传教团文档,如广东、澳门、上海与北京等;《教务杂志》(Chinese Recorder, 1867-1941)与都柏林大学传教团的"Light and Life, 1935-1970",并可对它们进行完整全面的检索;以及英国国家档案馆馆藏的20世纪70年代与中国关系解冻的最新解密文件,等等。

数据库共收录7.2万幅左右的图片,400幅以上彩色图片与照片以及互动地图等,此外还包括四篇论文与大事年表、书目等。数据库的资料来源于伦敦大学亚非学院,大英图书馆,英国国家档案馆与新西兰国家图书馆。是研究中国近代史不可多得的珍贵资源。

AMP同时还出版有大量的相关主题的出版物。本数据库与AMP其他相关主题的出版物内容基本没有重复。

数据库具有以下特点:

1、 珍贵的中国近代史资源,单一来源。目前没有其他类似内容的数据库。
2、 均为珍贵的原始手稿或原始档案的图像,更加有利于对当时历史的研究。
3、 可以对图像中的文字进行全文检索。
4、 功能直观,方便易学,读者可以在短时间内自学掌握所有功能。
5、 提供导航分类,点击不同分类,可浏览相应内容。
6、 辅助提供相关论文、大事年表与书目等。
7、 相对宽松的使用限制。

注:数据库试用期间不提供文档下载功能

 

详细介绍:

China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980

This project answers the need for clear, intelligible and informative English-language sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980, which can be used in the classroom or In course packs.

It is also ideal for independent projects on almost any aspect of Chinese history during the two centuries of monumental social and political upheaval that ultimately recreated China into a modern power. It comprises:

  • A large body of maps, colour paintings, photographs and drawings depicting people, places, customs and events that will enliven any study of China.
  • Substantial papers of key individuals involved in the Chinese Maritime Customs service from ECM and CAV Bowra to Robert Hart and Frederick Maze.
  • Records of major diplomatic missions to China ranging from the late 18th and early 19th century missions of Macartney and Amherst to those of Nixon and Heath in the 20th century.
  • Papers of missionaries active in all regions of China from Canton and Macao to Shanghai and Peking.
  • Complete, fully searchable runs of the Chinese Recorder, 1867-1941, and Light and Life, 1935-1970.
  • Recently opened files from the National Archives at Kew relating to the thawing of relations with China in the 1970s.

Consultant Editors:
Professor Robert Bickers, Department of History and Deputy Head (Research), Bristol University
Professor Richard Horowitz, Department of History, California State University, Northridge
Professor Man Kong Timothy Wong, Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University

Source Libraries:
The School of Oriental and African Studies, London
The British Library, London
with additional material from the CMS Archive, the National Archives, Kew and the National Library of New Zealand

Nature of the Material:
Unique manuscript material relating to the activities and observations of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists in China from 1793 to 1980, together with rare periodicals, colour paintings, maps photographs and drawings.

All of the printed materials (including the typescript records of Chinese Maritime Customs officials) have been double-keyed and are full-text searchable. All of the manuscript material has been indexed to provide ready accessibility for students by person, place and subject. An interactive map encourages searches by city and region.

There is no overlap with material published in 'China and the West: The Maritime Customs Service Archive: From the Second Historical Archives, Nanjing, China'.

Scope of the Collection:
This project provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China's interaction with the West from Macartney's first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74.
It provides multiple perspectives - from politicians, diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists, and documents many of the key events that happened in this period, including:

  • the 1793 Macartney Embassy
  • the 1816 Amherst Embassy
  • The founding of Singapore
  • the Opium Wars
  • the opening of Hong Kong
  • the Taiping Rebellion
  • Missions in China, 1869-1970
  • the Japanese seizure of Taiwan
  • the 'opening of Korea'
  • the Sino-French and territorial struggles with Germany, Britain, America and Japan
  • the Boxer Uprising
  • the Russo-Japanese war
  • the 1911 Revolution
  • the Republican and Nationalist governments of Sun Yatsen and Jiang
  • the Warlord period
  • the Sino-Japanese war
  • the Rape of Nanjing
  • the Communist Revolution led by Mao
  • The Korean War
  • The Great Leap Forward
  • the 1972 Nixon visit to China
  • Rolls-Royce's negotiations regarding the delivery of jet engines to China, 1973-1975
  • the Douglas-Home and Heath visits to China, 1973-74

There are key documents relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs service, from Robert Hart to Frederick Maze; significant sources describing the lives of missionaries in China; papers of key individuals such as Thomas Stamford Raffles, Francis Light, Lord Aberdeen and Rewi Alley; and complete, fully searchable runs of the Chinese Recorder, 1867-1941, and Light and Life, 1935-1970.
The material is ideal for project work as there are substantial clusters of original documents for almost all of the issues covered.

In addition, this project offers over 400 colour paintings, maps and drawings by English and Chinese artists, as well as countless photographs, sketches and ephemeral items, depicting Chinese people, places, customs and events, which provide a striking visual accompaniment to the documentary images.

详细目录(China:Trade,Politics and Culture,1793-1980 Contents List)

 

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