Shanghai Library has provided us with a trial access to the digital archives of 6 modern Chinese newspapers, until 16 Feb 2019. The trial can be accessed on the same database platform as the Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database 1833-1911 and Chinese Periodical Full-text Database 1911-1949, both of which are in the Library’s Databases A-Z list and Databases and the Databases by Subject for East Asian Studies list, or simply go directly to http://www.cnbksy.com.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/search/advance (EASE login is required).
The six Chinese newspaper archives are:
《小报》The Tabloids (1897～1949)
《新闻报》Sin Wan Pao (1893～1949)
《时报》The Eastern Times (1904～1939)
《大公报》（1902~1949/1952）Ta Kung Pao（1902~1949/1952）
《大陆报》The China Press (1911～1949)
《字林洋行中英文报纸全文数据库》The North-China Daily News & Herald Newspapers and Hong Lists (1850~1951)
Shanghai Library is digitising other Chinese and English newspapers of modern China. We will arrange a free trial when they are ready in 2019.