I’m pleased to let you know that the Library has got a 1-year subscription to The Database for the History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements, 1949-.
The database provides full-text primary source materials relating to the Chinese political movements after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
You can access The Database for the History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements, 1949- via the Databases A-Z list.
The database includes four different collections:
- Database of the Chinese Political Campaigns in the 1950s: From Land Reform to the State-Private Partnership (1949-1056)
- The Chinese Great Leap Forward-Great Famine Databases (1958-1964)
- The Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign Databases (1957-)
- The Chinese Cultural Revolution Database (1966-1976)
Sources include government documents, directives, bulletins, speeches by Mao Zedong and other officials, major newspaper and magazine editorials, and other types of documents.
Do note all the documents are in Chinese, but the database platform can be switched to English where document titles can be browsed in English.
You can access the database via the Databases A-Z list. It is listed under its full title The Database for the History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements, 1949-.
Access is only available to current students and staff at the University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology