Japan Chronicle Online available
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Japan Chronicle Online available

The Penn Libraries recently acquired the Japan Chronicle Online, a resource containing the Japan Chronicle as well as Kobe Weekly Chronicle, both English-language publications from early 20th-century Japan. This digital archive is an important resource for teaching and research about modernizing Japan as well as imperialism and the period leading up to WWII in the … Continue reading

Rev. Shojo Honda’s Collection
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Rev. Shojo Honda’s Collection

Tamon Honda, the son of the late Rev. Shojo Honda (1929-2015) of Arlington, Virginia, has generously donated his father’s book collection to Penn Libraries. The books focus on Buddhism and other Asian religions, history, and language; they are a mix of Japanese and English publications. Michael Williams and Molly Des Jardin of the Japanese collection … Continue reading

North Korean Serials
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North Korean Serials

Several North Korean newspapers and periodicals are now being acquired for Penn Libraries’ Korean collection in support of our History program, and we’re excited that they have begun arriving. Here is a selection of them, including quarterly and monthly magazines as well as daily newspapers. You can see that the magazines are quite colorful and … Continue reading

Japanese Naval Training Fleet Souvenir Books
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Japanese Naval Training Fleet Souvenir Books

The Penn Libraries Japanese Collection has acquired a unique and special collection of Japanese Imperial Navy training fleet souvenir publications, and they have arrived! These are scrapbook-like publications of photographs and other memorabilia, as well as a self-published history of the training fleet, about the fleet’s global travels between the late 1800s and early 1940s. … Continue reading

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Tōyō Keizai Zasshi (The Oriental Economist) now available

Toyo Keizai Zasshi, or “The Oriental Economist,” is a major economics periodical from early 20th-century Japan. It is hosted in the Maruzen eBook Library interface. Toyo Keizai Zasshi is a key resource for those studying Japanese history and culture from the late 19th century through the period of WWII. The interface and content are entirely … Continue reading

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Bijutsu Shinpō Online added to Penn Libraries e-resources

‘Bijutsu shinpō’ magazine, a Japanese-language publication, was published between 1902-1920 and is an important primary source for Japanese modern art and modern culture in the early 20th century. This archive provides access to all issues of the magazine as scanned page images, and allows for browsing issues as well as keyword searches to access volume … Continue reading

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WhoPlus database added to e-resources at Penn Libraries

WhoPlus is a biographical database consisting of data on 260,000 historical and contemporary Japanese figures, as well as 70,000 non-Japanese, as of February 2012. This provides both biographical information as well as related citations and references. It contains additional entries from Nichigai Associates’ own indices, totaling approximately 610,000 entries. It includes information such as birth … Continue reading