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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

03 April 2004

China Vitae - Online Biographical Database


China Vitae, Asian Strategies Group, Washington D.C., US

"China Vitae [est. mid 2003 - ed.] is an online biographical database that provides more than 2500 biographies of current Chinese political, military, economic, business, and academic leaders. The China Vitae database offers state-of-the-art searches of its biographies, including advanced tools for learning about the backgrounds and careers of senior Chinese officials. China Vitae's database is extensively cross-referenced. Employing an array of search tools, users can easily create lists of officials who have similar career paths, organizational affiliations, education, and places of origin. The cross-referencing allows users to follow the lives and careers of Chinese officials, individually or in groups, from birth to the present, facilitating background studies of officials in politics, military, business, and academia. In addition to the main China Vitae database, VIP Appearances, a second database, tracks the public appearances of several hundred senior Chinese officials, allowing its users to follow the daily activities of those officials whose lives and views influence Chinese policies. China Vitae also offers links to other databases of biographical information on Chinese officials."

Supplied note:
"An exceptional and long needed resource! And the best: it's free of charge! - hl."

Site contents:
(1) Research Center (gives you quick access to biographies, the most recent VIP Appearances and updates, as well as a research library covering major government organizations); (2) Search the Database; (3) Browse by Institution; (4) View Detailed Biographies; (5) Search History; (6) Discover Connections; (7) Compare Personal Histories; (8) Track VIP Appearances (for a select group of important individuals, we report on recent speeches, attendence at meetings, and other public appearances).


Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.chinavitae.com

Link reported by:
Thomas Kampen, University of Heidelberg, Germany, forwarded by Hanno Lecher - Internet Guide for Chinese Studies (http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:

* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:

* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:

* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000 - under 300 - under 100 - under 30]:
under 30

Please note that the above details were correct on 17 October 2005. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com