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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.

30 May 2008

Second Historical Archives of China (SHAC)


30 May 2008

State Archives Bureau, Nanjing, China

"[...] the Second Historical Archives of China (SHAC), [... maintains] extensive holdings of records of the central governments and their subordinate organs of the Republican era of 1912 to 1949. The Second Historical Archives of China (SHAC) is one of three national-level archives, and was the first to be established after the founding of the People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of the State Archives Bureau. The other two are the Central Committee Archives of the CCPÊ and the First Historical Archives of China [located in Beijing, http://www.lsdag.com ; See also FHAC details in http://froginawell.net/eala/Main/FirstHistoricalArchivesOfChina - tmc].

SHAC's responsibility is to conserve and process Republican-era records and facilitate public access to them. The work of the Archives is carried out by the Archive Processing and Cataloguing Department, the Conservation Department, the Public Services Department, the Technical Department, the Computing Center, and the Compilation Department. The National Center for Cataloguing Republican Archives and the journal Republican Archives are also housed at the Archives. The mission of the SHAC is to collect, arrange, catalogue, preserve, compile, and facilitate the use of the holdings of the Archives. SHAC is equipped with microfilming, photocopying, and computer equipment. Various types of finding aids are available."

Site contents:
* Director's Statement; * Introduction to the SHAC; * Introduction of the Holdings; * Treasures of the Holdings; * Introduction to Services; * Rules for Archival Materials Opening to the Public; * Archival Materials Exhibition; * Academic Research; * Republican Archives ("a quarterly periodical [est. 1981], Republican Archives aims to publish archival materials, to highlight scholarship on Republican history and to provide a bridge between the two."); * Collection of [further materials for the] Archives; * Search.

A bi-lingual [CN,EN] site.

URL http://www.shac.net.cn/en/index.asp

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.shac.net.cn/en/index.asp

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at-coombs.anu.edu.au)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Corporate Info.
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
V. Useful
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 300

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com