* tmc * in patientia vestra habetis animam vestram * tmc *

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.

01 June 2008

The China Beat: Blogging How the East Is Read


01 Jun 2008

thechinabeat.blogspot.com, US

"[The blog] examines media coverage of China, providing context and criticism from China scholars and writers."

Supplied note: "Dear Colleagues, We have recently published a number of original pieces at the online journal/blog, The China Beat, including several historical reflections on disaster relief in China. They include:

'Rumor and the Sichuan Earthquake,' by Steve A. Smith, 'Letters from Sichuan,' by Peter Hessler, 'Chinese Responses to Disaster: A View from the Qing,' by Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley, 'History of the Chinese Red Cross,' by Caroline Reeves, 'A Look Back at the Tangshan Earthquake and the Montreal Olympics,' by Susan Brownell, 'Disaster Relief: Material and Spiritual,' by Paul Katz, 'Writing Factory Girls,' by Leslie T. Chang, 'Torching the Relay,' by Geremie R. Barme.
And much more. Please visit us at: [the URL below] Kate Merkel-Hess."

Site contents:
REGULAR FEATURES: * 2008 in the News (The 2008 Beijing Olympics, * The 2008 Tibet Riots and Protests, It's Not Just 8/8/08, Tales from Taiwan); * Media Watch (China Behind the Headline, Taelspin, Watching the China Watchers, China Around the World); * Conversations (China on My Mind, China Annals); * Reviews (Coming Distractions, In Case You Missed It); * Miscellaneous (The Five-List Plan, This Day in History, Frivolous Fridays, Self-Promotion Saturdays)
* China Beat In The Media;
* About Us (Timothy Weston, Kate Merkel-Hess, Jeremiah Jenne, Nicole E. Barnes, Pierre Fuller, Peter Hessler, David Porter, Angilee Shah, Kenneth Pomeranz, Paul R Katz, The China Beat, Jeff Wasserstrom, Yunxiang Yan, Yong Chen, Robert Weller, Susan Jakes, Susan Brownell, Thomas S. Mullaney, Leslie T. Chang);
* Search; * RSSS Newsfeeds; * Blog Archive (Jan 2008, Feb 2008, Mar 2008, Apr 2008, May 2008).

[A note from Andrew Field, H-ASIA's editor: "[...] Unfortunately, like most other blogsites, this one is blocked in China, but by using a proxy server such as the Tor-Privoxy-Vidalia system, it is easy to get around this blockage. Another way to get round this is to subscribe to the [RSSS] feeder. I found that by using google reader, I can still read the posts on blocked blogs without having to resort to a proxy server. - AF"]

URL http://thechinabeat.blogspot.com/

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Kate Merkel-Hess (kate--at--uci.edu), forwarded by h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
* 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]: over 3000 [in fact - over 17,800]

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