* 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.

06 October 2008

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Taiwan



06 Oct 2008

National Central Library (NCL), Taipei, Taiwan

"The Center offers the following Chinese Studies resources: # Books and journals from Mainland China: There are over 90,000 books in the fields of literature, history, philosophy, social science, art, and archeology, as well as 1,600 different academic journals. # Photo Reprints of Rare Books in Overseas Libraries: # [Over 10,000 of] Western-language Dissertations in Chinese Studies: # [Over 10,000 of] Newly-revised [county and provincial] Gazetteers from Mainland China: # [Online and offline] Electronic Resources (incl. Database of the Center for Chinese Studies Collection, Foreign Sinologists Dissertation Abstract Database, Database of Mainland Chinese Journals, Contents of the Combined Collections of Ming Authors, Bibliography of Research on Han Philosophers, Bibliography of Research on the Classics, Bibliography of Tun-huang Studies, Current Contents of Foreign Periodicals in Chinese Studies, Bibliography of Research on Wei-Jin Xuanxue Philosophy, Wenyuange Siku Quanshu, Sibu Congkan, Gujin Tushu Jicheng, Chinese Academic Journals Full-text Database, China Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses Full-text Database, China Proceedings of Full-text Database, Super Star Digital Library."

Note: A bi-lingual (CN, EN) site which supersedes an earlier and now dormant CCS bi-lingual site at ccs.ncl.edu.tw/english.html - ed.]

Site contents:
* Introduction; * Activities (International Conferences, Academic Symposiums, International Book Exhibit); * Reader Service; * Publications; * Latest News; * [Latest] Developments in Sinology [in Taiwan];
* Subject database [Several online databases, with some of them under construction or under repair. The functioning ones include: # Database of Mainland Chinese Periodicals [readopac1.ncl.edu.tw/ccs/index.jsp], # Foreign Sinologists Dissertation Abstracts [details of approx 9000 theses from US, UK, Canada, and the Netherlands ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs/EN/DataBase3.asp], # Bibliography of Research on The Classics [ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs/EN/ExpertDB2.asp], # Contents of the Combined Collections of Ming Authors [ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs/EN/ExpertDB5.asp]];
* CCS Grant; * Chinese Studies [journal] (Editorial board, Guidelines, Contents of the Vol. 1-18, Full text of the issues no. 2000.06 - 2006.12); * Newsletter [for Research in Chinese Studies] Contents of the Vol. 1-20, Full text of the no. issues 2000.02 - 2007.05); * E-Newsletter [latest issue in early Oct 2008 was dated 1 Oct 2008 - ed.]; * Relevant Websites; * Contact Us.

URL http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs/ccs2.asp

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs/ccs2.asp

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

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Corporate Info./Study
* 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 100

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