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Taiwan History Digital Library

This database contains complete texts of 45,000 “Ming-Qing Taiwanese Archives” and 40,000 pieces of “Taiwanese Old Deeds”. The “Ming-Qing Taiwanese Archives” comprises official government documents that include the Monthly Memorial Copies, the Palace Memorials, the Imperial Edict from National Palace Museum’s holdings and the Grand Secretariat Archives from Academia Sinica. “Taiwanese Old Deeds” included the duplicated copies from the Governor General’s office and the original Lahodoboo cultural archives. The bulk of the collection includes all manner of Ming and Qing dynasty deeds which is made up of land deeds followed by Public/ Private documents such as marriage and land registration papers.

full text search, advanced search (multi-facet classification, term frequency analysis, chronicled distribution), reference dictionary for notable personages.

★ Access to this database requires prior online application for log-in.

Digital Archives Project of National Taiwan University

The Digital Archives Resource Center is the portal to provide access to all digital resources created by the Digital Archive project of National Taiwan University. It will link to various databases containing materials such as Taiwanese cultural documents, specimens of flora and fauna, geological studies, archeological surveys, historical documents of medicine. The database includes the most important Taiwanese cultural documents such as the Manuscripts of Kanori Ino, Tan-Hsin archives, the Yasusada Tashiro collection, the V. S. de Beausset Collection, lyric books of Taiwanese opera and rubbings of cultural relics. Those documents originating from periods including the end of the Qing Dynasty, the Japanese colonial period, the period of American aid to finally the present day will also be included. Users can use a keyword to search multiple databases simultaneously.

full text search and interoperability between heterogeneous databases.

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National Repository of Cultural Heritage  (New Version)

NRCH is an integrated database which collects a century’s cultural heritage in China and Taiwan. The content of the database from art, music, literature, architecture, old photos, poetry to archives represents colorful culture and diversified customs. This database is also a multimedia interface which provides images, descriptions and video. Users could observe multi-faceted search results with flexible, instinctive and visualized design. The purpose of NRCH is to make it the cultural repository for all citizens and broaden public access to cultural heritage.

post-query classification, Tag Clouds, and search history. Search results could also be examined in the form of timeline or GIS.

Academia Historica Digital Archives Search System

This system was created by the Academia Historica and the RCDH, and contains 13 fonds important historical documents from 1893 to 2001, covering from the relics of former Presidents to government archives. Included are the artifacts of President Chiang Kai-shek, President Chiang Ching-kuo, Vice President Chen Cheng, Vice President Hsieh Tung-min and President Lee Teng-hui; archives of Wang Zhaoming, archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, archives of the National Resources Commission and files from the Department of Land under the Taiwan Provincial Government. These materials are rich references for investigating contemporary political development and major events. This database also enables the public to search within archives of presidential artifacts, files of notables, and among rare pictures.

 Multi-faceted classification, search history recording, and search options to include/exclude specific conditions.

★ No log-in required for access.Image access is restricted to within NTU RCDH and the Academia Historica.
Kuomintang (KMT) Party Records Archives

This database collects documents from the Kuomintang (KMT) History Museum. The collection includes the “Classified archives,” the “Wuhan archives,” the “Political Figures Correspondence,” the “Five Divisions archives,” the “National Defense Committee archives.” Dating from between 1912 and 1944, the archives include top secret documents from during the war of resistance against Japan, hand written correspondence of KMT officials, and records kept by the Wuhan offices during the period of KMT division into Nanjing and Wuhan factions. The database also includes original archives from the five divisions of workers, farmers, youth, women and businessmen in KMT Party’s central administration.

metadata search, term frequency analysis and multi-facet classification.

★ Access to this database is restricted to within the KMT party history institute and NTU library.

Taiwan Colonial Court Archives

This database contains legal case documents dating from the Japanese colonial period. Originating from the courts of Taipei, Xin Zhu, Taizhong and Jia yi, the records include official court decisions on criminal cases, crime case registers, records of non-contentious matters and files on law enforcement. Civil registration documents, law related registers and government files are also included. The records span from 1895 to 1945 and constitute a complete record of the 50 year operations of the Taiwanese justice system while under Japanese jurisdiction.

multi-facet classification, search history recording, and search options to include/exclude specific conditions.

★ Access to this database requires prior application for log-in.

Taiwan Colonial Empirical Statistics

This database comprises collections of large scale statistical records dating from 1895 to 1945, including national censuses and surveys principally published for civil and governmental use. An exclusively small proportion of the collected documents were collated by the Japan Governor General’s Office and published by the Chief Executive of Taiwan’s provincial government after war. The range and scope of the surveys is extensive, pertaining to subjects of law, politics, social issues, economy, culture, education.

Multi-facet classification, search history recording, and search options to include/exclude specific conditions to narrow or widen the range of results.

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Digital Repository of Taiwan Provincial Assembly

This database contains Taiwan Provincial Assembly archives, official bulletins and parliamentary session notes. In total, there are 62,825 documents, 263 volumes and 1.8 million pages dating from 1946 to the 20th of December 1998 including the entire archives of the early post war Taiwan Provincial Congress, the processor of Taiwan Provincial Assembly. Included are the written records of public affairs between Taiwanese provincial parliament and the Governor General’s Office, Taiwan Provincial Government, and several provincial governments in China. The database is not limited to official politics, including as it does records of public opinions and correspondences between administrative departments. It is an invaluable research resource for investigating the development of the Taiwan democracy movement and provincial congress issues. Tools: category search, this database provides multi-facet classification, search history recording, and search options to include/exclude specific conditions to narrow or widen the range of results.

category search, multi-facet classification, search history recording, and search options to include/exclude specific conditions to narrow or widen the range of results.

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Social Movements Archives from Tsunah Foundation

This Database comprises the Tsunah Foundation’s collection of uncensored journals and newspaper-clips under Kuomintang party ruling. Covering 422 categories and numbering in the region of 7000 volumes, this collection of materials dating from 1957-2004 are an invaluable historical resource for research on the Taiwanese democracy movement. The majority of the collection was not collected by National Taiwan University library.

multi-facet, themes classification, personal corpus for customizing information search and storage.

★ No log-in required for access. Image access is restricted to within NTU library and the Tsunah Foundation.

Taiwan Ethnological Collection in Oversaes Museums

This site congregates many dispersed Taiwan ethnographic collections preserved in the famous European and American Museums. These overseas collections have been investigated and digitized through transnational cooperation. On the one hand, they are materials representing cross-cultural encounters between Taiwanese people and westerners. On the other hand, they are precious samples enhancing our knowledge on early material cultures of Taiwan. Through this bi-lingual web-based databank, we provide a channel to integrate and search for the scattered information of Taiwan ethnographic collections in the following overseas museums.

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Database of Taiwanese Old Photos

The NTU library’s large collection of Japanese colonial period printed materials relating to all aspects of Taiwan cover topics such as Politics, Economy, Infrastructure, Geography, Botany and Zoology. There are also materials on society, culture, language, anthropology, literature and tourism and also contains statistical information from both the Governor General’s and local government offices. This database comprises digital images, selected from the NTU Library’s Japanese colonial period printed materials, including the complete collection of ‘Portraits of Taiwan.’ It is the largest scope and most systematic photographic record of Taiwan’s past.

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NTU Institutional Repository

This database houses NTU research journals, conference papers, research reports, projection slides and teaching materials which have been digitized for preservation and made available for online access. Category and keyword search options are available after which portions of the full text can be examined.

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NTU Web Archiving System

With the increase of available online information resources there is a compromise in ease and speed of access which has proven the main hindrance to the promulgation of digital archives, with the necessity to preserve information remaining priority. This web database intends to facilitate access to digital resources, providing links to over 6,000 websites with sections including NTU websites, governmental organizations, education resources, art and literature websites, ethnic groups, NGO organizations, election campaigns, indigenous movement campaign, the Olympic Games and academic websites. This database enable full text search and advanced search. It also includes theme stories arranged by issues, events, categories and date.

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NTU Museums

Currently there are ten museums within the NTU Museums Group, including the Gallery of National Taiwan University History, the Museum of Anthropology, the Geology Museum, the Heritage Hall of Physics, the Insect Museum, the Agricultural Exhibition Hall, the TAI Herbarium, the Zoology Museum, the Museum of Archives, and the Museum of Medical Humanities. While keeping a close relationship with the departments to which they belong, the members of NTU Museums are currently connecting with each other within the campus community. From now on, NTU Museums are open to the general public to experience the beauty and richness of the collections.

Tan-Hsin-Tang-An Knowledge Net

The Tan-Hsin Archive is a collection of administrative and judicial documents from Hsin-chu Hsien, Tamsui Ting, and Taipei Fu dating from 1776 to 1895. The research related to these documents is rarely noted due to difficulties in interpreting the original historiography. This project provides an interface for online learning through comprehensive introduction to the documents and research materials and flexible interaction. The project includes two units: "Lessons" and "Knowledge Base." The “Lessons” unit introduces 1) types of documents, 2) the format of a file, and 3) administrative procedures in specific cases. The “Knowledge Base” unit relates the Tan-Hsin Archive to its bibliography, related essays, reviews, dissertations, and advanced readings.

Digital Library & Museum of Buddhist Studies

Digital Library & Museum of Buddhist Studies (DLMBS) is the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in the field of Buddhism. DLMBS, the most comprehensive database of its kind, gives researchers instant access to over 370,000 records and 28,000 full-texts, with publications in 45 languages and 15 types of data. Our new “Buddhist Author Authority Database”, which provide users to search for the work lists of Buddhist researchers in the world. In addition, we also provide digital Buddhist scriptures for users to download, and online teaching tools of Sanskrit, Tibetan, Pali and other languages.

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Leishu Corresponding Inquiry System

“Leishu” refers to a type of reference encyclopedia consisting of passages extracted from books and documents that have been categorized by subjects, then arranged for reading and inquiry conveniences. Unlike western encyclopedia, however, Leishu listed only excerpts from sources materials rather than specially written articles or interpretations.
This system currently presents the Imperial Readings of the Taiping Era and the Yiwen Leiju (Collection of Literature Arranged by Categories) for corresponding inquiry. Yiwen Leiju was completed in 624 A.C. with Ouyang Xun as lead editor. It consisted of roughly 1 million words. Imperial Readings of the Taiping Era was completed at the hands of lead editor Li Fang in 984 A.C., 25 years after the establishment of the Song Dynasty, with over 4 million words. As both collections were commissioned and compiled by the Imperial court at the beginning of the respective regimes, they were both massive in scale and thorough in completion, providing the best examples for understanding Leishu as a genre and the information they contained.
The purpose of the Leishu Corresponding Inquiry System is to provide an environment for those researchers who are interested in traditional Leishu to compare and analyze the structure and content of the database’s collections. Furthermore, the system also offers a chance for more in-depth observation on the categorization patterns and changes in ideology the Leishus reflected.

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