Monday, May 25, 2009

Naver News Archive Service (Beta)

Naver News Archive Service (Beta): Included 1976 to 1985 Kyŏnghyang Sinmun (京鄕新聞), Tonga Ilbo (東亞日報), and Maeil Kyŏngje (每日經濟) searchable by date, keyword, etc.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sharing Some Selected Articles....

Below is a list of recently published articles authored by UofT faculty ( students, too?). Most of them are related to East Asian Studies in one way or another; some of them are about Asian immigrants studies. I've added full-text links to each title. However, since they are available in UofT proprietary databases, only current UofT faculty and students will be linked to the full text articles.

Arntzen, S. (2008). Japanese women poets: An anthology. Choice, 45(9), 1534-1535.

Brandt, L., & Rawski, T. G. (2008). China's great economic transformation. The China Business Review, 35(6), 30-33.

Cheng, C., Ames, R. T., Shen, V., et al. (2008). Philosophy of xunzi and antonio S. cua. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 35(1)

Clarke, D., Colantonio, A., Rhodes, A., & Escobar, M. (2008). Pathways to suicidality across ethnic groups in canadian adults: The possible role of social stress. Psychological Medicine, 38(3), 419-431.

Cohen, N. J., Lojkasek, M., YaghoubZadeh, Z. , Pugliese, M., & Kiefer, H. (2008). Children adopted from china : A prospective study of their growth and development. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines (Print), 49(4), 458-468.

Dann, G. E., & Haddow, N. (2008). Just doing business or doing just business: Google, microsoft, yahoo! and the business of censoring China’s internet. Journal of Business Ethics, 79(3), 219-234.

Dobson, W. (2008). TRANSFORMING EAST ASIA: The evolution of regional economic integration. Pacific Affairs, 81(1), 99-100.

Grendler, P. (2008). Journey to the east: The jesuit mission to china, 1579-1724. Choice, 45(5), 877.

Heyman, G. D., Fu, G., & Lee, K. (2008). Reasoning about the disclosure of success and failure to friends among children in the united states and china. Developmental Psychology, 44(4), 908-918.

Jia, L.X., Schaubroeck, J., & Lam, S. S. K. (2008). Theories of job stress and the role of traditional values : A longitudinal study in china. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(4), 831-848.

Kang, Y., Kenstowicz, M., & Ito, C. (2008). Hybrid loans: A study of english loanwords transmitted to korean via japanese. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, 17(4), 299-316.

Xue, N. (2008). Labeling chinese predicates with semantic roles. Computational Linguistics, 34(2), 225-255.

Ong, L. (2008). A chinese economic revolution: Rural entrepreneurship in the twentieth century. The China Journal, (60), 181-182.

Phan, M. B., & Luk, C. M. (2008). 'I don't say I have a business in chinatown' : Chinese sub-ethnic relations in toronto's chinatown west. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 31(2), 294-326.

Ryder, A. G., Yang, J., Zhu, X., et al. (2008). The cultural shaping of depression : Somatic symptoms in china, psychological symptoms in north america? Journal of Abnormal Psychology (1965), 117(2), 300-313.

Sakamoto, I., Wei, Y., & Truong, L. (2008). How do organizations and social policies ‘Acculturate’ to immigrants? accommodating skilled immigrants in canada. American Journal of Community Psychology, 42(3-4), 343-354.

Shiu, H., & Stokes, L. (2008). Buddhist animal release practices: Historic, environmental, public health and economic concerns. Contemporary Buddhism, 9(2), 181-196.

Song, J. (. (2008). The making of 'undeserving' homeless women : A gendered analysis of homeless policy in south korea from 1997 to 2001. Feminist Review, (89), 87-101.

Stewart, M., Anderson, J., Beiser, M., Mwakarimba, E., Neufeld, A., Simich, L., et al. (2008). Multicultural meanings of social support among immigrants and refugees. International Migration, 46(3), 123-159.

Suzuki, M. (2008). Japanese learners' self revisions and peer revisions of their written compositions in english. TESOL Quarterly, 42(2), 209-232.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Open Access Journals Related to Asian Studies continue with the OA topic....

If one is interested in finding OA journals devoted to Asian topics, try the online 'Directory of Open Access Journals', mentioned by Prof. Chan in his article. Just go to 'Find Journals', and run a search for 'Asia', 'China', 'Japan' or 'Korea'. Search results bring up journals such as Asian Ethnology, Asian folklore studies, Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, to mention just a few. These are free, valuable resources for EAS scholars.

Here are a brief list of some of the OA journals:


China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly
ISSN: 16534212
Subject: Political Science
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University
Country: United States
Language: English
Keywords: China, Central Asia, security politics
Start year: 2005

Journal of Current Chinese Affairs
ISSN: 18681026
EISSN: 18684874
Subject: Political Science
Publisher: German Institute of Global and Area Studies, (GIGA)
Country: Germany
Language: English, German
Keywords: China, politics, social science, culture, economics
Start year: 2009

Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao (Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine)
ISSN: 16721977
Subject: Medicine (General)
Publisher: Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine Press
Country: China
Language: Chinese
Keywords: integrative medicine, complementary medicine, alternative medicine, traditional Chinese medicine
Start year: 2003

Chinese Medicine
ISSN: 17498546
Subject: Medicine (General)
Publisher: BioMed Central
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Keywords: herbal medicine, health food, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, energy research, medical education, cultural exchange
Start year: 2006

Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal
ISSN: 10894667
Subject: Library and Information Science
Publisher: Internet Chinese Librarians Club
Country: United States
Language: English
Keywords: library and information science
Start year: 1996

Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences
ISSN: 1013090X
Subject: Library and Information Science --- Computer Science
Publisher: Tamkang University Press
Country: Taiwan
Language: Chinese, English
Keywords: library science, information science, information technology, publishing, book trade Start year: 2003

Journal of Textbook Research
ISSN: 19998856
EISSN: 19998864
Subject: Education
Publisher: National Institute for Compilation and Translation
Country: Taiwan
Language: Chinese
Keywords: textbook development, textbook policy and system, textbook review and approval, teaching materials, schoolbooks
Start year: 2008

Transnational Curriculum Inquiry
ISSN: 14498855 Subject: Education
Publisher: International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
Country: Canada
Language: English, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese
Keywords: curriculum inquiry, globalisation, internationalisation
Start year: 2004

Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies (南方华裔研究杂志)
ISSN: 1834609X
Subject: Multidisciplinary
Publisher: Centre for the Study of the Chinese Southern Diaspora
Country: Australia
Language: English, Mandarin Chinese
Keywords: Southeast Asia, Australasia, southwest Pacific region, migration
Start year: 2007


Japanese Journal of Religious Studies
ISSN: 03041042
Subject: Religion --- Philosophy
Publisher: Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Nagoya
Country: Japan
Language: English
Keywords: Japan, religion, East Asia, philosophy
tart year: 1974

Early Modern Japan : an Interdisciplinary Journal
ISSN: 19407947
EISSN: 19407955
Subject: Multidisciplinary
Publisher: Early Modern Japan Network
Country: United States
Language: English
Keywords: pre-modern Japan, Japanese society, Japanese culture, Japanese history
Start year: 1995

Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies
ISSN: 14769158
Subject: Social Sciences
Publisher: University Sheffield, School of East Asian Studies
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Keywords: Japanese studies, Asian studies, area studies, economy, politics, culture, Japan
Start year: 2001

Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN: 00213551
Subject: Agriculture (General)
Publisher: Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Country: Japan
Language: English
Keywords: agriculture
Start year: 1998

Japanese journal of American studies
ISSN: 02883570
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
Publisher: Japanese Association for American Studies
Country: Japan
Language: English
Keywords: american studies, history, literature, cultural studies
Start year: 1981

Journal of the Japan Statistical Society
ISSN: 03895602
EISSN: 13486365
Subject: Statistics
Publisher: The Japan Statistical Society
Country: Japan
Language: English
Keywords: statistics
Start year: 2002

The Nonprofit Review
ISSN: 13464116
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
Publisher: Japan NPO Research Association (JANPORA)
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese, English
Keywords: philanthropy, volunteering
Start year: 2001

Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
ISSN: 13460714
EISSN: 13468030
Subject: Computer Science
Publisher: The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
Country: Japan
Language: English
Keywords: artificial intelligence, computer science
Start year: 2001


Korean Journal of Medical History
ISSN: 1225505X
Subject: Medicine (General)
Publisher: Korean Society for the History of Medicine
Country: Korea
Language: Korean, English
Keywords: medical history, history of Oriental medicine, medical ethics
Start year: 1992


Studies on Asia
ISSN: 15543749
Subject: History
Publisher: Asian Studies Centre, Michigan State University
Country: United States
Language: English
Keywords: asian studies
Start year: 2004

South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal
ISSN: 19606060
Subject: Social Sciences
Publisher: Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud
Country: France
Language: English
Keywords: social science studies, South Asia, multidisciplinary
Start year: 2007

Folklore Studies
ISSN: 03880370
Subject: Ethnology --- Anthropology
Publisher: Asian Folklore Studies
Country: Japan
Language: English
Keywords: Asia, folklore, ethnology
Start year: 1942
End year: 1962 Continued by Asian folklore studies

Asian folklore studies
ISSN: 03852342
Subject: Anthropology --- Ethnology
Publisher: Asian Folklore Studies
Country: Japan
Language: English
Keywords: Asia, folklore, ethnology
Start year: 1963
End year: 2007
Continued by Asian Ethnology

Asian Ethnology
ISSN: 18826865
Subject: Anthropology
Publisher: Nanzan University
Country: Japan
Language: English
Keywords: Asia, folklore, ethnology, culture
Start year: 2008

Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal
ISSN: 1541244X
Subject: Law
Publisher: University of Hawaii
Country: United States
Language: English
Keywords: law, Asia
Start year: 2000

Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies
ISSN: 11762152 Subject: Multidisciplinary
Publisher: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Keywords: cultural studies, political studies, art history, psychology, sociology
Start year: 2003

International Journal for Educational Integrity
ISSN: 18332595
Subject: Education
Publisher: Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity
Country: Australia
Language: English
Keywords: educational integrity, plagiarism, cheating, academic integrity, honour codes
Start year: 2005

Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs
ISSN: 18681034 Subject: Political Science
Publisher: German Institute of Global and Area Studies, (GIGA)
Country: Germany
Language: German, English
Keywords: politics, social development, Southeast Asia
Start year: 2009

Asian Journal of Occupational Therapy
ISSN: 13473484
Subject: Therapeutics
Publisher: Japanese Association of Occupational Therapists
Country: Japan
Language: English
Keywords: occupational therapy, medicine
Start year: 2001

Open Access Publication

Prof. Leslie Chan (UofT Scarborough), supervisor for the New Media Studies program at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, publishes an article 'Open Access: Promises and Challenges of Scholarship in the Digital Age' in the latest issue of Academic Matters.

In this article, Leslie discusses the background of OA, its implications for universities, academics and libraries, and what actions to take to strengthen OA initiatives. The article also contains practical suggestions for scholars such as the following:

"The Directory of Open Access Repositories lists over 1,300 repositories worldwide, including 44 in Canada, and the number grows at the rate of about 1 new repository a day.[16] Self-archiving is possible because over 60 per cent of traditional publishers already allow authors to post copies of the peer-reviewed final version of their papers to institutional repositories or on their personal web sites[17] If the self-archiving right is not explicit, authors can request permission to do so. However, it is better to know your rights before you submit your paper. The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) recently published an advisory[18] as well as an author addendum[19] that can be used as part of an agreement with publishers to ensure the right to self-archive. "

For scholars who are interested in pursuing OA, Leslie suggested the 'Green Road' (author self-archiving) and the 'Golden Road' (articles published in OA journals).

UofT has set up the T-Space to be used as a self-archiving repository that "showcases and preserves the scholarly work of UofT faculty".

If you need more information about OA resources, use the two online directories to get more inforamtion: the Directory of Open Access Journals, and the Directory of Open Access Repositories. Besides, the Unversity of Cambridge Library compiles an online inforamtion guide for Open Access publishing, which contains discussion of related issues and other useful resources.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Painful Choice of 'Satellite Baby': a Canadian study of immigrants' choice to send babies overseas

The Toronto Star carried an article yesterday to introduce a new study on Canadian immigrants' 'painful' choice to send babies overseas to stay with their extended families. The research specifically looks at the Chinese community in Toronto for the 'satellite baby' phenomenon.

If interested in reading the original research article, it is available in the May/June 2009 issue of Infant Mental Health Journal:

Bohr, Y., & Tse, C. (2009) . Satellite babies in transnational families: A study of parents' decision to separate from their infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 30(3), 265-286.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lecture Announcement -- Statistics, Census Data, RS and GIS for China Studies

Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is pleased to announce that Dr. Shuming Bau from University of Michigan will give a lecture on "Statistics, Census Data, RS and GIS for China Studies" at the University of Toronto on Thursday, May 28. Please see event details below and RSVP your attendance to

Title: Statistics, Census Data, RS and GIS for China Studies
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Locataion: Current Periodical Area, Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library (8th Floor, Robarts)
Lecturer: Dr. Shuming Bau, Senior Research Coordinator for China Initiatives, China Data Center, University of Michigan

The government statistics and census data of China provides comprehensive demographic and business information for the research and education on China. This presentation will give an introduction to some background information of China government statistics, census data, and GIS data, including methodologies, definitions, and data coverage. The presentation will demonstrate how the demographic and business data can be integrated with GIS maps of China at province, prefecture, county, township, and grid levels. Some innovative technologies and applications in regional development, migration, environment, disaster assessment, and population projection will be introduced for advanced spatial data studies of China.

Biography of Dr. Shuming Bau:
Shuming Bau received his B.S. in computer science from Hefei University of Technology in 1982, M.A. in applied statistics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1987, and Ph.D. in applied economics from Clemson University in 1996. He was a research scientist at MathSoft from 1996-97, and is currently a senior research coordinator for China Initiatives at the China Data Center of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Bau's primary research interests are in GIS, regional economics, spatial statistics and econometrics. He served as the president of the Association for Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science (CPGIS) for 1999-2000 and the vice-president of the Chinese Economists Society (CES) for 2002-2003, and the executive director of the Chinese Economists Society since 2005. Dr. Bau has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters.