Monday, August 30, 2010

Online Forum on Chinese Cultural Revoluation -- "地方文革"论坛

"地方文革" is an online forum devoted to collecting information of primary source materials about the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

The website results from a project undertaken by a UofT professor and one of his graudate students.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chinese America: History and Perspectives

"Chinese America: History and Perspectives" is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) to recount history of Chinese Americans through scholarly essays, oral histories, memoirs, and translations. The journal began publication in 1987. Some of its articles are now available at Goliath. Intersted readers can set up temporary logins at Goliath to retrieve these articles for free.

"Chinese America: History and Perspectives" is also available to the UofT community through two databases, Gale and Expanded Academic ASAP. The coverage of both starts from 2001. Access to the two databaes is restricted to current UofT students, faculty and staff.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

OECD: International Migration Outlook 2010

OECD: Interntinal Migration Outlook 2010

For the first time in its annual International Migration Outlook, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development calculated "stay rates" for students converting their status from student to migrant. The 2010 report states that "international students have become a significant group in international migration flows in OECD countries" due to "broader policies to attract and retain highly skilled migrants." Such policies include Canada's facilitation of permanent residency for international graduates. According to figures based on 2007 status changes, the number of student-to-worker status changes is nearly 13,000 in Canada, one of the highest numbers among OECD nations. The OECD reports that the majority of students (61%) who changed status did so for work-related reasons, with a higher share of changes due to marriage in Germany and for humanitarian reasons in Canada.