Thursday, November 27, 2014

EAL Announcement: Two Taiwan Databases Added to UofT Libraries' E-Resources

The East Asian Library would like to share the exciting news that we have now acquired two Taiwan databases subscribed from Airiti Library:
• TEPS (Taiwan Electronic Periodical Services) 台灣電子期刊服務網
TEPS is a full-text database of Taiwan academic journals. It at present has over 700 journal titles that are published in Taiwan and cover all disciplines.
• CETD (Chinese Electronic Theses & Dissertation Service) (Taiwan) 中文電子學位論文服務
CETD is a database specializing in aggregating theses and dissertations of Taiwan and other Asian regions.
Both databases are now fully accessible on and off campus. Try some searches and let the library know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gunsho Ruiju [群書類従] Trial (Expires December 15, 2014)

The University of Toronto Libraries currently has a trial subscription to Gunsho Ruiju Series 群書類従available through the JapanKnowledge platform. You can access it by visiting the following link:

With a total of 133 volumes (3,750 entries), the Gunsho Ruiji series is a major collection of manuscripts from ancient through to the end of the early modern periods compiled under categories covering history, literature, religion, language, customs, art, music, cultivated arts, education, morality, legal codes, politics, economy, society and many other subjects.

The collection uses the latest editions of the original compilations (Gunsho Ruiju and Zoku Gunsho Ruiju 3rd edition 5th printing, and Zoku zoku Gunsho Ruiju 3rd edition), with a full-text search function using contemporary shinjitai kanji forms. Also, text images of the original collections can be viewed in high resolution and downloadable for printing. 

One way to familiarize with the contents of this collection is by taking advantage of the Advanced Search (評細(個人)検索). In the example below, the search term 豊臣秀吉(Toyotomi Hideyoshi) yielded 55 hits. On the facet on the left-hand side, note that the number of occurrences is indicated for each category.  For instance, there are 13 occurrences of “豊臣秀under “合戦部” category.

I would really appreciate if you could provide me with some feedback regarding your experiences with using this resource.  Please send your comments, questions, or concerns to  

NOTE: The trial version is accessible on campus only. Apologies for the inconvenience!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sound of Korea: 2013 Korea Day Cultural Fair

Please see below for details of an upcoming event co-organized by the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library! 
*Contact Hana Kim, Korea Studies Librarian @ for more information.
To celebrate the Year of Korea in Canada and the 50th Diplomatic Relations, the Centre for the Study of Korea (CSK) in the University of Toronto will hold the inaugural U of T Korea Day Cultural Fair with student organizations and the support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto. The event will feature a lecture and performances of traditional Korean music with the theme ‘Sound of Korea’ along with the quiz contest on Korea and various student-organized cultural activities. Enjoy Korean traditional games, and get free Korean lunch & many gifts. Also join the quiz contest and win big prizes!
Date and Time: 11:30 am-6:00 pm, Saturday, November 30
Location: George Ignatieff Theatre & Buttery (15 Devonshire Place), University of Toronto

Cultural Exhibition: 11:30 am-2:30 pm (@ Buttery)

Participating Groups: UTL Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, Korea Club, UTKSA, EASSU, UofT Talk Talk, KOVA, INDePth, Hally Dongari (YorkU), Korea Tourism Organization, Korean Education Center in Canada

Free Korean lunch, snacks, drinks, and souvenirs will be provided.

Musical Performance and Quiz Contest:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (@ George Ignatieff Theatre)
- Opening Ceremony
- “Singing P’ansori, Transnationally: Lecture and Performance” by Professor Chan E. Park  
- Performance by The Korean Traditional Music Association of Canada

- Quiz Contest on Korea (The Quiz Contest is open to the public; all non-native speakers of Korean can join the contest. Prizes include a laptop computer, a tablet pc, THEFACESHOP gift cards and more. All participants will get various souvenirs including a cap, Korean keyboard stickers, TheFaceShop cosmetics sample, and a mouse pad.)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Nikkei Telecom 21 Database Trial Announcement (October 1 to 31, 2013)

The University of Toronto Libraries currently has a trial subscription to Nikkei Telecom 21 database from October 1 to 31, 2013.

Established in 1876, the Nikkei Inc., Japan’s premier business media organization, is the publisher of the world’s largest business daily The Nikkei – Nihon Keizai Shinbun – with a daily circulation of more than 3 million. Although mainly a business-oriented resource, there are a number of articles relevant to researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Nikkei Telecom 21 Database gives you access to numerous sources both in English and Japanese.  Sources include News Flash, Nihon Keizai Shinbun (Nikkei ; morning and evening editions), Article Archive Search (1975 to present), corporate profiles, and Nikkei Who’s Who.  You can also view images of earlier editions (September 1876-) of the Nihon Keizai Shinbun under the section “Nihon Keizai Shinbun (Meiji kara sengo made) [日本経済新聞(明治から戦後まで)] found on the left column of the page.

To access Nikkei Telecom, click on the link below:
Please note that access to the Nikkei Telecom 21 during the trial period is only available on campus!

I would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have regarding the contents or ease of use of this resource. Please also let me know how important this resource is for your research purposes. If you have any questions or require any assistance using this database, feel free to contact Fabiano Rocha, Japan Studies Librarian at 416-978-2300 or

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) played a vital role in successfully negotiating the Japanese Canadian redress settlement on behalf of all Japanese Canadians.  This year (2013) marks the 25th anniversary of the redress settlement signed on September 22, 1988.

In commemoration of this historical event, The NAJC, in collaboration with the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, is sponsoring an exhibition entitled “Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Redress Settlement.”  The exhibition consists of 24 panels made up of text and photographs depicting the history of Japanese Canadians in Canada, and specifically, their internment experience during the WWII. 

Location: First Floor Exhibtiion Area of the Robarts Library
Date: September 1 to October 25, 2013
Hours: 8:30am - 11pm
Admission: Free