5. News and Newspapers
While some of these resources are open to the world, many require a Harvard ID and PIN. See individual entries for access information.
Newspapers in Taiwan 新聞知識庫 (Harvard ID/PIN required) Full View/Short View
Full text searching and text is available for 聯合報,聯合晚報,經濟日報 and民生報 from 2002 to the present. Full text for the historical 中央日報 (1928-1949) is also available.
Results may be downloaded, printed, or emailed.
Technical Requirements: Input must be in traditional characters. Firefox is the preferred browser.
Electronic Index to the Early Shenbao 申報 (1872-1898) Full View/Short View
For searching and some full-text of mainland newspapers, please see the following CD-ROM resources on the Journals and Journal Indexes page:
- Zhongguo ren min da xue shu bao zi liao zhong xin fu yin bao kan zi liao quan wen shu ju guang pan 中国人民大学书报资料中心复印报刊资料全文数据光盘
- Zhongguo ren min da xue shu bao zi liao zhong xin fu yin bao kan zi liao suo yin 中国人民大学书报资料中心复印报刊资料索引
- Quan guo bao kan suo yin shu ju ku 全国报刊索引数据库
People's Daily 人民日报 1946–2008 电子版 (Harvard ID/PIN required) Full View/Short View
Online version of the major state newspaper of the People's Republic of China. Provides browsing by date, full text searching, full text of articles, and full-image reproductions of the original newspapers. Citations may also be imported into Refworks.
Access:The current subscription is for two simultaneous users. If two people are already using the database, you will not be able to log on. Please let Xiao-he Ma know if you frequently experience problems accessing this resource.
Searching: Searching may be done with simplified 简体字 or traditional 繁體字 characters. Full text articles will display only in simplified characters, however, even where the original article was written in traditional characters.
Full text: Full text display is article by article and requires no special installations.
Full image: Full-image reproductions of the entire day's paper (not specific articles) are available in pdf format under 正文. In the libraries, the full-image pdf files are accessible only on the Chinese research workstation in the Harvard-Yenching Library reading room. Please note that Adobe Acrobat 7.0.0 - 7.0.4 does not work with this database; Acrobat 7.0.5 and above will work if a patch is installed (see below).
To be able to download and view these pdfs on your own computer, please go to ftp://ftp.twinbridge.com/Public/PDSetup/ and click on the appropriate version of Acrobat for your computer. Instructions in English and Chinese are given. For Acrobat Reader 7.0.5 or above, please uncheck the "Display PDF in browser" function under Preferences in Acrobat. If you experience font display problems with Acrobat Reader 8, try installing the Simplified Chinese font support from the Adobe website.
People's Liberation Army Daily 解放军报 1956-present 电子版（Harvard ID/PIN required） Full View/Short View
Online version of PLA Daily covers 1956-2008. Provides browsing by date, full text searching, full text of articles of the original newspapers.
Newspapers in Taiwan 新聞知識庫 (Harvard ID/PIN required) Full View/Short View
Factiva.com (Harvard ID/PIN required) Full View/Short View
To see a list of Chinese publications in Factiva.com, try the following:
- Click on Source.
- From the Select Source Category drop-down menu, choose Publications - By Region (you may view by language by choosing Publications - By Language).
- Click on the + icon next to Asia.
- Click on the + icon next to Eastern Asian Countries.
- Click on the + icon next to China or Hong Kong or Taiwan.
Lexis-Nexis Academic (Harvard ID/PIN required) Full View/Short View
To see a list of Chinese publications in Lexis-Nexis Academic, try the following:
- Choose World News from the Step One: Select a news category drop-down menu.
- Choose Asia/Pacific News Sources the Step Two: select a news source drop-down menu.
- Click on Source List to see browse titles from that area.
- Click on About This Title to see information about how often holdings are updated and what is included in the subscription.
World News Connection (Harvard ID/PIN required) Full View/Short View
World News Connection provides online access to full text English translations of current non-U.S. media sources, including China and Taiwan. The material is obtained from non-U.S. open-source political speeches, television programs, radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, periodicals, and books. It focuses primarily on military, political, environmental, scientific, technical, and socioeconomic issues and events. Coverage for earlier years, along with relevant indexes, are available (mostly in microform) for FBIS (1941-) and JPRS (1957-) in Government Documents/Microforms in Lamont. Using the indexes can be challenging, so you may wish to set up an appointment with reference staff (617-495-2479).
Ethnic Newswatch (Harvard ID/PIN required) Full View/Short View
To browse a list of publications in Ethnic Newswatch:
- Click on the Publications tab.
- Enter a search term (e.g. China, Asia* - the asterisk lets you search for different forms of the word) to search the list of titles.
- Alternately, you may browse by letter.
The following CD-ROMs may be used on the Chinese research workstation in the Harvard-Yenching Library reading room. Please request them at the circulation or reference desk by call number.
Harvard-Yenching Library (C) CD-ROM C-0038
Searching and full text. Search results and text may be printed or saved.
Harvard-Yenching Library: (C) CD-ROM C-0039
Searching and full text of the major state newspaper of the PRC. Search results and text may be printed or saved.
The following is a selected list of Chinese-language newspapers and news sites provided for the convenience of users. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it reflect an endorsement of any particular news providers. The library does not subscribe to these online newspapers, so past issues are generally not available except where noted. Encoding for each site is indicated.
J B News 新京报网 Full View/Short View
China News Digest WWW Server (includes 華夏文摘) Full View/Short View
China Times 中時電子報 Full View/Short View
Da gong bao 大公報 Full View/Short View
Duo wei xin wen wang 多維新聞網 Full View/Short View
Guangming Daily 光明日報 Full View/Short View
Lian he Zao bao wang 联合早报网 Full View/Short View
Ming Pao Daily News, Hong Kong 明報 Full View/Short View
Ming pao Vancouver 明報—社區新聞檢索系統 Full View/Short View
People’s Daily 人民日報 Full View/Short View
Sina 新浪網 Full View/Short View
Sing Tao Electronic Daily, Hong Kong 星島日報 Full View/Short View
So hu xin wen 搜狐新聞 Full View/Short View
United Daily News 聯合報 Full View/Short View
Wen xin mei ti wang文新传媒网 Full View/Short View
World Journal 世界日報 Full View/Short View
Full View/Short View
For general information about the best ways to search for newspapers in HOLLIS and elsewhere, please see the Guide to Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes.
Chinese-language newspapers at Harvard are primarily held by Harvard-Yenching Library, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Collection of the Fung Library, and the Law Library. To see a list of many of these newspapers in HOLLIS, try running this search:
Other News Sources at Harvard
Widener Library also collects newspapers published in Asia, primarily those published in Western-languages. You can search their newspaper holdings on microfilm by city and country of publication.
For English-language translations of news reports from China and other foreign countries, please see the World News Connection entry above.
The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Collection of the Fung Library provides a list of currently subscribed periodicals, including newspapers, on its website.
Newspapers Beyond Harvard
Center for Research Libraries (CRL) - Foreign Newspapers
Center for Research Libraries (CRL) - U. S. Ethnic Newspapers Full View/Short View
Chinese Media Guide Full View/Short View