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al-Ahram Newspapers

Founded in Cairo in 1875, al-Ahram is the oldest and most influential Arabic-language newspaper. Al-Ahram covers political, social, economic and cultural scope of Egypt in its reporting. This database provides access for the years 1875-2018.

Jan 6, 2020
Classical Scores Library, Volumes 3 and 4

The largest and most authoritative resource of in-copyright scores to support teaching and research in classical music. Volume 3 provides 400,000 pages of in-copyright editions from major publishers like Chester Music, Novello & Company, Faber Music, Wilhelm Hansen, Donemus, and others. Volume 4 places particular focus on canonical contemporary composers from the 20th and 21st centuries, and will provide 300,000 pages of scores upon completion.

Dec 20, 2019
Guangming Ribao (1949-2017)

Launched on June 16, 1949 by the China Democratic League, Guangming Ribao (光明日报) originally represented the eight minority “democratic” parties in China. In 1957, the newspaper reported widely on the various forums critical of the Communist Party which followed Mao Zedong’s call to “let one hundred flowers bloom.” As a result, the paper was severely criticized in the Anti-Rightist Movement (1958) that followed. The paper then joined the mainstream of party publications.

Jan 31, 2020
Lives of Literature Collection

This resource supports advanced literary studies and interdisciplinary research on writers and texts critical to curricula in literature. With its focus on journals that use an author or text as a starting place, Lives of Literature also fulfills a scholarly resource need for in-depth study and courses on a single author or text. It will contain 120 journals that are all new to JSTOR when completed.

Dec 27, 2019
Mobilizing East Asia

Mobilizing East Asia offers a carefully selected and tightly organized range of essential English-language newspapers, magazines, pamphlets and books following the descent into war in East and South-East Asia from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1950s. This exciting collection of newspapers and lavishly illustrated magazines, often in colour, shows the route from the defeat of Russia by Japan to Japan’s own defeat, through seismic upheaval in China and the onset of systemic change in Asia.

Dec 20, 2019