The section entitled Texts provides scholarly essays on various topics. Most papers eventually find their way in peer-reviewed academic publications in a revised form. Yet the version presented on the platform takes advantage of all the potentialities of linking texts with texts, with images, with maps, with visual or map narratives. Eventually we hope to achieve seamless movement through the various components of the web platform.
The Appendices section provides all kinds of original documents, mostly textual sources, used and quoted in the main essays. Since we may use visual, audio, and video documents not related to Shanghai, these documents will not be part of the visual, audio, and video collections of Virtual Shanghai. Such documents will thus be listed in the Appendices section. The section also includes "Roadmaps": roadmaps are meant as an aid that present all the various entries into a given topic. There is no need to follow any specific order, but we found it useful to provide the reader with a summary of resources distributed among the different menus or 'gateways' on a given research topic.
E-libray provides access to digitized versions (pdf) of books related to Beijing history in various languages. The e-library actually plugs into the digital collections of the BN-IAO, the digital library of the Institut d'Asie Orientale (Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies)
Original texts provides documents that are often not easy to find, mostly publications such as city guides. They are made available in pdf format. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have difficulties downloding these documents. We also welcome contributions of such documents to enrich this digital library.
Last update on Thursday 26 January 2012 (12:25) by Yi Feng