Chinese Newspapers

by Jing Liu ~ May 24th, 2006. Filed under: Reference Questions.

UW is requesting for 1980’s newspapers published in Vancouver. UBC and SFU users had same kind of requests. None of local libraries keep any back issues due to the space limit. Digitizing the back issues would make them into important research source for the future scholars. I am glad Ian has started looking into this issue.

3 Responses to Chinese Newspapers

  1.   Mindy

    I wonder whether there could be any of those papers found in microform?

  2.   Ian

    The most important newspaper published in Vancouver from 1907 to 1992 was Chinese Times. As far as I know, the newspaper (1915-1970)was made on microfilm, which can be found in UBC. UBC also has some of its original print. SFU Library is going to digitize the paper on film from 1915 to 1970. The first batch (1915-1924.4) will be online before the end of this month.The rest of the set is in processing. By the way, the National Library of China has this paper (both print and film)in its collection.

    You may also want to approach its copyright owner “Chinese Freemasons Society of Canada” which is located in Chinatown.

  3.   Jing

    Da Han Gong Bao (Chinese Times) is the only one on microfilm. The later print issues are in very bad shape. People from all over the world come to use the film. Once Ian has his project done, people will have 24/7 online access. So, work harder Ian!

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