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Chinese Database Free Access During Covid-19 Crisis

by Daniel Goldstein – April 23, 2020

The producers of  more than 50 Chinese databases have generously provided UC with temporary, (new or expanded) access during the crisis.  Most are available until the end of June.  Most are in Chinese, a few of the news and historical resources are in English.

Routledge Series "Asia, Europe, and Global Connections: Culture, History, and Trans-Area Studies."

This series, edited by Chunjie Zhang, Stefan Keppler-Tasaki, and Reto Hofmann, aims to publish innovative studies of connections and comparisons between Europe and Asia in all historical periods. We welcome contributions from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including literary and cultural studies, history, political science, sociology, geography, gender studies. The aim is to provide a platform for the growing scholarship on Asia and Europe in a global context and the emerging field of trans-area studies.

EAS faculty Ming-cheng Lo's article on Taiwan and COVID-19 

“Taiwan’s State and Its Lessons For Effective Epidemic Intervention” by Ming-Cheng Lo

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to threaten and disrupt lives across the globe, Taiwan, a small island which has long endured diplomatic isolation on the international stage, is suddenly held up as the “gold standard” for how to contain this pandemic (Smith, 2020). As of March 25th, Taiwan has only 216 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus among a population of 23 million and maintains a low community transmission rate.