Sunday, February 15, 2009

EndNote Basics Workshop

At the request of UH Graduate students, The University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s Hamilton Library will be offering workshops on the software program, EndNote, to assist students with building electronic bibliographies of the resources they use for papers, these and dissertations.

Allie Jordan, Science & Technology Librarian, will present the EndNote Workshops on the following dates in February:

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 26, 2 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

This workshop will cover essential EndNote functions - perfect for the beginner or those who are not familiar with EndNote X2. Topics that will be covered include:

* > Navigating the EndNote program and learning where to get help with EndNote
* > Creating a new EndNote Library
* > Managing your preferences in EndNote
* > Selecting a citation style for your references
* > Importing references from a database and manually entering a reference into an EndNote Library
* > Setting up groups to organize references in your EndNote Library
* > Using the Cite While You Write function in MS Word
* > Uploading images and figures into an EndNote Reference

All of the workshops will be held in the Hamilton Library Addition, Room A156, located just off the Science & Technology Commons Area. The workshop is free for UH Graduate students. Space in this workshop is limited so signup ahead of time online:

Individuals who can not be accommodated this time will be placed on a waiting list and notified of the next available workshop. Seats are reserved for UH Manoa students only.

Teri Skillman, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator
UH Mānoa Library

Global Market Information Database Available

We now have access to the Global Market Information Database (often called "gee-mid" GMID) from Euromonitor. Country coverage includes Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangledesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Phillipines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.

Data and narratives will include consumer/lifestyle/market analysis, industry and country information, demographics and other statistics, compiled by Euromonitor staff in the field.

Please note that this database is licensed only for UH students, faculty and staff (and East West fellows). Walk-ins and other visitors will not be able to access the database on their own while in the library because each user has to first go through the proxy server (even while in the building) and then create and use a personal account with Euromonitor.

Though the interface just recently changed, it still has room for improvement... but, once you get the feel for it, there is a lot of primary information that is often hard to find in one package. This should be a good compliment to the EIU reports and profiles.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Summer Advanced Chinese Study in Qingdao

Bard College: Summer Advanced Chinese with Research Practica
Qingdao University, Summer 2009, (June 2 – July 25)

Bard College is offering an inexpensive way for students to pursue intensive advanced Chinese while conducting individual research projects and developing specialized language ability in their areas of interest. The program will enhance the students’ capacity in Chinese and area studies and position them for future careers that employ Chinese language.

Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright Hayes Group Projects Abroad, Bard College and Qingdao University have set up an 8-week summer study program: seven weeks at Qingdao University; one week in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province. While in Qingdao, students attend Chinese classes (3 levels provided) in the mornings, with afternoons, evenings, and weekends for research and study. Each student is assigned an advisor appropriate to the student’s research proposal from the faculty of Qingdao University; the advisor chooses a “research buddy” from among his or her graduate students to assist with many phases of the research, such as library use, understanding texts, local travel, interviewing, etc. The week in Jingdezhen, famous for its pottery works and the revolutionary history of the surrounding area, is devoted to field research. Weekly group meetings are held to discuss research progress and solve problems. An outline and progress report in Chinese is due in the 4th and 6th weeks respectively, with the 8th week devoted to completing the final draft of the research report in Chinese, with an English translation. A reunion and research report meeting is held in the fall.

The cost to non-Bard students is $3,500. This includes international airfare, travel within China, room, board, and tuition. Insurance ($67) and visa ($130) will be billed to or paid by each student separately. Bard does not give credit for this course. Other schools may award credit based on records from Qingdao University.

The applicants should be juniors, seniors, or graduate students, and US citizens or legal residents. Projects should be in education, the humanities, social sciences, languages, or area studies. Applicants must have completed at least two academic years of college-level training in Chinese.

The application process requires a completed application form, a research proposal, a transcript, and letters of recommendation from the student’s academic advisor and the student’s Chinese teacher. Applicants must pass a phone interview in Chinese to be accepted into the program. Candidates will be selected for their language ability and the quality and feasibility of their research proposals.

Please contact Li-hua Ying (ying@bard) and Katherine Gould-Martin (gould@bard) for the application form.

This trip is conditional upon successful renewal of the government grant. Applicants will be informed as soon as we are notified of the renewal.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Scholarship Website

Here is a link to a new website which makes the scholarship search much much easier for UH students:

Friday, January 16, 2009

WELCOME the YEAR of the OX

with the Center for Chinese Studies and the Confucius Institute
at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

on Friday, January 30, 2009, at Lau Yee Chai Restaurant 留餘齋, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 2250 Kalakaua Ave, 5th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96815, tel: 923-1112, at 6:00 p.m. (Free validated parking at Waikiki Shopping Plaza; from Kalakaua Ave, turn left on Seaside, then left again on Lauula St. to entrance of parking garage.)

Cost: $30; $15 for CCS Students.

Program: Delicious Chinese New Year's cuisine, music by UH Chinese Music Ensemble; martial arts demonstration by students from Hawaii Wushu Center; raffle; traditional New Year's games; presentation of Chinese Studies graduate student prize.

To Make a Reservation, call 956-6083 or e-mail Helen Lee ( by January 19 with name, status (regular / CCS student), and menu preference (regular / vegetarian) for all in your party (if you want to sit together, please choose the same menu). To make payment, please write a check payable to "East Asian Outreach" or pay cash, and mail or deliver it to the Center for Chinese Studies (Moore Hall 416) so that we receive payment by January 19, please. Xiexie 謝謝!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


What is ARTstor?

ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to use images for teaching and learning.

Check out the new ARTstor:

You will find approximatley 83,761 images related to China Studies.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Series F of China Academic Journals Now Available

Back issues (starting from 1915) of Series F of China Academic Journals are now available:

# Literature/History/Philosophy: 1915-