Internet Guide for China Studies Newsletter
on 19 Aug 2000

New in IGCS - Society:

Chinese overseas databank

Ed./Corp.: The Committee on Chinese Overseas Databank, (Chairman: Ng Yew
Kang), Singapore
Language: English; Chinese (GB).

Self description: "Through the HuayiNet World Wide Web site, the
inter-agency Committee on the Chinese Overseas Databank, Singapore, aims
to: Promote wider international access to, and exchange of, information on
the Chinese diaspora. Become a resource portal for scholars, researchers,
and others interested in activities of the Chinese diaspora. Encourage
greater co-ordination and partnership among Singapore-based libraries,
research centres and community organizations, and among similar bodies in
other parts of the world to promote information sharing on the Chinese
diaspora. Promote awareness and appreciation of the cultural heritage of
the ethnic Chinese through the preservation and collection of rare
documents and related information."

Description: "A new resource from ten Singapore organizations involved in
the collecting, preservation, interpretation, and sharing of information on
the Chinese outside China. Institutions include the Singapore Federation of
Clan Associations, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, and the Chinese
Heritage Center. [...]" (Asian Studies Newsletter, 45.2, spring 2000).

Site contents: (1) About us (history; mission; committee; launch); (2)
Resources (libraries; institutions; associations; guilds; lobby groups;
projects; museums; cultural; newspapers); (3) Survey (results of a survey
[...] to determine Chinese Overseas information resources among Singapore
institutions); (4) Bulletin Board (with notes on new books, conferences,
exhibitions, etc.); et al.

Note: Frames capable browser needed!


With kind regards,

Hanno Lecher ([log in to unmask])



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