History and Heritage

These selected resources are aimed for History and Heritage students and researchers.

Provides a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levelsWhile historians have become increasingly sensitive to social and cultural theory since the 1980s, the actual methods by which research is carried out in History have been largely taken for granted. Research Methods for History encourages those researching the past to think creatively about the wide range of methods currently in use, to understand how these methods are used and what historical insights they can provide.The book covers sources and methods that are well-established in History, such as archival research, together with those that are less widely known.

JSTOR is a highly selective digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources. Full runs of more than 2,600 top scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR works with a diverse group of nearly 1,200 publishers from more than 57 countries to preserve and make their content digitally available and 60,000 DRM-free ebooks available from scholarly publishers, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR. The collection includes both backlist and frontlist titles, and there are no limitations on the number of uses or downloads.

Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. Held by the Portuguese from the 1550s until its return to China in 1999, Macao was up to the emergence of Hong Kong in the later nineteenth century the principal point of entry into China for all Westerners - Dutch, British and others, as well as Portuguese. The relatively relaxed nature of Portuguese colonial rule, intermarriage, the mixing of Chinese and Western cultures, and the fact that Macao served as a safe haven for many Chinese reformers at odds with the Chinese authorities, including Sun Yat-sen, all combined to make Macao a very different and special place. This book explores how Macao was formed over the centuries. It puts forward substantial new research findings and new thinking, and covers a wide range of issues. It is a companion volume to Macao - Cultural Interaction and Literary Representations

Tourists in Historic Towns examines the relationship of culture, heritage, conservation and tourism development in historic towns and urban centres, debating the impacts of tourism on historic towns and the role tourism plays in conservation and urban continuity. The main focus of the book is medium sized historic towns and historic quarters which are attractive to the tourist market, but historic quarters in large cities and smaller rural settlements are not excluded. Alongside over a hundred examples of historic towns, five historic towns are discussed as case studies: Granada, Spain; York, England; Mdina, Malta; Antalya, Turkey and Quedlingburg, Germany.

The Journal of Asian History [abbreviated: JAH], founded in 1967, was formerly edited (vols. 1-45) by Denis Sinor (†2011), Indiana University, Bloomington, and from 2012-2014 (vols. 46-48) by Roderich Ptak, LMU Munich, and Claudius C. Müller, Hong Kong. Its present editors (beginning with vol. 49) are Dorothee Schaab-Hanke (OSTASIEN Verlag Gossenberg, Germany) and Achim Mittag (University of Tübingen). The journal is published by Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Since its founding in Beijing in 1935 at the Fu-Jen Catholic University, Monumenta Serica. Journal of Oriental Studies has been one of the leading sinological journals. It is published annually featuring scholarly articles and book reviews by renowned sinologists from Europe, North America and Asia on the topics of the archaeology, history, religion (Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Islam and folk religion), philosophy, art and literature of China and adjacent countries in East and Central Asia till the end of the Qing empire in 1911. This twofold focus is expressed in the names of the journal: While the Latin expression “Monumenta Serica” means “Chinese relics” or “Records of Chinese culture,” the Chinese name Huayi xuezhi 華裔學志 can be translated as “Scholarly Journal on China and her Neighbouring Countries.” The latter name was chosen by Chen Yuan (1880–1971), then president of Fu Jen University. 

This unique historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content, Cambridge Histories Online is an invaluable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike.