Category Archives: Fresh from the Archives

The National Library of China Ancient Books Section

A review of the National Library of China Ancient Books Section (中國國家圖書館古籍館) In China, the majority of central government archives of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) are…

The China Film Archive 中国电影资料馆

A review of the China Film Archive (中国电影资料馆) The China Film Archive (CFA) is sub-division of the China Film Group Corporation, and an important resource…

The Oriental Collection at Peshawar University

A review of the Oriental Collection at Peshawar University Working at Peshawar University libraries has been one of the most refreshing research experiences I have…

The Spanish Imperial Archives

Rethinking The Spanish Imperial Archives There are manifold challenges a scholar faces when studying the political consequences of the intense worldwide mobility of the seventeenth-century…

The National Library of Thailand, Manuscript Collection

A Review of the National Library of Thailand, Manuscript Collection (ห้องเอกสารโบราณ หอสมุดแห่งชาติ) (Bangkok, Thailand) The Manuscript Collection of the National Library of Thailand is the…

State Archives of West Bengal

A review of the State Archives of West Bengal (Kolkata, India). Researching the river Ganges during the 18th and 19th century led me along Kolkata’s…