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North China Daily News 字林西報

After receiving favourable feedback during the trial period, the Library has purchased access to the North China Daily News 字林西報, which was an influential English-language newspaper published daily in Shanghai between 1864 and 1951. Together with its sister publication North China Herald 北華捷報 (a weekly publication and forerunner to North China Daily News), they documented the social, cultural, and political life of foreign settlements in China during the period.

On the database homepage, select “Foreign Newspaper” in order to search within North China Daily News & North China Herald, as shown in the image below:

《北華捷報》於1850年創辦,是近代上海出版的第一份英文報紙。《字林西報》原為《北華捷報》副刊,1864年7月1日更名為《字林西報》,《北華捷報》改為《字林西報》的副刊發行。1951年《字林西報》終刊,共歷時101年。《北華捷報/字林西報》報導了大量時政新聞和重大事件,並以其獨特視角予以評論,此外,還刊載了許多行情、船期、廣告等商業資訊,是中國近代出版時間最長、發行量最大、最具影響力的英文報紙,被稱為中國近代的“泰晤士報”。