Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Centre for Documentation & Area-Transcultural Studies

Centre for Documentation & Area-Transcultural Studies" - endeavors to establish a core documentation centre in the Asian-Pacific region with emphasis on the various Asian and African languages.

This project aims to create a documentation network centre in the Asian-Pacific region that preserves, shares, disseminates, and distributes various historical materials such as oral records, and hieroglyphic and other symbolic cultural references, including non-literary and non-biblical materials. At the same time, the Centre will pursue cross-disciplinary area-transcultural research and studies to investigate the processes of establishment and the changes observed in the area and its cultures.

Books
Collection List (26,393 titles, June 2009)
Digitized Collection (189 books from C-DATS and 612 books from TUFS libray)

Periodicals
Periodicals on South Asian Studies (Library Holding List, 2006)

Microfilms, Maps, Broadsheets and News Cuttings
Microfilm Acquisition (July 2009)
Maps collection of Southeast and South Asia in C-DATS (in Japanese)
News Cuttings on Asian Affairs (in Japanese)
Research activities
Activity reports
Journal of the Centre fro Documentaiton & Area-Transcultural Studes, vols 1-9.
C-DATS Studies on Aisa and Africa

Events and News 2009
15th July updated
Notice: New Acquisition of Microfilm collection
Some Microfilms have been added to our collection. They are preserved in C-DATS office. Please contact us in advance to come and read them. See also FAQ.

Events and News 2008
1st October updated
Notice: Location of our collection
Location of our collection except microfilms, maps and some rare books has been shifted from closed stacks to open shelves (Stack Room Level 2) in the TUFS Library. Please check the following location guide to find books.

Location guide http://www.tufs.ac.jp/common/library/images/shoko-2f.gif

9th September updated
Notice: New office
Due to a renovation work, C-DATS office room has moved to the 4th floor of Research Lecture Building. As of September 2nd 2008 the new office room is:

401E2 in the Graduate Student's Room.

The entrance doors are locked. Kindly call 042-330-5540, please. Thank you for your cooperation.

Map of the 4th floor (Click to enlarge)
15th August updated
Notice: "FAQ" page
We opened a new page on "Frequently Asked Questions".
-What is the activity of C-DATS after "21st Century Centre of Excellence Programme"?
-Where is your office? What are your opening times?
-How can I consult C-DATS collection?
-How can I access to Dilins (Digital Library network System for C-DATS) ?
-How can I ask for a copy of centre's publication?
-What should I do for a permission to reproduce C-DATS publication?
-Contact Address

1st May updated
Notice: New Publication
Please note that the Centre has published following title
•A Final Report of the Activities of C-DATS

Since its inception in October 2002, the C-DATS endeavoured to establish a documentation centre on Asian and African languages under a five years' programme, "Centre of Excellence" by the MEXT. This report aims to consider the objectives and the accomplishment during the above period(2002-2006). For details, please contact with the C-DATS office.

Office Address:
Centre for Documentation and Area Trans-cultural studies,
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1Asahicho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, 183-8534 Japan
email:
14th February updated
Notice: New Publication (C-DATS studies on Asia and Africa)
Please note that the Centre has published following title.
• A Memoir of Misumi Saichiro; The Story of Indo-Japanese Relations by MISUMI Saichiro and others [written in Japanese]

Centre's publications are not for sale. We will distribute to those who apply for them for free, provided that the postage will be extra.

Office Address:
Centre for Documentation and Area Trans-cultural studies,
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1Asahicho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, 183-8534 Japan
email:

29th January updated
Notice: Prometheus Academic Collections
Please be advised that effective March 31, our Digital Library Network System (Dilins) will be transferred to TUFS library system (Prometheus Academic Collections). Prometheus Academic Collections is the system to store and disseminate the research & educational achievements of the TUFS community. The collections include the bulletin papers, dissertations, research papers, and historical archives. Thank you for your attention.



Link: Dilins in Prometheus Academic Collections

Events and News 2007
4th December updated
Notification
Posterior assessments by Japan Society for Promotion of Science has been announced. The programme committee thinks highly of our achievement at the assessment. We believe that the documentation in Afro-Asian languages receives international recognition.

After the 21st century programme, the Centre for Documentation and Area- Transcultural Studies (C-DATS) will extend its activities as a branch of Center of Advanced Global Studies, TUFS.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Link : Japan Society for Promotion of Science -21st Century Programme.

16th October updated
List of articles on the centre
A. Explanatory notes
(1) [in Japanese] FUJII, Takeshi 2004, "Asian studies and libraries in Japan", Symposium: the new horizon of library services toward the better understanding (National Diet Library Kansai-kan), pp. 1-10.
(2) Fujii, Takeshi 2004. "Keynote address: Asian studies and libraries in Japan", Symposium: the new horizon of library services toward the better understanding (National Diet Library Kansai-kan), pp. 88-95.
(3) [in Japanese] Fujii, Takeshi 2005 , "Area studies and its resources", JCAS Review, 7(1), 157-169.
(4) [in Japanese] Fujii Takeshi 2005, "Activities of the Centre for Documentation and Area-Transcultural Studies" in In-pa kai kaiho, 15, pp.3-7.
(5) [in Japanese] Fujii Takeshi 2006, "Experience in the Centre for Documentation and Area-Transcultural Studies" in Archives Newsletter, 4, pp. 2-4.
(6) [in Japanese] Fujii Takeshi 2007, "What was the idea of Centre for Documentation and Area-Transcultural Studies" in Trends in the Sciences (SCJ Forum), 12(6), pp 24-29.
(7) [in Japanese] Fujii Takeshi 2006, "Report of the Centre for Documentation and Area-Transcultural Studies" in In-pa kai kaiho, 16, pp.3-7.
(8) [in Japanese] Fujii Takeshi 2007, "Aims, Objects and Activities of the Centre for Documentation and Area-Transcultural Studies (C-DATS): 21st Century Center of Excellence Program, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)", Ajia-Keizai 48(10), pp.56-68.
(9) [in Japanese] Kyosuke Adachi 2007, "Creating archives for Afro-Asian Studies; the Center for Documentation and Area-Transcultural Studies", Newsletter from Japan Consortium for Area Studies 5, pp.8-9.

B. Related articles
(1) [in Japanese] "Archives and history", Rekishigaku kenkyu 789 [our members contributed to this special number]
(2) [in Japanese] "Archives in developing countries", Ajiken World Trends 114 [our members contributed to this special number]

C. Mass media
(1) [in Japanese] "Taking a new turn of Afro-Asian studies: Centre for Documentation and Area-Transcultural Studies", Bessatsu takarajima noberu sho wo mezasu daigaku kenkyu rankingu, 789, 2003, p.99
(2) [in Japanese] "Establishing a documentation network: Cenre for Documentation and Area Transcultural Studies", Takuetsusuru daigaku 2006nendo ban, 2005, pp.36-37
(3) [in Japanese] "21st century COE: the forefront of science; Non-exploitative documentation centre - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies" Ronza June 2006, pp.236-239.
(4) [in Japanese] "Preservation of Japanese internee records", Nikkei Shimbun August 5, 2005.
(5) [in Japanese] "People: preservation of endangered manuscripts - appeal by Aceh State Museum" Asahi shimbun October 22, 2005. [mentioned Aceh project]
(6) [in Japanese] "Window: remembrance historical facts" Asahi Shimbun August 3, 2006 [mentioned Bangladesh Oral Archives project]
(7) [in Japanese] "Tensho" Daily Tohoku December 7, 2004 [mentioned the preservation of Indowala-kai records]
(8) Sriwijaya Post, 19 August 2003., Media Indonesia, 6 October 2003., Kompas, 15 August 2003 and 4-5 October 2005., The Daily Jakarta Shimbun, 29 July 2004., Analisa, December 2005, Serambi, December 2005. [mentioned our projects in Indonesia]
(9) Besir Ayvazoglu, "Hakki Tarik Us K?t?phanesi," Terc?man, 9 April, 2006. M. Selim G?k?e, "Hakki Tarik Us K?t?phanesi," T?rk Edebiyati, No. 391, May, 2006.

D. Books
(1) [in Japanese] Sawaya, Tomomi 2005 Tooki sora wo mitsumete [mentioned the presearvation of Indowala-kai records]
(2) Sukumar Biswas (comp., ed.) History from Below, Accounts of participants and eyewitness, Dhaka: Muktijuddha Gabeshana Kendra, 2007).
(3) Selahattin ?zt?rk, "Hakki Tarik Us K?t?phanesi," H?seyin T?rkmen (ed.), Yazmalara Adanmis Bir ?m?r: Nimet Bayraktar'a Armagan. Istanbul, 2006

E. Review articles
(1) [in Japanese] Sato, Hiroshi 2006, Information: Matsumoto Shusaku (comp.), India Studies in Japan; A Bibliography of Books Published from the Early Meiji Era until 2000, in Asian Economies 47(11), p. 77.
(2) Turin, Mark 2007. "On Archives: Toshie AWAYA, ed., Creating an Archive today" IIAS Newsletter, no.43 (Spring), 24.
(3) [in Japanese] Kanazawa Bunpokaku 2007, "Bibliography news", Bunken keisho [mentioned Mastumoto (comp. ) India Studies and Adachi Kyosuke (comp.) Index to Japanese Periodical Articles on South Asia]
(4) [in Japanese] Nihon Kosho Tsushin 2007, "Around the book; introduction of literature sui generis - bibliography and catalogue", Nihon kosho tsushin, 72(3), p. 35. [mentioned Matsumoto comp. India studies]
(5) [in Japanese] Iwaki Takahiro 2007, "Enritinhg the past: Preservation, Conservation and Study of Myanmar Manuscripts. ed. by Teruko Saito & U Taw Kaung / The Catalogue of materials on Myanmar History in Microfilms, vol.1, 2 ed. by Thu Nandar", Shigaku Zasshi Vol.CXVI NO.9, pp. 96-97.

19th June updated

C-DATS Oral Archives Project
We have completed to bind following transcriptions. These materials are used only for academic purpose. Please apply to the centre for permission to use.

(1) Bangladesh: oral evidence on Bangladesh Liberation War (Bangladesh Liberation War 1971; Oral evidence 12 vols. )
(2) Nepal: the record of trans-Himalayan traders (Transcription 59 vols. )
(3) Vietnam: Collection and recollection of wartime memory (Transcription 7 vols.)
(4) Thailand: Thai students in Japan during Asia-Pacific War (Transcription 1 vol.)
(5) Indonesia: Oral archives on Japanese military government: arrangement, preservation and digitization ( 9 CD-ROMs A. Rasyid Asba, ed., Katalog Sejarah Lisan Jepang di Sulawesi Selatan[C-DATS Studies on Asia and Africa] )
(6) China: History of Chaoxianzu women (Transcription 1 vol.)

19th June updated

Outcomes of joint project
We are happy to inform that following outcomes of joint project are now open to public. They are housed at the center for perusal. Please contact with the Centre for Documentation and Area Trans-cultural studies.

Morocco
Digitization of Mohammed Daoud's library collection ( 6 CD-ROMs, Hasna Daoud, ed., Catalogue of the legal documents preserved in Mohammed Daoud's Library at Tetouan (Morocco).[in Arabic, C-DATS studies on Asia and Afirca on the Web])

Turkey
• Digitization of Hakk? Tar?k Us Library
(1 CD-ROM and Catalogue 1 vol. mSelahattin OZTURK, Abdurrahman M. HACHIISMAILOGLU and Muhammed HIZARCI, eds. Hakki Tarik Us Kutuphanesi Katalogu; Sureli Yayinlar (Istanbul, Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi Kultur ve Turizm Daire Baskanligi Kultur Mudurlugu, 2006)

India
Digitization of photographs of Indian women ( 1 CD-ROMs 1 collection of photographs, [Malavika Karlekar, ed., Visualizing Indian women, 1875-1947 (New Delhi: Oxford University Press), 2006.])

Myanmar
Digitization of traditional manuscripts in Myanmar; Dr. Toe Hla Colelction, Para-baik manuscripts in Meiktila region and central Myanmmar. (814 CD-ROMs (315, 238 and 261 respectively), 13 reels of Microfilm)
Microforming of newspapers during Nationalism movement; Thuriya, Kyibwayei Magazine, New Times of Burma, the Nation, Burma Star, The Guardian, Myanmar Alin. (35reels of microfilm)
Digitization of Dr. Hla Pe rarebook collection ( 60 CD-ROMs, 11 reels of microfilm)

Cambodia
Microforming of Collection of Khmer Codes, 1891, Minutes of the meetings of the Council of Ministers of Cambodia, 1897-1937A Minutes of the meetings of the Assembly Office, 1946-49. (2, 69 and 10 reels of microfilm)

Vietnam
Collection of propaganda during the Vietnam war.
Microforming of Cong-Bao, Cong-Hoa (7 reels of microfilm)
Digitization of the Panduranga-Champa royal archives owned by Soci?t? Asiatique in Paris (13 CD-ROMs)

Indonesia
Digitization of indigenous documents (175 CD-ROMs , Catalogue 3 vols. [ M.Yusuf, ed., Katalogus Manuskrip dan Skriptorium Minangkabau: catalogue of manuscripts and scriptorium in Minangkabau, Achadiati Ikram, ed., Katalog Naskah palembang: catalogue of Palembang manuscripts, Oman Fathurahman and Munawar Holil, eds., Katalog Naskah Ali Hasjmy Aceh catalogue of Aceh manuscripts ? Ali Hasjmy Collectioni,(C-DATS studies on Asia and Africa])
Support of the Aceh endangered archives (Laporan Survei Naskah Kuno Tahun 2006 (State Museum of Ache, CD-ROM), Translation of the text for restoration of documents

Mongolia
Digitization of the documents stored at the National Central Archives of Mongolia (the fond of documents concerning the Office of Manchu Amban stationed at Khuree) (5 CD-ROMs)
Research and Digitization of old Mongolian maps (1 CD-ROM)

China
Cataloguing and microforming of the documents Huizhou(1 reel of microfilm and reprint of the documents [The Documents of Cheng Family in Huizhou Shexian edited by USUI Sachiko (C-DATS studies on Asia and Africa)] )
Questionnaire survey on a grass-roots effect of economic globalization (1 floppy disk)

27th April updated

Notice: Dilins' Digitization of materials
C-DATS has completed digitizing materials (FY 2006). Full page images are uploaded and available at "Dilins". C-DATS journals and 123 rare books. have been digitized so far.
List of materials linked full page images

To browse materials, PDF reader (for C-DATS journals) and DjVu file viewer (for rare books) are requisite. Please refer to this help for Dilins

23rd April updated

Notice: C-DATS studies on Asia and Africa on the Web
CDATS starts to put research outcomes on the web site to the public. Following three papers are exclusively uploaded at Dilins.

• Bibliography on the Jews in Maghreb: 1993-2005. Edited by Kentaro SATO.
• Bibliography on travelogues describing Morocco in 17th-19th century Europe. Edited by Kazuaki TAKESHITA
• Power and society in pre-modern Asia: views from historical documents. Edited by Hiroshi Futaki/

C-DATS Studies on Asia and Africa on the Web
17th April updated
Project report: Collaboration with Daoud's Library in Morocco
Printed material group presents the catalogue of Mohammed Daoud's Library.
"Catalogue of the Legal Documents Preserved in Mohammed Daoud's Library at Tetouan (Morocco) Edited by Hasna Daoud (Mohammed Daoud's Library at Tetouan, Director) PDF 1MB

Details on the collaboration

2nd April updated

Project report: Bangladesh oral archives [in Japanese]
The final volume of Bangladesh oral archives project, Bangladesh Liberation War 1971 Oral Evidence, vol. 12 has arrived at the centre. The reports are now in the custody of the centre and open to the public perusal.
Abstract and Table of contents

20th March updated

Notice: Renewal of our English site

Centre's activities (FYs 2002-2006) has been updated.
http://www.tufs.ac.jp/21coe/area/eng/

20th March updated

Centre's Journal vol. 9 has been published

Please note that the Centre has published the journal vol.9.

Office Address:
Centre for Documentation and Area Trans-cultural studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1Asahicho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, 183-8534 Japan
email:

2nd February updated

Notice: New Publication (C-DATS studies on Asia and Africa)
Please note that the Centre has published following 3 titles.

Katalog Naskah Ali Hasjmy Aceh, edited by Oman Fathurahman & Munawar Holil, 2007
Katalog Sejarah Lisan Jepang di Sulawesi Selatan, edited by A. Rasyid Asba, 2007
The Document Collection of the Minato Tax Office (Jubunsho) edited by YOSHIDA Yuriko [ written in Japanese]

Centre's publications are not for sale. We will distribute to those who apply for them for free, provided that the postage will be extra.

Office Address:
Centre for Documentation and Area Trans-cultural studies,
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1Asahicho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, 183-8534 Japan
email:

2nd February updated

Notice: Postgraduate students subsidy programme; FY 2006 Colloquium
Please not that we will hold a colloquium by the recipients of postgraduate students subsidy programme (FY 2006).

Venue Research-Lecture Building 427
Date 15 Feb. 2007, 13:10-

17th January updated

International Symposium: Documentation and Area Studies in Asia and North Africa
On 16 and 17 December 2006, the international symposium "Documentation and Area Studies in Asia and North Africa" was held. The papers will be translated and reproduced in the centre's journal vol.9.

Details on the symposium

16th January updated

Notice: New Publication (C-DATS studies on Asia and Africa)

Please note that the Centre has published following 2titles.

The Documents of Cheng Family in Huizhou Shexian, edited by USUI Sachiko
Index to Japanese Periodical Articles on South Asia; "Journal of the Indo-Japanese Association", "Indo-Karukatta-Nihon-Shohinkan-Kanpo", "Journal of the Indo-Japanese Economic Association", "Shin-Ajia", "Sogo-Indo-Geppo". Edited by ADACHI Kyosuke

Centre's publications are not for sale. We will distribute to those who apply for them for free, provided that the postage will be extra.

Office Address:
Centre for Documentation and Area Trans-cultural studies,
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
3-11-1Asahicho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, 183-8534 Japan
email: