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Sōdaishi kenkyūkai 宋代史研究会 (Society for Song Studies):

This site contains announcements for and reports on the annual meetings of the society, links to related sites, a bibliography of Japanese scholarship on Song studies (1982-2002) and a directory of Japanese scholars working in the field.

Sōdaishi danwakai 宋代史談話會 (Society for the Study of Song History in Japan)

Established in 1997 as a forum and reading group for young scholars of Song history active in Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe region. Includes meeting information, list of readings, and an announcement board.

Sōdai shibun kenkyūkai 宋代詩文研究會 (Society for the Study of Song Literature)

Includes announcements and a mailing list. Registration is required to get access to the full site.

Sōshi kenkyūkai 宋詞研究會 (Society for the Study of Song ci)

Includes annual meeting reports, a bibliography of Japanese research on ci, the table of contents of the association’s periodical Fūjo 風絮 (2005-) and links to sites of interest.

Sōdai sekkoku no kai 宋代石刻の會 (Song Dynasty Inscriptions Society)

Based at Hiroshima University, this is a group meeting regularly to read and discuss Song epigraphical texts.

Song shi zuotanhui 宋史座談會 (Symposium on Song History):

These pages provide an overview of the meetings held by the group and are part of the larger online index of resources useful to Song scholars, titled Taiwan Song shi yanjiu wang 臺灣宋史研究網 (Song History Research Net in Taiwan),
managed now by Yang Shihong 楊士弘 and previously by Liu Liyan (Lau Nap-Yin) 柳立言. This latter site provides access to bibliographies of Taiwanese M.A. and Ph.D. theses and research written by affiliates of Academia Sinica in Song studies, directories of individuals and institutions, an overview of major journals and sites in the US, PRC, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and maintains a list of electronic resources both proprietary and non-proprietory. The latter list is not annotated.

Songdai shiliao yanduhui 宋代史料研讀會 (Song Texts Reading Group)

This group meets regularly to discuss various types of Song historical materials. Meetings, topics, and materials are posted on the site.

The Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasties Studies:

This site lists news and announcements, tables of contents of the journal produced by the society (see below) and it indexes links of interest to Song scholars. Those interested in subscribing to the society's listserv can find instructions on the main page. There are no archives for this listserv.


Zhongguo Song shi yanjiuhui 中國宋史研究會 (The Chinese Society of Song History):

This site contains news and announcements on meetings and new publications, publishes secondary research and bookreviews, provides links to Song primary sources and other resources, and maintains online communication tools.

Zhongguo Songdai wenxuehui 中國宋代文學會 (The Chinese Society for Song Literature)

Organizes national and international meetings on Song literature.

Zhongguo Su Shi yanjiuhui 中國蘇軾研究會 (The Chinese Su Shi Society)

Organizes regular meetings on Su Shi.

Newsletters and Journals

For current bibliography in Western languages, Chinese, and Japanese, as well as for abstracts of Western-language dissertations, reports on work-in-progress and scholarly activities, and research articles, see:

(W) DS751.S83 (Latest)
LoC: DS751 .S83
Journal of Song Yuan Studies
21 (1989) -
Published as Bulletin of Sung-Yuan Studies
14 (1978) - 20 (1988).
Published as Sung Studies Newsletter,
Published as Sung Studies Newsletter,
1 (1970) - 13 (1977).

For the state of the field in the People's Republic of China, including PRC bibliography, publication news, and short articles of scholarly interest, see:

2665/5635 Sung‑shih yen‑chiu t'ung‑hsun
(Bulletin of Sung studies), 1985-

For a list of bibliographical articles published in this journal, see II.B.

In addition, the following periodicals are dedicated to Song studies:

C2665 6247 Songdai wenhua yanjiu
(Research on Song Culture).
Sichuan daxue Songdai wenhua yanjiu ziliao zhongxin 四川大学宋代文化硏究 資料中心, ed.
Chengdu: Sichuan da xue chu ban she, 1990- (annual)
(C) PL2293 .X56x Xin Song xue
(New Song Studies)
Zhongguo Songdai wenxue xuehui 中國宋代文學學會
Shanghai: Shanghai cishu chubanshe, 2001- (annual)
9980 5687 K23 Fuyin baokan ziliao. K23, Song, Liao, Jin, Yuan shi
(Reprinted Journal Articles: Song, Liao, Jin and Yuan History)
Beijing: Zhongguo renmin daxue shubao ziliao zhongxin, 1984-1993 (monthly)
Other titles: Fuyin baokan ziliao. K23, Zhongguo gudai shi (2). Song, Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming, Qing (1994-1995); Song Liao Jin Yuan shi K23 (1996-) (quarterly)
C) DS751 .S824 1990x Song shi yanjiu lun cong
(Research Papers on Song History).
Baoding : Hebei daxue chubanshe, 1990-
The Taiwanese Song History Study Society publishes annually a volume reprinting important recent articles; occasionally the articles have been expanded or revised. This series appears under the title:
2665/3513 Song shi yanjiu ji
(Collected Studies of Song History).
Song shi zuotan hui 宋史座談會
Vol. 1 (1958) -
Taibei: Guoli bianyiguan.

The tables of contents of the former journal can be searched when conducting a search on 宋史研究集 at the 國立編譯館 site listed above. Members can read articles online. Vol. 35 (2005) includes a cumulative table of contents of all 35 volumes (pp. 561-608). Vol. 11 contains an index to article titles for vols. 6-10 and an index to authors for vols. 1-10. Cumulative indexes for volumes 1-17 and 18-22 have been published as an appendix respectively in Song shi zuotanhui yibaici tekan 宋史座談會一百次特刊 (Taibei: Song shi zuotanhui, 1988) and Song shi zuotanhui chengli sanshi zhounian xueshu yantaohui wenji 宋史座談會成立三十週年學術研討會 (Taibei: Song shi zuotanhui, 1994).

The Chinese Society of Song Studies regularly compiles the proceedings of its conferences. Proceedings of international conferences on Song history have also been published. See, for example

(C) DS751 .I56 1988 Guoji Song shi yantaohui lunwen ji
(Collected articles from the International conference on Song history).
Guoji Song shi yantaohui mishuchu,
Taibei: Zhongguo wenhua daxue, 1988. 4, 900 p., [8] p. of plates

Followed by: Di er jie Song shi xueshu yantaohui lunwen ji
(Collected Papers from The Second Academic Conference on Song History)
Di er jie Song shi xueshu yantaohui mishuchu
Taibei: Zhongguo wenhua daxue, 1996.
(C) DS751 .I57 1991 Guoji Songdai wenhua yantaohui lunwen ji
(Papers from the International Conference on Song Culture).
Sun Qinshan 孫欽善 et al., ed.
Chengdu: Sichuan daxue chubanshe, 1991. 2, 6, 4, 548 p.
(C) DS751 .K86 1991x Guoji Song shi yantaohui lunwen xuanji
(Selected Papers from the Internation Conference on Song History).
Deng Guangming 鄧廣銘 and Qi Xia 漆俠 , eds.
Beijing: Hebei daxue chubanshe, 1992. 5, 570 p.
(C) 2665 351 Song shi yanjiu lunwen ji : Guoji song shi yantaohui ji Zhongguo Song shi yanjiuhui dijiujie nianhui biankan
宋史硏究论文集 : 囯际宋史硏讨会曁中囯宋史硏究会第九屆年会编刊
(Collection of Papers on Song History: The International Conference on Song History and the Ninth Annual Chinese Society of Song History).
Qi Xia 漆俠 , ed.
Baoding: Hebei daxue chubanshe, 2002. 3, 2, 623 p.

See also the conference volumes listed under I.B.1.


Tang Song shi yanjiu 唐宋史研究 (Research on Tang and Song History) (previously
Geng Yuanli 耿元骊
This blog includes articles on topics related to Tang through Song socio-economic, political and cultural history, bibliography, and electronic tools. It lists links to libraries and databases, and institutions specializing in Tang-Song history. Both the blog and the (very small) image database are fully searchable.


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