China: Culture and Society (1750-1929)This link opens in a new windowFull-color primary materials in pamphlet form (mostly English language), ranging from c. 1750-1929, addressing China and the Chinese. Also includes secondary-source scholarly essays, interactive chronology, and more. Click "more" for details of content.
Full-color pamphlets (mostly English language), ranging from c. 1750-1929, addressing China and the Chinese. Also includes secondary-source scholarly essays, interactive chronology, and more.
Types of primary material include: Addresses and speeches; Annual reports; Assessments; Catalogues; Essays; Examinations; Guides and manuals; Inquiries and studies; Journals; Lecture notes; Letters; Magazine articles; Minutes of meetings; Notes and records.
Major themes include the Chinese diaspora, foreign relations and international conflict, religion and philosophy, opium (trade, consumption, policy), revolution, language, art, leisure, literature, science, trade, and much more.
China, America, and the Pacific - 18th-20th centuriesThis link opens in a new windowArchival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Includes manuscript sources, rare printed texts, visual images, objects and maps.
Nineteenth (19th) Century Collections OnlineThis link opens in a new windowMonographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other documents in both Western and non-Western languages. Primary collection themes are:
- Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
- British Politics and Society
- British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
- European Literature 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Eighteenth (18th) Century Collections Online (ECCO)This link opens in a new windowEnglish-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom, 1701-1800, and thousands of important works from the Americas. Books, pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera.
Factiva.comThis link opens in a new windowNewspapers, 1969 to present. Search tips:
- Always use Advanced Search.
- Change "Date" to "All Dates" or specific date range.
- Under "Region," click + beside Asia, then + beside Eastern Asia, then click on the names Greater China and Japan to search those regions.
- Some papers may be from Asia; others may be U.S./European.
Access World NewsThis link opens in a new windowSearch current and archived state, regional, national and international full-text articles on issues, events, business, education, government, politics and more with thousands of newspapers, news journals, news videos, newswires and web-only content. Includes Acceda Noticias, Access Broadcast Transcripts, Access Business News, Access Military, Government & Defense, and Access Newswires.
World News Connection Archive, 1995-2013This link opens in a new windowProvides access to unfiltered press dispatches from around the world, methodically translated into English by the US Government, for the entire history of the World News Connection (Nov 1995 Dec 31, 2013)
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1974This link opens in a new windowThis historical archive provides 30 years of U.S. intelligence on international affairs, covering regions around the world from Asia, Africa, and Europe to Latin America, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. These reports include transcribed and translated radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories--often these are first-hand reports of events as they occurred.
JSTOR 19th Century British PamphletsThis link opens in a new windowPrimary source collection of pamphlets (mostly 19th century, but with some extension into the 17th and 18th centuries), primarily produced in Britain, but pertaining to many countries and peoples.
Primary Sources in the Library
Twentieth Century China: A History in Documents
Call Number: DS773.89 .S36 2011, 4th floor
Topics include Boxer Rebellion, Sun Yat-sen, communism, war, Mao Zedong, Deng Xianping, and the turn of the century. Includes excellent introduction on how to read/interpret a document.
Encyclopedia of Modern China, Vol. 4: Primary Documents
Call Number: DS755 .E63 2009 vol. 4 (2nd floor)
The fourth volume of this encyclopedia set is a collection of primary source documents, spanning 1839-2001.
East Asia: China, Korea, Japan, 1947-50
Call Number: DS503 .D87 1958, 4th floor
Chinese documents span 1947-1950, including topics in constitution, politics, economics, civil war, communism, People's Republic, foreign relations. Some documents are Chinese in origin, other are from the U.S., so read carefully before selecting a document.
The People's Republic of China, 1949-1979: A Documentary Survey
Call Number: DS777.55.P4243 vol. 1-5, Reference
Many papers related to politics, economics, Soviet relations, and broad coverage of other topics in this period.
Communist China 1955-1959: Policy Documents with Analysis
Call Number: DS777.55.C642 C2, 4th floor
A Chinese View of China
Call Number: DS703.G57 1973, 4th floor
Sections 2 and 3 cover topics such as the Opium War, the Boxer Rebellion, Chinese railways in the early 1900s, Sun Yat-sen, the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, and the Cultural Revolution. Chinese sources are occasionally supplemented by a Western source or a 1950s journal article, so read document introductions carefully to select an appropriate document.
Workers and Workplaces in Revolutionary China
Call Number: HD8676.5.W67, 4th floor
The Taiping Rebellion: History and Documents (Vol. 2-3)
Call Number: DS759.M57 vol. 2-3, 4th floor
Volume 1 of this set is largely a historical account, but volumes 2 and 3 contain primary documents about the rebellion, spanning 1850-1864.
A Documentary History of Chinese Communism
Call Number: DS775.B7 1952, 4th floor
Documents on Chinese communism, spanning 1921 to 1949.
The Three Principles of the People [by Sun Yat-sen], with two supplementary chapters by Chiang Kai-shek
Call Number: DS777.A55 1925, 4th floor
Various other collections of Sun Yat-sen's writings are available on the shelf beside this volume.
Secret Diary from Red China
Call Number: DS777.55.L496, 4th floor
General Chiang Kai-shek: The Account of the Fortnight in Sian When the Fate of China Hung in the Balance
Call Number: DS778.C55C45 1937A, 4th floor
Written by General and Madame Chaing Kai-shek
Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Zhao Ziyang
Story of Premier Zhao Ziyang, who tried to stop the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, and was dethroned for his efforts.
Call Number: DS779.32 .S56 1989A, 4th floor
Eyewitness account at Tiananmen Square.
Life in a Kam Village in Southwest China, 1930-49
Call Number: DS797.35 .L58 O9 2007, 4th floor
Personal account of life in a Chinese village.
The Undaunted Women of Nanking
Call Number: DS797.56 .N365 V38 2010, 4th floor
Excerpts from a diary of a Chinese woman during the Sino-Japanese War, juxtaposed with excerpts from the diary of a missionary woman in China.
Tons of original documents from East Asian history (translated into English!), arranged by country and time period. Be sure to look at source and date carefully to determine whether a document is primary or secondary in relation to your research topic.
Collection of digital documents from the University of Oregon. Not all may qualify as primary-source documents on a topic; examine carefully, or ask the History librarian if you are unsure about a document.
Mass education materials published in Hong Kong and in Mainland China, particularly Shanghai, in the years 1947-1954. These cartoon books, pamphlets, postcards and magazines, on topics such as foreign threats to Chinese security, Chinese relations with the Soviet Union, industrial and agricultural production, and marriage reform, were produced by both Kuomintang (Nationalist) and Gongchantang (Communist) supporters.(Center for Research Libraries)