Subject Specific Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Specialized Dictionaries, Concordances, Research Aids
Encyclopedias are excellent resources for exploring research topics. Just looking at the table of contents or the index can spark an idea. Furthermore, reading a short introduction to a topic of interest, and then exploring the bibliography, can get you started on a satisfying research topic about which you have genuine interest.
Ebooks can be accessed with a click. Hard copies are located in the Social Science and Education Reference Stacks on Level 1. (Any help desk employee can assist you in finding these books).
Encyclopedia of Modern China, David Pong (ed.). 4 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, 2009. Ebook.
Accessing and searching this encyclopedia is a bit tricky. Follow these instructions:
(1) Click the link provided above, this will take you to Gale E-books "Advanced Search."
(2) Change search criteria from "Keywords" to "Publication Title" enter "Encyclopedia of Modern China."
(3) Click on the publication title link "Encyclopedia of Modern China" that appears in any entry that you see; this will take you to a search page for this 4 vol. work.
(4) Enter search terms in the box at the right of the screen that reads "Search within this publication."
Zhongguo dabaike quanshu 中国大百科全书 Two copies. Location: Level 4, Asian Reference and in the regular Asian Collection.
History of Contemporary Chinese Art 1949 to the Present (2020) by Zhou Yan. eBook.
Includes the following chapters:
For your Chinese to English, English to Chinese, and Chinese to Chinese dictionary needs, I recommend that you download the Pleco App to your device. There are many excellent features and dictionaries that can be purchased within the App.
Oxford English-Chinese & Chinese-English Dictionary select "Chinese" from among the choices.
Comprehensive Dictionaries (Multiple Volumes)
Asian Reference PL 1420 .H26 1987 (12 vols.)
Asian Reference PL 1420 .H26 1986 (10 vols.)
Dai Kanwa jiten 大漢和辞典 (Morohashi) Definitions in Japanese
Asian Reference PL 681.C5 M6 1966 (13 vols).
Asian Reference PL 1420 .C57 (40 vols).
Asian Reference PL 1420 .T86 1979 (3 vols.)
Digital Collections for Chinese Studies Over 100 collections of digitized materials with collection locations mapped to an interactive map. You can search for institutions with collections by clicking on a location. There are also many ways to limit search criteria. Organized and maintained by George Washington University under the leadership of Yan He. To suggest a collection to add see this site.