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Chinese Studies: Literature

A guide to resources for the study of China

Anthologies of Chinese Literature in English Translation

Fifth Floor Humanities Stacks

• Classical Chinese Literature, 2 vols. (Minford and Lau, eds.) 

  PL 2658 .E1 C59 2000

• An Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911 (Owen, ed.) 

  PL 2658 .E1 A814 1996

First Floor Social Science Stacks

• Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook (Ebrey, ed.)

  DS 721 .C517 (1981)

• Sources of Chinese Tradition (de Bary, ed.) 

  DS 703 .D4 2000 Vol. 1

Early Medieval China: A Sourcebook (Swartz et al., eds.)

  DS 747.42 .E37 2014

Poetry of Du Fu 杜甫 (712–770), 6 vols., 2015 (Stephen Owen, trans.)


Premodern Chinese Literature

General Literary History &

Literary Biography

 General Literary History:

• 中国诗歌通史 Zhongguo shige tongshi [Comprehensive History of Chinese Poetry] 10 vols. (2012)

 PL 2307 .Z456x 2012

Information on Individual Texts and Authors​

Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographic Guide

  Z 1035.8 .C5 E2 1993 (4th Floor ASIAN REF)

• Medieval Chinese Texts: A Bibliographic Guide

• Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature: A Reference Guide, 4 vols. (2014)

 HUM REF PL 2265 .A63 2010

Dictionary of Literary Biography  

• Vol. 358:  "Classical Chinese Writers of the Pre-Tang Period" (Curtis Smith, ed.) 2011

HUM REF PN 451 .A6 vol.358



Modern Chinese Literature

Dictionary of Literary Biography  

• Vol. 312: "Asian American Writers" (Deborah Madsen, ed.) 2005

  HUM REF PN 451 .A6 vol.312 also Online

• Vol. 328: “Chinese Fiction Writers 1900–1949” (Thomas Moran, ed.) 2007

  HUM REF PN 451 .A6 vol.328 also Online

• Vol. 370: "Chinese Fiction Writers, 1950–2000" (Thomas Moran and Ye Xu, eds.) 2013

  HUM REF PN 451 .A6 vol.370 also Online