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Chinese Studies: Home

A guide to resources for the study of China

Sources in Chinese

Wangfang COJChina Online Journals

Wangfang Data China Online Journals (COJ) provides access to 8,183 journals (Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine, Life Sciences, etc.) published in China and over 43.17 million articles, many provided in full-text. Searching is done in Chinese 

Dragon Source MagazinesDragon Source: Magazines from China


Access to hundreds of magazines: Literature, Lifestyle, Business, Economics, etc., etc.

Airiti Library: Search this database to find citations for articles published in academic journals from Taiwan. After discovering an article you want, order it through Interlibrary Loan; this database does not provide access to full text articles.

Databases for Finding Scholarship on Chinese Topics

Databases of Primary Sources

North China Herald MastheadNorth China Herald Online (Newspaper 1850-1940)

The North China Herald is the prime printed source for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to 1940s. No other newspaper existed over such an extended period, and covers it in such incredible depth and variety. Full-text searchable 

[British] Foreign Office Files China (1919–1980) Database maintained by Adam Matthews Digital

China, America and the PacificChina, America, and the Pacific 18th–20th Centuries Database maintained by Adam Matthews Digital

Helen Foster Snow Papers (BYU Special Collections)

Helen Foster Snow Papers (ca. 1907-2000) 

L. Tom Perry Special Collections Call Number: MSS 2219

On-site Use Only: Ask at Special Collections Help Desk (1130 HBLL)

Link: Collection Introduction and Finding Aid


Helen Foster Snow: Witness to Revolution (Film)

(Online Documentary Film, click link to view) →

Produced by Combat Films (New York: Filmakers Library, 2001)