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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 

National Social Sciences Database (Chinese Journals)National Social Sciences Database (China)

Provides current access to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) core journals. Many journals provide full text links to article PDF files, others just provide citations (use Interlibrary Loan to get a copy of the article). To make use of some features you will need to create a personal username and password. 

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.

Call Numbers for Books About China

All Chinese Language Books are on the 4th Floor in the Asian Collection.

English materials are located in different parts of the library as noted.

BL 1900 Daoism (2nd Floor, Religion & Family History Library)

BQ Buddhism (2nd Floor, Religion & Family History Library)

DS 700–799 History of China (1st Floor, Social Science Library)

GR 335-340 Fables, Myths, Legends, Folklore (1st Floor, Social Science Library)

JZ 1730-1734 Chinese Politics and Government (1st Floor, Central Stacks)

PL 1001-3300 Chinese Language and Literature (5th Floor, North Stacks)

Those who Browse the Stacks always discover additional research materials!

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 or covers the era with such 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

Happy Family Chairman Mao Portrait Chinese Propaganda Posters 

Click on "Themes" to view posters related to such topics as "The Long March," "The Sino-Japanese War," "The Great Leap Forward," "The Cultural Revolution," Mao Zedong and other leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, Models and Martrys, Working Women, Villains, etc.

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)