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A guide to selected digital resources for conducting research in Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan



Apabi Chinese Digital Newspapers Collection contains 26 contemporary newspapers (current and back issues), including 环球时报 and 南方周末.  Updated daily.


Zhongyang Ribao 中央日报 (1928-1949) is a fully searchable database of Kuomingtang's (KMT) official newspaper. 


The Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-Text Database (1833-1911) 晚清期刊全文数据库 includes 302 periodicals published between 1833 and 1911.


Database of Ch'ing Palace Memorials and Archives of the Grand Council 清代宮中檔奏摺及軍機處檔摺件 contains primary source materials for researching the Qing Dynasty history.


National Palace Museum Collections Online 故宮典藏圖像資料庫 presents around 6,000 artifacts preserved at the imperial collections and palatial treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei. 


China Encyclopedic Reference includes four important reference works.


ProQuest Chinese Newspaper Collection (1832-1953) is a fully searchable database of 12 English-language newspapers published in China.

  • North China Herald (1850-1941)
  • Canton Times (1919-1920)
  • China Critic (1939-1946)
  • The China Press (1925-1938)
  • China Weekly Review (1917-1953)
  • Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)
  • Chinese Repository (1832-1851)
  • Peking Daily News (1914-1917)
  • Peking Gazette (1915-1917)
  • Peking Leader (1918-1919
  • Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)
  • Shanghai Times (1914-1921)


What's in this Guide

This LibGuide provides a general map of digital resources for the Chinese Studies community at the University of Michigan.  The majority of the resources listed here are in the Chinese language.  They are categorized into seven tabs.  Start browsing now, and you will learn more about each resource through overviews.  Then click the link and experience its interface and searching function. 

Please note that this LibGuide is not exhaustive.  For example, no printed and microfilm materials are included here although the Asia Library does have a tremendous collection.  It is possible that resources that are specifically useful for your own courseworks and research projects may not be represented here.  If you have any questions, please contact your Chinese Studies Librarian Liangyu Fu for help.


  • Other useful LibGuides for Chinese Studies:

          English-language Resources on East Asian Studies

          GIS, Maps and Statistical Data on China

          Chinese-language Resources in STEM Fields (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Commonly Used Databases

CJK Computing

Using digital recourses listed in this LibGuide requires certain knowledge of Chinese and Japanese computing. Click on the topics below to learn more.

Library Contact

Liangyu Fu
418A Hatcher Graduate Library North

Asia Library

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

China @ UofM