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A guide to selected digital resources for conducting research in Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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The trial of The Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-Text Database (1833-1911) 晚清期刊全文数据库 runs until Dec 31, 2014.


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)


Chinese Periodical Full-Text Database (1912-1949) 民国时期中文期刊全文数据库 includes approximately 25,000 titles of Chinese-language periodicals published between 1912 and 1949 (Republican Era). 


China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980 contains archival sources from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and British Library.


Foreign Office Files for China: 1919-1980 is sourced from the National Archives, Kew--the UK government's official archive.


2010 China Census Data (all in cd-rom format) sets are now available for borrowing at the Asia Library office (418 Hatcher Graduate Library North).  It includes: 


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

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.

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