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POLSCI182: CHINA AND THE WORLD: Research on China's Foreign Relations


Key Reference Titles

Chinese History: 

Foreign Relations:

Law: Encyclopedia of Chinese law


Political Sciences Reference database

Find Books in the Catalog

Search Duke University Catalog & TRLN & Worldcat together or seperately for books. The following are some sugested subject keywords:

  • China
  • Comparative government
  • Diplomacy
  • Democracy
  • Foreign relations
  • Relations
  • Nationalism
  • Social Conditions
  • Taiwan

Databases in English

 Bibliography of Asian Studies is the main English language database on Asian Studies. You can often combine your search on it with the following:

  • China Data Online: Statistics of P.R.China by regions and categories; Statistical yearbooks; Census
  • China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980
    This collection provides a wide variety of original source material relating to the activities and observations of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists in China from 1793 to 1980, 
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1980
    From the National Archives, Kew; FO files China; British Foreign Office files for China provides files adressing developments in China and to assess US, Soviet, British, European and Commonwealth relations with China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), from 1949 onwards.

See also Chinese studies databases

Top Journals:

Political Scicence

    Databases in Chinese

    China academic journals (中国知网): covers the majority of academic journals published in the PRC.

    Chinese Cultural Revolution Database (Chinese, index in English)

    Duxiu (读秀): indexes more than 2.3 million digitized books published in PRC, half of them are available full text.

    Ren min ri bao = People's Daily (人民日报) : provides full text and original image of this daily newspaper from 1946 to current.

    WiseSearch 慧科搜索 (Chinese, interface can be in English)

    WiseNews, the News archive, is updated every day with items from over 1,600 content providers, including all 18 Chinese and English newspapers of Hong Kong, and a large number of other top-tier newspapers, magazines, newswires, TV and radio broadcasts of Mainland, Taiwan and some Asia Pacific countries.

    Subject Librarian for China

    Luo Zhou
    Office: Bostock 229

    Tel: 919-660-5803

    Office hour: Friday 1-3pm @ Bostock 229 or send me an email to set up a consultation.