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Chinese Studies

The guide provides some starting points for your research of China at Duke


Chinese History Bibliography

  •  Shi xue wen xian jian suo 史学文献检索 / 孟宪恒编 / 西安市 : 陕西师范大学出版社, 1991
    Perkins/Bostock Library | East Asian Collection | DS735 .M46 1991
  • Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan Qing dai wen xian dang an zong mu 淸代文獻檔案總目 / 中華民國 / 臺北市 : 國立故民國71 [1982]
    Perkins/Bostock Library | East Asian Collection | PL2355.6 .G865 1982
  • Zhongguo jin dai shi wen xian bi bei shu mu, 1840-1919 中国近代史文献必备书目, 1840-1919 / 姚佐绶, 周新民, 岳小玉 /  北京 : 中华书局出版, 1996 
    Perkins/Bostock Library | East Asian Collection | DS755.C5 Z867 1996
  • Zhonghua renmin gongheguo guo shi lun zhu mu lu suo yin 中华人民共和囯囯史论著目录索引 / 王美秀主編 / 北京 : 当代中囯出版社, 2000 
    Perkins/Bostock Library | East Asian Collection | DS777.55 .Z466 2000
  • Zhongguo shi yan jiu zhi nan 中國史硏究指南 / 高明士主編 / 臺北市 : 聯經出版事業公司, 民國79 [1990]
    Perkins/Bostock Library | East Asian Collection | DS735 .Z466 1990
  • Chinese history : a manual / Endymion Wilkinson / Cambridge, Mass. : The Harvard University Asia Center for the Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2000 
    Perkins 951 H339, v. 52--In process
  • Zhongguo di yi li shi dang an guan guan cang dang an gai shu 中國第一历史档案舘舘藏档案概述 / 中囯第一历史档案舘编著 / 北京 : 档案出版社, 1985 
    Perkins/Bostock Library | East Asian Collection | CD2031 .Z466 1985
  • Zhongguo di 2 li shi dang an guan jian ming zhi nan 中国第二历史档案馆简明指南 / Brief guide to the second historical archives of China / 主编施宣岑, 赵铭忠 ; 副主编李祚明, 韩森 / 北京市 : 档案出版社,1987   
    Perkins/Bostock Library | East Asian Collection | CD2036 .C48 1987
  • Huizhou li shi dang an zong mu ti yao 徽州历史档案总目提要 = A study of Huizhou historical archives and main contents / 主编严桂夫 / 合肥市: 黄山书社,1996
    Perkins/Bostock Library | East Asian Collection | Z3107.H85 .H859 1996

Maps & GIS

Finding maps in the catalog


  • Zhongguo li shi di tu ji 中國歴史地圖集 = The historical atlas of China | East Asian Reference | G2306.S1 C55 1982 

  • Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo di tu ji 中华人民共和国地图集 | East Asian Reference Oversize | G2305 .D588 1994

  • Zhongguo di mao tu ji 中国地貌图集 | East Asian Reference Oversize | G2306.C2 C5 1985 

  • Zhongguo cheng shi di tu ji 中国城市地图集= Atlas of cities of China
    East Asian Reference Oversize | G2309.A1 C6 1994 

  • Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo guo jia pu tong di tu ji 中华人民共和国国家普通地图集
    East Asian Reference Oversize | G2305 .K96 1995

  • The Natural features of China | East Asian Reference Oversize | DS706.7 .N3 1992

GIS & Online Maps

The China Historical Geographic Information System (CHGIS)
A database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 222 BCE and 1911 CE. CHGIS provides a base GIS platform for researchers to use in spatial analysis, temporal statistical modeling, and representation of selected historical units as digital maps.

China Dimensions Data Collection 
This collection includes a variety of socioeconomic data, such as county-level geographic information system(GIS) databases, presented at a scale of 1:1,000,000."

Antique Maps (from the Hong Kong University of Sicience & Techonology Library)
The collection includes more than 230 maps, charts, pictures, books and atlases. It represents almost all samples of China maps produced by European cartographers from the 16th to 19th centuries. This cartographic archive vividly records the long history of cross-cultural exchanges between China and the West.

Chinese civilization in time and space by Academic Sinica, Taiwan. Extremely useful web site linked map and times. Maps are based on 中国历史地图集。


Maps of Asia (The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin, USA) The maps are mainly produced by the US Central Intelligence Agency. Shaded relief maps are available for China (and parts of it), Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore (and many other Asian states and regions). For some parts there are even political, economic, demographic, and still more maps.


京板天文全圖: Capital Edition Of A Complete Map (Of The World Based On) Astronomy (Richard J. Smith, Electronic Text Center for the Asian Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA) A digitized historical map 'Jingban Tianwen Quantu' by Ma Junliang [18th c.], with information on the Qing dynasty administrative boundaries of China, her cities, mountain ranges, overland travel routes, river systems, lakes, coastal communications, deserts, as well as other prominent landmarks. To benefit from site one needs a Java-enabled Web browser on a speedy computer and have a really fast network connection" (T.M. Ciolek, WWW Asian Studies Monitor).