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Digital archives of English-language periodicals published in, or about, China.
Includes these files:
Missionary, Sinology and Literary Periodicals, 1817-1949:
A collection of 17 English-language periodicals published in, or about, China during a period of over 130 years, extending from 1817 until 1949 when the People's Republic of China was founded. This corresponds to the periods of the late Qing Dynasty and the Republican Era (1911-1949), when China experienced radical and often traumatic transformations from an inward-looking imperial dynasty into a globally engaged republic with modern approaches to politics, literature, education, public morality, and intellectual life.
Records of the Maritime Customs Service of China (1854-1949): Official correspondence, despatches, reports, memoranda, and private and confidential letters - constitute invaluable and often unique evidence of Chinese life, the economy and politics through the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion, the Revolution of 1911, the May 30 Movement, the two Sino-Japanese Wars, and the Chinese Civil War.
Guide to historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world
Contains nearly a million collection descriptions contributed by thousands of libraries, museums, and archives. A combination of brief descriptions derived from catalog records in the RLG Union Catalog, and more detailed archival finding aids harvested from the Internet, including those that conform to the EAD (Encoded Archival Description) format standard.
Cross-searchable English-language sources relating to China’s history, literature and culture, spanning three centuries from the 1800s to the modern era.
Includes these collections, which can also be used separately:
China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980. Collection of English language sources detailing China's interaction with the West. Notable events such as the Macartney Embassy, Opium Wars, Taiping Rebellion, Boxer War, Great Leap Forward, Nixon visit, and more are represented by the documents in this collection. The collection includes letters, diaries, missionary periodicals, maps and drawings, and other documents to facilitate research into diplomatic and missionary interactions, as well as events related to business, trade, and tourism.
China: Culture and Society. Full-text, searchable rare East Asia pamphlets, as well as secondary resources, such as scholarly essays, an interactive chronology, mini guides, and editors’ choices.
China, America and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange. Trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America, and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Primary source materials for the study of the history of North American trade and cultural exchange with China. This collection also provides coverage of China’s economic dealings with the whole of East Asia and the Pacific.
Original manuscript material, comprising diaries, letters, maps, sketches, and official and private papers from the National Library of Scotland.
The history of British India is brought to life through the large and diverse South Asian holdings of the National Library of Scotland. The 18th and 19th centuries are especially well represented in manuscript sources which look at:
Travel and antiquities
Indian and Imperial politics
There are records of doctors and diplomats, civil servants and army officials, tea planters and natural historians, travelers and traders.
Digital primary source collections of the long nineteenth century.
Primary source collections of the long nineteenth century, including monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more from around the world, including from national libraries, academic and public libraries, and a variety of special collections, archives, and repositories.
Currently contains four collections:
• Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
• British Politics and Society
• British Theatre, Music and Literature: High and Popular Culture
• European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection.
Reviews U.S.-China relations in the post-Cold War Era, and analyzes the significance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations, China's human rights issues, and resumption of World Bank loans to China in July 1990.
Full-text searchable early printed books in Arabic script on sciences, history, geography from the holdings of the British Library
Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900) is the first full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script. Presented in three subject modules together covering religious literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature, and including European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European books, it exemplifies the long exchange of ideas and learning between Europe and the Arabic-speaking world.