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Introductory Survey to Chinese Culture, CHT3500: Home

Course taught by Sherry Ying Xiao, Ph.D., Assistant Prof. of Chinese Film and Media, and by Sean Macdonald, Ph.D., Assistant Prof. of Chinese Literature

Asian Studies Library Guide

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LibAnswers for questions on Chinese Culture Studies and other topics

Other China-related LibGuides

Asian Studies Library Guide, including China and Asian Diaspora Tabs;

China in Africa Library Guide

Suggested general resources for some Chinese Culture Studies term paper or quiz topics

1.  Civil Examination System

2.  Environmental Issues

3.  Film

4.  Food Studies including Rice Cultivation

5.  Geopolitics 

6.  Music

7.  Nationalism including Perceptions of Westerners

8.  One-Child Policy

9.  People's Movements / Revolts 

10. Foreign Relations, including Opium War, the 1894-95 Sino-Japanese War, WWII and Korea:

           (In the General History LibGuide link above, see especially Empire Online under "Online Resources for UF Only")

           Further Primary Sources in English:

               1.  Confidential Foreign Office Political Correspondence on China (Britain) Microfilm: 436 reels plus guide DA47.9 C6 G743;

               2.  State Department Records for Internal Affairs on China Microfilm:  1930 - 1949 @ DS778.89 .R43 and 1945 - 1949 @ DS 777.537 .R43 1986

Digitized Chinese Documents at the University of Florida Libraries

Click on the dragon below to connect to the Asian Studies Digital Library Collections, which includes

a digitized copy of a beautiful 18th Century Catalog of Chinese Bronzes (Xi Qing gu jian), and

a rare May Fourth period (1917) Shanghai primer on the proper behavior of young women (Zhongguo fu nü mei tan),

both owned by the University of Florida Smathers Libraries:

Governmental Electronic Resources

Key Newspaper Holdings

People's Daily (Renmin Ribao):

1.  1950 - 1994 on microfilm at call number AN95 .C4 R46.

2.  Access World News / BBC Selected Newspaper Articles (NewsBank) allows UF community members and in-library users to search for People's Daily articles published between 5/14/1999 and the present.

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