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Chinese Culture: Electronic Resources

To support the Chinese Culture classes provided by the Chinese Dept.

Databases vs. Websites


  • Research done by professors, scholars, and journalists, etc.
  • Authority of information is verified by experts.
  • Paid for by the library.  Often very expensive!
  • Cannot be searched in Google.
  • Reliable and trustworthy!


  • Anyone can publish a website. 
  • The information included is often NOT verified by anyone.
  • Access is free.  No one is paying for the content.
  • Can be searched in a variety of search engines, including Google.
  • Must examine with a critical eye!

Recommended Electronic Databases

Multimedia 多媒体

The following titles are also recommended and worthwhile viewing and listening to.

China Culture  DVD  to get all DVDs on Chinese History.

China Music to retrieve all Chinese music.

Chinese Culture in Google Video to watch and to listen to.

Chinese Food on Google

Chinese Heritage and beyond

China Martial Art Tai Ji in Google Video  OWHLGuide to various sources on Song Dynasty's history.

Language Audiobooks Powered by Overdrive via NOBLE

Creativity in Chinese Education via PBS

Selected Internet Sources I