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Chinese 642 - Chinese Current Events for Advanced Heritage Learners: Books

Desk Reserves

If you teacher has reserve books for you to read, they will be available on 2 hour reserve at the Welcome desk.

Research Tip 研究提示

When you find a book that is relevant to your topic, always check the bibliography for other sources and then ask a librarian for help with finding them.  The author of the book has already done much of your research for you, and he/she spent many weeks/months/years of his/her life doing research.  Take advantage of it!

Book Search via Google

Search the full text of books that Google has scanned and stored in its digital database. The books come from large research university and public libraries. Full text is available for books published before 1923. For books still under copyright protection, only a small snippet of text is available.

Google Book Search

Scholar Search On China

Google Scholar Search

Delve Deeper with Books 进一步的研究

After getting an overview with reference sources, it is time to start searching the online catalogs for books that focus more specifically on the topic you have chosen.

Recommended Reading 推荐阅读

China : 3000 years of art and literature  

China : its history and culture    

The Classical gardens of Suzhou

The Columbia guide to modern Chinese history

Dreaming in Chinese : Mandarin lessons in life, love, and language

Culture and customs of China                                                                                                    

Living with reform : China since 1989                                                                                              

Stories from a Ming collection. Translations of Chinese short stories published in the seventeenth century 

A tiger's heart : the story of a modern Chinese woman

Wen xue = Literature 中国传统文化双语读本

Republican Beijing: The City and Its History from ebrary, Inc.                                                   

图说中国节 = Tushuo Zhongguojie


The search for modern China : a documentary collection 

China, a photohistory 1937-87

Mo suo da di  摩挲大地 

Note: we always welcome your recommendations. To make a recommendation to this list or OWHL's collection, please contact  Ms. Pei via her email or  go to this Suggest New Materials to submit your request(s).  Thanks!

Last update 1/12/2015


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