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A Guide to Chinese Studies

Research Guide for Chinese Studies

Databases of English Language Archives related to China

Archives Unbound  (WU access only)
Also known as the Declassified Documents Reference Service. Digital collections of historical material on many topics. Includes manuscripts, printed books and periodicals, and government documents. Material comes from the U.S. National Archives, the U.K. National Archives, and many other libraries and archives. Chinese topics include:
Curating 1000s of documents from Chinese and international archives, it offers insights into China’s foreign policy since 1949 and its relationship to ideology, revolution, the economy, and traditional Chinese culture.
 

Chinese Language Archives

中华人民共和国中央人民政府--数据, 文件, 公报
An official government portal provides free access to the government documents including statistics, white papers, work reports, budget reports, plan reports, government briefings, etc.

 
中国国家档案局公布档案
Provides free access to digitized archival materials hold in the State Archive Administration.

 
(Taiwan) National Central Library Gazette Online 政府公報資訊網
Contains over 60 gazettes published since 1912 by various government institutions of the Republic of China.

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Visiting Archives:

Newspaper Digital Archives

Shen Bao (申報) Digital Archive (1872-1949) (Full-text, WU access only)

CD-ROM/DVD

Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign Database, 1957-   中国反右运动数据库, 1957-

A full-text searchable database containing conprehensive primary sources on Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign, including government documents, directives, bulletins, speeches and works by Mao Zedong and other officials, major newspaper editorials, and published "Rightist" views and their denunciations, etc.
 

Chinese Cultural Revolution Database     中国文化大革命文库

A full-text searchable database containing conprehensive primary sources on Chinese Cultural Revolution, including CCP documents, directives, speeches and works by Mao Zedong and other officials, major newspaper editorials, and selective Red Guard documents.
 

Zhongguo gong chan dang wen xian zi liao ku 中国共产党文献资料库 [CPC documents]

Containing 2,733 documents (1921-1949), 1,232 documents (1949-1965), and 619 documents (1978-1997).