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Online Bibliographies for Chinese Studies

originally created and maintained by Fabrizio Pregadio
since Sept. 1998 edited by Hanno E. Lecher

Last updated on 11 Nov 2008, 98 main entries
Last link check: 10 Jul 2003; new link check now in progress

 

I'd like to express my thanks to Fabrizio Pregadio, who came up with the idea to maintain an extra bibliographies page as part of the IGCS. Within no time he got this page up and running, maintaining it much as his many other contributions to the sinological public with great care and professionalism. - HL


Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
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    Reference Works

  1. Essential!
    Bibliography of Asian Studies: Online (BAS Online) (Association for Asian Studies, USA)
    (http://www.aasianst.org/bassub.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "Since 1941 the Bibliography of Asian Studies has been the standard bibliographical tool in the field of Asian studies, published in increasingly bulky annual volumes. The online version of the BAS will initially contain about 420,000 references to books, journal articles, individually-authored monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc., published from 1971 until the present day. It encompasses the full content of the annual printed volumes of the BAS from the 1971 to the 1991 editions (the 1992 edition will not be published in printed form). In addition, there are many references to publications after 1991, including citations to all articles from the 100 most-used journals in Asian studies (nearly up to the present in many cases), and a substantial number of additional citations from earlier years in South Asian studies. BAS compilation continues and the dataset will be augmented regularly, with the intention of bringing it up to date as quickly as possible."
    Note: Access only for subscribers. Annual fee (Sept. 1998): Large: US$ 1,200; Medium: US$ 900; Small: US$ 700; Very Small: US$ 500.
    Added/revised on 08.09.1998 (HL)

  2. Essential!
    Classical Bibliography for Chinese History (Benjamin Elman, East Asian Studies Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA)
    (http://www.princeton.edu/~classbib/).
    Language: English, with parts in Chinese (Big5).
    Self description: "This bibliography pulls together materials that Benjamin Elman has been compiling for the past ten years with the help of graduate students. Its intended audience is anyone interested in doing research in Chinese history (broadly defined) but with a focus on the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasty (1644-1911)."
    Description: Since this site has been developed for a long period of time by one of the leading experts in Chinese history, its richness of resources and quality of content are almost unmatched on the Internet. After moving to its new address in January 2003 the romanization has been switched to Pinyin and a global search engine has been added to its functionality.
    Site contents: (1) Introduction to Classical Chinese Historiography; (2) Relevant Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies; (3) Dictionaries; (4) Selected List Of Bibliographical & Geographical Aids; (5) Biographical Aids; (6) Some Aids For Translating Chinese Official Titles & Institutions; (7) Reference Guide to Classical Book Titles; (8) The Four Parts; (9) Bibliography of Chinese Classics & Literature In Translation With Recent Related Histories; (10) Selected English Bibliography For Chinese Civilization: A Brief Topical and Historical Survey to Ming Times; (11) Sources For The Ming Dynasty; (12) Sources For The Qing Dynasty; (13) Civil and Military Examination Bibliographies.
    Added 1996, last revised 18 Jan 2003 (HL)

  3. Essential!
    Song research tools (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US)
    (http://sunsite.utk.edu/songtool/).
    Language: English.
    Cited description: "Song Research Tools is a guide to bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases and chronologies of use to those interested in all aspects of Chinese society during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Peter Bol, Harvard College Professor and Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, published the first edition of Sung Research Tools in 1990. With the publication of the online guide in 2003 Song Research Tools went into its third edition. The online edition, last updated in November 2006, contains more than 200 new titles. The online guide, now edited by Hilde De Weerdt, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville [...]."
    Contents: (1) Guides to the state of the field (Societies, newsletters, and journals; Retrospective assessments of the field; Introductions to the study of Sung history); (2) Bibliographies and abstracts of recent scholarship (In Western languages; In Chinese; In Japanese and Korean; Specialized bibliographies); (3) Bibliographies and abstracts of Sung-period sources (Modern comprehensive bibliographies; Modern specialized bibliographies and series; Sung-period bibliographies; Sung editions and inscriptions); (4) Historical encyclopedias and modern chronologies (Historical encyclopedias and dictionaries; Chronologies); (5) Biographical dictionaries and indexes to biographical information (Biographical dictionaries; Indexes to comprehensive biographical information; Dates of Sung figures; Personal-name indexes; Biographical series); (6) Indexes and concordances to Sung texts (The Sung shih; Other historical works; Literary writings and miscellanies; Neo-Confucian and Buddhist texts; Indexes to Sung texts whose contents are mainly pre-Sung; Comprehensive indexes and electronic databases); (7) Atlases, maps and place-name indexes (Atlases and maps; Guides to administrative and geographical locations; Indexes to Sung-period geographies; Place-name indexes to other works; Modern geographical studies and series); (8) Resources on the government (The structure of government; bureaucratic ranks; incumbents in certain offices; Offices and official titles); (9) Dictionaries and glossaries (Modern dictionaries and glossaries; Sung-period dictionaries and annotated glossaries); (10) Sung works with detailed tables of contents; (11) Appendix (List of Library of Congress Subject Headings Related to
    the Song Dynasty).
    Resource suggested via the H-Asia mailinglist (27 Nov 2006) by Hilde De Weerdt, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US.
    Added 17 Dec 2006 (HL)

  4. Essential!
    匠作則例 (Annual Bibliography of Oriental Studies) (Documentation and Information Center for Chinese Studies (DICCS), Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)
    (http://kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/db/CHINA3/).
    Language: English and Japanese.
    Description: This is a full text searchable database version of the important bibliography, covering books and articles in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English, published since 1981.
    Added 20 Sep 2002 (HL), last updated 23 Jan 2005 (HL)

  5. Very useful
    Reference Works for Chinese Studies - An annotated bibliography and research guide (Leif Littrup, Department of History, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)
    (http://staff.hum.ku.dk/littrup/rwcs.htm).
    Language: English, with some Chinese (GB).
    Self description: "[...] In preparing this list I have relied first of all on the catalogues of the Copenhagen libraries, my own small collection, and references to new publications. I have also used the basic bibliographical information in the research guides and handbooks by A. Dien, E. Wilkinson, and J. Cole; the papers presented to the Scandinavian Summer Course on Research Methods in Pre-Modern Chinese History, Oslo 1990 and included in the SSC, particularly those by A. Dien, P. Ebrey, and S. Naquin; and on materials for courses on bibliography and methods in sinology prepared by Else Glahn and Harriet Zurndorfer."
    Site contents: (1) Preface; (2) Internet and Research Guides (Internet addresses; Printed Internet guides; General printed researds aids; Sinologists); (3) Bibliographies (Bibliographies of bibliographies; General bibliographies; Book reviews; Bibliographies of reference works; General reference works; Concordances and indexes; Biographies; Genealogies; Geography; History and society; Language; World of Thought; Literature; Art; Material culture and music; Anthropology and Archaeology; Miscellaneous); (4) Reference Works (Dictionaries; Grammars; Encyclopedia; Classics and standard histories; Chronology; Geography; Seals and iconography; Painting; Bibliography; Biography; Institutions and Titles; Weight and measures; Indexes and Concordances); (5) Periodicals (Western languages; Chinese; Japanese journals); (6) Appendices (I: Lists of contents: Cihai and Hanyu da cidian; II: Calendar and calendar conversion; III: Names; IV: Character search in Harvard-Yenching concordances).
    Added 14 Aug 2001 (HL), last revised 08 May 2004 (MA)

  6. Very useful
    Song China: Guides to Resources (Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
    (http://www.anu.edu.au/asianstudies/guide.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: An annotated guide to Song dynasty related resources both printed and on-line. Short (Oct. 2002: 21 resources) but quite useful.
    Site contents: (1) Web Page for Chinese Studies; (2) Bibliographical Resources (Print and Electronic).
    Added 25 Sep 2002 (HL)

  7. Bibliography of Chinese Bibliography (Bunri Usami, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)
    (http://www.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~bunrius/blistg.html).
    Language: Chinese (Big5, GB), Japanese (JIS).
    Description: A very good selection of reference works in Chinese.
    Added 7 Aug 1999 (HL), last revised 1 Nov 2002 (AST).

  8. Chinese History, 1900-1990's: A Bibliography (Vickie Doll)
    (http://lark.cc.ukans.edu/~eastasia/lbibc01.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: A bibliography of about three dozen reference works and periodicals for research in modern Chinese history.
    Note: Lacks Chinese characters; Chinese text is transliterated in Wade-Giles.

  9. Bibliographic chapters of Chinese Dynastic Histories (Katsuyama Minoru, Tohoku daigaku, Hokkaido, Japan)
    (http://www.clione.ne.jp/kanseki/china.html).
    Language: Japanese (JIS).
    Description: Includes the bibliographic monographies contained in the following Dynastic Histories: Han shu, Sui shu, Jiu Tang shu, Xin Tang shu, Song shi, Ming shi.
    Note: Files are only available for downloading to one's computer and are compressed with the LHA compression software.
    Added: n/a (HL), last revised 1 Nov 2002 (AST).

  10. Essential!
    Classified Bibliography of Reference Works on Chinese Historical Geography (Thomas H. Hahn, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA)
    (http://www.gatheringmountains.net/Geoweb/).
    Language: English, some Chinese (Big5).
    Description: Annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works on Chinese historical geography.
    Site contents: (1) General Works; (2) Bibliographies; (3) Concordances; (4) Indices; (5) Catalogues; (6) Dictionaries; (7) Cartography; (8) Maps; (9) Atlases; (10) Toponymical Dictionaries; (11) Gazetteers; (12) Special Gazetteers; (13) Dictionaries of Scenic Sites; (14) Translations; (15) Biographical overviews.
    Added 31 May 1999 (HL), last revised 3 Jan 2007 (HL)

  11. China and Sinologists (Thomas Kampen, Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden)
    (http://www.h-net.msu.edu/logs/showlog.cgi?list=h-asia&file=h-asia.log9709d&ent=63).
    Language: English.
    Resource type: Study.
    Self description: "Since the early 1950s foreign publications on China and materials on foreign scholars and institutions were collected, translated and analysed, but - for several decades - not published. In the late 1970s this policy changed and several interesting Chinese publications on international sinology and translations of foreign books appeared. [...] In this note I will concentrate on the publication of Chinese reference books on international sinology."
    Description: A short bibliographical introduction that appeared on September 25, 1997, on the H-Asia Mailinglist.
    Site contents: (1) Reference books on scholars and institutions; (2) Bibliographies.
    Added/revised on 04 Oct 1999 (HL)


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    History

    Cf. also the related IGCS sections on History and Scholarly Journals!

  12. Chinese Cultural Studies: Bibliographical Guide (Paul Halsall)
    (http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/chinbib.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: This useful bibliography lists a great number of books in English dealing not only with history, but also with several other facets of Chinese culture including literature, thought, and religion. One section is concerned with "Movies Addressing Chinese History and Culture".

  13. Modern Chinese History: A Basic Bibliography (Modern Chinese History program, Univ. of California at San Diego, San Diego, USA)
    (http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/chinesehistory/bibtoc.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: Part of the Chinese History Research Site at UCSD. Focuses on the late Qing and early Republican periods. Despite the title, this is an extensive bibliography and is classified by subjects.
    Added: n/a (HL), last revised 1 Nov 2002 (AST).

  14. Twentieth Century China: A Guide to Selected Sources in the Duke University Libraries (Duke University)
    (http://www.library.ucsb.edu/chiu/biw.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: Includes only materials available at the Duke University, but is useful as a list of basic resources on contemporary China. Annotated.
    Note: Apparently offline (checked on December 7, 1997).

  15. Very useful
    Sources and studies on protest and dissent in pre-modern China (Barend ter Haar, Leiden Univ., The Netherlands)
    (http://website.leidenuniv.nl/~haarbjter/protest.bib).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This survey is not intended as a complete introduction to the primary sources and secondary literature on the study of protest and dissent. This would require a full-length book. I have also assumed that the standard bibliographical tools are known to everybody. My aim is only to provide some essential titles and to comment on some basic problems, as a first guide through this hazardous field."
    Description: Compiled in Aug. 1993, this annotated bibliography (MS Word 6.0 document of 7 pages) is an excellent starting point for students and scholars exploring the history of protest and dissent in China.
    Note: MS Word 6.0 document.
    Added 15 Feb 2000 (HL), last revised 11 Nov 2008 (HL).

  16. Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie - A Select Bibliography (National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia)
    (http://www.nla.gov.au/asian/indo/nedbib.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: Self-description: "A select bibliography [about the Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company)] based on the collections of the National Library of Australia. Asian Collections, National Library of Australia. August 1991. ISBN 0 642 10530 8." Site contents: (1) Documents, Journals, etc. from the Period of the VOC (i.e. Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie); (2) Books About the VOC; (3) About the Bibliography; (4) How to Use the Items Listed. (Cited from the Asian Studies WWW Monitor Dec. 8, 1998).
    Information suggested by Andrew Gosling (agosling@nla.gov.au).
    Added/revised on 30.12.1998 (HL)

  17. Very useful
    Yangtze Patrol: American Naval Forces in China. A Selected, Partially-Annotated Bibliography (Mike Hanson, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA)
    (http://library.nps.navy.mil/home/bibs/yangtzetoc.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "[...] For nearly a hundred years, from the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, the United States Navy patrolled the river, protecting American citizens and interests. [...] Now, the Yangtze River Patrol Memorial Foundation has honored the Naval Postgraduate School's Knox Library by selecting it as a repository for their book collection, records, and memorabilia.This is particularly appropriate given that the library's namesake, Commodore Dudley Knox, commanded the gunboat U.S.S. Iris during China's Boxer Rebellion of a century ago. The honor, we acknowledge, brings with it the Great Responsibility to care for the collection, to augment and improve it, to document it, and to make it available for scholarly researchers. The compilation of this modest bibliography is the first public step toward that goal. [...] In creating this partially-annotated bibliography, the intent was that it should be an 'entertaining' as well as an 'informative' work. An attempt was made to select cogent snippets from the comments and works of others that would, when taken together, provide a sort of broad overview of the times, the issues, and the events. In other words, a reader who knew nothing about the Yangtze Patrol could peruse this bibliography and come away not only enlightened and intrigued but also motivated to delve into some of the works cited herein."
    Site contents: (1); Introduction; (2) Books / Monographs; (3) Magazines / Journals; (4) Private Papers / Manuscripts; (5) Internet / WWW Sites; (6) Oral Histories / Interviews; (7) Maps / Atlases; (8) Photographs / Iconographs; (9) Newspaper Articles; (10) Film / Video; (11) Newsletters; (12) Government Reports / Documents.
    Added 18 Jan 2005 (HL)

  18. Bibliography of Western Works on Early Medieval China (Early Medieval China Group, AAS, USA)
    (http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/arc/libraries/eastasian/china/emcg/wjbib.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This is a bibliography-in-progress of works in Western languages on the period of Chinese history between the end of the Han dynasty and the Sui reunification (220-589). The intent is to be as inclusive as possible, but it is likely that some works have been overlooked."
    Added 27 Oct 1998 (HL), last revised 11 Jun 2004 (HL)


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    Geography

    Cf. also the related IGCS sections on Geography and Scholarly Journals!

  19. Very useful
    ChinaFood. Can China Feed Itself? - Bibliography (Gerhard K. Heilig, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)
    (http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/LUC/ChinaFood/biblio/bib_101.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "On this Web site [i.e. the main site of "Can China feed itself?" - ed.] we have published results from a 3-year research project on China's food security."
    Description: This page is part of a research project titled "Can China feed itself? A System for Evaluation of Policy Options" and contains bibliographical references on food and agriculture in China.
    Site contents: (1) Population, Fertility; (2) Diet Change; (3) Urbanization; (4) Environment & Energy; (5) Land, Size of Cropland Area; (6) Water Resources; (7) (Agricultural) Policy / Legislation / Economic Development; (8) Science & Technology; (9) China's Food Security: General; (10) All References (for print out).
    Resource suggested by Gerhard K. Heilig (heilig@iiasa.ac.at), IIASA, Austria.
    Added/revised on 09 Sep 1999 (HL)


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    Economy

    Cf. also the related IGCS sections on Business and Economy and Scholarly Journals!

  20. Useful
    Taiwan's Economic History: Bibliography (Michael Turton, Fooyin Institute of Technology, Taliao, Taiwan)
    (http://users2.ev1.net/~turton/bib.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This page contains a partial bibliography [over 170 references to English language publications- ed.] for Taiwan's economic history. It focuses mainly on small business, political economy and history."
    Description: A bibliography without introduction, annotations, or any information about the creator of this website.
    Resource suggested by Michael Turton (turton@cc.fy.edu.tw) via the Asian Studies WWW Monitor (23 Dec 1999).
    Added 06 Sep 2000 (HL), last revised 06 Jul 2003 (HL)


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    Society

    Cf. also the related IGCS sections on Society and Scholarly Journals!

  21. Useful
    Gender and sexuality in pre-modern China : bibliography of materials in Western languages (Paul R. Goldin, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA)
    (http://paulrgoldin.com/db3/00258/paulrgoldin.com/_download/GenderandSexualityBibliography.pdf).
    Language: English.
    Description: This bibliography is not annotated and unstructured - a long PDF file with ca. 650 entries on 48 pages [Dec 2006].
    Resource suggested by Rudolf G. Wagner, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Added 17 Dec 2006 (HL)

  22. Very useful
    Sources and studies on protest and dissent in pre-modern China (Barend ter Haar, Leiden Univ., The Netherlands)
    (http://website.leidenuniv.nl/~haarbjter/protest.bib).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This survey is not intended as a complete introduction to the primary sources and secondary literature on the study of protest and dissent. This would require a full-length book. I have also assumed that the standard bibliographical tools are known to everybody. My aim is only to provide some essential titles and to comment on some basic problems, as a first guide through this hazardous field."
    Description: Compiled in Aug. 1993, this annotated bibliography (MS Word 6.0 document of 7 pages) is an excellent starting point for students and scholars exploring the history of protest and dissent in China.
    Note: MS Word 6.0 document.
    Added 15 Feb 2000 (HL), last revised 11 Nov 2008 (HL).

  23. Very useful
    Annotated bibliography on violence in Chinese culture (Barend ter Haar, Leiden Univ., The Netherlands)
    (http://website.leidenuniv.nl/~haarbjter/violence.htm).
    Language: English.
    Site contents: (0) Prefatory remarks; (1) Useful bibliographies and introductions; (2) Violence as an intrinsic part of Chinese culture; (3) Warfare, military technology; (4) Collective violence, riots, rebellions (traditional China); (5) Metadiscussions on violence in China; (6) Crime, punishment (including death penalty) and torture; (7) Sacrifice; (8) Cannibalism; 9) Suicide; (10) Exorcist violence; (11) Language for/of violence; (12) Folktales / fairy tales; (13) Violence in post-1949 China; (14) Games and sports; (15) Violent subgroups/ subcultures; (16) The state monopoly on violence; (17) Festivals, carnival and conflict/resistance/conflict etc.; (18) Buddhism and violence/war; (19) Abuse (within the family, of children); (20) Theory.
    Added 15 Feb 2000 (HL), last revised 11 Nov 2008 (HL).

  24. Culture and Society of Hong Kong: A Bibliography (Sidney C.H. Cheung and Siumi Maria Tam Cheung, Anthropology Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
    (http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ant/publish/culture/).
    Language: English and Chinese (Big5).
    Self description: "The aim of this bibliography is to facilitate research on Hong Kong by categorizing selected academic publications on the culture and society of Hong Kong. It is our hope that not only will anthropologists find this compilation useful, but also anyone who is interested in understanding more about Hong Kong will find this a handy reference."
    Description: This is one of the online publications by the Anthropology Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It was compiled in July 1999 (last rev. May 2002).
    Site contents: (0) Preface; (1) Belief Systems; (2) Cultural Symbolism; (3) Ethnicity; (4) Food and Health; (5) Gender and Sex; (6) Human Ecology; (7) Language; (8) Marriage and Family; (9) Migration; (10) Political Life; (11) Popular Culture; (12) Social Development; (13) Socialization and Education; (14) Work and Economics; (15) Related Bibliographies.
    Added 06 Mar 2005 (MA)

  25. Selected Other References for Diasporic/Multicultural Theory & Asian/Australian Issues (The Banana Schtick, Australia)
    (http://student.uq.edu.au/~s106955/Other-refs.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: Part of "The Banana Schtick: Studying Asian Australia".
    Added/revised on 30 Oct 1998 (HL)


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    Politics

    Cf. also the related IGCS sections on Politics and Scholarly Journals!

  26. Very useful
    Subject Area Bibliographies and Selected RAND Abstracts (RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA)
    (http://www.rand.org/publications/bib/index.html).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "Subject Area Bibliographies: Available for a diverse collection of subjects, each Subject Area Bibliography is used to easily find RAND research documents grouped by topic in one place, complete with abstracts. They are updated regularly, and contain most publicly available research documents released by RAND. [...] Selected RAND Abstracts: These comprehensive bibliographies [for the years (1963-present) - ed.] include abstracts for every publicly available RAND document in a given year."
    Site contents: Among others: (1) Asia (Pre-1980); (2) Asia (1980-2003); (3) China (Pre-1980); (4) China (1980-2003); (5) Environment (1980-2003); (6) International Trade (1985-2003); (7) Population (1985-2003); (8) Terrorism (1980-2003); and more.
    Note: Documents are in PDF format.
    Resource suggested via Asian Studies WWW Monitor (20 Apr 2004)
    Added 02 May 2004 (HL)


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    Literature

    Cf. also the related IGCS sections on Literature and Scholarly Journals!

  27. Essential!
    MCLC Resource Center (Kirk A. Denton, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Ohio State Univ., USA)
    (http://mclc.osu.edu/).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This resource center contains, among other things, bibliographies of mostly English-language materials on modern Chinese literature, film, art, and culture and is maintained [...] in conjunction with the journal Modern Chinese Literature and Culture."
    Description: Although the various bibliographies are without annotations, the sheer wealth of resources, the high quality of selection, and the very active and informative mailing list make this an essential site for all interested in Chinese literature and culture.
    Site contents: (1) Announcements (Conferences; Seminars; Film series; Special courses open to the public; Call for papers; Performances; etc.); (2) Education (General; Late Qing and Republican; PRC; Taiwan and HK; Language Reform and Literarcy; Physical Ed. Sports; On-line); (3) Literature (Author Studies; E-text; Lu Xun; Translations (Col.); Biographies; General Studies; Translations (Aut.); Reference); (4) On-line (Chinese Portals; Blog sites; Newspapers; Magazines; E-zines; General Reference; Culture/History; Modern Chinese Literature; Literary Studies; Pop Culture; Gender Studies); (5) Book Reviews; (6) MCLC Image Archive (Late Qing (1894-1911); Republican China (1911-1949); Maoist China (1949-1979); Post-Mao China (1979-present); Taiwan; Hong Kong); (7) Media (Film; Reference; Print; Other Media); (8) Research Projects; (9) Catalogs (Libraries; Bookstores; Media); (10) Institutions/Personal (Departments; Associations, Centers, Societies; Cultural Organizations; Granting Institutions; Personal Pages); (11) MCLC List (very active mailing list devoted to scholarly and more general discussion of the culture of twentieth and twenty-first century China); (12) Publications; (13) Modern China Course Websites (Literature; Culture; History; Film/Media; Art); (14) Journals (General; Literature and Culture; Film and Media; Art; Music); (15) Music (General; New Music; Popular-Rock; Jazz; Folk; Revolutionary; Opera; On-line); (16) Visual Arts; (17) MCLC search engine.
    Added 21 Jan 1999 (HL), last revised 18 Apr 2004 (HL)

  28. Cultural Revolution in Literature: A Selected Bibliography (WWW Center of the Cultural Revolution Studies)
    (http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/OSU_profile/eacweb/litbib.htm).
    Language: English.
    Description: This bibliography of literary works inspired by the Cultural Revolution is provided by the WWW Center of the Cultural Revolution Studies, Ohio State University. Includes books and short stories. The latter section lists works published in the journal Chinese Literature.

  29. Asian American Literature for Young Adults: a Bibliography (Internet School Library Media Center, USA)
    (http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/asian.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This genre includes many national, cultural and religious heritages. Works can be subdivided into some major groups: East Asian [Chinese, Japanese and Korean]; South Asia [India and Pakistan]; Southeast Asia [primarily Vietnamese and Pacific Islanders]; and Middle East. Most Asian Americans are concerned about being human [Lenz]. Caught between a fast-paced world of progress and a mysterious world of mythology and legends, many books in this genre focus on a perpetual search for one's self."
    Site contents: (1) Media Selection Aids; (2) Fiction & Short Stories; (3) Nonfiction; (4) Criticism; (5) Biography; (6) Poetry.
    Added 15 Jun 1999 (HL), last revised 05 Jul 2003 (HL)


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
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    Art

    Cf. also the related IGCS sections on Fine Arts and Scholarly Journals!

  30. Essential!
    Chinese Art and Architecture: An Annotated List of Recent Works in Western Languages (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA)
    (http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/freersac/chinaart.htm).
    Language: English.
    Description: A very useful annotated bibliography with some short but valuable introductory notes, compiled in 1999 and last revised in October 2000.
    Site contents: (1) Archaeology; (2) Architecture; (3) Bronzes / Metalworks; (4) Buddhist and Daoist Art; (5) Calligraphy; (6) Ceramics; (7) Contemporary Art; (8) Furniture; (9) General Works; (10) Gardens; (11) Glass; (12) Introduction; (13) Jade; (14) Landscape Architecture; (15) Journals; (16) Lacquer; (17) Painting; (18) Portrait / Figure Painting; (19) Sculpture; (20) Textiles.
    Added 16 Jan 2003 (HL)

  31. Very useful
    Art & Material Culture of China (Oliver Moore, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands)
    (http://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/moore/amcc/).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "Art and Material Culture of China serves as a reference and research aid for students of China's art and/or cultural history. The website attempts to provide a broad coverage for all forms of material production and art throughout the (pre)history of China. The website has been designed in the first instance for the Leiden scholarly community - with attention to research/teaching priorities in Leiden - but it is hoped that it may function equally well for other users. The site provides reference to Western and Chinese bibliographical sources and internet resources. You will find no visual images directly embedded in this website, but a number of links provide access to various image collections/resources (see Links)."
    Description: Currently still unannotated, this is an extensive research guide to Chinese art and material culture. The site will be continously updated, but, since its further development is institutionalized, its current (and improved) quality should be guaranteed.
    Site contents: (1) Home; (2) Links (Leiden; Institutes; Museums; Websites); (3) Bibliographies (Art History; Neolithic Arts; Brozes; Archaeology and History; Shang; Ceramics; Jade Objects; Qin-Shihuang and Imperial Burial; Buddhist Art; Garden and Man-Made Landscapes; Calligraphy; Painting; Printing; Modern Art Movements in China; Sculpture; Relic Deposits; Export of Chinese Goods; Architecture; Dunhuang; Wooden Objects; Textiles and Embroidery; Lacquer; (Precious) Metal; Glass; Stones and other Objects; Periodicals; Exhibition Catalogues; Collections); (4) About.
    Added 22 Jun 2005 (HL)

  32. MCLC Resource Center - Visual Arts (Kirk A. Denton, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Ohio State Univ., USA)
    (http://mclc.osu.edu/rc/ART.htm).
    Language: English.
    Site contents: (1) Art (General; Late Qing-Republican; PRC; Taiwan/HongKong; Avant-garde; Propaganda Art; Popular and Folk; Woodcut; Cartoons; Exhibitions and Catalogues); (2) Art On-line (General; Galleries and Musuems; Individual Artists' Websites); (3) Other Visual Arts (Architecture,Urban Studies; Photography; Fashion; Advertising/Commercial Culture; Electronic Art; Museum studies; Non-Fine Arts Museums).
    Added 21 Jan 1999 (HL), last revised 18 Apr 2004 (HL)

  33. New Chinese Art: Selected Bibliography (Asia Society & San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA)
    (http://www.asiasociety.org/arts/insideout/bibliography.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: Contains works in English as well as in Chinese (Chinese characters given in Pinyin transcription).
    Added/revised on 12.10.1998 (HL)

  34. Essential!
    Bibliography of Photo Albums related to China before 1949 (Thomas Hahn, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)
    (http://www.library.cornell.edu/wason/Photoweb/).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "My bibliography supplies rather exhaustive data on a variety of issues concerning the albums (which may in fact be reprints or modern publications of, say, postcards printed in Hong Hong in the late thirties). Besides the usual bibliographical description such as Author/editor, date and place of printing etc. I try to trace the fotographers themselves under a biographical heading. The precise number of images is given, their actual (or average) size, whether they are b/w or colour, with which camera they were taken, which film was used, and, above all, what the fotographs themselves show." Coverage: 164 entries (May 1999), with English annotations and German keywords.
    Note: Frames capable browser needed! Other browsers please use http://www.library.wisc.edu/guides/EastAsia/photoweb/photoweb.htm to enter.
    Added 31 May 1999 (
    HL), last revised 02 Jun 2002 (HL)

  35. Chinese Calligraphy (Marilyn Shea)
    (http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/callig.html).
    Language: English.

  36. Books on Chinese Furniture (Curtis Evarts)
    (http://www.chinese-furniture.com/c_resources/books.html).
    Language: English.
    Note: See also the related bibliography of "Articles and Books with Chinese Furniture Related Materials" by the same author.

  37. Chinese Propaganda Posters - Bibliography (Stefan Landsberger, Leiden Univ., The Netherlands)
    (http://www.iisg.nl/~landsberger/bib.html).
    Language: English; Chinese titles transcribed in Hanyu Pinyin.
    Description: Part of Stefan Landsbergers magnificent Chinese Propaganda Posters site, this page lists relevant Chinese and Western language sources on the topic.
    Added/revised on 17.03.1999 (HL)


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    Film

    Cf. also the related IGCS section on Film!

  38. Very useful
    MCLC Resource Center - Media (Kirk A. Denton, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Ohio State Univ., USA)
    (http://mclc.osu.edu/rc/filmbib.htm).
    Language: English.
    Description: Part of the Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC) Resource Center this site is an extremely useful (though unannotated) bibliography of mainly English-language materials on Chinese film, including articles in film magazines and on the Internet.
    Site contents: (1) Film: Period (General; Early Film; 50s-70s; Post-Mao, Post-1989; Taiwan; Hong Kong); (2) Film: Director (Evans Chan; Chen Kaige; Feng Xiaogang; Hou Hsiao-hsien; King Hu; Huang Jianxin; Ann Hui; Jia Zhangke; Jiang Wen; Stanley Kwan; Stan Lai; Clara Law; Ang Lee; Li Shaohong; Li Yang; Lou Ye; Ning Ying; Tian Zhuangzhuang; Tsai Mingliang; Tsui Hark; Wang Xiaoshuai; Wong Kar-wai; Wu Nien-chen; Wu Tianming; John Woo; Xie Jin; Edward Yang; Zhang Yimou; Zhang Yuan; Zhou Xiaowen); (3) Film: Reference (General; Interviews; Scripts; Film Theory (Chinese/Western); Film Review Indices; On-Line); (4) Print (Print Culture); (5) Other Media (General; Internet; Documentary; Television; Radio; TV/Radio Stations).
    Added 16 Jul 1999 (HL), last revised 18 Apr 2004 (HL)

  39. Chinese Cinema - Articles and Books (Sun Shao-yi, University of Southern California, USA)
    (http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~shaoyis/).
    Language: English.
    Description: This page provides unannotated bibliographies of western language articles and books on Chinese cinema.
    Site contents: (1) Articles (Articles on Pre-1949 Chinese Film; Articles on China's Fifth Generation; Articles on Chinese Urban Cinema); (2) Books.
    Added: n/a (HL), last revised 08 Jul 2003 (HL)


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    Related:   Library Resources

    Philosophy and Religion

    Cf. also the related IGCS sections on Philosophy and Religion and Scholarly Journals!

  40. Chinese Philosophy Page - Recommended Reading (Steven A. Brown, chinesephilosophy.net)
    (http://main.chinesephilosophy.net/reading.html).
    Language: English.
    Added: n/a (HL), last revised 08 Jul 2003 (HL)

  41. Essential Readings on Chinese Philosophy (Bryan W. Van Norden)
    (http://faculty.vassar.edu/~brvannor/bibliography.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: An annotated bibliography, including materials used in classes on Chinese philosophy.

  42. Essential!
    Working on religious culture in China (Barend J. ter Haar, Institute for Chinese Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands)
    (http://website.leidenuniv.nl/~haarbjter/chinrelbibl.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "Unlike many Internetresources, this bibliography aims to incorporate both traditional style printed works and on-line resources. I will not provide a complete bibliography of anything that is available, but attempt to survey those works and websites that directly assist in the business of doing research on Chinese religious culture. In the same way, the user of this resource is advised to obtain complete bibliographical information (especially the full collective authorship of larger works) from the works concerned. My information here will be restricted to the run-of-the-mill information needed to find the book, journal or website in question."
    Description: The Website is still under construction but already provides a large amount of the most important literature and resources in Western languages as well as Chinese and Japanese.
    Site contents: (1) Finding Internetresources; (2) Finding books and articles (Raw bibliographies, Annotated bibliographies, Bookreviews); (3) Finding information (General introductions to Chinese religious culture, Finding information on Chinese religious culture, Introductions to Daoist traditions Research guides on Daoist traditions, Introductions to Buddhist traditions, Research guides on Buddhist traditions); (4) Words and terms: dictionaries and encyclopedias (Buddhist, Daoist, General); (5) Finding texts (Dunhuang texts, Buddhist texts, Daoist texts, Precious Scrolls); (6) Sourcebooks, anthologies, translations (General, Daoist, Buddhist); (7) Journals on Chinese religious culture; (8) On bibliographical work.
    Added 19 Aug 2000 (HL), last revised 11 Nov 2008 (HL)

  43. Essential!
    Chinese popular religion bibliography (1995 to present) (Philip Clart, Dept. of Religious Studies, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA)
    (http://web.missouri.edu/~religpc/bibliography_CPR.html).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "A bibliography of Western language works on Chinese popular religion published since 1995. Entries are arranged in twenty subject categories. Abstracts [from various sources such as 'Dissertation Abstracts International' or publisher's catalogue etc. - HL] are provided for some titles." (email from Philip Clart, 30 Oct 2001)
    Site contents: (1) Popular Religion: General Studies; (2) Key Concepts; (3) Local Studies: Mainland China; (4) Local Studies: Taiwan; (5) Local Studies: Hong Kong & Overseas; (6) Deities & Spirits: General; (7) Specific Deities & Cults; (8) Religious Calendar, Festivals, Popular Customs; (9) Temples & Mountains, Pilgrimage; (10) Ritual; (11) Myth & Folklore; (12) Divination; (13) Shamanism, Spirit Mediums; (14) Death, Afterlife, Tombs, Ancestral Cult; (15) Sects, Secret Societies, New Religions; (16) Popular Religion & Gender; (17) Popular Religion, the State, & Local Society; (18) Popular Religion in Scriptures, Tracts, Literature & Drama; (19) Popular Religion & (Folk) Art; (20) Popular Religion and Other Religious Traditions.
    Resource suggested via the Asian Studies WWW Monitor (12 Mar 2000) by Philip Clart (Dept. of Religious Studies, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA).
    Added 17 Mar 2000, last revised 31 Oct 2001 (HL)

  44. Very useful
    Towards a bibliography of works and passages on local religious life in mainland China in the twentieth century (Republican China [before 1949] and the PRC) (Barend J. ter Haar, Institute for Chinese Studies, Heidelberg, Germany)
    (http://website.leidenuniv.nl/~haarbjter/chinPRCbib.html).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "[... A bibliography of substantial literature on the topic that] also strives to include those works with shorter yet substantial discussions, which are otherwise not included in the customary bibliographies on religious culture. Another feature is shorter or longer annotations on the source value of the various works in question. This bibliography does not replace, but rather supplements other works, such as the three all-important bibliographies by Thompson and Seaman."
    Description: Does not include material on Taiwan.
    Site contents: (1) Bibliographical work; (2) Between 1911 and 1949 (General; Red Spears and similar self-defense groups; Local cults as the nexus of local society; Local cults in general; Fox cults; Buddhist traditions; New religious groups; Ritual and theatrical traditions; Local religious culture); (3) Between 1949 and 1976 (On a local level; Buddhist traditions); (4) After 1976 (Human Rights; General; Local cults and festivals; New religious groups; Buddhist traditions; Ritual and theatrical traditions; Qigong movements); (5) Christianity and Islam in the PRC (A top-down perspective; Some handbooks on Christianity; Some handbooks on Islam); (6) Relevant journals with up-to-date information.
    Added 15 Jul 2000 (HL), last revised 11 Nov 2008 (HL)

  45. Confucianism: a Bibliography [to the Song Dynasty] (Colin Jeffcott, Centre for Asian Societies and Histories, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
    (http://www.anu.edu.au/asianstudies/publications/confbib.html).
    Language: English.
    Site contents: (1) Collections of essays on Confucianism in general; (2) General studies on Confucianism or themes relevant to its context; (3) Early Confucianism; (4) Confucianism: Han to Tang; (5) Neo-Confucianism: General Studies; (6) Collections of Essays on Neo-Confucian themes; (7) Song Dynasty Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism.
    Added 22 Oct 1999 (HL), last revised 18 Apr 2004 (HL)

  46. "Confucianism" in Question: a Bibliographical Guide (Colin Jeffcott, Centre for Asian Societies and Histories, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
    (http://www.anu.edu.au/asianstudies/publications/bibguide.html).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This guide is designed to provide help in finding reading which will contribute to your understanding of the history and nature of Confucian thought and practice. It tries to point you to work directly concerned with Confucianism itself, but also to the varying contexts which are essential to any full understanding of its nature."
    Description: This list focusses on understanding the history and nature of Confucianism, thus complementing the one on Confucianism: a Bibliography [to the Song Dynasty] by the same author. It contains 18 entries covering web links, book-chapters, and online journals.
    Site contents: (1) Confucianism; (2) History of China; (3) Women in Chinese history; (4) Literature; (5) Chinese philosophy; (6) Religion; (7) Japan.
    Added 18 Apr 2004 (MA)

  47. Very useful
    Principal translations of the Thirteen Classics into Western languages (Paul R. Goldin, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA)
    (http://paulrgoldin.com/db3/00258/paulrgoldin.com/_download/ThirteenClassics_bibliography_.pdf).
    Language: English.
    Resource suggested by Rudolf G. Wagner, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Added 17 Dec 2006 (HL)

  48. Essential!
    Research Guide to Daoist Studies (Livia Kohn; provided by Daoist Studies, Dept. of Religion, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada)
    (http://rels.queensu.ca/dao/gu.php).
    Language: English.
    Description: This is an excellent part of the Daoist Studies home page, giving a concise introduction into printed resources relevant for Daoist studies.
    Site contents: (1) The Canon; (2) Canonical Supplements; (3) Concordances; (4) Dictionaries; (5) Analytical Surveys; (6) Bibliographies.
    Added on 04 May 2000 (HL), last revised 10 Jul 2003 (HL)

  49. Taoism in European Languages (Barry Howarth, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
    (http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/taoism/bwestern.htm).
    Language: English.
    Description: An unannotated list of Western works on Taoism, last updated 19 Jul 1993.
    Added: n/a (FP), last revised 05 Jul 2003 (FP)

  50. Essential!
    The Taoist Canon: A Guide to Studies and Reference Works (Fabrizio Pregadio)
    (http://helios.unive.it/~dsao/pregadio/tools/daozang/dz_0.html).
    Language: English and Chinese (Big5).
    Description: A bibliographic essay on the study of the Taoist Canon: general works, history of the Canon, modern reprints, catalogues, indexes, concordances, other collections of Taoist texts, and bibliographies.
    Note: A version without Chinese text is also available.
    Added: n/a (HL), last revised 06 Jul 2003 (HL)

  51. Western-language Studies on Chinese Alchemy (Fabrizio Pregadio)
    (http://www.unive.it/~dsie/pregadio/jindan/tools/biblio/biblio_0.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: An annotated bibliography of about 200 books and articles arranged by topic.

  52. Very useful
    Annotated bibliography on shamanism in Chinese culture (Barend ter Haar, University of Heidelberg, Germany)
    (http://website.leidenuniv.nl/~haarbjter/shamanism.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "The first problem that one encounters in studying shamanism is one of definition and terminology, since this largely determines the inclusion or exclusion of literature and topics. I prefer to take a broad approach, that includes the self-flagellating tang-ki of Southern China, possession cults (in which a being descends into a person, speaking through his or her mouth or by means of a writing apparatus) and spirit travel cults."
    Site contents: (1) General works (Bibliographies; General theoretical studies; General studies on shamanism in China); (2) Fieldwork studies (Fujianese cultural regions; Guangdong cultural regions; Northern China; Non-Han cultures); (3) Spirit writing (fieldwork and history); (4) History (Until the Song; Song and after); (5) Daoism and its shamanic roots.
    Added 15 Feb 2000, last revised 11 Nov 2008 (HL)

  53. UCLA Guide to East Asian Buddhist Studies: Reference Works (Robert Buswell and William Bodiford, Center for Buddhist Studies, University of California, USA)
    (http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/ealc/refguide/refguide.htm).
    Language: English and Japanese (JIS).
    Description: An excellent annotated bibliography concerned with collectanea, catalogues, methodology and history of Buddhist studies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, concordances and indexes.
    Added: n/a (HL), last revised 06 Jul 2003 (AST)

  54. Very useful
    WWW Database of Chinese Buddhist texts (Christian Wittern, Documentation and Information Center for Chinese Studies (DICCS), Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, Japan)
    (http://www.kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~wittern/can/).
    Language: English, with Chinese (Big5) and Japanese (Shift-JIS).
    Self description: "The WWW Database of Chinese Buddhist texts is a comprehensive list of Chinese Buddhist texts. It currently contains 4418 texts by 1513 authors/translators/compilers. [...]"
    Description: This database is an index to the texts in the following collections or catalogues: (1) Taishoo Shinshuu Taizookyoo 大正新修大藏經; (2) Tripitaka Koreana 高麗大藏經; (3) Zhonghua Dazangjing 中華大藏經; (4) Dainippon Zokuzookyoo 大日本續藏經; (5) 'A catalogue of the Chinese translation of the Buddhist Tripitaka' by Bunyiu Nanjio, Oxford 1883, which is based on 大明三藏聖教目錄. Although the texts themselves are not incorporated (or linked) yet, the database offers very interesting information on the various links between the texts, translations, and commentaries, and for many texts also the structure is listed (discerning texts and subdivisions of texts).
    Added 02 Mar 1999 (HL), last revised 15 Jan 2004 (MA/HL)

  55. Selected Readings [on Buddhism] (Richard H. Robinson and Willard L Johnson)
    (http://here-and-now.org/buddrel/directory.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: An extended bibliography on Buddhism in Asia, with a section on Chinese Buddhism, coming from the forthcoming fourth edition of the authors' The Buddhist Religion: A Historical Introduction (Belmont, Cal.: Wadsworth Publishing Company).
    Note: The URL above points to the first of seven files. The bibliography is also available as a single document (176k).
    Added: n/a (HL), last revised 05 Jul 2003 (HL)

  56. Useful
    Bibliography of Translations from the Chinese Buddhist Canon into Western Languages (Marcus Bingenheimer)
    (http://ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/JR-MISC/101819.htm).
    Language: English, Titles listed in original language, with Chinese (UTF-8).
    Self description: "This is a working bibliography of translations from the Chinese Canon with the aim of later inputting these to enable parallel reading of the original and the translation. Generally, I have limited it to translations that were done from the Chinese, or with the help of a Chinese version (in case of doubt they were included). Translations from languages other than Chinese were in principle not included or mentioned only in passim. As for target languages, "western" means every European language. A bibliography of translations into Japanese, Korean, Tibetan or modern Chinese, though of course desirable, does so far exceed our resources. The biggest gaps are in Chan/Zen-related texts, translations done in the nineties, and translations that appeared as articles."
    Description: The translations are sorted by Taisho number, Chinese characters and Pinyin are also given. This site is part of the "CBS Comprehensive Online Buddhist Resources" (http://ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/), but has no direct link.
    Added 06 Jan 2004 (MA)

  57. Annotated Bibliography of Chan Texts ("Zenseki kaidai") (Yanagida Seizan)
    (http://www.iijnet.or.jp/iriz/irizhtml/kaidai/kaidai.htm).
    Language: Japanese (JIS).
    Description: Divided into sections on bibliographies, primary sources, collectanea, Dunhuang texts, and texts from the Tang period onwards. An invaluable resource for Buddhist and especially Chan/Zen studies.

  58. Annotated Bibliography of Reference Works for Chan Studies (Urp App)
    (http://www.iijnet.or.jp/iriz/irizhtml/refworks/appref.htm).
    Language: English.
    Description: Based on an article published in Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 7 (1993-1994). Includes bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, concordances, and a section on electronic resources.

  59. Zen Book News and Bibliographies (Urs App)
    (http://www.iijnet.or.jp/iriz/irizhtml/bibliog.htm).
    Language: English.
    Description: Pointers to new electronic resources in various languages.
    Note: The present version was last updated in April, 1996.

  60. Women and the Female in Buddhism (The International Association of Buddhist Women)
    (http://www2.hawaii.edu/~tsomo/biblio.htm).
    Language: English.
    Description: "...a selection of books about women, the "divine feminine", and the female influence in Buddhism. Most of the books are by women, although male authors are also included."
    Note: Provides links to publishers' webpages that give short descriptions of the books listed.

  61. Essential!
    Bibliography for the Study of Yao Religion (Barend J. ter Haar, Institute for Chinese Studies, Heidelberg, Germany)
    (http://website.leidenuniv.nl/~haarbjter/yao.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "The following bibliography has started as a personal tool and comments are my own, based on cursory survey or reading. I have attempted to be complete with respect to religion, but not with respect to the Yao in general. Since this is not an active project, information after 1994 may be incomplete."
    Description: An annotated (!) bibliography; most sections are preceded by short introductory remarks.
    Site contents: (1) General comments on the secondary literature; (2) Source publications; (3) Language (Vocabularies, Linguistic work); (4) Secondary research (Bibliographical surveys, General, Charters, Religion).
    Added 14 Jul 2000 (HL), last revised 11 Nov 2008 (HL)

  62. Very useful
    International Database for the Study of the History of Christianity in China - Bibliographies (The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA)
    (http://ricci.rt.usfca.edu/bibliography/index.aspx).
    Language: English, with some parts in Chinese and other languages (UTF-8).
    Self description: "This section lists printed materials concerning the history of Christianity in China. It includes books, manuscripts, serials, microforms, and other source material. Some entries are linked to other related sources."
    Supplied note: "[... There are many] extensive entries in BIBLIOGRAPHIES and some are linked to full-text documents. For example, if one selects AUTHOR from the pull-down and types in 'Aleni' the title results are displayed. Clicking on the triangle next to the title opens a truncated record; clicking on the title itself provides full record display. Links to full text (when available) are provided. [...] Roundtable sections are updated daily." (Mark Stephen Mir, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History)
    Description: The biographical database is part of the Ricci Institute 21st Century Roundtable: an International Database for the Study of the History of Christianity in China site (http://ricci.rt.usfca.edu/).
    Note: Currently only Microsoft IE browsers supported (next update will also enable Netscape and other browsers). Users should have installed Arial Unicode or CJK fonts (often included in newer systems) or Apple multilanguage tools for Macs, since many of the records have mixed language text, e.g. Portuguese, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, on the same page.
    Resource suggested via the Asian Studies WWW Monitor (26 Apr 1999) by Lawrence Crissman (crissman@asian.gu.edu.au).
    Added 18 Mar 2000 (HL), last revised 10 Jul 2003 (HL)

    Individual Publications

  63. Evgeny Torchinov - Publications (Evgeny Torchinov, Department of Oriental Philosophy and Cultural Studies, St. Petersburg State University, Russia)
    (http://etor.h1.ru/pub.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: Papers on Buddhist and Daoist Studies by Evgeny Torchinov, Professor at the Department of Oriental Philosophy and Cultural Studies at St. Petersburg State University.
    Site contents: as of 14 Aug 2001: (1) Science and magic in Ge Hong's "Baopu-zi nei pian"; (2) The Buddhist doctrine of "self" (from Theravada to Tathagatagarbha); (3) Numerology and Classification in Sefer Yezirah and in the Chinese Tradition; (4) Cybele, Attis, and the mysteries of the "suffering gods": a transpersonalistic interpretation; (5) The doctrine of the "mysterious female" in Taoism; (6) The Yogacara School of the Mahayana Buddhist philosophy (trends and subdivisions); (7) The Castrati ("skoptsy") sect in Russia: history, teaching and religious practice; (8) Philosophical Studies (Sinology and lndology) in St. Petersburg (Leningrad), 1985-1990; (9) The doctrine of the origin of evil in Lurianic and Sabbatian Kabbalah and in the 'Awakening of Faith' in Mahayanistic Buddhism; (10) External and internal in Ge Hong's alchemy.
    Resource suggested by Evgeny Torchinov, Department of Oriental Philosophy and Cultural Studies, St. Petersburg State University, Russia.
    Added 14 Aug 2001 (HL)


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  64. Very useful
    The Morrison Collection of Chinese Books (Andrew C. West)
    (http://uk.geocities.com/Morrison1782/).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This site provides information relating to the Morrison Collection of Chinese Books at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). This collection was formed by Dr. Robert Morrison (1782-1834), the first Protestant missionary to China, whilst living in Canton and Macau between 1807 and 1824. Information about the collections of William Marsden (1754-1836) and Sir George Thomas Staunton (1781-1859), inherited by SOAS from King's College London, are also included."
    Description: Between November 1996 and February 1998 Andrew C. West was employed by S.O.A.S. library on a one year contract to catalogue the Morrison Collection. This resulted in the publication of the Catalogue of the Morrison Collection of Chinese Books in 1998. The content of the catalogue and this site are not identical: "The site acts mainly as a supplement to the published catalogue, providing various (non-copyrighted) material that there was no room to include in the catalogue. It also includes catalogue records for Morrison books that have been uncovered since the publication of the catalogue" [information by A.C. West]. Next to the various catalogues this site also contains a short biography of Robert Morrison and an introduction to the collection.
    Site contents: (1) Introduction (Site Contents; Robert Morrison; The Collection; The Catalogue; Notes); (2) Morrison's Manuscript Catalogue (Edited transcription of Morrison's own manuscript catalogue of his Chinese books); (3) Index of "RM" Numbers (Index of the catalogue numbers assigned to books in Morrison's Manuscript Catalogue); (4) Index of UCL Shelfmarks (Index of the shelfmarks of the bound items in the Morrison Chinese Library as held at University College London (UCL) during the nineteenth-century); (5) The Williams Report (Extract from the 1854 Report on the Contents of the Morrison Chinese Library by John Williams); (6) The Marsden Collection (Summary of the contents of William Marsdens's collection books and manuscripts in Oriental and African languages that were transferred to SOAS from King's College London in 1920); (7) The Staunton Collection (List of Sir George Staunton's collection of Chinese printed books donated to King's College London in 1853); (8) Lost and Found (List of missing books from the Morrison Collection); (9) Addenda to the Catalogue (Catalogue records for books omitted from the 1998 printed cataloe of the Morrison Collection).
    Resource suggested by Andrew C. West.
    Added 08 Jun 2001 (HL), last revised 06 Jul 2003 (HL)

  65. Essential!
    Bibliographien zur Taiwanforschung = Bibliographies of Taiwan Studies (Research Unit on Taiwanese Culture and Literature, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany)
    (http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/slc/taiwan/biblio1.html).
    Language: German, English.
    Self description: "A comprehensive annotated bibliography of Chinese and Western sources on Taiwanese culture and literature [...]."
    Site contents: (1) Taiwanese Literature, Literary History and Literary Criticism; (2) Selected Bibliography: Taiwanese Literature in German Speaking Countries 1970-2000; (3) The PRC and its neighbours: Taiwan; (4) Selected Bibliography: The Southern Min Language of Taiwan and Related Dialects.
    Added 08 May 2004 (HL)

  66. Recent Chinese Language Studies on Tibetan Economy, Environment, Wildlife and Society (U.S. Embassy Beijing Environment, Science and Technology section)
    (http://www.usembassy-china.org.cn/sandt/tibetbib.htm).
    Language: English.
    Description: "These books contain interesting statistical information on Tibet as well as analyses of and suggestions on Tibet policy from PRC Tibetan scholars of both the Han and the Tibetan nationalities." Divided into the following sections: General; Economy; Environment and Wildlife; and Population, Society, Education and Religion; and Chinese Perspectives on the Status of Tibet sections.
    Added n/a HL), last revised 06 Jul 2003 (HL)

  67. Xinjiang Reading Notes: Population, Economy, Environment, Minorities Policy (U.S. Embassy Beijing Environment, Science and Technology section)
    (http://www.usembassy-china.org.cn/sandt/xjnotes.htm).
    Language: English.
    Description: A short but richly annotated bibliography of Chinese-language studies.

  68. The Western Yugur Steppe - Bibliography (Marti Roos, in collaboration with Hans Nugteren (Leiden Univ., The Netherlands), and Zhong Jinwen (Central Univ. for Nationalities, Beijing, China))
    (http://home.arcor.de/marcmarti/yugur/biblio/biblio.htm).
    Language: English.
    Description: Marti Roos, webmaster of the site, recieved her PhD in Turcology at Leiden Univ., Netherlands.
    Site contents: (1) Western Yugur primary and secondary sources; (2) Literature on folk tales; (3) Literature on proverbs, riddles and folk wisdom; (4) Literature on music, and discography.
    Added 14 Jul 2000 (HL), last revised 06 Jul 2003 (HL)

  69. Interesting
    Bibliography of the Chinese Uyghurs (Sara Davis, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Los Angeles, CA, USA)
    (http://coombs.anu.edu.au/Biblio/biblio_chineseuyghurs.html).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This document is a part of a larger collection of the AnthroGlobe specialist bibliographies. It forms a subsection of the Asian Studies WWW VL and Pacific Studies WWW VL."
    Description: A short an unannotated bibliography of information on Uyghurs in NW China.
    Resource suggested via Asian Studies WWW Monitor (14 Feb 2002) by T.Matthew Ciolek, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
    Added 23 Feb 2002 (HL)


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    Medicine

    Cf. also the related IGCS section on Medicine!

  70. Bibliography of Western-Language Sources on Medicine in East Asia (Marta Hanson, with contributions from Yi-Li Wu)
    (http://www.albion.edu/history/chimed/eambiblio/eambib.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: Includes general works, translations, clinical handbooks for practicioners, works on the materia medica, etc. A valuable contribution.
    Added: n/a (FP), last revised 06 Jul 2003 (HL)

  71. Acupuncture (National Library of Medicine, USA)
    (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/cbm/acupuncture.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: This bibliography is one of the Current Bibliographies in Medicine published by the National Library of Medicine. It includes 2302 entries, and weights about 400k.
    Note: Note also the online MEDLINE database, with abstracts of articles on medicine. A search for "Chinese" retrieves more than 70,000 records, and one for "TCM" more than 400.

    The following two bibliographies are sent by e-mail by the server of the EASCI (East Asian Science) mailing list. Subscription to the list is not required to receive these files.

  72. A Cornucopia of Reference Works for the History of Chinese Medicine (Nathan Sivin)
    (mailto:lstsrv@ccat.sas.upenn.edu).
    Language: English.
    Description: Send the message get easci medref.doc to <lstsrv@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>.

  73. Bibliography of Western publications on the history of Chinese science and medicine (Nathan Sivin)
    (mailto:lstsrv@ccat.sas.upenn.edu).
    Language: English.
    Description: Send the message get easci biblio.doc to <lstsrv@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>.


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    Gender and Women Studies

  74. Women in Chinese History (Patricia Ebrey)
    (http://h-net2.msu.edu/~asia/bibs/./bibebrey.html).
    Language: English.

  75. Women in Chinese History (Marilyn Shea)
    (http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/womtxt.html).
    Language: English.
    Note: Not the same as the identically-titled bibliography listed above.

  76. Essential!
    Chinese Language and Gender On-line Bibliography (Marjorie Chan, Dept. of East Asian Langs. and Lits., Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Ohio, USA)
    (http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/chan9/g-bib.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This page is first and foremost an online, Chinese linguistics bibliography on language and gender. [...] In addition to the main section on Chinese, this online bibliography has two small sections. One section contains a general linguistic bibliography of select works on language and gender. Links to collections of course syllabi are included at the end of that section, since course syllabi often contain both readings and additional references. The final section contains a small miscellaneous bibliography on publications on gender issues by scholars of Chinese in disciplines other than linguistics (e.g., history, literature, sociology)."
    Added 06 Mar 1999 (HL), last revised 28 Jan 2005 (MA/HL)


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    Dictionaries

    Cf. also the related IGCS sections on On-line Dictionaries!

  77. Chinese/English English/Chinese Dictionaries (Marilyn Shea)
    (http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/diction.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: An extensive list of dictionaries and closely related materials on Mandarin and Cantonese/Wu/Hakka.

  78. Chinese Translation Dictionaries (Marilyn Shea)
    (http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/dictoth.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: Obviously incomplete, but a possible starting point for some languages.

  79. Specialized Chinese Dictionaries (Marilyn Shea)
    (http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/dictspec.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: A bibliography of bilingual (mainly Chinese-English) dictionaries on such topics as Aeronautics, Agriculture, Architecture, Buddhism/Taoism, Economics, Food, Geography, Law, Library, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Military, Newspapers, Politics, Science, Science & Technology, Social Science, and several other subjects.


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    Miscellaneous Subjects

  80. Very useful
    Der Westen in China - China im Westen : Cultural relations between China and the West (Ostasiatisches Seminar, Universitat Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)
    (http://idoasdb.unizh.ch/oas/).
    Language: German, English.
    Cited description: "This database project is dedicated to the cultural relations between China and the West (1245-2000). It links systematically collected and scientifically validated biographic and bibliographic information. The main items are chronology and names, which are indexed and searchable. [...] The subject fields currently [Dec 2006 - ed.] comprise the following: history, religion, history of missions, travel and legation accounts, history of medias, geography, history of universities, sinology, literature, philosophy, art, and science."
    Resource suggested by Andrea Riemenschnitter, Zurich University, Zurich, Switzerland.
    Added 16 Dec 2006 (HL)

  81. Useful
    Ancient Chinese civilization : bibliography of materials in Western languages (Paul R.@Goldin^, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA)
    (http://paulrgoldin.com/db3/00258/paulrgoldin.com/_download/AncientChineseCivilizationBibliography.pdf).
    Language: English.
    Cited description: "This bibliography aims to be inclusive from the Bronze Age through the pre-Buddhist era and contains approximately 6,200 entries [as of Dec 2006 - ed.]. [...] Book reviews, encyclopedia articles, and exhibition catalogues are not normally included unless they represent original scholarship and bear directly on the study of ancient China."
    Description: This bibliography is not annotated and unstructured - a long PDF file of 414 pages. Most recent publications (2005 onward) are kept in a separate file at http://paulrgoldin.com/db3/00258/paulrgoldin.com/_download/2005-6Bibliography.pdf.
    Resource suggested by Rudolf G. Wagner, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Added 17 Dec 2006 (HL)

  82. Useful
    Manuscrits - Orient : Asie centrale et orientale (Oriental Manuscripts : Central and Oriental Asia) (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France)
    (http://www.bnf.fr/pages/catalog/mssor-num2.htm).
    Language: French.
    Description: Scanned versions of the catalogues of the Dunhuang and other East Asian manuscript and early print collections of the National Library of France. Navigation through the catalogues is a bit cumbersome, and no full text search is provided. The catalogues may be saved or printed in PDF or TIFF format, free of charge.
    Contents: (1) Pelliot chinois (Dunhuang manuscripts from the Chinese collection of Paul Pelliot); (2) Pelliot tibétain (Dunhuang manuscripts from the Tibetan collection of Pelliot); (3) Autres collections Pelliot (other Pelliot collections: Chinese, Khotanese, Kuchean, Uighur, Sanskrit, Sogdian, Xixia, divers); (4) Chinois (Chinese manuscripts, xylographies and contemporary prints); (5) Coréen (Korean manuscripts, xylographies and contemporary prints); (6) Japonais (1900 Japanese manuscripts and xylographies); (7) Mandchou (297 Manchurian manuscripts and xylographies); (8) Mongol (175 Mongolian xylographies and prints); (9) Tibétain (333 Tibetan manuscripts and 1506 xylographies).
    Availability: Not all texts are available yet (Jul 2006), but those that are are freely available in PDF and TIFF format.
    Resource suggested by Rudolf Wagner, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Added 29 Jul 2006 (HL)

  83. Essential!
    Asian Law Online: Bibliography (Asian Law Centre (ALC), University of Melbourne, Australia)
    (http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/alc/bibliography/).
    Language: English.
    Supplied note: "'Asian Law Online' is the first online bibliographic database [created: 1 Jan 1998, launched: 19 Sep 2002 - T.M.Ciolek] of Asian law materials in the world. Offered to the public as a free service to assist students and scholars of Asian legal systems, it is a collection of English language materials on Asian laws available throughout the world and includes books, chapters in books, journal articles and theses. The database is organised according to countries in East Asia and a selection of basic legal areas. The database can be searched for any word or a more specific advanced search can be conducted. The database is also linked to a list of useful websites for each country and legal area. This database is the result of five years research by the Asian Law Centre and has been supported by grants from the Australian Research Council and its sponsors. - kt."
    Description: A truly formidable resource!
    Site contents: (1) Search Bibliography; (2) Browse Bibliography by Country (Asia; PR China; Hong Kong, S.A.R.; Japan; Korea; Macau; Singapore; Taiwan; Tibet (P.R.C.); and many others); (3) Browse Bibliography by Subject (Access to Justice/ Empowerment; Administrative Law; Anti-trust Law; Banking and Finance; Bankruptcy Law; Civil Law; Commercial Law; Common Law; Company Law; Comparative Law; Competition Law; Constitutional Law; Consumer Protection; Contract Law; Corporate Governance; Corruption; Courts and Procedure; Criminal Law; Dispute Resolution; E-commerce; Education; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Ethnicity and Law; Family Law; Foreign Investment; Gender; Globalisation; Governance and the Rule of Law; Harmonisation; Health Law; Human Rights; Information Technology; Institutions in the System; Insurance Law; Intellectual Property; International Law; International Organisations; International Relations; Internet Law; Islam; Labour Law; Land Law; Law Reform; Law-making; Lawyers; Legal Culture; Legal Education; Legal History; Legal Resources/Miscellaneous; Maritime Law; Mechanism; Media Law; Migration Law; Military Law; Miscellaneous; Needs Analysis/ Design/ Contracting; Non-governmental Organisations; Police; Politics and Economy; Politics and Government; Poverty; Prisons; Property Law; Prosecutors; Religion; Rule of Law; Safety and Security; Sports Law; Sustainable Development; Tax Law; Telecommunications; Territorial Disputes; Terrorism; Traditional Customary Law); (4) About the Database (Content of Database; Searching the Database; Contributors and Acknowledgments; Document Delivery Service; Have we missed something?).
    Resource suggested via Asian Studies WWW Monitor (8 May 2003) by Kathryn Taylor, University of Melbourne, Australia.
    Added 05 Jun 2003 (HL)

  84. Very useful
    Union List of Handicraft Regulations (jiangzuo zeli 匠作則例) in Chinese and International Collections : Draft Version (Christine Moll-Murata and Song Jianze, Univ. of Tuebingen, Germany)
    (http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/sinologie/project/shp/unionlist.html).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "[... This] catalogue has been devised in the framework of the DFG Project on "State and Handicrafts in Peking, 1700-1900" and in cooperation with the Qinghua University Institute for the History of Science and Technology and Ancient Documents. It is based on Wang Shixiang's list first published in Yanjing xuebao in 1995 which has been reprinted and expanded in the first two volumes of Qingdai jiangzuo zeli. [...] Since those lists were published, further bibliographical research has brought more texts to light, so that our knowledge about handicraft regulations is constantly increasing. [...] Our main criterion for classification is the text type as designated in the book titles. Below that level, the list is arranged topically and chronologically. An alphabetic pinyin title index is appended."
    Site contents: (1) Regulations and precedents (zeli 則例); (2) Measurement inventories (qingce 清冊); (3) Technical instructions (zuofa 作法); (4) Handbooks of calculation for construction (fenfa 分法); (5) Prices of materials and wages (wujia he gongjia 物價和工價); (6) Appendices (List of printed catalogues; List of online catalogues; Pinyin title index; Statistics)
    Note: Large file (700 KB) in Adobe PDF format.
    Resource suggested by Christine Moll-Murata, Univ. of Tuebingen, Germany.
    Added 08 Nov 2001 (HL), last revised 20 Nov 2004 (HL)

  85. Very useful
    Chinese, Japanese and Western Research in Chinese Historical Metrology: A Classified Bibliography (1925-2002) (Ulrich Theobald and Hans Ulrich Vogel, Institute for Sinology and Korean Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany; 2004)
    (http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/sinologie/sino/personal/vogel/bibliography_metrology.pdf).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "The historical subjects covered by this bibliography span from the origin of the Chinese civilisation until the Qing period (1644-1911), with the inclusion of some entries referring to the Republican Period and the PRC as well as to music, as far as it focuses on metrological problems. We have tried to be as inclusive as possible in the collection of materials and the compilation of the entries, but given the output of publications nowadays and the often very marginal character of publications dealing with historical metrology this can only be a first attempt at providing historians, especially those investigating economic and institutional history, with a reference tool that may prove helpful for their research. We have not only included articles and books written in Chinese and English, but also such in Japanese, French, German, Russian, and even Korean."
    Description: This is an impressive list of both monographs and articles on the topic, although annotations to the works listed (or at least to the more important ones) are direly missing, as are introductory remarks on each chapter.
    Site contents: (1) General Surveys on the History of Weighing and Measuring in China; (2) The Pre-Zhou Period; (3) Histories of Length Measuring from the Zhou to the Qing Period; (4) History on Capacity Measuring from the Zhou to the Qing Period; (5) History of Weighing from the Zhou to the Qing Period; (6) History of Area Measuring from the Zhou to the Qing Period; (7) Chinese Music (selected bibliography concerning measuring in music); (8) Varia Concerning Weights and Measures.
    Note: Large file (640 KB) in Adobe PDF format.
    Resource suggested by Hans Ulrich Vogel, Institute for Sinology and Korean Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany.
    Added 14 Jan 2005 (HL)

  86. Chinese Education On-line Bibliography (Michael Agelasto)
    (ftp://coombs.anu.edu.au/coombspapers/subj-bibl-clearinghouse/chinese-education-bibl.txt).
    Language: English.

  87. Essential!
    Literacy, Writing and Education (Barend J. ter Haar, Institute for Chinese Studies, Heidelberg, Germany)
    (http://website.leidenuniv.nl/~haarbjter/literacy.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "This is a survey-in-progress of the most important and more recent secondary literature on literacy, orality, writing (functions and status) and education in past and present, topically organized."
    Description: A well organized, extensive, and mostly annotated (!) bibliography.
    Site contents: (1) Traditional China (General; Acquiring literacy; The education of children; The classical period; The examination system and academies; Printing and its cultural effects; Libraries; Contracts and other documents for daily usage; Women; Writing and Chinese religious culture; Vernacular language; Visual dimensions of writing (including calligraphy)); (2) Late Qing to present day (General; Education; Reading and writing; Communication and propaganda; Modern printing; Literacy; The formation of modern Chinese; Numeracy (desideratum); Minorities; Gender aspects); (3) Orality (General; Primary orality; Secondary orality).
    Added 15 Jul 2000 (HL), last revised 11 Nov 2008 (HL)

  88. Chinese Communication Research Archives (Chinese Communication Association, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, USA)
    (http://www.sjmc.umn.edu/cca/researcharc.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "The archives list articles, books, book chapters, and monographs involving any aspect of Chinese communication research, defined broadly to include studies of communication phenomena in or about such Chinese communities as China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. At this point, the archives cover only those published in English. Dissertations on Chinese communication will also be included when the archives expand." The contents of the archive can be listed according to the following criterea: (1) Time (of publication); (2) Focus (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Other Chinese communities around the world); (3) Channel (Print Media; Television/Radio/Movies; Cable/Telecommunications; News/Advertising agencies; Media in general; Speech/Intercultural/Interpersonal communication); (4) Content (News; Advertising/Public relations; Entertainment; Law/Regulation; History; Journalist/Audience/Public Opinion; Culture/Language; Theory/Research/Education); and (5) Dissertations.
    Added/revised on 04.11.1998 (HL)

  89. Kleine Bibliothek der Xiucixue. Ein Archiv (Small library on Xiucixue. An archive) (Klaus Horsten, Vienna, Austria)
    (http://www.geocities.com/xiucixue/).
    Language: German.
    Description: An annotated bibliography on literature about xiucixue 修辭學 (most commonly translated as "rhetoric"). Although not going to be updated any more, the bibliography is still an important starting point into the topic.
    Site contents: (1) Monographs; (2) Periodicals; (3) Dictionaries; (4) Single aspects; (5) Rhetorics: China; (6) Rhetorics: Europe
    Resource suggested by Klaus Horsten, Vienna, Austria.
    Added 13 Oct 1999, last revised 20 Jan 2002 (HL)

  90. Useful
    Bibliography of Western-Language Works on East Asian Archaeology (Gina Barnes, Durham University, UK)
    (http://www.ancienteastasia.org/bibintro.htm).
    Language: English.
    Self description: "Compilation of this bibliography began in 1971 and has grown over the years with frequent additions. [...] For several years, Running Bibliographies, Members Bibliographies and Special Subject Bibliographies were published [in the newsletter of the East Asian Archaeology Network - ed. ...] All the published references in these bibliographies have been dumped into the big bibliography presented here, organised by author surname. [...] Because this list has been developed unsystematically, there are many omissions; thus, the list is not comprehensive and should not be mistaken to be."
    Description: Unfortunately this extensive bibliography (more than 3,200 entries!) carries no annotations nor any kind of organizing structure as a guiding help for the reader.
    Note: The document has a size of 614K!
    Added 28 Dec 2000 (HL), last revised 06 Jul 2003 (HL)

  91. Useful
    Bibliography of materials pertaining to the Kuo-tien and Shanghai Museum manuscripts (Paul R. Goldin, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA)
    (http://paulrgoldin.com/db3/00258/paulrgoldin.com/_download/Kuo-tienBibliography.pdf).
    Language: English.
    Cited description: "This bibliography, which contains approximately 1,080 entries [as of Dec 2006 - ed.], does not normally include book reviews; conference handouts; or articles appearing in newspapers, newsletters, or on the internet. [...]"
    Description: This bibliography is not annotated and unstructured - a long PDF file of 89 pages.
    Resource suggested by Rudolf G. Wagner, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.
    Added 17 Dec 2006 (HL)

  92. Inscriptions and Oracular Bones (East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University)
    (http://www.indiana.edu/~libeast/oracle.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: An extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources, arranged by author.

  93. Bibliography on Regional Security: East Asia and the Pacific (Australian Defence Force Academy)
    (http://www.lib.adfa.oz.au/web/military/info_guides/sea_asean.htm").
    Language: English.
    Description: Includes monographs published since 1992.
    Last revised 28 Nov 2002 (AST).

  94. A Bibliography of China-related CD-ROM (Thomas Hahn, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA)
    (http://www.library.wisc.edu/guides/EastAsia/cdbib/).
    Language: English.
    Description: This is not a simple list of CD-ROM titles but -- as one could expect from a professional librarian -- a catalogue with bibliographically-structured data.
    Added/revised on 31 May 1999 (HL)


    Bibliographies:   Reference Works | History | Geography | Economy | Society | Politics | Literature | Art | Film | Philosophy & Religion | Area Studies | Medicine | Gender & Women Studies | Dictionaries | Miscellaneous Subjects | Other Lists of Bibliographies
    Related:   Library Resources

    Other Lists of Bibliographies

  95. Bibliography and References (European Association of Sinological Librarians)
    (http://www.uni-kiel.de/ORIENTALISTIK/easl/bire.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: This page is part of the European Association of Sinological Librarians (EASL) website.

  96. Clearinghouse for Asian Studies & Social Sciences Subject-Oriented Bibliographies (Australian National University)
    (http://coombs.anu.edu.au/CoombswebPages/BiblioClear.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: This page is part of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library and the Social Sciences WWW Virtual Library. At present it provides links to about two dozen bibliographies on China.

  97. China Bibliography - Collections of Resources (Marilyn Shea, Department of Psychology, University of Maine at Farmington, USA)
    (http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/bibtxt2.html).
    Language: English.
    Description: A wide selection of bibliographies arranged by subject. Last updated in January 1997.
    Site contents: (1) Bibliography of China Sources (a general bibliography of history and culture; most references are after 1983); (2) Chinese/English English/Chinese Dictionaries; (3) Chinese Dictionaries of Various Languages; (4) Chinese Specialized Dictionaries (science, idioms, library, medicine, social science, agriculture...arranged by topic); (5) Publisher Addresses (Addresses of selected publishers. Emphasis on U.S. publishers of materials which relate to psychology or China); (6) Chinese Calligraphy; (7) Economics in Chinese Culture (Political and social trends in relation to economic survival); (8) East/West (Historical, social, economic, religious, and cultural exchange between China and the West); (9) Hong Kong; (10) For Kids (Stories and histories for young people); (11) Near Neighbors (Japan, Russia, Korea, Indonesia, India...); (12) Political Movements and Philosophy; (13) Rural China (Agricultural production, export products, and social customs in the rural areas); (14) Social Forces (Social and environmental forces; culture, mores and beliefs); (15) Science; (16) Women in Chinese History.
    Added/revised on 25 Oct 1999 (HL)

  98. Essential!
    Online Resources for Chinese Studies in Japan (Sharon Domier, UMass Amherst Digital Library, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA)
    (http://www.library.umass.edu/subject/easian/pathfinders/chnjpn.html).
    Language: English, Japanese (Shif-JIS).
    Self description: "There are several significant research centers in Japan. Each one is working on online databases that are available to the public. It is always a good idea to look at the information available through these research centers."
    Site contents: (1) Associations (2) Research Institutes / Libraries with significant holdings; (3) Union List of Holdings / OPACs; (4) Journal Article Databases; (5) Text Archives for Chinese Studies in Japan; (6) Research on Chinese Studies in Japan.
    Added 25 Sep 2002 (HL), last revised 8 Jul 2003 (HL)


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