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Asian History


China through Primary Sources

This is a brief guide to the material available to Boston College faculty and students on subjects in Asian in history (understood including central, south, east, and south-east Asia).


This is a guide to primary material available to Boston College Students. Use the links below to jump to source groups associated with specific periods or geographic locations.

What's on This Page

    Broad Digital Collections on China

    Sources: Books and Printed Material from the 20th and 21st centuries

    Sources: Cartoons

    Sources: Company Information and Industry Reports

    To access additional data sets, visit BC Libraries' Historical Data & Statistics page. Examples include:

    Sources: Film and other A/V

    To access additional news databases, visit BC Libraries' Historical News page. Examples include:

    Sources: Gov. Docs. and Local Records

    Sources: Manuscripts and Printed Material from Imperial China

    Sources: Maps

    Sources: Material Culture and Emphemera

    Sources: Newspaper and Periodicals

    Sources: Photographs

    Topics: Qing

    Topics: Taiwanese History

    Topics: Tibetan History

    Topics: Western Views of Modern China

    Topics: Cold War (Includes Cultural Revolution)

    For Additional Help

    For additional recommendations, contact your History Liaison, Erin, at or schedule an appointment.