Seminar on Modern China: The People and the State

Spring 2011

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-70  |  History, as HIST-75; Jerry P. Dennerline (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Michael Kasper.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Citing Sources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Bibliography of Asian Studies (1973 to present)
Index to articles and books in Asian Studies, including humanities and social sciences.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (1991 to present)
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.

FBIS: Federal Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports (1974-1996)
News in translation (by the CIA) from radio, television, and newspapers around the world.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.


Encyclopedia Britannica
Standard general encyclopedia.

Oxford Reference
Digitized entries from Oxford's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias, spanning multiple subject areas.

Print-format Sources

Encyclopedia of Modern China. Detroit etc., Gale/Cengage, 2009. 4 vols.

   Brief and slightly longer articles on all aspects of Chinese culture since 1800: history, religion, economy, social issues, prominent individuals, places, etc. Entries include short bibliographies, for further reading. (Ref DS 755 E53 2009) 

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture. London & N.Y., Routledge, 2005.
   Brief entries - most with little lists of further readings - on cultural studies themes and prominent individuals in recent Chinese popular culture. (Ref DS 779.23 E5 2005)

The State of China Atlas. Berkeley, Univ. California, 2009. Revised ed.
   Schematic maps illustrating recent Chinese economic and social history. (Ref G 2305 B4 2009)

Historical Dictionary of Revolutionary China, 1839-1976. N.Y. & Westport CT, Greenwood, 1992.
   Short entries on major figures, institutions, and events, most with minimal bibliographical references. (Ref DS 740.2 H57 1992)

Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Lanham MD, Scarecrow, 2006.
   Similar to the title above, covering the decade from 1966 to 1976; extensive bibliography at the end of the book. (Ref DS 778.7 G86 2006)




Citing Sources

Links to style manuals...the Library's How to Cite page.