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Reference Resources

Access to Chinese Studies Databases during COVID-19 Pandemic

Bibliographies & Indexes

Biographies

  • China Vitae — Provides biographical information on more than 3,000 Chinese leaders in government, politics, the military, education, business, and the media.

Dictionaries

Chinese Language

Other Dictionaries

Directories

Films and Videos

  • The Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) –AEMS is a program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which offers help in locating audio-visual media resources about Asia and advice in choosing among the many resources available. AEMS maintains an extensive database with more than 5,000 records for DVDs, video cassettes, CD-ROMs, audio cassettes, and curriculum units with audio-visual components that are useful for learning and teaching about Asia. Each record includes information on how to obtain the item directly from its distributor.

Maps

  • China Maps — Maps of Chinese cities, provinces and regions in the principal areas of China. Each map section has large, clear maps showing cities, borders and highways

Newspapers

  • Chinese Media Guide — A complete guide to major overseas Chinese newspapers, Chinese TV stations, Chinese radio stations, and Chinese websites.
  • Official China Media Guide — A complete list of newspapers approved by the Central and Local Governments of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Shen Bao Digital Archive 申报 — Online access to the most influential and longest lasting commercial newspaper of pre-1949 China.

Statistics

  • China Data Online –The most comprehensive database on statistics of China. The library currently does not subscribe to this database, but there are some free trial and sample data available. Make requests here for subscription to this database.

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