HIST R1B: War and Revolution in Modern Asia

Primary Sources

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For specific search strategies, see the Library's Guide to Finding Historical Primary Sources

Learn more about your topic in advance:

  • names of relevant individuals and organizations
  • dates of events
  • places
  • what terminology was used at the time by participants and observers? (ex:  negro or colored instead of african american)

Use the bibliographies of secondary sources and reference sources to find citations to specific primary sources; search OskiCat to locate them on campus, or ask for assistance at the Library.

Digital & Microfilm Sources

China Through Western Eyes.
Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew, [1996].
MICROFILM.77751
Guide on reel 1
Manuscript Records of Traders, Travelers, Missionaries and Diplomats, 1792-1942

Records of the Military Intelligence Division regional file relating to China 1922-1944
MICROFILM 79286
Guide at Military Intelligence Division regional file relating to China 1922-1944. CD3022.A2x no.M1513 DREF

Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and China, 1910-1929
MICROFILM.4207.J
MICROFILM 4207 J guide NEWS/MICRO

Records of the U.S. Department of State relating to the internal affairs of China, 1930-1939
MICROFILM 31217
Records of the U.S. Department of State relating to the internal affairs of China, 1940-1944
MICROFILM 31647
Records of the U.S. Department of State relating to the internal affairs of China, 1945-1949
MICROFILM 32518

MICROFILM 31217 guide NEWS (19390-1939) and MICROFILM 31647 guide NEWS (1930-1949)


Foreign Relations of the United States
MAIN (GARDNER) STACKS JX233 .A3

  • People's Daily (Ren Min Ri Bao)
    Provides a complete archive of the People's Daily, the leading newspaper in China, from the birth of the People's Republic of China to 2002.
  • Shun Bao
    The first major newspaper in China, has national coverage spanning from 1872 to 1949, from the Qing Dynasty to the Republic Era. It is a primary and critical resource for modern Chinese studies.
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
    Primary source material from the nineteenth century and beyond. Particularly strong in British politics and society, European literature from 1790-1840 (via the Corvey collection), Asia and the West, and British popular culture.
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