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ONLINE BIBLIOGRAPHIES
FOR CHINESE STUDIES

 
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This document is part of the Internet Guide for China Studies and the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library. It was last updated on Thu, Apr 2, 1998 and contains 53 links to electronic bibliographies and closely related resources classified under the following sections:
 
  • Reference Works
  • Medicine
  • History
  • Gender and Women Studies
  • Literature
  • Dictionaries
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Miscellaneous Subjects
  • Art
  • Other Lists of Bibliographies
  • Area Studies
  •  

    This document is maintained by Fabrizio Pregadio. Please send suggestions, additions, corrections, notices of changed URLs, etc., to pregadio@unive.it.


    Reference Works

    1. Classical Bibliography for Chinese History (Benjamin Elman)
      (http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/history/elman/ClassBib/).
      Language: English and Chinese (Big5).
      Description: This catalogue, used by Prof. Elman for exercises on sinological reference works, cites a great number of important materials. One section is concerned with electronic resources.

    2. Bibliography of Chinese Bibliography (Bunri Usami)
      (http://soshi.shinshu-u.ac.jp/blist5.html).
      Language: Chinese (Big5).
      Description: A very good selection of reference works in Chinese.
      Note: Also available in GB encoding (simplified Chinese characters) and in JIS encoding (Japanese characters).

    3. 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.

    4. Bibliographic chapters of Chinese Dynastic Histories (Katsuyama Minoru)
      (http://www.clione.co.jp/clione/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 dowloading to one's computer and are compressed with the LHA compression software. Decompression software is available for Windows 95, Windows 3.1, and the Macintosh.

    5. Classified Bibliography of Reference Works on Chinese Historical Geography (Thomas Hahn)
      (http://sun.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/sin/institut/hahn/geoweb.htm)
      Language: English and Chinese (Big5).
      Description: Annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works: bibliographies, concordances, catalogues, dictionaries, maps, atlases, etc.
      Note: Uses frames.

    6. A Bibliography of Major Reference Works on China (Asian Studies Development Program)
      (http://lama.kcc.hawaii.edu/asdp/biblio/geograph/easian/china/geograph.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: Selected general works, with emphasis on geography.


    History

    1. 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".

    2. Modern Chinese History: A Basic Bibliography (U. of California at San Diego)
      (http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/chinesehistory/bibliography.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: Focuses on the late Qing and early Republican periods. Despite the title, this is an extensive bibliography and is classified by subjects.

    3. 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).


    Literature

    1. 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.


    Religion and Philosophy

    1. Chinese Philosophical Bibliographies (Steven A. Brown)
      (http://www-personal.monash.edu.au/~sab/cpbib.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: Contains a bibliography on Chinese philosophy and links to other bibliographies.

    2. 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.

    3. UCLA Guide to East Asian Buddhist Studies: Reference Works (Robert Buswell and William Bodiford)
      (http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/ealc/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.
      Note: Also available as a compressed ZIP file.

    4. 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.

    5. WWW Database of Chinese Buddhist texts (Christian Wittern)
      (http://gwdu19.gwdg.de/~cwitter/can/ind/canwww.htm)
      Language: Japanese (JIS), with home page in English.
      Description: Another prominent contribution from the Buddhist sector of Sinological computing. From the introduction: "The WWW Database of Chinese Buddhist texts is a comprehensive list of Chinese Buddhist texts. It currently contains 4375 texts by 1349 authors. (...) Currently at most the following information is available for a text: (1) Title; (2) Period or area of origin; (3) Author(s); (4) Role of the author (i.e. translator, commentator etc.); (5) Size; (6) References to the source catalogues and other canon editions; (7) Structural Division of the text [only for longer texts]; (8) Related texts."
      Note: The whole database can be downloaded for local use. Follow the author's intructions.

    6. List of East Asian Buddhist Scriptural Texts (Charles Muller)
      (http://www2.gol.com/users/acmuller/kyoten.htm)
      Language: English, Japanese (JIS).
      Description: Titles of Buddhist primary sources, with references to editions in the Buddhist Canon.

    7. Selected Readings [on Buddhism] (Richard H. Robinson and Willard L Johnson)
      (http://www.wp.com/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).

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

    11. Taoism in European Languages (Barry Howarth)
      (ftp://coombs.anu.edu.au/coombspapers/subj-bibl-clearinghouse/taoism-western-biblio.txt)
      Language: English.

    12. The Taoist Canon: A Guide to Studies and Reference Works (Fabrizio Pregadio)
      (http://www.unive.it/~dsie/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.

    13. 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.


    Art

    1. Bibliography of Theory of Chinese Art (Bunri Usami)
      (http://soshi.shinshu-u.ac.jp/alist5.html)
      Language: Chinese (Big5).
      Description: Lists Chinese sources, and Chinese and Japanese studies.
      Note: Also available in GB encoding (simplified Chinese characters) and in JIS encoding (Japanese characters).

    2. A Selective Bibliography on East-Asia Art (Asian Studies Development Program)
      (http://lama.kcc.hawaii.edu/asdp/biblio/art/easian/eaartbib.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: A short, unannotated list of essential works.

    3. Bibliography of Titles on Photography in China before 1949 (Thomas Hahn)
      (http://sun.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/sin/libacjk/photo.htm)
      Language: English and Chinese (GuoBiao).
      Description: The annotations provide information on the regions, cities, etc., covered by each book.
      Note: Uses frames. If your browser does not support frames, you can access the main document only.

    4. Chinese Calligraphy (Marilyn Shea)
      (http://zinnia.umfacad.maine.edu/~mshea/China/callig.html)
      Language: English.

    5. 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.

    6. Chinese Cinema: Scholarly Works and Articles in English (Sun Shao-yi)
      (http://www-scf.usc.edu/~shaoyis/)
      Language: English.
      Description: This page provides links to four bibliographies by the author: Scholarly Books on Chinese Cinema, Articles on Pre-1949 Chinese Film, Articles on China's Fifth Generation, and Articles on Chinese Urban Cinema.


    Area Studies

    1. Recent Chinese Language Studies on Tibetan Economy, Environment, Wildlife and Society (U.S. Embassy Beijing Environment, Science and Technology section)
      (http://www.redfish.com/USEmbassy-China/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.

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

    3. Books About Singapore (National Library of Singapore)
      (http://www.asianconnect.com:8080/library/gw/lib-collection_form.pl?parent=books_about_singapore")
      Language: English.
      Description: The above URL leads to a form that allows one to enter a keyword and receive a list of relevant books.
      Note: Requires a form-capable browser.


    Medicine

    1. Bibliography of Western-Language Sources on Medicine in East Asia (Marta Hanson, with contributions from Yi-Li Wu)
      (http://www.soas.ac.uk/Needham/Chimed/eambib.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: Includes general works, translations, clinical handbooks for practicioners, works on the materia medica, etc. A valuable contribution.

    2. 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.

    3. 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>.

    4. 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>.


    Gender and Women Studies

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

    2. Women in Chinese History (Marilyn Shea)
      (http://zinnia.umfacad.maine.edu/~mshea/China/womtxt.html)
      Language: English.
      Note: Not the same as the identically-titled bibliography listed above.

    3. Chinese Families, Gender (Nancy E. Riley, Asian Studies Development Program)
      (http://library.kcc.hawaii.edu/asdp/biblio/women's/easian/china/chinesef.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: Sparsely annotated.

    4. Cross-Cultural Gender and Family Reading List (J. David Wemhaner, Asian Studies Development Program)
      (http://lama.kcc.hawaii.edu/asdp/biblio/soc/easian/china/genderb.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: Concerned with both China and Japan.


    Dictionaries

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

    2. Chinese Translation Dictionaries (Marilyn Shea)
      (http://zinnia.umfacad.maine.edu/~mshea/China/dictoth.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: Obviously incomplete, but a possible starting point for some languages.

    3. Specialized Chinese Dictionaries (Marilyn Shea)
      (http://zinnia.umfacad.maine.edu/~mshea/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.


    Miscellaneous Subjects

    1. Teaching Methods Used in the People's Republic of China (Curtis D. Hulteen, Asian Studies Development Program)
      (http://lama.kcc.hawaii.edu/asdp/biblio/educ/easian/china/prcbib.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: A short but annotated list of references.

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

    3. 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.

    4. Bibliography on Regional Security: East Asia and the Pacific (Australian Defence Force Academy)
      (http://www.lib.adfa.oz.au/web/military/infogd16.htm")
      Language: English.
      Description: Includes monographs published since 1992.

    5. A Bibliography of China-related CD-ROM (Thomas Hahn)
      (http://sun.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/sin/easl/bibliogr/cdrom/)
      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.


    Other Lists of Bibliographies

    1. Bibliography and References (European Association of Sinological Librarians)
      (http://www.uni-kiel.de:8080/ORIENTALISTIK/easl/bire.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: This page is part of the European Association of Sinological Librarians (EASL) website.

    2. 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.

    3. Chinese Bibliography (Council on East Asian Libraries)
      (http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~felsing/china/china.html)
      Language: English and Chinese .
      Description: Materials for a Winter 1996 course on Chinese bibliographic resources, both on paper and electronic.
      Note: Not all sections are available.

    4. China Bibliography - Collections of Resources (Marilyn Shea)
      (http://zinnia.umfacad.maine.edu/~mshea/China/bibtxt2.html)
      Language: English.
      Description: A wide selection of bibliographies arranged by subject.

    5. Asian Studies Development Program: Bibliographies
      (http://lama.kcc.hawaii.edu/asdp/index.html#Bibliographies)
      Language: English.
      Description: This collection of bibliographies on East Asian topics includes several items related to China. Provided by the Asian Studies Development Program, sponsored by the University of Hawaii - East West Center Collaborative Research Program.


    ONLINE BIBLIOGRAPHIES FOR CHINESE STUDIES - Fabrizio Pregadio (e-mail: pregadio@unive.it)

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