Chinese Call Number Guides

Abbreviated Subject Guide to China

Call number Subject
A General Works

B. Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Call number Subject
Philosophy (general)
BC - BF Logic, speculative philosophy, psychology, parapsychology, and occult sciences
BH, BJ Aesthetics, ethics, and etiquette
BL 1 - 1760 Religion (general)
BL 1800 - 1825 Special religions in China
BL 1830 - 1882 Confucianism
BL 1899 - 1942 Taoism
BL 1975 Asian religion -- Taiwan
BM, BP Judaism, Islam, Bahaism, Theosophy, etc.
BQ Buddhism
BR - BX Christianity

C. Auxiliary Sciences of History
Call number Subject
C Auxiliary sciences of history (general)
CT Biography
D. History: General and Old World 
D History (general)
DS 701 - 727 History of Asia 
DS 730 - 732 Ethnography, Chinese in foreign countries (general)
DS 733 - 740.63 History of China (general)
DS 741 - 747.23 Early to 221 BC, incl. the legendary Xia, ca. 2205-1766 BC, Shang, 1766-1122 BC, Zhou, 1122-221 BC [incl. Spring & Autumn, 722-481 BC, Warring States, 403-221 BC]
DS 747.28 - 747.48 221BC - 960 AD
DS 747.5 - 747.9 Qin, 221-207 BC
DS 747.9 - 748.164 Han, 202 BC - 220 AD 
DS 748.17 - 748.76 Wei, Jin, Southern & Northern Dynasties (or Six Dynasties), 220-589 [incl. Three Kingdoms, 220-265 Five Hu and Sixteen Kingdoms, 304-439]
DS 749.2 - 749.76 Sui, Tang, Five Dynasties, 581-979
DS 751 - 751.98 Song, Liao, Xi Xia, Jin, 960-1234
DS 752 - 752.6 Yuan, 1260-1368
DS 753 - 753.6 Ming, 1368-1644
DS 753.82 - 773.6 Qing, 1644-1912
DS 773.83 - 777.544 Republic, 1912-1949. 20th century
DS 777.545* - 778.7 People's Republic, 1949-1976
*DS 778.M3 Works of Mao Zedong
DS 779.15 - 779.32 People's Republic, 1976 - 
DS 781 - 784.2 Manchuria
DS 785 - 786 Tibet
DS 793 - 796 Other provinces, dependencies, regions, etc., A-Z
DS 796.H7 Hong Kong
DS 796.M2 Macao
DS 798.92 - 799.9 Taiwan

E. and F. History: Americas

G. Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Call number Subject
G - GC Geography (general), atlases, maps, mathematical geography, cartography, physical geography, and oceanography.
GE Environmental sciences
GN  Anthropology
GR, GT Folklore, manners and customs (general)
GV Recreation. Leisure

H. Social Sciences
Call number Subject
H Social sciences (general)
HA Statistics
HB - HD Economic theory. Demography. Economic history and conditions
HE Transportation and communications
HF, HG, HJ Commerce, finance, and public finance
HM, HN Social history and conditions. Social Problems
HQ The Family. Marriage. Women
HS Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
HT Social pathology. Social and public Welfare. Criminology
HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism.

J. Political Science
Call number Subject
J General legislative and executive papers
JA, JC Political Science (general) and political theory
JQ 1499  Political institutions and public administration -- East Asia (general)
JQ 1500 - 1519 China
JQ 1519.5 Macao
JQ 1520 - 1539 Taiwan
JQ 1539.5 Hong Kong
JQ 1730 Mongolia. Outer Mongolia.
JS Local Government – Asia
JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration.
JX, JZ International law and international relation

K. Law
Call number Subject
K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence.
KNN China
KNP China (Republic, 1949 -). Taiwan
KNQ China (People's Republic, 1949 - )
KNR Hong Kong
KPF Macao

L. Education
Call number Subject
L Education (general)
LA History of education
LB, LC Theory and practice of, and special aspects of education
LG 51 - 53 China
LG 55 - 57 Taiwan

M. Music & Books on Music

N. Fine Arts
Call number Subject
N Visual Arts
NA Architecture
NB to NK Sculpture, drawing, design, illustration, painting, print media, decorative arts, applied arts, decoration and ornament
NX Arts in general

P. Language & Literature
Call number Subject
P Philology. Linguistics
PL 1001 - 2245 Chinese language
PL 2250 - 2443 Chinese literature -- History and criticism
PL 2450 - 2452 Collections -- General
PL 2455 Collections --Selections
PL 2456 - 2457 Collections --Earliest inscriptions
PL 2458 - 2515.5 Confucian Canon. The Chinese Classics
PL 2517 - 2565.8 Special forms -- Poetry, including ci, qu
PL 2566 - 2603 Special forms-- Drama, including bian wen, tan ci, etc.
PL 2606 - 2623 Special forms-- Essays
PL 2625 - 2653 Special forms-- Fiction
PL 2661 - 2662 Individual authors and works -- Early to 221 BC
PL 2663 Qin and Han dynasties, 221 BC - 220 AD
PL 2664 The Three Kingdoms, 220-265 
PL 2665 Jin Dynasty, 265-419 
PL 2665.5 Five Hu and Sixteen Kingdoms, 304-439 
PL 2666 - 2668.5 Northern and Southern Dynasties, 386-589 
PL 2669 Sui Dynasty, 581-618 
PL 2670 - 2677 Tang Dynasty, 618-907 
PL 2678 Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms,  907-979 
PL 2679 - 2687 Song Dynasty, 960-1279, Liao Dynasty, 947-1125, Xi Xia Dynasty, 1038-1227, Jin Dynasty, 1115-1234 
PL 2688 - 2694 Yuan Dynasty, 1260-1368 
PL 2694.5 - 2698 Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 
PL 2699 - 2735 Qing Dynasty, 1644-1912 
PL 2735.5 - 2832.3 Republic of China, 1912-1949
PL 2832.5 - 2929.5 People's Republic of China, 1949 - 
PL 3032.T34 Taiwan
PL 3119.H6 Hong Kong
PL 3301 - 3311 Non-Chinese languages of China
PN 1- 1009.5 Literature (general) and literary history
PN 1010 - 1551 Poetry, the monologue, the dialogue
PN 1600 - 3307 Drama, including motion pictures, the theater, etc.
PN 3311 - 6790 Prose, prose fiction, journalism, collections of general literature

Q to V
Call number Subject
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military Science
V Naval Science

Z. Library Science
Call number Subject
Z 4 - 115.5 Books (general). Writing. Paleography.
Z 116 - 659 Book industries and trade
Z 662 - 1000.5 Libraries
Z 1001 - 1121 Bibliography
Z 3101 - 3109 National Bibliography - China
Z 3111 - 3119 National Bibliography - Taiwan
Z 5051 - 7999 Subject Bibliography
Z 8001 - 8999 Personal Bibliography