Premodern

Union Catalogue of Chinese Overseas Collections

The history of Chinese overseas is well over 1000 years.
The rich documentation on these people cumulated over the
years now serves as permanent records of their profound
contributions to the social and economic developments of
their origins and residing places as well as to the
cultural exchange of the world. Being a part of Chinese
history, these documentation and information also help to
strengthen the link, communication, interaction and
cooperation among the Chinese, not to mention their

The International Collections Database

The International Collections database showcases some of
the visual materials held by the Special Collections
Division
that focus on collections beyond the scope of the Pacific
Northwest region. In this digital collection we feature
selected photographs and postcards from Asia and South
America including scenes from China, India, Indonesia, the
Philippines, and Japan, 1870s-1930s. Represented are
historical events, typical street scenes and native people
in traditional dress.

Cambridge Digital Library Chinese Works

The Chinese collections of the Cambridge Digital Library now
comprise about half a million individual titles, including
monographs, reprinted materials such as manuscripts from
Dunhuang, Huizhou, etc., archival documents and epigraphical
rubbings, 200,000 Chinese e-books (donated by Premier Wan
Jiabao in 2009), 5,000 Chinese e-serials and 3,500 Chinese
microfilm reels. Over 400,000 titles are included in some
2,000 cong shu.

China: Culture and Society

The core of China: Culture and Society is the pamphlets
held in the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia
housed in the Carl A. Kroch Library of Cornell University.
Mostly in English and published between c. 1750 and 1929,
and amounting to around 1,200 items in 220 bound volumes,
these rare pamphlets form part of one of the deepest and
most extensive collections of literature on China and the
Chinese in the Western world and constitute a rich
resource for scholars and teachers in numerous

China, America and the Pacific

China, America and the Pacific explores the cultural and
trading relationships that emerged between America, China
and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th
centuries. Manuscripts, rare printed sources, visual images,
objects and maps from international libraries and archives
document this fascinating history.

The North China Herald Online

The North China Herald is the prime printed source for the
history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to
1940s. No other newspaper existed over such an extended
period, and covers it in such incredible depth and variety.
The fully text-searchable North China Herald Online will be
one of the primary resources on a period which continues to
shape much of China’s world and worldview.

National Palace Museum Collection

The project brings treasures from the NPM collection to you
using websites offering thematic introductions. These
thematic websites all provide a full array of visual and
textual materials on artworks as well as various functions
for appreciating them. This is done so in the hope of
creating a multiple learning environment that will yield
greater study and research benefits as well as reach the
goal of digitized educational and promotional efforts.