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Year Published: 2014
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As China has evolved into an economic superpower, interest in its culture and current place in the world has skyrocketed; China Studies are now taught in almost every college or university in the U.S., as well as in many junior high and high schools. Covering modern China, not just Chinese culture from an historical perspective, this important new book fills a sizeable gap in the literature. Originating as a Carnegie Whitney Award-winning book project, Ye’s research guide goes beyond a mere list of print resources to reflect the predominant role of digital resources in the changing landscape of scholarly research, teaching critical information literacy concepts and skills in the field of China Studies by
This richly detailed, up-to-date work will guide researchers at all levels to the most important resources in the field of Modern China Studies.
- Sketching in basic facts and figures of Chinese history and culture from antiquity to the present
- Detailing key English- and Chinese-language resources in literature, government, statistics, art, film, history, philosophy, religion, economics, law, politics, and more
- Offering strategies for finding research sources like articles and dissertations, as well as primary sources such as government documents and archives
- Including guidance on how to acquire print and electronic resources in Chinese
Table of Contents
About This Guide
Modern China: Basic Facts and Figures
Chinese History and Culture: A Chronology
Historical Overview of Modern China Studies in the United States
Fundamentals of Scholarly Research in the Digital Environment
Finding Reference Sources
Finding Books and Dissertations
Finding Articles in English
Finding Articles in Chinese
Finding Related Articles for Literature Review
Finding Government Documents
Finding Archives, Statistical Data, News, and Images
Researching Humanities in Art, Film, and Media Studies
Researching Humanities in Modern Chinese History
Researching Humanities in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
Researching Social Sciences in Anthropology, Sociology, and Education
Researching Social Sciences in Economics and Business
Researching Social Sciences in Law, Politics, and Women’s and Gender Studies
Appendix A: Guide to Buying Chinese Books and Films
Appendix B: Guide to Buying Chinese E-resources
About the Author
Yunshan Ye is the academic liaison librarian for anthropology, East Asian
studies, and political science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore,
Maryland. He is also serving as chair of humanities on the Collection Development
Council of the Sheridan Libraries and Museums of Johns Hopkins
University and is editor-in-chief of the CALA Occasional Paper Series, a peer reviewed
journal published by the Chinese American Librarian Association
(CALA). He has taught national and regional workshops for scholars and librarians on the topic of researching modern China.
”This professional resource is awesome indeed … Librarians will appreciate the specific sources cited, but teachers who are not as familiar with finding resources will appreciate the guidance for retrieving sources, as well as criteria to evaluate the quality of the resources. Discussion of the difference in sources for the popular press and sources for scholarly research is valuable for the advanced high school student or teacher."
"All resources are presented from general to specific and in a step-by-step fashion that makes this volume truly useful for nonspecialists. Reflecting an old Chinese proverb--'good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job'--this guide serves as a ramp to researching fast-flowing information in modern China."
”Both a helpful and an interesting read ... This book
is useful as a reference tool because
it is broken down into finding
specific information, such as articles
both in English and in Chinese, and
giving specific resources, such as
database names, for finding each.
Additionally, the author gives advice
for finding information on different
subjects, such as art and modern
Chinese history, with search
terms to make researching more
— Catholic Library World