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Asian Citation Guide WIki by the University of British Columbia
This citation guide for Asian language sources was developed by the University of British Columbia and contains PDFs with citation instructions for APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.
The Chinese Text Project is an open-source digital llibrary containing over 30 000 pre-modern Chinese texts.
Project Gutenberg is a digital library and archive with over 60 000 documents and ebooks. This link will take you to the Chinese language selection.
This video offers practice conversations for beginner Mandarin students. There are a series of videos to help with listening and speaking practice as you progress.
This video series features simple stories told in Mandarin. You can turn the English subtitles on or off to practice comprehension and listening skills. There are multiple videos in this series.
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Compiled by Dr. Philip Clart of the University of Leipzig, this bibliogrpahy covers citations for English language publications from 2002 to present on the topic of Chinese Popular Religion. The contents are organized by both year of publication and subject.
A digial resource by Cambridge University, The Golden Elixer contains information on alchemy and Taoism.
Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive by Wesleyan University
This archive contains Confucian, Confucian-inspired and other philosophical texts from China starting in the 11th century.
This resource provides English Translations of Buddhist Texts
This research guide includes extensive resources about the many forms of Buddhism.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) is the most comprehensive Western-language bibliographical database for research on East, Southeast and South Asia. Published by the Association for Asian Studies, it covers all subjects with special focus on the humanities and social sciences.
"The Endangered Archives Programme primarily funds digitisation projects to record and preserve the content of archives. Our projects create digital material in a format that facilitates long-term preservation, and at least two copies of these are stored: a primary copy that remains at an appropriate repository in the country of origin, and a secondary copy held at the British Library." This link will take you directly to the Chinese Collection.
"IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programmes."
"The Chinese Text Project is an online open-access digital library that makes pre-modern Chinese texts available to readers and researchers all around the world."
External Research Guides
Princeton University - Classical Historiography for Chinese History
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