China - Primary Source Materials

Ancient—Shang to Han

Translation: The Stele Inscriptions of Ch’in Shih-huang: text and ritual in early Chinese imperial representation. New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society, 2000. DS 747.9 .C47 K475x 2000

Translation: The Four Political Treatises of the Yellow Emperor: Original Mawangdui texts with complete English translations and an introduction. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1998.

B 128 .C4466 1998

Translation: Courtier and Commoner in Ancient China: Selections from the History of the Former Han. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974. DS 748 .Pc 1974

Translation: Records of the Grand Historian of China. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961. DS 748 .S7453 vol. 1-2.

Translation: Slavery in China during the Former Han Dynasty, 206 B.C. – A.D. 25. New York: Kraus Reprint Co., 1968 reprint of 1943 Field Museum of Natural History publication. GN 2 .F4 vol. 34 1968

[Part 2 consists of excerpts from Chinese texts with translations.]

Translation: Doctors, Diviners, and Magicians of Ancient China: biographies of fang-shih. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983. QD 24 .A2 D63 1983

Translation: China and the Roman Orient: researches into their ancient and mediaeval relations as represented in old Chinese records. New York: Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1966 reprint of 1885 edition. DS 6 .H6 1966

Translation: The position of women in early China according to the Lieh n ü chuan: “The biographies of eminent Chinese women.” Taiwan : Mei Ya Publications, 1971. HC 1767 .O38x 1971

Translation: Women in Early Imperial China. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002. HQ 1767 .H55 2002

Late Imperial—Six Dynasties to Qing

Translation: Catalogue of Translations from the Chinese Dynastic Histories for the Period 220-960. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1974. DS 741 .C5 Suppl. 1

Translation: Gentlemen’s prescriptions for women’s lives: a thousand years of biographies of Chinese women. Armonk, N. Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 2004. HQ 1767 .M68 2004

Translation: The Chronicle of Fu Chien: A case of exemplar history. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968. DS 741 .C5 no. 10

[Biography of Fu Jian (357-385), ruler of the Earlier Jin Dynasty (351-394)].

Translation: Accounts of Western nations in the history of the Northern Chou Dynasty [Chou shu 50, 10b-17b]. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1959. DS 741 .C5 no. 6

[Auto]biography: Du Fu. Tu Fu, the autobiography of a Chinese poet, A.D. 712-770. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1929-1934. PL 2997 .T8 Z54 v. 1-2.

Translation: Biography of An Lu-shan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1960. DS 741 .C5 no. 8

[An Lushan (703-757) began the An Lushan Rebellion (755-763) during the Tang Dynasty.]

Translation: Ennin’s Diary: the record of a pilgrimage to China in search of the law. New York: Ronald Press Co., 1955. DS 778 .W343 A33x

[Ennin (794-864) was a Japanese Buddhist priest of the Tendai sect who went to China in 836 and studied Buddhism there for nine years.]

Translation: Family and property in Sung China: Yuan Ts’ai’s Precepts for Social Life. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984. HQ 668 .Y82x 1984

Translation: Chu Hsi’s Family Rituals: a twelfth-century Chinese manual for the performance of cappings, weddings, funerals, and ancestral rites. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1991. GN 635 .C5 C4813x 1991

Diary/Memoir: Ch’oe, Po (1454-1504). Diary: a record of drifting across the sea. Tucson: published for the Association for Asian Studies by the University of Arizona Press, 1965. DS 777.53 .P3

Translation: The Jesuits and the Sino-Russian Treaty of Nerchinsk (1689): the diary of Thomas Pereira. Rome: Institutum Historicum S. I., 1961. DS 740.5 .R8 S35

Translation: 100 Roman Documents Concerning the Chinese Rites Controversy (1645-1941). San Francisco: Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, 1992. BV 3415.2 .A2x 1992

Translation: The True Meaning of the Lord of Heaven. St. Louis: Institute of Jesuit Sources; and Taipei: Ricci Institute, 1985. BT 78 .R52x 1985

Letters: Martim Afonso de Mello, captain-major of the Portuguese fleet which sailed to China in 1522: being the Portuguese text of two unpublished letters of the National Archives of Portugal. Smith, 1972. DP 557 .C5 M44

Letters: Mission to Asia: narratives and letters of the Franciscan missionaries in Mongolia and China in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. New York: Harper & Row, 1966. DS 6 .D38x 1966

[Contents: History of the Mongols, by John of Plano Carpini; The narrative of Brother Benedict the Pole; The journey of William of Rubruck; The letters of John of Monte Corvino, Brother Peregrine, and Andrew of Perugia.]

Translation: Of the conversion of five thousand and nine hundred East-Indians, in the Isle Formosa, neere China, to the profession of the True God, in Jesus Christ. Originally printed 1650. Primary Source Media Microfiche of Sabin’s Dictionary of books relating to America; fiche 24.

Microform Z 1201 .S32 Unit 201 24889

Translation: Waiting for the Dawn: a plan for the Prince. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993. JA 1508 .H7883 D4 1993

[Qualities and virtues of leadership by a mid-17 th century Chinese statesman.]

Translation: Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars in the Years 1712, 13, 14, & 15. Arlington, Va.: University Publications of America, 1976 reprint of London, 1821 publication. DS 754 .T913 1976

Translation: The Travels of Pedro Teixeira: with his “Kings of Harmuz,” and extracts from his “Kings of Persia.” London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1902. G 161 .H2 2 nd ser. No. 9.

[Made up of translations from the “Relaciones de Pedro Teixeira d’el origin descendencia y succession de loy reyes de Perisia, y de Harmuz, y de un viage hecho por el mismo autor dende la India Oriental hasta Italia por tierra,” Amberes, 1610.]

Letters: Lettres edifiantes et curieuses, é crites des missions é trang è res. English. Selections. London: R. Gosling, 1714. Microform Z 1201 .S32 Unit 137 20176-20180

[Twenty letters translated and abridged from the Paris, 1711-1713 ed. of Lettres edifiantes et curieuses.]

Nineteenth Century

Translation: Nineteenth Century China: Five Imperialist Perspectives. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 1972. DS 740.5 .G5 B37

Translation: Under Confucian Eyes: Writings on Gender in Chinese History. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001. HQ 1767 .U53 2001

[An anthology of 18 source documents translated into English.]

[Auto]biography: Li Xiucheng. The autobiography of the Chung-Wang. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970 reprint of the 1865 ed. DS 760.9 .L48 A3713

Letters: China trade days in California: selected letters from the Thompson papers, 1832-1863. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1947. HF 3161 .C2 B7 1947

Letters: The Chinese: their education, philosophy, and letters. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1881. Microfiche. Library of American Civilization. Microform Z 1236 .L5 1971 no. 15532

Letters: The I. G. in Peking: letters of Robert Hart, Chinese Maritime Customs, 1868-1907. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1975. HJ 7271 .A3 H37 vol. 1-2

Translation: Elder, Chris. China’s Treaty Ports: Half Love and Half Hate: An Anthology. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Translation: Kuo, P.C. A Critical Study of the First Anglo-Chinese War, with Documents. 1 st Hyperion reprint ed. Westport, Conn.: Hyperion Press, 1973. DS 757.5 .K8

Diary/Memoir: Adventure, sport and travel on the Tibetan steppes. London: Constable and Company, ltd., 1911. DS 785 .F4

[Includes sections of the diary of co-author John Brooke.]

Diary/Memoir: Diary of a journey across Tibet. London: Rivington, Percival and Co., 1894.

DS 707 .C513 1965

Diary/Memoir: Cunynghame, Arthur Augustus Thurlow. The Opium War: Being Recollections of Service in China. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1972 reprint of the 1845 ed. published by G. B. Zieber, Philadelphia, . DS 757.5 .C9 1972

Translation: Waley, Arthur. The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes. New York: Macmillan, 1958.

DS 757.5 .W3 1958

Letters: Letters to Henrietta by Isabella Bird. London: John Murray, 2002. G 440 .B624 A3 2003

[ Part II i ncludes letters about Isabella Bird’s journeys in China on her second world tour, 1878-79 ]

Diary/Memoir: Adventures in Tibet: including the diary of Miss Annie R. Taylor’s remarkable journey from Tau-Chau to Ta-Chien-Lu through the heart of the “ Forbidden Land.” New York: Baker & Taylor, 1901. DS 785 .C36x

Diary/Memoir: Wei, Yuan, and Edward Harper Parker. Chinese Account of the Opium War. Wilmington, Del. Scholarly Resources, 1972 reprint of original Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1888 ed. DS 757.5 .W43 1972

Diary/Memoir: The European diary of Hsieh Fucheng: envoy extraordinary of Imperial China. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993. DS 707 E512

Translation: The Negotiations between Ch’i-ying and Lagren é , 1844-1846. St. Bonaventure , NY : Franciscan Institute, 1950. DS 740.5 .F8 G7

[Pp. 135-174 are translations from the I wu Shih Mo, juan 72-75 of the Daoguang era section.]

Translation: China’s Management of the American Barbarians. New Haven: Published for the Far Eastern Association by the Yale University Press, 1953. DS 740.5 .U5 C5

[English translation of sections of Chou ban yi wu shi mo (On handling foreigners) that deal with the US for the years 1841-1861]

Diary/Memoir: Ignat’ev, Nikolai Pavlovich. The Russo-Chinese Crisis: N. P. Ignatiev’s Mission to Peking, 1859-1860. ed. John Evans. Newtonville, Mass.: Oriental Research Partners, 1987.

DS 760 .I413 1987

Diary/Memoir: Cooke, George Wingrove. China: Being “The Times” Special Correspondence from China in the Years 1857-58. Wilmington, Del: Scholarly Resources, 1972 reprint of London: G. Routledge, 1858 ed. DS 760 .C77 1972

Diary/Memoir: Oliphant, Laurence. Narrative of the Earl of Elgin’s Mission to China and Japan in the Years 1857, ’58, ’59. New York: A. M. Kelley, 1969 reprint of the original 1860 edition by Edinburgh: W. Blackwood. DS 760 .O47 1969 2 vols.

Diary/Memoir: Mannix, William Francis. Memoirs of Li Hung Chang. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913.

[This book, long believed to be genuine by historians, is actually a forgery written by Mannix, a one-time advisor to the court of China on legal matters, while he was in jail in Hawaii for forgery.]

DS 763 .L6 M3 1913

Translation: Treaties and conventions with or concerning China and Korea, 1894-1904 together with various state papers and documents affecting foreign interests. Microfiche. Library of American Civilization. Microform. Z 1236 .L5 1971 no. 12944.


Diary/Memoir: Loftis, Z. S. A Message from Batang: the diary of Z. S. Loftis. New York: Revell, 1911. DS 710 .L83 1911.

[Author was a medical missionary.]

Diary/Memoir: My Mother’s Journal: a young lady’s diary of five years spent in Manila, Macao, and the Cape of Good Hope from 1829-1834. Boston: G. H. Ellis, 1900. DS 709 .H6

Translation: “Sir, Hoping you may have heard of an attempt . . . to aid by subscriptions & c. the translations of the Bible into the languages of India and China . . .” From letter dated Jan. 8, 1812. Early American Imprints. Microfiche. 080 Sh64a no. 25752

Translation: A sermon, preached in the meeting-house of the Baptist society in Salem . . . Jan. 26, 1812: for the benefit of the translations of the Scriptures into the languages of India and China. Originally published Boston: Lincoln & Edmands, 1812. Early American Imprints. Microfiche. 080 Sh64a no. 25751

[Appendix includes President Samuel Smith’s remarks on foreign missions, and an account of the translations of the Bible into the languages of the East.]

Letters: An American merchant in Europe, Asia and Australia: a series of letters from Java, Singapore, China, Bengal, Egypt, and the Holy Land. New York: G. P. Putnam & Co., 1857. G 463 .T75

Letters: By the great wall: letters from China: the selected correspondence of Isabella Riggs Williams, missionary of the American Board to China, 1866-1897. New York, Chicago: F. H. Revell Co., 1909. BV 3415 .W6

Diary/Memoir: Taylor, James Hudson. Days of blessing in Inland China : an account of meetings held in Shan-Si, etc. London: Morgan & Scott, 1890. BV3420.S6 D39x

[J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was the founder of the China Inland Mission, an evangelical, nondenominational effort to spread the Gospel throughout China.]

Letters: D.E. Hoste: a prince with God, Hudson Taylor’s successor as general director of the China Inland Mission 1900-1935. London: China Inland Mission, 1947. BV 3427 .H67 T46

[Includes extracts of letters and writings by D. E. Hoste]

Letters: For His Sake: a record of a life consecrated to God and devoted to China: extracts from the letters of Elsie Marshall, martyred at Hwa-Sang, August 1, 1895. London: Religious Tract Society, 1896. BV 3427 .M3 M37x 1896

Letters: James Gilmour of Mongolia: his diaries, letters and reports. London: Religious Tract Society, 1892. BV 3427 .G5 A3

Letters: Life and letters of Laura Askew Haygood. Reprint of original 1904 edition by Publishing House of the M. E. Church, 1904. BV 3427 .H3 B76 1987

Letters: The Life and letters of Samuel Wells Williams, L.LD., missionary, diplomatist, Sinologue. Microfiche. Library of American Civilization. Microform Z 1236 .L5 1971 no. 11162

Letters: The life, letters, and journals of the Rev. and Hon. Peter Parker, M. D., missionary, physician, diplomatist. Reprint of original publication by Congregational Sunday-school and Publishing Society. R 154 .P253 S8 1972

[Chapters vi-xviii relate to Rev. Parker’s work in China and Japan.]

Letters: A memoir of Mrs. Henrietta Shuck, the first American female missionary to China. Boston: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln, 1846. BV 3427 .S58 J48

[Extracts from letters and journals of Mrs. Shuck.]

Letters: The Beloved physician of Tsang Chou: life-work and letters of Arthur D. Peill. London: Headley, 1908. BV 3427 .P4 A3 1908

Letters: In the Far East: letters from Geraldine Guinness in China. London: Morgan & Scott, 1889. DS 709 .T24

[Geraldine Guinness served as a missionary in China and married a son of Hudson Taylor.]

Letters: Morris, T. M. A winter in north China. London: Religious Tract Society, 1892.

DS 709 .M86 1892

Letters: Send the Light: Lottie Moon’s letters and other writings. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2002. BV 3427 .M55 A4 2002

Letters: The sister martyrs of Ku Cheng: memoir and letters of Eleanor and Elizabeth Saunders. London: J. Nisbet. BV 3427 .A1 S28

Letters: Williams, Frederick Wells. The Life and Letters of Samuel Wells Williams, Ll.D., Missionary, Diplomatist, Sinologue. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1889. DS 763 .W5 W5 1889; also in microfiche Z 1236 .L5 1971 no. 11162

The Taipings

Translation: The Taiping Rebellion; history and documents. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1966-1971. 3 vols. DS 759 .M57

[Vol. 1 History; Vol. 2-3 Documents and comments]

Translation: Gregory, J.S., and Prescott Clarke. Western Reports on the Taiping: A Selection of Documents. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, 1982. DS 759 .W47x 1982

Translation: Cheng, J. Chester. Chinese sources for the Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1963. DS 759 .C377 1963

Translation: The Rationale of the China Question: Comprising an Inquiry into the Repressive Policy of the Imperial Government, with Considerations of the Duties of the Three Treaty Powers, England, France & America, in Regard to It; and a Glance at the Origins of the First and Second Wars with China, with Incidental Notices of the Rebellion. Wilmington, Del,: Scholarly Resources, 1972, reprint of 2 nd ed. printed 1857 by Friend of China Office, Macao. DS760.N92 1972

Translation: Wolseley, Garnet Wolseley. Narrative of the War with China in 1860; to Which is Added the Account of a Short Residence with the Tai-Ping Rebels at Nankin and a Voyage from Thence to Hankow. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1972 reprint of 1862 ed. published by Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, London. DS 760 .W86 1972

Translation: Taiping rebel : the deposition of Li Hsiu-ch‘eng. C. A. Curwen, trans and ed.

DS 759 .L5513 1977
[Li Hsiu-ch‘eng (Li Xiucheng) (1823-1864) was the military commander of the Taipings.]

Diary/Memoir. Morse, Hosea. In the days of the Taipings : being the recollections of Ting Kienchang, otherwise Meisun, sometime scoutmaster and captain in the ever-victorious army and interpreter-in-chief to General Ward and General Gordon : an historical retrospect. Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1927. DS 759 .M7

The Boxers

Diary/Memoir: Ching, Shan, and J. J. L. Duyvendak. The Diary of His Excellency Ching-shan; Being a Chinese Account of the Boxer Troubles. 1976 University Press of America reprint of original edition by Lugduni Batavorum: E.J. Brill, 1924. DS772 .C44x 1976

[Though Duyvendak, a fine Sinologist, believed in the authenticity of this diary, it has been shown to be a forgery and a hoax perpetrated by Sir Edmund Backhouse.]

Diary/Memoir: The Heart of Pekin: Bishop A. Favier’s Diary of the Siege, May-August, 1900. Boston: Marlier, 1901. Microfiche: Pamphlets in American History. DS 790 .B59 1984.

Letters: China Journal, 1889-1900: an American missionary family during the Boxer Rebellion: with the letters and diaries of Eva Jane Price and her family. New York: Scribner, 1989. DS 771 .P75 1989

Letters: Indiscreet letters from Peking: being the notes of an eyewitness, which set forth in some detail, from day to day, the real story of the siege and sack of a distressed capital in 1900—the year of great tribulation. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1907. DS 772 .S61

Letters: Death throes of a dynasty: letters and diaries of Charles and Bessie Ewing, missionaries to China. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1990. BV 3427 .E89 A4 1990

Twentieth Century

Letters: Letters of Gilbert Little Stark, July 23, 1907-March 1908. Cambridge: privately printed at the Riverside Press, 1908. DS 508 .S7

[Contents: Diary of the Mongolian trip. Letters and journal of the Formosa trip, Canton, Java, and Malaysia, Burmah, India.]

Letters: Letters from China and Japan by John Dewey. New York: E. P. Dutton Company, 1920.

DS 710 .D55x 1920

Translation: Chinese Social History: translations of selected studies. Washington: American Council of Learned Societies, 1956. HN 675 .S8

Translation: Women in Republican China: a sourcebook. Armonk, N. Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1999. HQ 1737 .W67 1999

[Auto]biography: Ning Lao taitai, as told to Ida Pruitt. A daughter of Han; the autobiography of a Chinese working woman. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1945. CT 1828.N5 A3

[Auto]biography: Old Madame Yin: a memoir of Peking life, 1926-1938. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1979. CT 1828 .Y47 P78.

[Auto]biography: Xie Bingying. A woman soldier’s own story: the autobiography of Xie Bingying. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001. PL 2765 .I45 Z5213 2001

[Auto]biography: Xie Bingying. Autobiography of a Chinese girl: a genuine autobiography. London: G. Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1943. Pl 2765 .I45 Z463 1943

[Auto]biography: The pen and I: the autobiography of a Shanghai businesswomen. Beijing: New World Press, 1985. HC 426.5 .T36 A334x 1985

[Auto]biography: Chao Yang Buwei. Autobiography of a Chinese woman. New York: The John Day Company, 1947. CT 1828 .C5 A3

[Chao Yang Buwei was the wife of Chao Yuen-ren, one of the foremost scholars of Chinese linguistics of the twentieth century.]

Diary/Memoir: Fisher, Welthy Honsiger. Beyond the Moon Gate: Being a diary of ten years in the interior of the Middle Kingdom. New York: The Abingdon Press, 1924. DS 721 .F5

[The author was Headmistress of the Bao Lin school in Nanchang 1906-1917.]

Diary/Memoir: Bound Feet. Boston: Warren Press, 1938. DS 721 .F5

[From the Introduction: “A true narrative of facts and experiences based on daily records . . . kept in diary form covering a period of a little more than a decade immediately following the overthrow of the monarchy and the institution of the republic of China.”]

Diary/Memoir: Fritz, Chester. China Journey: a diary of six months in western inland China, 1917. Seattle: School of International Studies, University of Washington, 1981. DS 712 .S65 1982

Diary/Memoir: Payne, Robert. Chungking Diary. London: W. Heinemann Ltd., 1945. DS 710 .F758

Diary/Memoir: Last chance in Manchuria: the diary of Chang Kia-ngau. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press, 1989. HG 1552 .C43 A3 1989

Diary/Memoir: Fleming, Peter. One’s Company – a Journey to China. London & Toronto: J. Cape. 1934. DS 710 .F55 1934

Letters: Letters from China: with particular reference to the Empress Dowager and the women of China. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1909. DS 710 .C65

Diary/Memoir: Lu, Cheng-hsiang. The Voice of the Church in China, 1931-1932, 1937-1938. London, New York: Longmans Green, 1938. DS 777.53 .V6

Translation: Dingle, Edwin John. China’s Revolution, 1911-1912: A Historical and Political Record of the Civil War. London: T. F. Unwin, 1912. DS 773 .D6 1972

Diary/Memoir: Franck, Harry Alverson. Wandering in Northern China. New York: The Century Co., 1923. DS 710 .F7

Diary/Memoir: King, Paul Henry. In the Chinese Customs Service: A Personal Record of Forty-Seven Years. New York: Garland,1980 reprint of 1924 ed. published by T. F. Unwin, London. DS 763 .K5 A3 1980

Translation: The Sino-Japanese negotiations of 1915: Japanese and Chinese documents and Chinese official statement. Washington: The [Carnegie] Endowment [for International Peace], 1921. JX 1906 .A3 no.45

Diary/Memoir: Ronning, Chester. A Memoir of China in Revolution: From the Boxer Rebellion to the People’s Republic. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974. DS 777.55 .R565

Nationalist Revolution

Translation: Wilbur, C. Martin, and Julie Lien-ying How. Documents on Communism, Nationalism, and Soviet Advisers in China, 1918-1927; Papers seized in the 1927 Peking Raid. New York: Columbia University Press, 1956. DS 777.47 .W56

Translation: Wilbur, C. Martin, and Julie Lien-ying How. Missionaries of Revolution: Soviet Advisers and Nationalist China, 1920-1927. New York: Columbia University Press, 1956.

DS 740.5 .S65 W55 1989

[With 81 documents seized at the Soviet Embassy in Peking in 1927]

Translation: A Collection of Historiographic Materials for a Biography of Chen Chiung-Ming (1878-1933). Alexandria, VA: L. H. Chen, 1988- DS 734.9 .C4362x Pts. A-V, 10 vols.

[Auto]biography: Zhang Guotao. The rise of the Chinese Communist Party, 1921-1927; the autobiography of Chang Kuo-t’ao. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1971-1972.

JQ 1519 .A5 C374 v. 1-2.

[Auto]biography: Gu Jiegang. The autobiography of a Chinese historian. Taipei: Cheng-wen, 1966 reprint of 1931 ed. published by E. J. Brill. DS 734.9 ,K8 A32 1966

Diary/Memoir: Canton in Revolution: the Collected Papers of Earl Swisher, 1925-1928.

DS 796 .C2 S9 1977

Diary/Memoir: Akimova, Vera Vladimirovna. Two years in Revolutionary China, 1925-1927. Cambridge: East Asian Research Center, Harvard University Press, 1971. DS 777.45 .A3913

Diary/Memoir: Abend, Hallett. My Life in China, 1926-1941. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1943. DS 777.7 .A6

Diary/Memoir: Farjenel, Fernard, and Margaret Cordelia Vivian. Through the Chinese Revolution; My Experiences in the South and North, the Evolution of Social Life, Interviews with Party Leaders, and Unconstitutional Loan—the Coup D’ é tat. Wilmington , Del. ,: Scholarly Resources, 1973. Reprint of the 1916 edition published by F.A. Stokes, New York. DS 773 .F313 1973

Letters: Maryknoll Mission letters, China: Extracts from the letters and diaries of the pioneer missioners of the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America. New York: Macmillan, 1923-1927.

BV 3415 .C2 vol. 1-2

Letters: “With heaps o’ love”: the story of four years in China told in letters of Bessie Blanchard Bacon. Des Moines, Iowa: Nichols Book and Travel Co., 1925. BV 3415 .B25

World War II

Diary/Memoir: Shanghai harvest: a diary of three years in the China war. London: Museum Press, 1945. DS 777.53 .F26

Diary/Memoir: A Flying Tiger’s Diary. College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 1984. DS 764.23 .H75 A3 1993

Letters: Brook, Timothy, ed. Documents on the Rape of Nanking. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999. DS 796 .N2 D63x 1999

[Includes Documents of the Nanking Safety Zone and the family letters of Dr. Robert Wilson]

Letters: Eyewitness to Massacre: American missionaries bear witness to Japanese atrocities in Nanjing. Armonk, N. Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 2001. DS 796 .N2 E93 2001

[Letters from M. Searle Bates, George A. Fitch, Ernest H. Foster, John G. Magee, James H. McCallum, W. Plumer Mills, Lewis S. C. Smythe, Albert N. Steward, Minnie Vautrin, and R. O. Wilson located at the Yale Divinity School Library]

Diary/Memoir: Fitch, George A. My Eighty Years in China. Taipei, Taiwan: Mei Ya Publications, 1967. DS 778 .F5 A3

[George Fitch, a Presbyterian missionary, worked in the YMCA in China. He was head of the Nanjing YMCA when the Nanjing Massacre occurred 1937-1938 and served as director of the International Committee for the Nanking Safety Zone. His diary account of what happened in Nanjing was smuggled out of the city and was the first news of the event.]

Translation: The China Quagmire: Japan’s Expansion on the Asian Continent, 1933-1941: selected translations from Taiheiy ō sens ō e no michi, kaisen gaik ō shi. New York : Columbia University Press, 1983. DS 849 .C6b C49 1983

Translation: Resistance and Reconstruction; messages during China’s six years of war, 1937-1943. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1943. DS 777.53 .C43 1943

Diary/Memoir: Taniguchi, Masaru, R. Toombs Fincher, and Yoshi Okada. The Soldier’s Log: 10,000 Miles of Battle. [ Tokyo]: The Hokuseido press, 1940. DS 777.53 .T364713

Translation: Suma, Yakichiro. Where Japan Stand:; Addresses Delivered in America on the Sino-Japanese Conflict. Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1904. DS 777.53 .S8

Diary/Memoir: Service, John S., and Joseph Esherick. Lost Chance in China: the World War II Despatches of John S. Service. [1 st] ed. New York: Random House, 1974.

DS 777.55 .S443 1975

Diary/Memoir: Chiang, May-ling Soong. Addresses Delivered before the Senate of the United States and the House of Representatives on Thursday, February 18, 1943, Together with Other Addresses Delivered During Her Visit to the United States. Washington: U.S. Govt. printing office, 1943.

[Overbrook Press rare book ed. available in Special Collections Z232 .Ov2 1943 ]

Diary/Memoir: Chiang, May-ling Soong. This is Our China. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. DS 777.47 .C34x 1940

Translation: Why the fighting in Shanghai. Tokyo: Nihon gaiji ky ō kai, 1937. DS 809 .J47 vol. 15

Translation: The verdict of the League: China and Japan in Manchuria: the official documents with notes and an introduction by Manley O. Hudson. Boston: World Peace Foundation, 1933.

JQ 1755 .M35 .H8 1933

Early Communism

Translation: Mao Zedong on Dialectical Materialism: Writings on philosophy, 1937-1976. Armonk, N. Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1990. B 5234 .M35 M3413 1990

Translation: Chinese Communism, Selected Documents. Trans. by Dan N. Jacobs and Hans H. Baerwald. New York: Harper & Row, 1963. HX 3 87 .J3

[Auto]biography: Mao Zedong. The autobiography of Mao Tse-tung. Dictated by Edgar Snow. Canton, China: Truth Book Co., 1949. DS 778 .Mc M36x 1949

Translation: Saich, Tony, and Benjamin Yang. The Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party: Documents and Analysis. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 1996. J Q 1519 .A5 R57 1996

Translation: Cheek, Timothy. Mao Zedong and China’s revolutions: a brief history with documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2002. DS 778 .M3 M369x 2002

Letters: Biggerstaff, Knight. Nanking Letters, 1949. Cornell University East Asia Papers, No. 23.

DS 777.54 .B53

Letters: Chen Duxiu’s last articles and letters, 1937-1942. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1998. DS 777.15 .C5 A4 1998

Translation: Mao’s China: Party Reform Documents, 1942-44. University of Washington Publications on Asia. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1966.

JQ 1519 .A5 M3573 1966

Diary/Memoir: Bodde, Derk. Peking diary, a year of revolution. New York: Schuman, 1950.

DS 777.55 .B6

Diary/Memoir: Nym Wales [Helen Foster Snow]. My China Years: a memoir. New York: Morrow, 1984. DS 774 .W243 1984

Diary/Memoir: Braun, Otto. A Comintern Agent in China, 1932-1939. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1982. DS 777.47 .B713 1982

Diary/Memoir: Salisbury, Charlotte Y. The Long March Diary. New York: Walker, 1986.

DS 777.5134 .S33 1986

Maoist China

Translation: Documents on contemporary China, 1949-1975: a selected research collection in microfiche. Microform/Geneaology Ref DS 777.55 .D62x (2 vols.)

Translation: Translations on People’s Republic of China. Joint Publications Research Service

Y3 .J66: 13/68861 Aug. 9, 1971-June 29, 1979.

[Later in microfiche in PREX 7.13 forward.]

Documents of Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, Sept. 1956-April 1969. Kowloon : Union Research Institute, 1971. JQ 1519 .A5 A6626 2 vols.

Translation: History of Economic Relations Between Russia and China. Jerusalem: Israel Program for Scientific Translations, 1966. HF 3628 .C8 S613

Translation: China Report. Red Flag. PREX 7.15/5

[Translation of Hung chi (Red Flag), the monthly theoretical journal of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, Beijing.]

Translation: Ssu-ch’ing: The Socialist Education Movement of 1962-1966. Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, 1968. DS 777.55 .B35

[Appendices A-E (pp. 49-126) are translations of texts of Chinese Communist Party Central Committee directives.]

Translation: On “Imperialism and all reactionaries are paper tigers.” Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1961. DS 777.55 .M29x

Translation: Some of us: Chinese women growing up in the Mao era. New Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University Press, 2001. HQ 1767 .S598 2001

[Auto]biography: Mah, Adeline. Falling leaves: the true story of an unwanted Chinese daughter. New York: Wiley, 1998. CT 275 .M45115 A3 1998

Diary/Memoir The diary of Wang Chieh. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1967.

DS 772 .C44x 1976

[Personal narrative by a PLA soldier.]

Diary/Memoir: Secret diary from Red China. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1961. DS 777.55 .L496

Diary/Memoir: Red-Color News Soldier: A Chinese Photographer’s Odyssey Through the Cultural Revolution. DS 778.7 .L52 2003

Diary/Memoir: Liang Heng. Son of the Revolution. New York: Vintage Books, 1984. DS 778 .L4534 A37 1984

Diary/Memoir: Nien Cheng. Life and Death in Shanghai. New York: Grove Press, 1987. DS 778.7 .C445 1987

Diary/Memoir: Bao Ruo-wang. Prisoner of Mao. New York: Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1973. HV 8964 .C5 B3

Diary/Memoir: Yang Rae. Spider Eaters: a memoir. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1997. DS 778.7 .Y42 1997

Diary/Memoir: Yue Daiyun and Carolyn Wakeman. To the Storm: the odyssey of a revolutionary Chinese woman. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1985. LA 2382 .C52 Y849 1985

Diary/Memoir:Chen, Da. Colors of the Mountain. New York: Random House, 1999. DS 779.23 .C436 1999

Diary/Memoir: Liu, Zongren. Hard Time: Thirty Months in a Chinese Labor Camp. San Francisco: China Books & Periodicals, 1995. DS 777.75 .L58x 1995

Diary/Memoir: Zheng, Chaolin, and Gregor Benton. An Oppositionist for Life: Memoirs of the Chinese Revolutionary Zheng Chaolin. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1997.

DS 777.488 .C487 C44 1996

Diary/Memoir: Robinson, Joan. Joan Robinson-Reports from China, 1953-76. London: Anglo-Chinese Educational Institute, 1977. DS 711 .R55

Diary/Memoir: Payne, Robert. Chinese Diaries, 1941-1946. New York: Weybright and Talley, 1970. DS 777.53 .P28 1970

Diary/Memoir: Birnie, Lisa Hobbs. I Saw Red China. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.

DS 711 .B5197

Diary/Memoir: China Diary. Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Tribune, 1972. DS 721 .P68

Diary/Memoir: China Diary. New York: Abrams, 1982. DS 711 .D35 1972

Diary/Memoir: Letters from Peking. London, New York: Oxford U. Press, 1967. DS 795 .J4

Diary/Memoir: Duncan, James S. A Businessman Looks at Red China. Princeton, N.J.: Van Nostrand, 1965. DS 711 .D87 1966

Translation: The Writings of Mao Zedong, 1949-1976. Armonk, N.Y.: ME Sharpe, 1986. DS 778 .M3 A2 1986 Vol. 1 and Index

Translation: Communist China 1955-1959: Policy Documents with Analysis. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1962. DS 777.55 .C642

Translation: Collected Works of Liu Shao-ch’i. Kowloon: Hong Kong: Union Research Institute, 1968.

Writings 1945-1947: DS 778 .L49 A22

Writings 1958-1967: DS 778 .L49 A23 1968

Translation: Selected works of Deng Xiaoping, 1975-1982. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press,1984. DS 778 .T39 A25x 1984

Translation: Oppose the revival of Japanese militarism; a selection of important documents and commentaries. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1960. DS 849 .C6 C58

Translation: CIA Intelligence estimates on China, 1948-1974. 71 documents. Available at


Diary/Memoir: Tiananmen diary: thirteen days in June. Boston: Little, Brown, 1989. DS 779.32 .S25 1989

Letters: The Courage to stand alone: letters from prison and other writings by Wei Jingsheng. New York: Viking, 1997. DS 799.29 .W45 A4 1997

Translation: The Chinese Human Rights Readers: Documents and Commentary, 1900-2000. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 2001. JC 599 .C6 C485 2001

Translation: The diary of a young English teacher. Beijing, China: New World Press, 1984. DS 785 .B78

Translation: A Peking diary: a personal account of modern China. By Lois Fisher. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1979. DS 795 .F57

Translation: Yang, Xiao-ming. The Rhetoric of Propaganda: A Tagmemic Analysis of Selected Documents of the Cultural Revolution of China. American University Studies. Series XIII, Linguistics, Vol. 28. New York: Peter Lang, 1994. PL 1271 .Y3428 1994

Translation: Beijing Spring, 1989: confrontation and conflict: the basic documents. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 1990. DS 779.32 .B45 1990

Long Running

Translation: Chinese Politics: Documents and Analysis. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1986. DS 777.547 .C47 1986

[ Library has vol.1 Cultural revolution to 1969 and v. 4. Fall of Hua Kuo-Feng (1980) to the twelfth party congress (1982)]

Translation: Source Materials in Chinese History. London, New York: F. Warne, 1970.

DS 703 .S687x 1970

Translation: Chinese Civilization and Society: A Sourcebook. New York: Free Press, 1981.

DS 721 .C517

Translation: Cheng, Pei-kai, Michael Elliot Lestz, and Jonathan D. Spence. The Search for Modern China: A Documentary Collection. New York: Norton, 1999. DS 753.86 .S33 1999

Translation: Teng, Ssu-yu, and John King Fairbank. China’s Response to the West; a Documentary Survey, 1839-1923. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954. DS 740.2 .T4x

Translation: Schoppa, R. Keith. The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. Soc Sci Ref DS 755 .S635 2000

Translation: Schoppa, R. Keith. Twentieth Century China: A History in Documents. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. DS 773.89 .S36 2004

Letters: Archives: South China, incoming letters, 1803-1927. Congregational Council for World Mission. Microfiche. Microforms. CD 1069 .C662x

Letters: Archives: incoming letters [ China] Malacca. Congregational Council for World Mission. Microfiche. No. 95-144 Microforms. CD 1069 .C666x

Letters: Missionary files: Methodist Episcopal Church Board correspondence, 1884-1915, Africa, China, Latin America, India, Malaysia, Southern Asia, Japan, Korea. Microfilm. China: reels 66-78.

[Microfilm call number Microform B no. 504; Guide call number MicGen Ref BV 2550 .A6 M505x]

Gov Docs: British Parliamentary Papers on China. Shannon: Irish University Press, 1971. 42 vols.

v. 1 – Civil disorder; v. 2 – Consular establishments; v. 3-4 – Coolie emigration; v. 5 – Diplomatic affairs; v. 6-21 – Commercial reports; v. 22 – Explorations; v. 23 – Foreign concessions; v. 24-26 – Hong Kong; v. 27-28 – Military affairs; v. 29 – Missionaries; v. 30-31 – Opium War and opium trade; v. 32 – Taiping Rebellion; v. 33-35 – Treaty of Tientsin; v. 36-40 – Trade; v. 41 – Western China; v. 42 - Miscellaneous

DS 703 .I75

Gov Docs: U.S. Declassified Documents.

[Go to the “E-Reference” tab on the library home page, then click on Government Documents, and under that, “Declassified Documents.” Includes intelligence information, classified correspondence, etc. collected by the U.S. government and subsequently declassified. Documents are viewed in their scanned images.]

Gov Docs: World War I Document Archive

Searchable database of international primary documents from World War I.

Serials: The Chinese Recorder . 1868-1938. Microfilm. Microform BV 3410 .C6.

Serials: China’s Millions. BV 3410 .C56 A3

[Annual publication of the China Inland Mission. We have 1879, 1880, and 1895.]

Website: Best of History Web Sites.

Searchable website with sections for history of areas of the world.

Website: Historical Text Archive. Made up of three sections: articles, e-books, and links. Among the materials in the article sections are articles, documents, essays, and photographs.

Website: Internet Modern History Sourcebook: East Asia.

Includes many primary sources including Western missionary diaries.

Website: Imaging China and the Chinese. Contains diaries of missionaries.

Website: Hanover Historical Texts Project. Many primary sources, including some on Asia.

Website: World History Archive. Provides “documents to support the study of world history from a working-class and non-Eurocentric perspective.”

Website: Understanding Non-Western Cultures: Asia: Primary Sources and Websites