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Collections and Resources on China

Archival / Primary Source databases @ UofT

Archives collect and preserve original documents of organizations such as governments, churches, and universities. These original documents provide precious original resources to researchers. In recent years, there have been many projects worldwide to digitize select archival materials and make them accessible online.  In spite of this, due to a combination of technological, legal, cultural, or political factors, most archival sources remain in paper format, and gaining access to some of them may present special challenges. Here at the U of T, the library has acquired the following archival databases related to Chinese Studies:

Archival reprints @ EAL

The East Asian Library has been collecting reprint copies of archival materials on various topics related to China. Their information is available through the library catalogue. Below are some select titles of such resources:

*****  Table of contents for the parts of  中共重要历史文献资料汇编, which have been acquired by EAL, is viewable and searchable online via 

Select open access archival projects

Links to major Chinese archives