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Research Guides

Collections and Resources on China


Within the University of Toronto Library system, the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library specializes in collecting and preserving research materials in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, with an emphasis on humanities and social sciences. This guide aims to provide users with a general introduction to print and electronic research resources related to Chinese Studies at U of T and on the open Internet. 

Research help

For consultation on Chinese Studies resources,  class visits, general/subject library tours, or other inquries, please contact:



Stephen Qiao 乔晓勤

Chinese Studies Librarian

Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library

(416) 946-7522 or 978-6716 

Lucy Gan 甘露

East Asian Information Service Librarian 

Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library

(416) 978-1025



EAL announcements

Trial of Chinese e-Books via i-READ
EAL has just arranged free trial access to 500 Chinese e-books (mainly in traditional Chinese and published in Taiwan) via the  i-READ platform.
trial access period:  2021/4/1 --- 2021/6/30
how to access:
  1.  log in to the UTORvpn (for information:;
  2. browse the e-book lists, and find the title of interest;
    Part 1: 
    Part 2:
  3. open the URL of the ebook as listed in the EXCEL list.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact