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Category Archives: China

ChinaMaxx Digital Library

Dear all, Yenching library has just subscribed to ChinaMaxx Digital Library 超星数字图书平台 ( which contains more than seven hundred thousand Chinese books, including two special collections of Siku quanshu cunmu congshu 四库全书存目丛书 and Wenshi ziliao 文史资料. Please take a look and let us know if you have any questions.

The second round of blibiographic orientations

Please mark your calendar. The second round of blibiographic orientations at Harvard-Yenching Library is coming next week. March 4(Mon) 3:00pm Chinese language resources, with Xiao-he Ma, Sharon Yang (Common room) March 5(Tue) 3:00pm Japanese language resources, with Kuniko McVey (Common room) March 7(Thu) 10:30am Korean language resources, with Mikyung Kang (Common room) We are offering […]

Bao Juan Collection

繪圖十美圖寶卷, 上海 : 惜陰書局 from Harvard-Yenching Library Bao Juan 寶卷 Collection

Jiu li guo nian feng su zhuan hao(舊曆過年風俗專號)

Now you have had a wonderful lunar new year with your family or friends, maybe it’s a good time to find out how people in early-twentieth century China celebrated theirs. Beijing Jing xi nong min she(北京京西農民社). Jiu li guo nian feng su zhuan hao(舊曆過年風俗專號), 北京 : 京西農民社, 1927 Full digital version:

Happy new year of the snake

Today is the first day of the lunar year! Harvard-yenching Library wish you all have a wonderful, productive new year of the snake! Find Images of the snake at

Pierece the Paper Tiger

From Digital Collections at The Center for Research Libraries Chinese pamphlets: Political communication and mass education in the early period of the People’s Republic of China Chinese pamphlets, picture books and other propaganda issued during the early years of the People’s Republic of China between 1947 and 1954. Unlike the high-end, made-for-export propaganda held […]

Augustine Heard & Co.

Harvard Business School’s Baker Library is now having a exhibition on Augustine Heard & Co., one of the most respected and powerful U.S. trading houses in China in the mid-19th century. Here’s the accompanying website for those of you who cannot come to the exhibition in person. The library also holds extensive records of […]

Sight-seeing programme in Mukden

Ever consider visiting Shenyang, or Mukden, the largest city in Northeast China, and one of the former capitals of the Qing dynasty? We highly recommend that you bring this mid-twentieth century Lonely Planet with you to add some historical flavor to your trip. 瀋陽遊覽指南 = sight-seeing programme in Mukden

Portraits of women doctors working in China

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard is a research library devoted to the history of women. Although the main body of the library’s collection focuses on women’s experience in the U.S., one can find plentiful materials reflecting the long history of interactions between American women and the world. Here […]

A Japanese traveler in China and Russia

A nineteenth-century Japanese traveler in Heilongjiang (China) and Sakhalin (Russia). From 間宮林蔵口述, 東韃地方紀行(Tōdatsu chihō kikō), 1810.