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HISTORY 8410 Chinese History Research Methodology

Chinese & Korean Studies Librarian

Guoqing Li's picture
Guoqing Li
Contact:
305L Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-9597

Chinese & Korean Studies Librarian

Guoqing Li's picture
Guoqing Li
Contact:
305L Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-9597

Course Description

This course aims to help the students gain basic knowledge in primary sources and methodology for research on pre-modern and modern China.  It consists of two parts: 1) various types of primary sources and major collections, including useful reference books; 2) a range of approaches that have enabled historians to use primary sources critically and creatively.

East Asian Materials Search Tips

There are two ways to search the records in Chinese/Japanese/Korean:

  • Enter search using romanized characters
  • Enter search in Chinese/Korean/Japanese characters

Romanization Standards

The libraries follow the romanization standards used in the Library of Congress

Chinese  -  pinyin romanization system, however some older titles still has titles using the Wade-Giles romanization system.

Japanese - Modified Hepburn romanization system

Korean - McCune-Reischauer system

LC Call Number Outline

A -- General Works

B -- Philosophy. Psychology. Religion

C -- Auxiliary Sciences Of History

D -- World History And History Of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc.

E -- History Of The Americas

F -- History Of The Americas

G -- Geography. Anthropology. Recreation

H -- Social Sciences

J -- Political Science

K -- Law

L -- Education

M -- Music And Books On Music

N -- Fine Arts

P -- Language And Literature

Q -- Science

R -- Medicine

S -- Agriculture

T -- Technology

U -- Military Science

V -- Naval Science

Z -- Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General)

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