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History 92: Modern East Asia


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Sources for the News Analysis Assignment

Chinese Sources (in English)

China Daily (Beijing, China)

Xinhua News Agency

China Today (North American edition)





More news sources....

Research Paper

For your research paper, you will choose a topic on China, Korea, or Japan between 1600 and 2000 and discuss its historical development and significance. You will need to find both secondary sources and primary sources.  Just click on the links below or the tabs above to learn how to find these sources.  You will also need to prepare an annotated bibliography.  

Secondary Sources

  • Books
  • scholarly articles
  • Encyclopedia articles

Primary Sources

  • "Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies, photographs, etc.... These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past."  (American Library Association)


I hope this guide will be helpful to you, but if you have any trouble finding sources for your paper, please contact me.  I will be happy to help you.