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HIST 147B: Modern China (Hu): Background Sources

Finding Background Information on Your Topic

Encyclopedias, and Other Reference Sources

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference sources are a great way to get started and to find an overview or background information on your topic from various perspectives.

Online Reference Collections

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Below are some good encyclopedia  and other reference sources on China.  Use them to get an historical overview of your topic before focusing on a more specific time period.