Imperial China is generally understood to begin with the Qin Dynasty in 221 B. C. continuing to approximately 1800. The suggested electronic resources are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection. Ebooks are particularly helpful for members of our distance learning (DL) community. If you are accessing online resources from off campus and a log in is required, use your student portal user name and password to access. You may check the location and the availability of an item in our collection through the online catalog, accessible from the library home page.
Professional librarians are cheerfully available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, in the library, or by phone at 540-441-8400.
Imperial China, 900 - 1800 by Frederick W. Mote - DS 750.64 .M67 1999
The open empire: a history of China to 1800 by Valerie Hansen - DS 735 .H25 2015
China in world history by Paul Ropp - DS 735 .R67 2010
A concise history of China by J. A. G. Roberts - DS735 .R5 1999
China and the West: a short story of their contact from ancient times to the fall of the Manchu Dynasty by William Soothill - DS 740.4 .S6 2009
The Qing dynasty and traditional Chinese culture by Richard Smith - DS 754.14 .S6 2015
JSTOR - contains complete back issues of 241 scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines. Issues from the most recent three to five years for each title may not be included in the collection. If you locate an article that is not available in full-text, check to see if the journal is available on any of PHC's other databases.
ProQuest - contains the citations and abstracts of over 1,000 titles in the broad areas of social sciences and law. Of those 1,000 titles, 710 provide users with full-text, images and graphics online. Indexing and full-text coverage begins in the early 1990s for most titles.
eBooks - provides access to over 65,000 academic, full-text, electronic books that can be accessed immediately on your computer. On first use, patrons are prompted to create a user ID and password for future access.
Locate online access to these journals through the library's Periodical Listing.
Chinese studies in history (Online, 2001-present)
Early China (Online, 2014-one year ago)
Late Imperial China (Online, 2002-one year ago)
Created: Ngai, 2017. Reviewed by Dr. Cherri Wemlinger/Thornhill, 2017, 2019.