Imperial China is generally understood to begin with the Qin Dynasty in 221 B. C. continuing to approximately 1800. In the PHC Library catalog, you can search a variety of resources by title, author, keyword, or phrase, linking you to ebooks, print books in the on-campus collection, and journal articles from both general and subject specific databases. The more specific your search terms, the more specific the results will be. For our Distance Learning (DL) students, excerpts from print items held in the on campus library can be provided on request.
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Imperial China, 900 - 1800 - DS 750.64 .M67 1999
The open empire: a history of China to 1800 - DS 735 .H25 2015
China in world history - DS 735 .R67 2010
A concise history of China - DS735 .R5 1999
The Qing dynasty and traditional Chinese culture - 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.
You can search for articles in the catalog by title, author, keyword, or phrase or you can browse a specific journal linked from 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. Update: Thornhill, 2020.