The 4 collections which comprise China and the Modern World cover a period of about 180 years (1800s to 1980s) when China experienced a radical transformation from an inward-looking imperial dynasty into a globally engaged republic. Collections of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondence and letters, historical photos, ephemera, and other kinds of historical documents, provide research materials in areas such as diplomacy/international relations, economy/trade, politics, Christianity, sinology, education, science and technology, imperialism, and globalization.
This collection can also be searched on Gale Primary Sources, an integrated platform that combines Gale’s digital archives into a single cross-searchable interface.
- Missionary, Sinology & Literary Periodicals, 1817-1949
- Records of the Maritime Customs Service, 1858-1949
- Diplomacy and Political Secrets
- Hong Kong, Britain and China, 1841-1951
Coverage: 19th-20th centuries