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Global China Studies (GCS) Capstone

Capstone resources for Global China Studies at NYU Shanghai.

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Quick Tips for Finding Books at NYU Shanghai

  • BobCat can be searched using 汉字!
  • If you don't find what you are looking for (there are sometimes technical complications), do a search using the English alphabet
  • BobCat and WorldCat use the Library of Congress romanization system for Chinese, which is based on the principles of the pinyin system. Except for proper nouns, there is a space between the romanized form of every character. Omitting spaces can affect your search results!
    e.g. the title of Liu Dajie's book on the development of the history of Chinese literature is romanized as Zhongguo wen xue fa zhan shi, so a keyword search on "wenxue" spelled without space will not retrieve any results.

Chinese E-books

There are over 4,000 Ming (1368-1644) documents and more than 300,000 volumes of Qing (1644-1911) archival materials in this database, including e-books, periodicals, newspapers, theses, and conference proceedings. It does not provide full text for everything it indexes, however, and the amount of text you can see varies. If you come across something for which the full text is not available, please request it via Interlibrary Loan.