This 715-reel microfilm set contains files of clippings from newspapers covering 1950-1960. The clippings are classified by subject heading and cover issues concerning China and overseas Chinese. Guide in Chinese and English.
The references below feature many of the strengths of CRL’s holdings. Links point to more detailed descriptions in the CRL catalog, as well
as digital versions of the content or digitized finding aids for microfilm where available. Collecting in this area continues through the purchase programs.
Collection of 303 intelligence files on China in Tibet, held at the India Office in London (1903-1950). Organized into six subject series (such as "Revolution in China" and "14th Dalai Lama, World War II and Communist China, 1933-1950") and arranged chronologically within each series.
This is a reprint set containing documents on relations between China and Korea, and Korea and Japan, 1644-1787.
Government Publications - U.S.
"The minutes of Marshall's meetings and reports and memoranda prepared by U.S. advisers are all included. Information on the military front is provided by reports from U.S. observers in the field who investigated cease-fire violations." (description from Gale Primary Source Media catalog): Complete description.
Great Britain. Government Documents and Records
Covers FO 674. CRL has volumes 1-54.
These are the documents of the Chinese administration in Guangdong captured by the British in the second Anglo-Chinese war (1857).
This reprint set is a selection of 19th century papers and reports dealing with China. Included are committee reports and Command papers. Also included are House of Lords committee reports that were communicated to the House of Commons.
- Steeds, David, and Ian Nish. China, Japan and 19th century Britain. Z2009.S813.
- Catalogue of British parliamentary papers in the Irish University Press 1000-volume series and area studies series, 1801-1900. Z2019.I7
This reprint set includes communications from the British consul in Shanghai to the British ambassador in the capital, featuring economic and political reports, intelligence summaries, wartime reports, various materials on public health concerns and crises, and matters related to the Shanghai French Concession.
This microfilm set includes manuscripts in the custody of the Hosokawa family of a historical biography compiled on the authority of inscriptions and epitaphs from the Ming Dynasty, Medieval China. It is also known as Komin bunkai or Huang ming wen hai.
Missionary Records and Works
This set includes minutes, reports and correspondence in manuscript and typescript of the Primitive Methodist Missionary Society which merged with the United Methodist Missionary Society in 1932, to form the Methodist Missionary Society. The Center or its respective Area Microform Projects hold the sections of archives relating to Africa, China, South Asia, and the West Indies.
GUIDE: Bennett, Elizabeth. Methodist Missionary Society archives, London : guide. E-8417
This set includes copies of Yenching University reports, minutes and other documents from 1890-1950, published by United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.
News and Press Summaries
This collection contains transcripts from the Central Newsreel and the Documentary Film Studio of China, two of the major mass media and communication channels in China from 1950–1970. Created by government agents, the transcripts provide a glimpse into the Cultural Revolution (especially for the period 1966–1976), and cover all aspects of social activities, though the emphasis is on the development and achievement in the building of a socialist country.
Press summaries prepared by U.S. Consular Offices and Information Services in Hong Kong. The Center holds eight individual titles with coverage between 1945-1950.
- Chinese press review (Beijing, China)
- Chinese press review (Chongqing, China)
- Chinese press review (Guangzhou, China)
- Chinese press review (Kunming, China)
- Chinese press review (Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China)
- Chinese press review (Shanghai, China)
- Chinese press review (Shen-yang shih, China)
- Tientsin press review
This set contains summaries of the People's Republic of China local radio broadcasting from 1959-1981. Contents are based on daily radio broadcasting from 29 local radio stations and divided into three categories: politics, military affairs and economics. They are typed and filmed by date. (See also: Fei qu di fang guang bo xin wen, 1956-1958).
This is a set of Chinese and Japanese press cuttings relating to the politics and economy of China, 1908-1923.
Microfilm by the Library of Congress of press summaries prepared by the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong.
- Current background, June 1950-July 1977
- Extracts from China Mainland magazines, 1955-1960
- Selections from China mainland magazines, 1960-1973
- Selections from People's Republic of China magazines, Oct. 29, 1973-Sept. 1977
- Survey of China mainland press, Nov. 1950-Oct. 5, 1973
- Survey of People's Republic of China press, Oct. 9, 1973-Sept. 30, 1977
Translation: Compilation of tabloids in Modern China: First Series.
Reprint set (97 v.) of tabloids published in China reflecting all aspects of social life and other subjects.
- v.1-45. Qun qiang bao -- 群強報
- v.46-72. Ai guo bai hua bao -- 愛國白話報
- v.73-97. Xin shi jie -- 新世界
Twenty volumes containing reprints from newspapers, documents and other materials.
This is a series of periodical titles, each covering a different subject and consisting of articles reprinted from current newspapers and journals published in the People's Republic of China. The Center holds most of the titles in the series from 1980 to 1985. Titles cataloged separately.
Rare Books and Literature
The Hunter Collection consists of mass education material, directories and guidebooks published in Hong Kong and in Mainland China, particularly Shanghai, in the years 1947-1954 and collected by Edward Hunter.
The mass education material includes several hundred cartoon books, pamphlets, postcards, and magazines, heavily pictorial in content, on such topics as foreign threats to Chinese security, Chinese relations with the Soviet Union, industrial and agricultural production, and marriage reform. The items were produced by both Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist) and Communist regimes, and appear to be directed at the general youth and adult populations of China.
These items can be viewed in CRL's digital collection, Chinese pamphlets: Political communication and mass education in the early period of the People's Republic of China.
GUIDE: Van Gulik collection : rare Chinese books on microfiche : catalogue. E-7515
The Center acquired only part 1 of this set. Part 1 includes 117 titles, including almost all the rare folk novels. Individual titles are also cataloged separately.
This microfilm set contains copies of Chinese folk literature which apparently are otherwise unpublished. The reel numbering is not consecutive. An index to the set appears on reel 614.
This is the Bulletin of the Taiwan Association for 1898-1907.
This is a reprint set, including materials on land and agricultural problems in Taiwan, 1850-1980.