The Resource Guide directs the reader to the most important English-language sources on modern Chinese history. There are three sections. The first includes annotated bibliographies of sixty-one general works and more than 430 of the most authoritative sources. The second section provides data on thirteen documentary and twenty feature films that can enhance understanding of modern Chinese history. The third section annotates important electronic resources to further explore China and its past, listing sites that are primarily launching pads for further search.
Bibliography of Asian Studies. Published by the Association for Asian Studies. Annual, beginning in 1956. A comprehensive bibliography of books, articles, and government documents.
Hayford, Charles W., comp. China, New Edition. World Bibliographical Series, vol. 35. Oxford: Clio Press, 1997. A comprehensive volume, copiously and judiciously annotated. It has useful cross-references. Three indices, of authors, titles, and subjects, make it especially user-friendly.
Skinner, G. William, comp. Modern Chinese Society: An Annotated Bibliography. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1973. In 3 vols. Provides useful notes on published secondary sources in all disciplines on topics from the Qing dynasty to the Communist period. Vol. 1 covers sources in English, vol. 2, sources in Chinese, and vol. 3, sources in Japanese.
Zurndorfer, Harriet T. China Bibliography: A Research Guide to Reference Works