Chinese Studies

Subject Guides include information on subject specific web resources, ebooks, ejournals and helpful classification numbers. Digital and Information Literacy Skills Sessions can be arranged for groups or individuals. If you would like additional help please use our booking form to arrange a session.

Books are located on the upper floor (001-841) and the lower floors (841-999) of the library at the Lampeter campus. It is important to search the library catalogue in order to find specific titles. Some relevant classification numbers for Chinese Studies are listed below: 

181.11    Chinese philosophy
299.51    Chinese religions
495.51    Chinese language
791.430951    Chinese cinema
895.1    Chinese literature
951    Chinese history
951.04    Chinese modern history

You can access e-books via the library catalogue and the E-Book Collections. For your subject, you may find the ACLS Humanties E-book and the EBSCO E-book Collection  useful databases. Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account.

The main collection of Chinese Studies print journals is located at the lower floor while the latest journals are displayed on the ground floor of the library at the Lampeter Campus. It is important that you use the catalogue to locate individual journal titles.  Some useful journals are listed below. Many of our journals are also available electronically.

A selection of full text e-journals as well as the indexes and abstracts are available via the library. Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account. To search for full text e-journal articles by subject, you can go to the library catalogue or go to specific e-journal resources on the E-Journal Collections. Some useful e-journal collections for Chinese Studies are:

The easiest way to find full text e-journal articles is to use the library catalogue. E-journal titles can be located using the E-Journal search. Below are links to some useful e-journal titles for Chinese Studies:

A complete list of journal collections can be viewed at Electronic Journals A-Z list.

The library subscribes to a number of e-resources, of which the following might be useful:

ATLA Religion Database supports religious and theological scholarship in education and research. It contains thousands of citation from international titles and multi-author works in the field of religion including religions in China.

Oxford Art Online covers all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day, from art and architecture to ceramics and photography. It also has a good coverage for Chinese arts.

Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account. A complete list can be viewed at All Resources.


  • The Complete Reference to Chinese-Related Web Sites
  • China WWW Virtual Library is a searchable gateway of Internet resources relevant to Chinese Studies, hosted by the Sinological Institute, Leiden University, Netherlands.
  • Marjorie Chan's China Links has annotated links to over six hundred websites pertaining to on-line resources on Chinese studies.


Journals in Chinese Studies