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. 

Many of our journals are also available electronically.

Browse e-journals

Some useful journals are listed below.

  • Asian philosophy
  • China study journal
  • Chinese literature today
  • Dao: a journal of comparative philosophy
  • Daoism: Religion, History & Society
  • International journal of China studies
  • Journal of Chinese Cinemas
  • Journal of Chinese religions Journal of Chinese philosophy
  • Journal of Chinese political science
  • Philosophy East & West 
  • Journal of Chinese political science
  • Journal of Chinese religions 
  • Twentieth-century China

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. Some useful e-journal collections for Chinese Studies are:

The library subscribes to a number of e-resources.

Databases by Subject

Many of our e-resources require you to login using your university IT account. 


  • 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