This page is from Hanover College's Internet Archive of Texts and Documents,
which we no longer actively maintain.

In the 1990s, useful historical material was not easy to find online. The Hanover history department pioneered in offering guides like this one to useful primary and secondary sources found throughout the web. Although searching the web is easy now, we continue to offer our most popular subject guides for users who prefer them.

You may also be interested in the Hanover Historical Texts Collection, which holds the primary sources we publish online. You can search the Collection by keyword or browse its table of contents.

Internet Archive of Texts and Documents

Texts and Documents:


Map of China (University of Maryland)
Timeline of Chinese History (University of Maryland)
An Overview of Chinese History (Compton's Living Encyclopedia)
The Great Wall: Text and Images (Purdue University)
Image: The Great Wall (CUNY)
The Forbidden City (Purdue University)
Image: Temple of Heaven (UNESCO)
Imperial Gardens (Purdue University)
China: Basic Facts (Compton's Living Encyclopedia)
Chinese Language and Pronunciation (Compton's Living Encyclopedia)
Chinese Music (Audio) (Purdue University)

The Classical Period

Image: Shang Oracle Bone (CUNY)
Yi Jing (I Ching, Book of Changes) (Monash University)
Yi Jing: Resources (Greg Whincup)
Shi Jing (Book of Odes) (University of Virginia)
13 Classics of Ancient China (including "Book of Changes" and "Analects," in Chinese) (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Mandate of Heaven (CUNY)
Daoism (Taoism) (WWW Virtual Library)
Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching): English Translations (WWW Virtual Library)
Confucianism (Ammann)
The Analects of Confucius (Chinese/English) (Monash University)
The Analects of Confucius (Charles Muller)
Zhuang Zi (The Chuang-tzu) (WWW Virtual Library)
Gu Yao Yan (Traditional Chinese Ballads and Proverbs) (University of Virginia)
Sun Zi (Sun Tzu), The Art of War (
The Legalist Policies of Qin (CUNY)
Image: The First Emperor of Qin (University of Maryland)
Extracts from Shi Ji (Records of the Grand Historian) (CUNY)
Museum of Terra-cotta Warriors (Xi'an, China)
Image: Terra-cotta Warriors (CUNY)
Ban Zhao: Lessons for a Woman (CUNY)

The Era of Division and the Tang Dynasty

Alchemy and Feng Shui (WWW Virtual Library)
Gateways to Buddhism (DharmaNet International)
The Heart Sutra (
Prajnaparamita (Diamond) Sutra (Williams)
Diamond Sutra (Chinese) (UNESCO)
Fa Xian (Fa-Hsien): A Record of the Buddhistic Kingdoms (CUNY)
Chan (Zen) Koans (UNESCO)
Images: Buddhist Art of China (Ohio State)
The Art of Dunhuang (Lanzhou University)
300 Tang Dynasty Poems (University of Virginia)
Portraits of Chinese Emperors (

Late Imperial China

Marco Polo on the Tartars (Fordham University)
Marco Polo: The Glories of Kinsay (Hangzhou) (Fordham University)
Neo-Confucian Texts (in Chinese) (Wesleyan University)
Luo Guanzhong, Three Kingdoms (
Examples of Filial Piety (Washington State University)
Chinese Food: Two Texts (CUNY)
The Art of Printing (CUNY)
Jesuits in China (Library of Congress)
Xu Guangqi (Hsu Kuang-chi): Memorial to the Emperor (1617) (Fordham University)
The Chinese Educational System (Fordham University)

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

General Qing Dynasty History (
Teaching Western Science to the Emperor (Fordham University)
Chinese Punishments (Fordham University)
A Visit to a Lama (Fordham University)
Dream of the Red Chamber (synopsis) (Washington State University)
Dream of the Red Chamber (Chapter One) (University of Virginia)
Selections from The Hai Lu: Chinese Traveler in Europe (18th c) (CUNY)
Li Ruzhen (Li Ju-chen): The Land of the Great (1828) (Washington State University)
London Missionary Society Collection (National Library of Australia)
Taiping Rebellion (CUNY)
Yuan Ming Yuan (University of British Columbia)
Education in Late Qing China (Fordham University)
Emperor Guang Xu (Kuang Hsu) on Imperial Examination (Fordham University)
Sources on Qing Dynasty and 20th-century China (UCSD)
Innovations in Chinese Painting (1850-1950) (Ohio State)

20th Century China

Republican Era (1912-1949) (
Treaty Ports and Extraterritoriality (
CCP Origins: "The Communist Manifesto" (
Art: The Modernist Generations (1920-1950) (Ohio State)
People's Republic of China (1949-present) (
Selected Works of Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung) (Maoist Documentation Project)
Mao Zedong: Photographs
Poems of Mao Zedong (in Chinese) (
Cultural Revolution (1966-1976): Virtual Museum (
Art for New China (1950-1980) (Ohio State)
Literature in Line: Lianhuanhua Picture Stories from China (Ohio State)
Art: Transformations of Tradition (1980-the present) (Ohio State)


Internet Guide for China Studies (Heidelberg University)
Chinese Studies Resources at UCLA
Chinese Philosophy Texts (Monash University)
Classical Historiography for Chinese History (UCLA)
Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library (
Internet East Asian History Sourcebook (Fordham University)
Resources for East Asian Studies (Charles Muller)
Chinese History and Culture: Images (CUNY)
Berkeley Buddhist Research Center (UC Berkeley)
Center for Buddhist Studies (National Taiwan University)
Articles on Buddhism (National Taiwan University)
Tibetan Studies (
Mirrors of the Heart-Mind: Tibetan Art (Ohio State)
1000 Years of Chinese Painting (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Women in Chinese History (University of Maine)
Bibliography: Women in Chinese History (Patricia Ebrey)
East Asian Programs and Institutes (University of Oregon)
Study Abroad Programs: Asia (University of Texas)

Last Updated: May 30, 1999
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