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China: Anthropological Perspectives (ANT 280)

Dr. Jenny Chio, Spring 2013

Anthropological Literature

Places to Start

Provides searchable full-text access to complete runs of key scholarly journals in many fields. Includes 500+ anthropology titles. To obtain more relevant results, try narrowing your search by discipline and using more specific search terms.

Web of Science
Multidisciplinary database covering the top journals in science, social science, and the arts & humanities. GREAT database for anthro-related topics!

Annual Review of Anthropology
Go into Annual Reviews Online and click on "Anthropology" in the drop down box. Critical reviews of the most significant primary research literature in Anthropology. These articles will guide you to the principal contributions of the field and help you keep up to date.

Anthropology Review Database (ARD)
published online by the University of Buffalo, ARD is a database of signed, refereed reviews covering the entire gamut of anthropological publications, including books, audiovisual materials, software & multimedia, exhibits, tourist sites, conferences, and on-line resources.

Anthropology Plus
Unites Harvard's "Anthropological Literature" and the Royal Anthropological Institute's (UK) "Anthropological Index". It indexes articles and essays in over 2500 journals and edited works on all aspects of anthropology and archaeology (in English and other European languages).

  • NOTE: Anthro Plus is a bit difficult to search -- it does not search abstracts or full-text (but does link to full-text) so when you search you are only searching titles and a few keywords assigned to each article. To get better results, try using general/broad search terms.

Also try...

Google Scholar
Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. Look for links to full-text at Emory. NOTE: Content indexed by Google varies in quality -- use caution when selecting resources and remember that Google does not index all scholarly journals.

Sociological Abstracts
Indexes sociology and sociological topics in anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science and social psychology.

HRAF World Cultures (eHRAF - Human Relations Area Files)
Full-text ethnographies of over 360 culture groups. Extensively indexed by subject. Key resource for cross-cultural comparison

Gender Watch
Provides publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.

Focusing on China

Bibliography of Asian Studies
Indexes all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide. The online version contains references to books (through 1992), journals, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften.

China: Trade, Politics & Culture 1793-1980
English-language sources relating to China and the West from 1793 to 1980. It covers almost every aspect of Chinese history during the two centuries of social and political upheaval that led to China's development as a modern power. Here you can find significant sources describing the lives and work of missionaries in China from 1869-1970, among many other topics.

China Academic Journals
Full text access to articles from Chinese academic journals. This database covers the majority of academic journals published in the PRC, and is produced at the Tsinghua University in Beijing.

China: Culture and Society
A digital collection of about 1,200 extremely rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. The pamphlets cover speeches, guides, reports, essays, catalogues, magazine articles and other material addressing Chinese history, culture, and everyday life.

The Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1980
A collection of the British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The files include, among other things, eye-witness accounts and detailed reports on life in China, in depth analysis of the Communist Revolution and all the major figures, and material on the Korean War, the Cold War, US relations and the Cultural Revolution.

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Yearbooks Online
This E-Yearbooks database contains the China Economy Yearbook, the China Educational Development Yearbook, the China Environment Yearbook, The China Legal Development yearbook, the China Population and Labor Yearbook, the China Society Yearbook from 2007 to 2009.

Relevant Area Studies Journals:

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