Academic Resources | 学术资源

The University of Manchester

Chinese hieroglyphics on old paper

The lists below are a collection of resources that the University Library provides to help our researchers identify key information in all the areas of China Studies.

Full text subscribed databases in Chinese for China studies

Full text subscribed databases in English for China studies

UoM Chinese Special Collection

The UoM Library’s Special Collections provide a rich resource for China Studies. The Library’s printed, manuscript and archival collections are of particular value to Chinese Studies. 

The Library’s Chinese and China-related collections encompass a remarkable diversity of material, documenting five centuries of Chinese history and culture. 

For advice on these resources, contact Zhang Ruili, Academic Engagement Librarian in Chinese Studies at or +44 (0) 161 306 1886 / 0161 306 4930

Free online Chinese language resources

Non-digitised Chinese language resources will also be made available.

Disaster History is an online bilingual resource bringing leading academic research on manmade and natural disaster in Chinese history to the general public. 


Find descriptions of UK library collections:

Oxford and Bodleian and China Centre Libraries

British Library

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.

Contact the Chinese Collections Curator, Emma Goodliffe:

Needham Research Institute, Cambridge

8 Sylvester Road, Cambridge CB3 9AF.

Contact the Librarian, John Moffett:

Berlin State Library

  • Crossasia (State Library Berlin resources and catalogues)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong |  香港中文大学

Contact the Assistant Director, Gao Qi: