China: Trade, Politics & Culture, 1793-1980


This collection provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West.

China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980 is based on substantial collections of unique manuscript materials held at the library of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the British Library in London, supplemented by additional source. In addition we have included a range of rare printed materials including missionary periodicals, atlases and books which help to contextualize the other sources.

It provides multiple perspectives – from politicians, diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists, and documents many of the key events that happened in this period from 1793 to 1980.


Access is restricted to ASU students, faculty, and staff; off-campus access is available.

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Primary Sources
Global Studies–Also Useful
History–Also Useful
Adam Matthew