Run Run Shaw Library

China: Trade, Politics & Culture, 1793-1980

This digital collection provides unique manuscript material relating to the activities and observations of British and American diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists in China from 1793 to 1980, together with rare periodicals, over 400 colour paintings, maps and drawings by English and Chinese artists, as well as countless photographs, sketches and ephemeral items, depicting Chinese people, places, customs and events.

Subject coverage: history and culture of China

Location: Web (remote access available)