Revolutions: Chinese Communist Revolutions and Mao
Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks
Search Britannica Academic Online which contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica plus authoritative websites and full-text journal access.
Search a Subject Specific Collection of e-Reference Books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library on the subject of Chinese Communist Revolutions
- Berkshire encyclopedia of China:. Ref DS735 .A2 B47 2009
- The Cambridge encyclopedia of China. 2nd ed. Ref DS705 .C35 1991
- Companion to Chinese history. Ref DS705 .O63 1987
- Cultural atlas of China. Ref DS721 .B56 1983
- Encyclopedia of China: the essential reference to China, its history and culture. Ref DS705 .P47 1999
- Encyclopedia of modern Asia. Ref DS4 .E53 2002 6 vols (also an online ebook)
- Encyclopedia of modern China. Ref DS755 .E55 2009 4 vols (also an online ebook)
- Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century. Ref PN 771 E5 1981 4 vols
- Great events from history:
- The 20th century, 1901-1940. Ref D421 .G629 2007 6 vols (also an online ebook)
- The 20th century, 1941-1970. Ref D421 .G6295 2008 6 vols (also an online ebook)
- Modern China: an encyclopedia of its history, culture and nationalism. Ref DS733 .M63 1998
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See the course guide Finding Primary Sources for ways to find documents and primary sources in our Library and on the internet.
- From Wikipedia's article on Academic use: "Wikipedia is not a reliable source for academic writing or research."
- To find reliable websites:
- China: a country study (online version of a book published in 1987 by the U. S. government)
- Chinese Revolution (from Alpha History, a free online textbook and resource center for history teachers and students, this site includes primary source documents, timelines, glossary of related terms, a who's who, and more)
- Communist Nations since 1917 (lecture notes by late Univ. of Kansas professor Anna M. Cienciala; see Chapter 9 on China)
- Intellectual Opinions from the Hundred Flowers Period (downloadable pdf from Columbia University's Asia for Educators containing a sampling of opinions of Chinese intellectuals in May-June 1957)
- Mao Tse Tung Internet Archive (from Marxists.org)
- Quotations from Mao Tse Tung (Quotations from 1927 to 1964 on the Mao Tse Tung Internet Archive)
- Selected Works of Mao Zedong by Date (from the Mao Tse Tung Internet Archive)
Arts, Literature, Music, Theater, and Propaganda Posters
- Art and China's Revolution (companion website to a 2009 exhibition at the Asia Society in New York)
- Art and Ideology in the People's Republic of China (downloadable pdf from Beyond the Border, a collection of films covering war, geography, politics, history and current affairs) NOT WORKING 10/2018
- Art & Politics in Mao's China (companion webpage to a 2005 exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum, Utah)
- Chinese Posters: Propaganda, Politics, History, Art (a virtual exhibition of Chinese propaganda posters)
- Chinese Propaganda Art throughout the Chinese Civil War (An article with bibliography from Australian artist and art blogger Shan Crosbie)
- Mao and the Writers (article by Martin Bernal for the New York Review of Books in 1969)
- Mao-era: Chinese Revolutionary Music (article by teacher Jeffrey Hays on his website Facts and Details)
- Mao's Way: Chinese Propaganda Posters - In Pictures (an exhibition of posters 1969-1979)
- The Red Sun Lights the Road Forward for Tachai (contains many photos from books about Mao's China; from the blog Propaganda Photos: Books, Politics, and Photography)
- Revolutionary Opera and Mao and Communist Theater in China (article by teacher Jeffrey Hays on his website Facts and Details)
- Songs of China's Cultural Revolution (from William A. Joseph, Dept. of Political Science, Wellesley College)
- Theatre and Dance in the Cultural Revolution (from the online book Asian Traditional Theatre and Dance by Jukka O. Miettenin, University of Helsinki and Mahidol University)
- A Visual Sourcebook for Chinese Civilization (Prepared by Patricia Buckley Ebrey of University of Washington)
- China's Cultural Revolution in Memories: The CR/10 Project (Video interviews with people who experienced China's Great Proletarian Revolution, 1966-1976)
- Eyewitness: Cultural Revolution (from BBC News)
- I was sentenced to life in a Chinese labour camp. This is my story. (In this article in the British online newspaper The Independent, Harry Wu recounts his 19 year incarceration during the Chinese Cultural Revolution)
- Life and Death in Shanghai (Link to excerpts from Nien Cheng's book of the same title published in Time magazine on June 8, 1987)
- My Youth in China: Growing up in the Cultural Revolution by Yafei Hu and L. James Hammond.
- Voices from China's Cultural Revolution (A New York Times article by Chris Buckley, Didi Kirsten,Jane Perlez, and Amy Qin)