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Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
Archive/Manuscript
1 online resource (14,094 images).
  • A compilation of rare English journals published inside and outside China before 1911
  • The China review : or notes and queries on the Far East (1872-1901)
  • Indo-Chinese gleaner (1817-1822).
This collection provides researchers with six rare English-language journals, five of which were founded by Western missionaries in the Far East in the 19th century, covering a wide range of topics such as East-West communication, Christianity in China and other parts of Asia, and China's political, economic, and cultural landscape.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies
This collection contains a wide range of materials documenting western interaction with China from the first embassy by Lord Macartney to trade negotiations for military aircraft in the 1970s. It includes papers regarding the Macartney and Amherst Embassies, the Opium War, Arrow War, Boxer Rebellion, Taiping Rebellion, the opening of treaty ports, the creation and running of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service and the birth of the People's Republic, and strong collections relating to missionaries and their experiences. It contains maps, drawings and photographs, and personal accounts of life and work in China throughout the period.
Database topics
History; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
Archive/Manuscript
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Original manuscript material comprising diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents containing histories and literary works. Especially strong for the 18th and 19th centuries, this collection is particularly relevant to historians studying: the British Indian Empire; government, administration and politics, the relationship between Britain and the British Indian Empire, the relationship between the British Indian Empire and Indian Princely States, the Mysore and Maratha wars and other conflicts, the role of the Scots in India, the Indian Uprising and trade and agriculture. The collection includes the writings of Governors-General, Commanders-in-Chief, Indian princes, soldiers, traders, missionaries, explorers, historians and authors of literary works, indigo farmers and tea and coffee planters.
Database topics
Science (General); Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Engineering
With a focus on engineering and scientific references, the collection contains over 179 books. Subject areas include chemistry and plastics, materials science, environmental science, microelectronics materials, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, chemical engineering, systems engineering, food sciences, and mechanical engineering.