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Guide to 20th Century China: Quick Start

This guide provides information on journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical sources, article databases, and other resources useful for research on 20th century China.

About China Document Center (CDC)

As part of the Global Resources Center (GRC), the CDC is an international scholarly resource and a national central repository of Chinese language publications concerning the military, national security, politics, society, economy, law, foreign relations, and history of the People's Republic of China.

For more information, please check the following links:

About Taiwan Resource Center (TRC)

The TRC, the only resource center of its kind in the United States, was established in December 2004 to provide a specialized collection of resources for advanced study and research on Taiwan. It is open to all researchers actively engaged in the study of Taiwan, regardless of institutional affiliation. 


Welcome to the library research guide on the 20th century China. This guide aims to connect you with both English and Chinese resources related to the 20th century China available at GWU. The resources are grouped together according to their formats and languages, marked by separate tabs. If you have questions about this guide, want to set up a research consultation appointment, and schedule a tour to visit the CDC, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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For the highlights of the major figures and events of China's modern history, try this tool:

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