This digital platform is a web portal for open access digital collections. All linkable digital collections are open access and free. Please browse the sources by collection title, institution or time period. The advanced search also allow you browse or search by language, subject area, subject, format, or keyword. This project is designed and created by the Digital Collections for Chinese Studies team which is led by Dr. Yan He and Dr. Ann James (from April 2020 to April 2022). The project is funded and supported by Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at GWU. Please see the platform and the user guide below.
Dean Geneva Henry, Libraries and Academic Innovation, George Washington University
Prof. Peter Bol, Harvard University
Dr. Yan He (PI), China Documentation Center Librarian
Dr. Ann James (Co-PI), Data Science Librarian
Mr. Kahang Ngau, MS student
Ms. Sophie Muro, MA student
Ms. Xinzi Dinghe, Ph.D. student
Prof. Marc Matten, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Prof. Baihui Yao, Capital Normal University, China
Dr. Henrike Rudolph, University of Göttingen, Germany
This user guide provides instructors for utilizing GWU’s Chinese Studies Mapping Tool – Digital Collections for Chinese Studies. Included in this dashboard are various search and filter features, to allow students and researchers to quickly and easily gather information regarding where digital collections to Chinese Studies are held throughout North America.
The dashboard can be accessed here:
This webpage app was designed as a way to improve searchability and browsing for users. This app also allowed our team to expand the ways in which the mapping tool could function for students and researchers alike. Because this webpage is accessible through both desktop and mobile devices, we are able to offer users greater accessibility to the mapping tool.
While all of the same digital collections present in the dashboard can be found in the webpage app, there are several key features which differ from the desktop version. This specific guide has been created using a Mac, however there may be slight differences in the app when using a PC. The greater difference between these two platforms that the webpage app allows for users to conduct a keyword search.
This feature was important to us as it ensures that users are not limiting their searches to only the terms which are provided in a drop-down menu. All keyword searchers pull directly from the collections metadata and displays relevant collections on the map, just as the dashboard does.
The webpage app can be accessed here: