Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Product: China trade, politics and culture 1793-1980

Images, diaries, journals, books...all english language. The project provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West from Macartney’s first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74.

Very much set up as a learning tool as well as a research source. The project includescustomizable slide shows, an interactive map, overview essays and links for further research.

This project links closely with – but does not duplicate - China Through Western Eyes, a landmark project published in microfilm by Adam Matthew Publications from 1997 onwards, which made available key sources describing the experiences of Westerners in China from the first British mission to China in 1792-1794 through to the mid 20th century.

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