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East Asia Library Guides: China

Chinese Studies Resources: English Translations of Chinese Texts [Back to Table of Contents]

1. Premodern Texts

Zhongguo wen xian xi yi shu mu = A bibliography of western translation of Chinese works (中國文獻西譯書目)
Call# Z3106 W27 East Asia Library Reference
It indexes western-language translations of several hundred Chinese texts, from the early texts to the books published in the late Qing.

Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature
Call#Z3108 L5 I53 1986 Starr Main Reference Room
Including citations to English translations at the end of each essay on Chinese authors.

2. Communist Party and Government Documents

China Documents Annual
Call# DS779.17 C46 SML Stacks
China Documents Annual either translates the Chinese documents directly or adopt translations in FBIS and Inside China Mainland (with corrections when necessary). It has a chronological list of documents, an personal name index, institutional name index, and subject index on the back.

JPRS Translations
The United States Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) is a government agency which translates foreign language books, newspapers, journals, unclassified foreign documents and research reports. To find China-related JPRS translations in Orbis, search keywords "JPRS" + "China".

3. News

FBIS Electronic Index (1975-1996) indexes translations of Chinese news. World News Connection (1996-) provides the full text of translations of Chinese news or the original English-language news from mainland China or Taiwan.