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East Asian Studies: China

Resources for studying East Asian languages, cultures and histories.

Listen to Spoken Languages

The Audio Archive section of the Internet Archive includes a number of open source audio instructional modules. Listen to Chinese Intonations, a demo of how the four basic Chinese intonations sound.

Books in the Reference Collection

Reference books are a great place to start your research, since they provide background and context on a country's geography, history, language and culture. Below is a sample of some of the books in the library's reference collection that cover topics in Chinese language, literature and culture.

Getting To Know Your Country

Use these online resources to find background and context on China and its language, literature and culture.  

Recommended Web Resources

There are a lot of great resources on the web where you can find information about China and its language and culture as well as online primary texts (stories, poems and novels) and recordings of literature being read aloud.  Have fun exploring!