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Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying China at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for Chinese, including ebooks, ejournals and bibliographic databases.


Chinese Regulatory Actions to Impact Access

In March 2023, the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC) imposed new oversight requirements on specific content types appearing in the China National Knowledg Infrastructure (CNKI). Due to these requirements, full text downloads of four content types will be temporarily suspended: dissertations, conference proceedings, patents, and statistics. Academic journals, newspapers, and numerous other content types are not being impacted. Please note, the suspension will take effect on March 31, 2023 12:00 pm Eastern Time, corresponding to the action occurring April 1 in the People’s Republic of China.

Please follow the link for more information.

We currently have temporary full access to CYFD with over 5,200 titles and 44k volumes of yearbooks during the suspension period. URL:

New eResources

We now have access to complete collection of 2636 yearbook titles with 30309 volumes, including the most recent titles. There is also an English interface with datamining function for statistical analysis.

Finding books for Chinese studies

Oxford has a wide range of ebooks for Chinese studies and printed books, including the main science collection in the KB Chen China Centre library.  For more detailed info about our book collections visit our book page and e-Book page of this guide.

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for Chinese studies below, but take a look at other pages of this guide for more titles.

HD Chung Chinese Studies Librarian

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Bodleian K B Chen China Centre Library
University of Oxford China Centre
Dickson Poon Building
Canterbury Road
Oxford OX2 6LU
01865280437 (CCL); 01865277217 (Special Collections)