Introducing China: Culture and Society

China: Culture and Society is a rich, unique collection which benefits OWU faculty and students conducting research on Chinese history, culture, religion, art, literature, and everyday life.

This one-of-a-kind digital collection provides access to extremely rare pamphlets from the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia, which is housed in the Cornell University Library. Mostly in English and spanning the years 1750 to 1929, it covers such topics as foreign presence in China, foreign relations, missionaries and Christianity, rebellion and revolution, language and writing, and art and artifacts.

Addresses and speeches, annual reports, catalogs, essays, guides and manuals, lecture notes, letters, minutes of meetings, and magazine articles are available. Read more about the nature and scope of the collection.

For help searching the collection, please contact your subject librarians.

Did you know?  The Libraries offers a wide variety of in-person and online research help.  Explore the options!

Beeghly Library Open on Sunday, August 25th

New this year! To help students get a jump start on the semester, Beeghly Library will be open on Sunday, August 25th from 1pm – 2am. Library staff will be on hand all day to help with printing and resource access and IS will be available at the Student Help Desk from 1pm-5pm to help with printing and network connectivity for laptops and other mobile devices.

Beeghly’s 24 x 7 Café and Lounge will also reopen on the 25th so students may access computers and a printer after the library officially closes at 2am. Students will need to swipe their ID cards outside the café entrance to gain access.