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HIST 292: Material Culture in China (HC)

History 292: Material Culture in China (Akcetin) Fall 2021

Haverford College

             Lady Wanyan, ca. 1890-1910, ink and watercolor on paper, Haverford College Special Collections (Triarte, public domain)                                           See also the portrait of Prince Hong Ming, her husband (Triarte, public domain)

Finding Scholarly Studies in Books

Use the Tripod catalog for your home institution  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Haverford College  This link opens in a new windowConnect from Swarthmore College  to look for all books (print and digital) owned by your college as well as the print titles at the other two schools.  

The following searches are a sampling of possibilities.  To find materials on a topic, try doing a keyword search in the Tripod Catalog to find relevant materials and then use the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more books.  Note that all these searches are in the Books+Media channel.  In examples #1 and 4 below, using keywords (rather than subjects) will pick up results from chapter titles.

       porcelain AND chinese AND history  [Keyword search]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

       china trade porcelain [Subject]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon   Sorted by newest titles first.

       "material culture*" AND (ming OR qing) [Keywords] AND (china OR chinese) [Subject]   Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

       (clothing OR fashion OR textile*) AND (china OR chinese) [Subjects] AND (19th OR 20th) [Keyword]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

      (graphic* OR visual) [Title] AND (china OR chinese) AND (history) [Subjects]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

**  Try opening a search above and replace one of the topics with your research interest.

Going beyond the TriCollege Collections

WorldCat is an important place to look for many materials not owned by the Tricollege Libraries. This combined library catalog contains more than 500 million titles owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.  Use the  button to place requests.