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HIST/EALC 296: China and Africa: Historical Encounters and Contemporary Legacies (HC)

HIST/EALC 296: China and Africa: Historical Encounters and Contemporary Legacies (Duan) Spring 2023

Finding Scholarly Studies in Books

Use the Tripod catalog 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 relevant books owned by Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore.

The following subject searches are a sampling of possibilities. To find materials on a topic, try doing a title search in the Tripod Catalog to find some relevant material and then use the subject headings assigned to those titles to find more books.

               africa AND (china OR asia) AND relations [Subjects] AND history [Any Field]    Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

               (blacks OR africans OR "black people") AND (chinese OR china) [all Any Field]  NOT american*  Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

(china history "foreign relations") [Subjects] AND (colonial* OR imperial* OR revolution*) AND "20th century" [Any Field]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

(africa OR tanzania* OR angola* OR mozambique) [Subject]  AND chinese AND history [Any Field]  Connect from Bryn Mawr College  Icon  Icon

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

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 title records owned by libraries around the world. Many of these items are available to you though interlibrary loan.  Use the  button to place requests.  Also note the records for online titles. Those that are available open access or from collections for which we have subscriptions will be available to you directly.

Books assigned in your class

Photography and Art books

There are many photography and art books about China from this period. Here are some tips for finding them. 

Select "Books and More" from Tripod before conducting your search so that journal articles will be excluded. 

Consider search terms such as "Photography" AND "China" AND "history" View from Bryn Mawr  View from Haverford  View from Swarthmore 

Some results are below.

Books on Chinese art are plentiful, so specifying the time period in Tripod will narrow your search down. For example, in the advanced search option, you can choose [Subject] contains "Chinese art" AND [Title] contains "20th Century." (Tripod will search for 20th century and twentieth century) Here are some results.