China: Culture and Society - Trial access to 13 December 2013
Spanning three centuries (c1750-1929), this digital collection makes available rare pamphlets from the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia, at Cornell University Library; one of the oldest and most distinctive collections of its kind, and a very rich source for research on China. The Wason Pamphlet collection has been digitized in its entirety (some 1,200 pamphlets bound in c220 volumes) and in full colour. It is entirely full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively studied and fully appreciated, particularly the many pamphlets that feature superb colour illustrations and highly designed cover art. This project helps meet the need and growing demand for English language research sources relating to China and the West, and addresses a wide variety of research interests and topics surrounding Chinese history, religion, culture and everyday life.