Encounter documents encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic. This resource collects sources from nine archives, including the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Library, London, to give an incredible insight into the changes in China during this period.
Discover an archive of over 120 years of Chinese newspapers including The North - China Herald (1850-1941), The Chinese Recorder (1868-1941) and The China Weekly Review (1923-1950). Articles are full-text, fully searchable and viewable as images.
Explore multiple perspectives on the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. Chart scientific advances through hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts, and discover the evidence of how war shaped medical practice across the centuries.
View films from the communist world revealing war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. Spanning most of the 20th century, the archive covers the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.
Note that the Library's subscription includes Module II: Newsreels & Cinemagazines only.
Modules I & III on trial
From 02 August to 27 September, all three modules of Socialism on Film are available, including over 2,000 titles of digitised films, newsreels and cinemagazines. Module I focuses on wars and revolutions and Module III features culture and society. Trial dates: 02 August - 27 September 2019
We are always trialling and expanding our eresources. This eresource is available on a temporary basis and we welcome your feedback .
Explore the spectacle of world's fairs starting from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to the Australian International Exhibitions - 1879/80 in Sydney, 1880/81 and 1888/89 in Melbourne and fairs around the world.
The collection includes official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts to provide rich research opportunities.