Use this database to search for collections on your topic. View the finding aids to see exactly what kinds of materials are in the files. Click on the Advanced Search button and then do a subject search on China. You may also add another keyword to get at the topic you want to research.
Really nothing can beat putting your hands on real primary sources, Each of the Five Colleges has its own archives with its own particular strengths.
"The China Archive is a data archive dedicated to support of scholarly, empirical research by anthropologists, economists, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and others in the fields of business, agriculture, and engineering. The goal of the Archive is to enable case research on Chinese domestic matters and China-U.S. relations, as well as to facilitate the inclusion of China in more broadly comparative studies."--Introduction
"The Old China Hands Archive was established in the fall of 1996 to preserve and publicize the heritage of the many people from other countries and cultures who have resided and worked in China. The Archive is located in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the University Library at California State University, Northridge."
"Following the Rock & Roll craze of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hip Hop has become the latest musical genre, lifestyle, and culture to capture the attention of Chinese youth. From the western metropolises of Urumqi and Xining to the booming coastal cities of Shanghai and Guangzhou, Chinese Hip Hop heads are creating new sights, sounds, and styles of Hip Hop. "
"Visualising China is a JISC-funded project to allow users to explore and enhance more than 8000 digitised images of photographs of China taken between 1850 and 1950. It allows access to many previously unseen albums, envelopes and private collections and also major collections such as Historical Photographs of China, the Sir Robert Hart Collection and Joseph Needham's Photographs of Wartime China."