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Chinese Language and Literature Subject Guide

This guide is designed to help researchers as they begin or continue research related to Chinese language and literature.

Find Books in Our Library

Use one of three different search options available in the library catalog. The link above will take you to the keyword search interface.  You can also choose to do an advance keyword search or if you have specific titles, author names, or other specific information, you can use the specific search functions located in the right hand toolbar of the advanced search page.

Most of the materials on Chinese literature are available in the PL call number range on the library's 4th floor or the East Asian Collection on the 1st floor. 

Browse the Asian Film Collection

The library currently owns over 400 foreign-language videorecordings in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (or English-language titles produced in those countries). Found within the Video collection with call number ranges PN1997.2 .C5 (Chinese), PN1997.2 .J3 (Japanese), and PN1997.2 .K6 (Korean), these include genres such as action, comedy, drama, horror, anime, and television series. Major directors are also featured such as Kurosawa, Miyazaki, Ang Lee, and Chen Kaige. Most of the Studio Ghibli collection is included. To learn more and access streaming East Asian media content, visit our libguide page on Chinese film resources.

Search All Libraries

While our library holds close to 800,000 volumes, there are millions of other texts available from other libraries.  Use WorldCat to search for additional books and book chapters related to your topic.  As you search, items from your results list that are available in our library will have "Trinity University Library" noted next to the title.

If you find a useful text that is not available from our library, click on the title and then find the "Send Request to ILLIAD" option.  This will help you to complete the interlibrary loan request form quickly and easily!  Remember to give at least a week, sometimes a bit more, to receive items that must be sent through the postal service.