Where to find sources on Ancient China

Great wall of China
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Primary Sources

East Asian History Sourcebook

Fordham University provides a list of links to online primary sources from the classical era.


Asia for Educators

A collection of handy links t help you find primary sources on ancient China.

Secondary Sources

Ancient China - History of the Ancient World

A website that offers academic and popular articles about the Ancient World.


An online academic database used by universities worldwide that is a superb resource for History students. To view full articles, you will require membership.

Ancient China Flipboard Magazine

A collection of online articles and news reports about ancient China.

Please Note: Some internet browsers do not handle the Flipboard website very well, and it is sometimes better to have the Flipboard App on your device to view the magazine.

Google Scholar

This searches internet sites for academic articles and books. It often only provides one or two pages, but it is often enough to find quotes and bibliographical details.

JURN Search Engine

Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.