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Recommended Books

Online newspapers & magazines

  • China Core Newspapers
    Provides access to core newspaper articles published in mainland China since 2000. Deakin provides access to articles from 2000 - 2013, in four of the ten subject areas: Literature/History/Philosophy, Politics/Military Affairs/Law, Education & Social Sciences, and Economics & Management.
  • PressReader
    This database contains a wide range of newspapers and magazines, from the last 3 months. To access Chinese language media sources, select the dropdown arrow next to Select Title (top right), then select By Language, then select Chinese. PressReader also enables searching by the name of the publication or by Country.
China Today China Economic Herald
China Today The Time Weekly China Economic Herald

Recommended websites

  • Arch Chinese
    Designed for English speakers who have no or little knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.Features include: native-speaker recordings for Chinese characters and words, and the ability to generate worksheets and flashcards to facilitate learning.

Online video collections

  • Asian Film Online
    Contains narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts offering  perspectives and insights on themes relevant across Asia, including modernity, globalization, female agency, social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity. Searches can be refined by Language of Edition to Chinese.

Language comprehension

Recommended databases for journal articles

Licensing information: Please read what you can and can't do with each resource in the A-Z Databases under 'License Information'. Queries can be sent to the Publisher Licensing Consultant.