To access this trial go to http://www.china.amdigital.co.uk/index.aspx (off-campus users should access it via the Windows Terminal Service).
This digital collection contains English-language sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980. It includes:
- Manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic.
- Key documents relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs service, from Robert Hart to Frederick Maze, alongside original reports of the Amherst and Macartney embassies.
- Letters relating to the first Opium War, survivors descriptions of the Boxer War, and tantalising glimpses of life in China from the collected diaries and personal photographs of the Bowra family.
- Significant sources describing the lives and work of missionaries in China from 1869-1970, including extensive and fully searchable runs of missionary periodicals
- Over 400 colour paintings, maps and drawings by English and Chinese artists, as well as countless photographs, sketches and ephemeral items, depicting Chinese people, places, customs and events, and provides a striking visual accompaniment to the documentary images.