Update:

We have resumed some on-campus services, including book pickup, virtual consultations, and fulfilling scanning/digitization requests. Many library materials are available online, but our buildings remain closed until further notice.

Chinese Republican Period Collection

More than 1,000 publications from China's republican period 民國時期文獻.
Trade show manual from the Chinese Republican period
Harvard-Yenching Library

Most of the books in this collection were published in the early 20th century, particularly between 1912 and 1949. This era, between the end of the Qing dynasty and the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, is often referred to as the Republican period.

Covering a wide range of topics and genres, this collection includes:

  • Language textbooks
  • Military manuals
  • Local economic reports
  • Official documents
  • Daxue Jiangyi 大學講義, a special collection of college textbooks and lecture notes from early 20th century China

Accessing These Materials

The Chinese Republican Period Collection has been digitized and is available online via Hollis