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A collective of resources about the people, history, geography and political issues of China
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Social Studies - Countries/Geography


  • CultureGrams
    Country information includes statistics, maps, and in-depth information.
    Username and password required for access from home. Info is available in the LRC and your Redbook.
  • Background Notes
    U.S. Department of State: Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
  • CIA World Factbook
    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • World Atlas and Map Library
    Maps, country profiles, statistics, distance calculators and quizzes.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Enter your search term and then click on the power button icon.

When accessing the database, you will need to enter a user name and password.  Brochures with this information are located in the LRC.  The information is also on page 158 of the student handbook (use the school username even when accessing from home).

Global Issues and Success Stories

Womens world banking logo

Global sites that include information about Asia.

Chinese Embassy in the US

People of China

Map of China

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Chinese Issues and Stories

Evaluate the source documents you find using SOAPS


CultureGrams - China

CultureGrams password is in the Redbook and in the Learning Commons.

Books in the Library about China


World News

  • The Guardian: Asia
    News stories about Asia in The Guardian (UK). Can search by country.
  • BBC World News: China
    World news from the BBC about China
  • NY Times International News: Asia Pacific
    NY Times news about Asia. Can search by country.
  • International Monetary Fund - China
    As the IMF's window on the region, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP) contributes to economic surveillance and research, takes the lead in the IMF's on-the-ground involvement in regional cooperation, manages regional capacity building programs, and promotes the understanding and two-way dialogue of the IMF in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Xinhuanet News in English
    Sponsored by the Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China's online international communication capacity.

    Compare and contrast American and International news stories to the Chinese news.
  • Shanghai Daily
    Local and International news published by Shanghai Daily News.

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