The Library has been digitizing its rare books located in the Special Collections with the purpose to promote resource sharing via online access of its full-text. To give users a glimpse of the Chinese and East Asian cultures and histories in western eyes between 18th and early 20th century, this collection contains the rare books on China and East Asia which were mainly published in western countries between 1704 and 1922. Users can also browse different topics by its subcollection including Chinese Literature, Missionary, Religions in China, Social Life and Customs in China, Statistics of China Commerce, Travel in China, etc.

Works (206)

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Sn00b065n?file=thumbnail
Title:
A Tibetan-English dictionary : with Sanskrit synonyms. Part 2
Creator:
Das, Sarat Chandra, 1849-1917
Date:
1902
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Language
2514nn23k?file=thumbnail
Title:
A Tibetan-English dictionary : with Sanskrit synonyms. Part 1
Creator:
Das, Sarat Chandra, 1849-1917
Date:
1902
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Language
Mk61rh97j?file=thumbnail
Title:
An historical, geographical and philosophical view of the Chinese empire : comprehending a description of the fifteen provinces of China ... . Volume 2
Alternative Title:
View of the Chinese empire
Creator:
Winterbotham, William, 1763-1829
Date:
Approximately 1796
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China
Cn69m513r?file=thumbnail
Title:
An historical, geographical and philosophical view of the Chinese empire : comprehending a description of the fifteen provinces of China ... . Volume 1
Alternative Title:
View of the Chinese empire
Creator:
Winterbotham, William, 1763-1829
Date:
Approximately 1796
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China
Z890rw246?file=thumbnail
Title:
China and the allies. Volume 2
Creator:
Landor, Arnold Henry Savage, 1865-1924
Date:
1901
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China
Subcollection:
History of China
Kd17cv87d?file=thumbnail
Title:
China and the allies. Volume 1
Creator:
Landor, Arnold Henry Savage, 1865-1924
Date:
1901
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China
Subcollection:
History of China
6682x4384?file=thumbnail
Title:
The Shi King : the old "poetry classic" of the Chinese
Alternative Title:
Shi jing
Alternative Title:
Sir John Lubbock's hundred boks ; 11
Creator:
Jennings, William, 1847-1927
Date:
1891
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Literature
Tx31qh944?file=thumbnail
Title:
Chinese junks : a book of drawings in black & white
Creator:
Donnelly, Ivon A.
Date:
[1920]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
M900nz123?file=thumbnail
Title:
Port catalogues of the Chinese customs' collection at the Austro-Hungarian universal exhibition, Vienna, 1873 : to illustrate the international exchange of products
Alternative Title:
Imperial maritime customs. III, Miscellaneous series ; no. 3
Creator:
China. Hai guan zong shui wu si shu
Date:
1873
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
W3763b27n?file=thumbnail
Title:
On a Chinese screen
Creator:
Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
Date:
c1922
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China
W95050899?file=thumbnail
Title:
Studies in the Chinese drama
Creator:
Buss, Kate
Date:
1922
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
7m01bk87q?file=thumbnail
Title:
Chinese novels
Creator:
Davis, John Francis, Sir, 1795-1890
Date:
1822
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Literature
V405s994x?file=thumbnail
Title:
Chinese stories
Creator:
Douglas, Robert K. (Robert Kennaway), Sir, 1838-1913
Date:
1893
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Literature
9k41zd67q?file=thumbnail
Title:
Essay on the language of the southern Chins and its affinities
Creator:
Houghton, Bernard
Date:
1892
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Language
K35694863?file=thumbnail
Title:
A lute of jade : being selections from the classical poets of China
Alternative Title:
Wisdom of the East
Creator:
Cranmer-Byng, L. (Launcelot), 1872-1945
Date:
1918?
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Literature
Bz60d0815?file=thumbnail
Title:
The wisdom of the Chinese : their philosophy in sayings and proverbs
Creator:
Brown, Brian, 1881-
Date:
c1920
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Language
Jh343s83g?file=thumbnail
Title:
A Revelation of the Chinese revolution : a retrospect and forecast
Creator:
Mullowney, John J. (John James), 1878-1953
Date:
c1914
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
Sf2687490?file=thumbnail
Title:
Changing China
Creator:
Gascoyne-Cecil, William, 1863-1936
Date:
1912
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Missionary
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
6w924d745?file=thumbnail
Title:
The Chinese revolution
Creator:
Brown, Arthur Judson, 1856-1963
Date:
c1912
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
Nv935500m?file=thumbnail
Title:
Memoirs of Li Hung Chang
Creator:
Li, Hongzhang, 1823-1901
Date:
1913
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
3197xp057?file=thumbnail
Title:
Li Hung-Chang
Creator:
Bland, J. O. P. (John Otway Percy), 1863-1945
Date:
1917
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
9019s306w?file=thumbnail
Title:
China's only hope : an appeal
Alternative Title:
Quan xue pian
Creator:
Zhang, Zhidong, 1837-1909
Date:
1900
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
Z316q2179?file=thumbnail
Title:
Personal narrative of occurrences during Lord Elgin's second embassy to China in 1860
Alternative Title:
Earl of Elgin's second embassy to China
Alternative Title:
Narrative of events in China
Alternative Title:
Personal narrative of events in China in 1860
Creator:
Loch, Henry Brougham, 1827-1900
Date:
1900
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
Mc87pr63f?file=thumbnail
Title:
History of the insurrection in China : with notices of the Christianity, creed, and proclamations of the insurgents
Alternative Title:
Insurrection en Chine
Creator:
Callery, J. -M. (Joseph-Marie), 1810-1862
Date:
1853
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
Cz30pt21s?file=thumbnail
Title:
Six months with the Chinese expedition; or, Leave from a soldier's note-book
Alternative Title:
Leave from a soldier's note-book
Creator:
Jocelyn, Robert Jocelyn, Viscount, 1687 or 1688-1756
Date:
[1840]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
5x21tf979?file=thumbnail
Title:
An introduction to Mandarin
Creator:
Whitewright, J. S. (John Sutherland), 1858?-1926
Date:
1918
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Language
5425kb14p?file=thumbnail
Title:
Old Chinese porcelain
Alternative Title:
Masterpieces of handicraft ; v2
Alternative Title:
Masterpieces of handicraft. First series, Old china
Creator:
Mew, Egan
Date:
[1909]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Art
T722h933s?file=thumbnail
Title:
An introduction to the history of Chinese pictorial art
Creator:
Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935
Date:
1918
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Art
1z40kv54s?file=thumbnail
Title:
A Mandarin primer
Alternative Title:
英華合璧
Creator:
Baller, F. W. (Frederick William), 1852-1922
Date:
1911
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Language
Cv43p029b?file=thumbnail
Title:
Lhasa and its mysteries, with a record of the expedition of 1903-1904
Creator:
Waddell, L. A. (Laurence Austine), 1854-1938
Date:
1905
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Religions in China
Subcollection:
Travel in China
Vq27zn60p?file=thumbnail
Title:
Returns of trade at the port of Amoy, for the year 1864
Alternative Title:
Trade returns in Amoy
Creator:
China. Hai guan zong shui wu si shu
Date:
[1864?]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
B2773w177?file=thumbnail
Title:
Returns of trade at the port of Shanghai, for the year 1864
Alternative Title:
Trade returns in Shanghai
Creator:
A. H. De Carvalho
Date:
[1864?]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
Pv63g038s?file=thumbnail
Title:
Returns of trade at the port of Ningpo, for the year 1864
Alternative Title:
Trade returns in Ningpo
Creator:
A. H. De Carvalho
Date:
[1864?]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
1544bp384?file=thumbnail
Title:
Returns of trade at the port of Foochow, for the year 1864
Alternative Title:
Trade returns in Foochow
Date:
[1864?]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
Qn59q4210?file=thumbnail
Title:
Returns of trade at the port of Kiukiang, for the year 1864
Alternative Title:
Trade returns in Kiukiang
Creator:
A. H. De Carvalho
Date:
[1864?]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
H128nd90t?file=thumbnail
Title:
Returns of trade at the port of Hankow, for the year 1864
Alternative Title:
Trade returns in Hankow
Creator:
A. H. De Carvalho
Date:
[1864?]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
Cz30ps88z?file=thumbnail
Title:
Returns of trade at the port of Chinkiang, for the year 1864
Alternative Title:
Trade returns in Chinkiang
Creator:
A. H. De Carvalho
Date:
[1864?]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
8k71nh37b?file=thumbnail
Title:
Statistics of trade at the port of Shanghai, for the period 1863-1872
Alternative Title:
Trade statistics in Shanghai
Creator:
China. Hai guan zong shui wu si shu
Date:
1873
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
Wd375w59x?file=thumbnail
Title:
Statistics of trade at the port of Kiukiang, for the period 1863-1872
Alternative Title:
Trade statistics in Kiukang
Creator:
China. Hai guan zong shui wu si shu
Date:
1873
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
70795796b?file=thumbnail
Title:
Statistics of trade at the port of Chinkiang, for the period 1863-1872
Alternative Title:
Trade statistics in Chinkiang
Creator:
China. Hai guan zong shui wu si shu
Date:
1873
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
Z603qx59p?file=thumbnail
Title:
Statistics of trade at the port of Foochow, for the period 1863-1872
Alternative Title:
Trade statistics in Foochow
Creator:
China. Hai guan zong shui wu si shu
Date:
1873
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
8c97kq85h?file=thumbnail
Title:
Trade statistics of the treaty ports, for the period 1863-1872
Creator:
China. Hai guan zong shui wu si shu
Date:
1873
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
W3763691v?file=thumbnail
Title:
Chinese customs
Creator:
Parker, Edward Harper, 1849-1926
Date:
1899
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
Gb19f6107?file=thumbnail
Title:
Peeps into China; or, the missionary's children
Alternative Title:
Missionary's children
Creator:
Phillips, E. C. (Edith Caroline)
Date:
[1882?]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
Subcollection:
Missionary
Jw827c31x?file=thumbnail
Title:
Glimpses of China and Chinese homes
Creator:
Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925
Date:
1902
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
Subcollection:
Travel in China
9c67wn576?file=thumbnail
Title:
The willow pattern
Creator:
Friend, Hilderic, 1852-1940
Date:
[1883]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
Zw12z571z?file=thumbnail
Title:
China and its people : a book for young readers
Creator:
Collins, H. (Helen), Mrs.
Date:
[1862?]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
Subcollection:
Missionary
1r66j3257?file=thumbnail
Title:
China's past & future
Creator:
Holcombe, Chester, 1844-1912
Date:
[1904]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
12579v079?file=thumbnail
Title:
These from the land of Sinim : essays on the Chinese question
Creator:
Hart, Robert, Sir, 1835-1911
Date:
1901
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
Pv63g199q?file=thumbnail
Title:
Recent events and present policies in China
Creator:
Bland, J. O. P. (John Otway Percy), 1863-1945
Date:
1912
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
Mw22v703g?file=thumbnail
Title:
Leaves from my Chinese scrapbook
Creator:
Balfour, Frederic Henry
Date:
1887
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
N296wz73b?file=thumbnail
Title:
A little history of China ; and, A Chinese story
Alternative Title:
Chinese story
Creator:
Brebner, Alexander
Date:
1895
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
Sq87bw09m?file=thumbnail
Title:
China's open door : a sketch of Chinese life and history
Creator:
Wildman, Rounsevelle, 1864-1901
Date:
c1900
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
Cf95jb673?file=thumbnail
Title:
General regulations and local rules for the Port of Canton
Alternative Title:
廣州口引水總章並分章
Creator:
Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of Customs
Date:
1918
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
Hm50ts01f?file=thumbnail
Title:
China expedition
Creator:
Hogg, James
Date:
1854
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
Rf55z786q?file=thumbnail
Title:
Manufacture , produce, and bullion
Creator:
Pease, Joseph
Date:
1884
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
3r074v05t?file=thumbnail
Title:
Our Chinese chances through Europe's war
Creator:
Linebarger, Paul Myron, 1871-1939
Date:
1915
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
Np193c95q?file=thumbnail
Title:
With the Russians in Mongolia
Creator:
Perry-Ayscough, Henry George Charles
Date:
[1914]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of the Far East
44558d595?file=thumbnail
Title:
Statistics of trade at the port of Ningpo, for the period 1863-1872
Creator:
China. Hai guan zong shui wu si shu
Date:
1873
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
Sx61dn44g?file=thumbnail
Title:
A short history of China : an account for the general reader of an ancient empire and people
Creator:
Boulger, Demetrius Charles, 1853-1928
Date:
1900
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
4m90dw649?file=thumbnail
Title:
My lady of the Chinese courtyard
Creator:
Cooper, Elizabeth, 1877-1945
Date:
c1914
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
Nk322f89v?file=thumbnail
Title:
Chinese characteristics
Creator:
Smith, Arthur H., 1845-1932
Date:
1890
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
N009w2942?file=thumbnail
Title:
Life and sport in China
Creator:
Ready, Oliver George, 1864-1940
Date:
1903
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
4f16c351z?file=thumbnail
Title:
In the land of the blue gown
Creator:
Little, Archibald, Mrs., 1845-1926
Date:
1912
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
Subcollection:
Travel in China
Kk91fn25v?file=thumbnail
Title:
Peking dust
Creator:
La Motte, Ellen N. (Ellen Newbold), 1873-1961
Date:
c1919
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
2514nm94b?file=thumbnail
Title:
John Chinaman at home : sketches of men, manners and things in China
Alternative Title:
Sketches of men, manners and things in China
Creator:
Hardy, E. J. (Edward John), 1849-1920
Date:
1905
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Social Life and Customs in China
2b88qd53t?file=thumbnail
Title:
China and the Chinese
Creator:
Giles, Herbert Allen, 1845-1935
Date:
1902
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Language
4f16c5589?file=thumbnail
Title:
Across Mongolian plains : a naturalist's account of China's "great northwest"
Creator:
Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960
Date:
1921
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China
Db78tg28n?file=thumbnail
Title:
China at the conference : a report
Creator:
Willoughby, Westel Woodbury, 1867-1945
Date:
1922
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
Fb4948934?file=thumbnail
Title:
The opium monopoly
Creator:
La Motte, Ellen N. (Ellen Newbold), 1873-1961
Date:
1920
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
0g354f51t?file=thumbnail
Title:
Statistics of trade at the port of Amoy, for the period 1863-1872
Alternative Title:
Statistics of trade at the port of Xiamen, for the period 1863-1872
Creator:
China. Hai guan zong shui wu si shu
Date:
1873
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
N296x0430?file=thumbnail
Title:
My Chinese days
Creator:
Alsop, Gulielma Fell, 1881-1978
Date:
1918
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Missionary
Np193937d?file=thumbnail
Title:
Twelve years in China : the people, the rebels, and the mandarins
Alternative Title:
12 years in China : the people, the rebels, and the mandarins
Creator:
Scarth, John
Date:
1860
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China
R207tq60s?file=thumbnail
Title:
A year in China, 1899-1900
Creator:
Mersey, Charles Clive Bigham, Viscount, 1872-1956
Date:
1901
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China
1j92g776j?file=thumbnail
Title:
China
Creator:
Douglas, Robert K. (Robert Kennaway), Sir, 1838-1913
Date:
1887
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China
00000115t?file=thumbnail
Title:
The French in Tonkin and South China
Creator:
Cunningham, Alfred, 1870-1918
Date:
[1902]
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China
Cv43nx16p?file=thumbnail
Title:
The Shantung case at the conference
Creator:
Millard, Thomas Franklin Fairfax
Date:
1921
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
History of China
T148fh496?file=thumbnail
Title:
Statistics of trade at the port of Canton, for the period 1863-1872
Creator:
China. Hai guan zong shui wu si shu
Date:
1873
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Statistics of China Commerce
7p88ck883?file=thumbnail
Title:
The Chinese language and how to learn it : a manual for beginners
Creator:
Hillier, Walter, Sir
Date:
1913
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Chinese Language
Xw42nb895?file=thumbnail
Title:
Lion and dragon in northern China
Creator:
Johnston, Reginald Fleming, Sir, 1874-1938
Date:
1910
Collection:
Rare Books on China & East Asia
Subcollection:
Travel in China