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Chinese Language

Information about Chinese reference works, Chinese literature in English translation, and useful Websites.

Finding Books at UVM

Public Domain Texts at

The HathiTrust Digital Library has scanned over 3.5 billion pages of text and made a significant percentage of them available for viewing, printing, and downloading for free. You can search by title, author, subject (e.g. China or Chinese), and keyword; and limit your results to "Full view.". Some results will display titles in Chinese.

Library of Congress Classification

The following ranges of call numbers will help you browse in the Reference collection (1st floor) and in the Circulating book collection on the 3rd floor. Books in Silver Special Collections, e.g. in the Wolfgang Mieder Proverb Library, must be used there, and you need to make an appointment.  Books at the Library Research Annex or Williston Annex must be ordered online. Other restrictions may apply.


PL1001-3208 Chinese language and literature
   PL1001-1960 Chinese language
PL2250-3208 Chinese literature
   PL2250-2443 History and criticism
   PL2450-2659 Collections
   PL2661-2979 Individual authors and works
   PL3030-3208 Provincial, local, colonial, etc.
PL3301-3311 Non-Chinese languages of China


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