History 319: Gender and the Family in Chinese History

Gender and the Family in Chinese History
Professor: Anne Reinhardt
Fall 2020

Research Tip: Use Reference Sources

Use Reference Sources

Begin your research by using reference sources to get: 

  • ideas for your paper 
  • overviews of a topic
  • a list of recommended resources

Go beyond Wikipedia by using librarian-recommended reference sources.


Using Articles to Get Topic Ideas

If you are looking for topic ideas, you might browse through the table of contents of issues of the journal

Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China

Williams does not have a subscription to this journal, but we can borrow articles through interlibrary loan. Articles from this journal will also come up in searches done in Historical Abstracts, Bibliography of Asian Studies, and Women's Studies International.

Biographical Sources

Standard biographical dictionaries of China often do not include full biographies of women, but using the subject index, you can see how women appear in men's lives. Find these biographical sources in the reference collection by searching China -- Biography and limit to Sawyer Reference as the location.