Doing Fieldwork in China – Reading List


  • Bremen, Jan Van , Eyal Ben-Ari and Syed Farid Alatas (eds.) (2006) Asian Anthropology. Routledge
  • Carlson, Allen, Mary E. Gallagher, Kenneth Lieberthal and Melanie Manion (eds.) (2010) Contemporary Chinese Politics. New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies. Cambridge University Press
  • Heimer, Maria and Stig Thøgersen (eds.) (2006) Doing Fieldwork in China. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.
  • Mulvenon, James C.  and Andrew N. D. Yang (2001) Seeking Truth from Facts – A Retrospective on Chinese Military Studies in the post-Mao Era.  The Rand Corporation. (Available also in Ebrary)
  • Turner, Sarah (ed.) (2013) Red Stamps and Gold Stars. Fieldwork Dilemmas in Upland Socialist Asia. NIAS Press
  • Ye, Wa and Joseph Esherick (1996) Chinese Archives – An Introductory Guide. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Institute of Developing Economies (2003) Doing Legal Research in Asian Countries. China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam. IDE Asian Law Series No. 23.
  • Ye, Yunshan (2014) The ALA Guide to Researching Modern China. American Library Association

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