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Chinese Politics -- POL 422  

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2016 URL: Print Guide

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This guide is intended to give Dr. Herschler's students enrolled in POL 422 and those researching Chinese political relations topics a starting point for their research.


If you have any suggestions you would like to be included on this guide, or if you would like additional research assistance, please email the librarian (


How to Use This Guide

We recommend utilizing books (available in the library) and articles (searchable through GALILEO) to find literary criticism. To start the research process:

  1. Gather background information if you do not know much about your topic / author of interest (utilize the "Reference Sources" tab above).

  2. Next, think about your specific topic and what keywords you need to search. Before beginning to search the catalog and article databases, make a list of keywords to use in your searches. For each keyword, think of several synonyms to also search (for example, Southern literature, literature of the American south, Southern states literature). Try using the keywords and synonyms in different searches to maximize the number of results you receive.

  3. Many excellent literary criticism essays have been published in books. Go to the "Books" tab above for a link to our Catalog and for suggested Subject Headings, which are very helpful.

  4. Also search at least 3 or 4 recommended article databases with your keywords and synonyms. See the "Articles" tab above for links to databases.

If at any point you need assistance, stop by the Library or email us.


Texts Utilized in This Course

This list is not comprehensive.

Cover Art
The Search for Modern China - Jonathan D. Spence
Call Number: DS754 .S65 1990
ISBN: 0393934519

Cover Art
Governance and Politics of China - Tony Saich
Call Number: JQ1510 .S26 2001
ISBN: 0230279937


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