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CHN 230: Description and Analysis of the Chinese Language

This is a survey course introducing you to the linguistic features of the Chinese language and its interaction with Chinese culture and society. It investigates the fundamentals of Chinese phonology, morphology, syntax and the writing system.

Finding Books

Try DiscoverE, Emory libraries' new way to find library resources.

Use EUCLID, Emory's online library catalog, to find books in the Emory libraries.


WorldCat is an online catalog of books and other materials held by libraries worldwide.  You can request any titles that Emory does not have by the Interlibrary Loan.  You can not only loan books, but also articles and almost anything else from another library.  It usually takes about two weeks to get the materials, so plan early.

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Finding Articles

Woodruff Library subscribes to thousands of periodicals (scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers). For the most part the contents of these periodicals are NOT FREELY AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET.  All the current printed persiodicals are in the Matheson Reading Room.  The Library also subscribes to quite a lot E-Journals, simply click the E-Journals site at the Library's website, you can read the journals on your computer.


 International Journal of Linguistics

International Journal of Applied Linguistics


The Library also subscribes to subject related online databses, some of them cover the journals atricles in the subject area of Chinese women in film and fiction, they are: 

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abastracts

It indexes journals, books, technical reports and dissertations covering all aspects of the study of langauge including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.  Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.


JSTOR (Journal Storage Project) contains the complete text of 332 prominent scholarly journals in history, political science and Asian Studies.  Not only is the text of all articles available online but every word of every article in all journals can be searched.  Some titles go back to the nineteenth century (the earliest Asian studies journals goes back to 1928) but most end five years before the current date.

Project MUSE

Another database providing the full text of articles from 160 journals covering literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science ...  It includes the journal Late Imperial China.

Bibliography of Asian Studies

This database coveres bibliographic information of western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971.