This section contains institutions of archival resources on Christianity in
China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao). Entries for archives and libraries
in the United States are based on the book Christianity in China: a scholars'
guide to resources in the libraries and archives of the United States (New York:
M.E. Sharpe, 1989). Entries for institutions are created under the administration
of the Ricci Institute.
Holdings in the United States following alphabetically the sequence below:
Name of the institution
Within a repository, collections are organized according to category headings
based on the standard entry form below, generally in the following sequence:
subject, volume and dates, and any distinguishing features. Where long lists
of items are related to the same subject or institution, as with mission station
reports, the subject or institution is at the beginning of the list, covering
all the subsequent items until the introduction of a new subject or institution.
Occasionally, items listed appear unrelated to the subject, due to the vagaries
of arrangement in the collections.
As an aid in locating items when contacting individual archives, we retain
the spelling of names, places, and titles exactly as they appear in the repository
records. Most libraries in the United States are cataloged using the Wade-Giles
system of romanization. Variations are due to authors who used different romanization
systems or who used ad hoc spellings of their own invention, often representing
To search Archives:
- Select an attribute to search from the pull-down menu.
You can search by the NAME of an institution. You can always
select KEYWORD for searching all the fields
- Enter one or more words in the empty window to define your search.
- Press go.
To browse Archives:
- Click on the country name and state/province names, and
- Select the designated institution’s name to view the details.
To search in Chinese, or display correctly Chinese characters, go to the Technical
section of the Roundtable.