Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai
Call Number: 915.1 B396e
A 2016 travel guide to Beijing and Shanghai, featuring itineraries, guides to culture and attractions and the beautiful, detailed maps and drawings that Eyewitness guides are famous for.
CultureShock! China by
A guide to customs, culture and the practicalities of everyday life in China, intended for travelers and longterm residents.
Studying in China by
A guide to all aspects of studying in China-- including planning and packing, sightseeing, and school and social etiquette.
It's All Chinese to Me by
This comprehensive introduction to Chinese culture lets you peer into what makes China unique—its people. Firsthand tips, background info, and illustrations give you graphic impressions of the real China, and allow you to get a feel for not only what it's like, but how to survive the cultural differences.
Chinese Class 101
Audio lessons, personal coaches, flashcards, vocabulary tools, PDF lesson notes, live forum. Also available on mobile devices.
Chinese for Dummies
E-book available through the Meredith library, helping with the basics of Chinese vocabulary, grammar and writing.
China: Don't Forget Your Passport (Part 2)
This travel video includes a visit to Shanghai. Part One of "China: Don't Forget Your Passport" is also available via the library's Films on Demand database.
Travel and Tourism Resources
WGSN is a fashion forecasting resource that offers photographss of runways, and street style, from around the world and city by city guides. Their city by city guides allows you to became an insider and in the know of the places to eat, shop, and what to see around the city. You can also download the city guides as PDFs.
News and Media
China news from the BBC.
China's most popular English-language newspaper.
Extensive list of China's major newspapers - including entire articles, mostly offered in english.
Current weather in Hong Kong, China via the weather channel.
Official press agency of the Chinese government, offering news and other information for residents and visitors.
Books set in Shanghai
Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing Shanghai by
Call Number: 331.40951 C352f
The Song of Everlasting Sorrow by
Call Number: 895.1 W184s
Shanghai Girls by
Call Number: 813 Se31s