Chinese special collections

The Chinese special collections at the East Asia Library includes small numbers of rare books, several personal collections, photographs, rare Republican-era materials, and comic book collections. Listed below are the introductions to a few selected collections.

Bai Mao Nü

Chinese Comic Books

Chinese comic books (连环画) are a popular medium to entertain and to educate the public in China. The collection contains about 300 comic books, the majority published after 1949, from 50s to 70s and during the Cultural Revolution.

YWCA photo

Anderson Photograph Collection of YWCA in China, 1920s-1940s

The private photography collection of Miss Elsie Anderson, who spent seventeen years in China as a Secretary for Young Women's Christian Association of China (YWCA) 中華基督教女青年會 between 1920s-1940s.

Ba Xian dang an

Huang-Bernhardt Collection of Chinese Legal Documents

Philip C. C. Huang and Kathryn Bernhardt are Professors of Chinese History at UCLA who, over 25 years of research and teaching, amassed a unique collection of legal and administrative documents reproduced from Chinese archives.