Thanks to an agreement with Project Muse and several U.S. publishers, hundreds of books and journal articles will be open access from late March to 30 June 2020 (as of posting).
There’s a lot more to view and/or download, but here are some books on Chinese history, politics, culture, and society. You may download the PDFs, but kindly observe Project Muse’s terms and conditions.
Chinese Art and Culture
- A Designer's Decade of Contemporary Art in China: The Book Designs of He Hao, 2003-2013
- Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan
- China and the West: Music, Representation, and Reception
- Gifts, Favors, and Banquets: The Art of Social Relationships in China
- Mulan's Legend and Legacy in China and the United States
- News under Fire: China’s Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928–1941
- The Philosophical Challenge from China
- Translating Buddhist Medicine in Medieval China
- When True Love Came to China
- Boundaries and Beyond: China's Maritime Southeast in Late Imperial Times
- China, the United Nations and World Order
- China’s Foreign Places: The Foreign Presence in China in the Treaty Port Era, 1840–1943
- Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China Sea: China’s Financial Power Projection
- Forging China's Military Might: A New Framework for Assessing Innovation
- Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages
- Social States: China in International Institutions, 1980-2000
- The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict
- U.S.-China Relations in Strategic Domains
- Civilizing the Chinese, Competing with the West: Study Societies in Late Qing China
- Inside the World of the Eunuch: A Social History of the Emperor’s Servants in Qing China
- Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century
- Spain, China, and Japan in Manila, 1571-1644
Society and Environment
- China's Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance
- China's Longest Campaign: Birth Planning in the People's Republic, 1949–2005
- Jews in China: Cultural Conversations, Changing Perceptions
- Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China's Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands
- The Han: China's Diverse Majority
- Corruption and Market in Contemporary China
- How China Escaped the Poverty Trap
- Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China
- The China-U.S. Trade War and Future Economic Relations
- China After Mao
- China's Quest for National Identity
- Red Swan: How Unorthodox Policy-Making Facilitated China’s Rise
- Taiwan and China: Fitful Embrace
- The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy
- The Constitution of Ancient China: Not Assigned
- The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century
Some of these materials can be accessed for free only until 30 June 2020. Meanwhile, open access materials or those marked as “OA” can be accessed anytime.
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