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Urbanization in China (Yale-NUS College): Welcome

Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to recommend Primary and Secondary sources on the Urbanization in China. Your assignment should include both secondary and primary sources, and it should use both textual and visual evidence. The paper should make an original and well-supported argument. 

This guide is focused on China, Books about Urbanization in China, and Resources for Interviews. if you would like the Urban Studies you can view it here:  http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/yncurban

 

Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary: “The raw materials of history – original documents and objects which were created at the time under study.”

  • First person account of an event
  • Newspapers (first person account of an event)
  • First publication of a scientific study
  • Speech or lecture
  • Oral history
  • Original artwork
  • Handwritten manuscript
  • Letters between two people
  • A diary
  • Historical documents

 

Using Primary Sources - Teacher Resources. Library of Congress, n.d. Web. 26 July 2015.

Secondary: “Accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience.”

  • Newspaper reporting on a scientific study
  • Review of a music CD or art show
  • Analysis of a topic written as a book or book chapter
  • Biography 
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedia
  • Essays
  • Reviews


Using Primary Sources - Teacher Resources. Library of Congress, n.d. Web. 26 July 2015.

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