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Travel Literature: China
Cover of Rev. I.W. Wiley's China and Japan
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Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.


I. Manuscript and Archival
  • Letter from J.B. Hartwell to Richard Furman III; from Shanghai, China; April 28, 1860; Furman Family Papers Box 30
  • Diane Hopkins Travel Collection: contains National Geographic magazines from 1964 through 1988 describing various aspects of Chinese politics, culture, and geography.
II. Books and Published Materials
18th Century
  • An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China , George Staunton, 1797
19th Century
  • The Ancient Dynasties of Berosus and China Compared With Those of Genesis, Tarleton Crawford, 18--
  • Journal of the proceedings of the late embassy to China; comprising a correct narrative of the public transactions of the embassy, of the voyage to and from China ... Sir Ellis Henry, 1817 as well as 2006 reprint
  • China and Japan: A Record of Observations Made During a Residence of Several Years in China, and a Tour of Official Visitation to the Missions of Both Countries in 1877-78, Isaac William Wiley, 1879
  • The Story of Yates the Missionary, as Told in his Letters and Reminiscences, Charles Taylor, 1898
20th and 21st Centuries
  • Tales from the Middle Kingdom: Stories of China, 19—
  • China; Its History, Arts and Literature, Frank Brinkley, 1902
  • Evolution in my Mission Views; or, Growth of Gospel Mission Principles in My Own Mind, Tarleton Crawford, 1903
  • The Complete Records of the Government Officials of Qing Dynasty: From the 32nd Year of Guangxu , 1906
  • Selected Letters of Anna Heyward Taylor, South Carolina Artist and World Traveler, by Edmund R. Taylor and Alexander Moore: Anna Heyward Taylor (1879–1956) traveled extensively during her lifetime, studying art in Europe and exploring the art and cultures of British Guiana (Guyana), Mexico, the Virgin Islands, and Japan. She moved to Charleston in 1929, where she became a significant contributor to the Charleston Renaissance through her watercolors and wood block prints.
  • “Subject: New China,” Our Home Field, pg 30-31 (December 1906), Baptist Newspaper and Periodical Collection
  • Fifty Years in China; and Eventful Memoir of Tarleton Perry Crawford, Lovelace Foster, 1 909
  • Home Letters from China: the Story of How a Missionary Found and Began His Life Work in the Heart of China, Gordon Poteat, 1924
  • Builder of Dreams; the Life of Robert Edward Chambers, Christine Chambers, 1939
  • Flight to Everywhere: A Picture Journey over 32,000 miles of Air Transport Command Routes through jungle, desert and arctic, Ivan Dmitri, 1944
  • Experiences of a Baptist Faith Missionary for 56 Years in China, Thomas Lee Blalock, 1949
  • The Changed my China, Molly Wong, 1970
  • The Silk Road, A Journey from the High Pamirs and Ili Through Sinkiang and Kansu Jan Myrdal, 1979
  • I Give Myself: the Story of J. Lewis Shuck and his mission to the Chinese, Thelma Wolfe Hall, 1983
  • Understanding China, Gordon Poteat, 1985
  • Stand By for China, Gordon Poteat, ----
  • Martha Franks: One Link in God’s Chain, Donald McManus, 1990
  • Go Home and Tell, Bertha Smith, 1995
  • In War and Famine: Missionaries in China’s Honan Province in the 1940’s, Erleen Christensen, 2005
  • Life Sketches from a Heathen Land, Lula F. Whilden, ----
III. Materials Covering Multiple Categories
  • Historic Textbook Collections, 19th century and 20th century
  • Travels, Explorations and Empires: Writings from the Era of Imperial Expansion, 1770-1835, Volume 2 The Far East Edited Tim Fulford, 2001
  • Nineteenth-Century Travels, Explorations and Empires: Writings from the Era of Imperial Consolidation, 1835-1910, Volume 4 The Far East, Edited Susan Schoenbauer, 2003
  • Literature of travel and exploration: an Encyclopedia, Jennifer Speake, editor, bibliographies and historiographies
  • The Norton book of travel, editor Paul Fussell, 1987 travel writing of notable authors
  • Return passages: great American travel writing, 1780-1910 Larzer Ziff
  • The Mind of the Traveler : From Gilgamesh to global tourism, Eric J. Leed
  • Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary Mary F. McVicker, 2008
  • The Working ChristianThe Baptist Courier 1869 to present
  • British Travel Writing From China, 1798-1901, 5 Volumes, Edited by Elizabeth H. Chang, 2010
  • An historical atlas of China, Norton Ginsburg, 1966
  • The Cambridge encyclopedia of China, Brian Hook, 1982
  • The Population atlas of China, compiled and edited by the Population Census Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China and the Institute of Geography of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1987
  • The Cambridge handbook of contemporary China, Colin Mackerras and Amanda Yorke, 1991
  • China guide : your passport to great travel!, Ruth Lor Malloy, 1994
  • Historical dictionary of the People's Republic of China, 1949-1999, Lawrence R. Sullivan, 1997
  • Modern China: an encyclopedia of history, culture, and nationalism, editor Wang Ke-wen, 1998
  • Historical dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China), John F. Copper, 2000
  • Encyclopedia of Exploration, 4 volumes, 4th volume 1850-1940, editor John Raymond Howgego, 2003-2008, Reference Collection
  • Great Women Travel Writers: from 1750 to the present, editor Alba Amoia and Bettina L. Knapp, 2005, General Collection
  • The state of China Atlas, Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Robert Benewick, 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing, editor, Kelly Boyd, Reference Collection
VI. Online Resources at Furman
VII. Web Sites