Welcome to the course guide for HIST 137: Material Culture in China. On this guide you will find everything you need to start your research for your research paper. The guide is divided into a few different sections:
- Reference Sources - The sources listed here provide background and contextual information on your topic. Use this tab to discover your reference sources.
- Primary Sources - Primary sources are often the most direct sources on your chosen topic. Use this tab to discover your primary sources.
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