Olin C. Bailey Library

Confucian Journeys

Reference Sources  Library Research DatabasesInternet SitesBooks

Reference Sources in Bailey Library

Blunden, Carolina. 1998. Cultural Atlas of China. New York: Checkmark. Ref 951 b628c2

Concise English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary. 1999. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press. Ref 495.132 C748o2

Eliade, Mircea and Charles Adams. 1987. The Encyclopedia of Religion. New York: Macmillan. Ref 200.3 En19e

Olson, James Stuart. 1998. An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of China. Westport, CT: Greenwood. Ref 305.800951 OL8e

Perkins, Dorothy. Encyclopedia of China: The Essential Reference to China, Its History and Culture. New York: Facts of File. Ref 951.003 P419e

Library Research Databases to Locate Periodical Articles 

A complete listing of Bailey Library’s databases is available from Bailey Library’s home page.  The selected databases below will be particularly useful when researching topics relating to the “Confucian Journey.”

Academic Search Premier (1975-present)

A multidisciplinary database containing full text articles and abstracts of articles from over 8,000 journals and magazines, about half of which are peer-reviewed. Full text is provided for nearly 4,700 publications.


Online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Includes articles, multimedia, videos, and Internet links. Research tools include:

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary & Thesaurus
Notable Quotations
Gateway to the Classics
World Atlas & Data
Year in Review

Oxford Reference Online (current)

Oxford Reference Online contains over 150 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including key titles from the Oxford Companions Series and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of reference books.

Readers' Guide Full Text (1983-present)

Readers' Guide indexes and abstracts the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Full text begins in January 1994 for most titles. Readers' Guide is a good place to start if you have a general, news-related topic.

Art Abstracts (1984-present)

Art Abstracts indexes and abstracts articles from international art periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, and reproductions of artworks that appear in indexed periodicals. No full text is available, so be sure to check our Journals List to see if we have the journal.

ATLA Religion Database (1949-present)

The American Theological Library Association produces this database, which is a collection of religion and theology journals selected by some of the foremost religion scholars in the United States. Journals representing all major religious faiths, denominations, and language groups are included. Some full text is available.

Humanities Full Text (1983-present)

The Humanities database cites articles from English-language periodicals, and has full text of selected periodicals beginning in January 1995. This database covers archaeology, classical studies, art, dance, film, gender studies, folklore, history, journalism and communications, linguistics, literary criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion and theology.

International Index to the Performing Arts (1864-present)

The International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) contains citations, abstracts, and selected full text from about 220 journals covering subject areas such as dance, film, drama, television, the arts and entertainment industry, stagecraft, magic, musical theatre and performance art. Abstracts are provided for every citation from 1998 forward.


JSTOR contains the full text of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR does not index the most current issues.You can search the following subject areas: African American studies, African studies, anthropology, archeology, Asian studies, botany & plant sciences, classical studies, ecology & evolutionary biology, economics, education, finance, folklore, geography, history, language & literature, Latin American studies, mathematics, Middle East studies, philosophy, political science, population studies, Slavic studies, sociology, and statistics.

Literature Online (700s-present)

Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, 7,000 works of drama and prose, 192 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

Literature Resource Center (current)

Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses on authors from every age and literary discipline. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers. Twayne World, U.S., and English Authors each contains the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, U.S., or English authors.

Music Index (1874-present)

The International Index to Music Periodicals allows you to search for records of articles published in more than 325 international music journals. There is no full text available, so you must check our Journals List to see if we have the journal.

Philosopher's Index (1940-present)

The Philosopher's Index provides citations and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.

Project Muse (1990s-current)

Full text of nearly 200 scholarly journals published by university presses in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, mathematics, political science, gender studies, and others.


For those articles not in Bailey, check UCA's catalog, BearCat.  Do a title search on your journal name.  For articles not at Bailey or UCA, it is  possible to order the article via Bailey’s interlibrary loan service.

Recommended Internet Sites 

China the Beautiful.  Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Includes illustrative examples of the best Chinese calligraphy by the masters spanning the last 3,000 years. Master calligraphers, steles, appreciation of Chinese calligraphy, calligraphy of poems, and links to calligraphy sites.

The Chinese Classics

Links to the key texts of Confucianism.

Halsall, Paul. Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Chinese Cultural Studies

Extensive list of web links to quality information about Chinese history, art, language, literature, and philosophy.

Sacred Texts. Confucianism

Includes Analects, Mencius, the Great Learning (Ta Hsueh), Doctrine of the Mean (Chung Yung), as well as the five classics of Chinese literature.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Internet Classic Archives. The Analects by Confucius

            Written ca. 500 B.C.E., this online version of the Analects is divided into four sections.


Other Cool Internet Sites

Art Institute of Chicago: Taoism and the Arts of China 

Over 25 works of Chinese art "from the Warring States period to the Qing dynasty [that] demonstrate the development of Taoism and Taoist art." Accompanying text explores themes of tradition (Laozi, cosmology), church (priests, rituals), and renaissance (goddesses, Zhenwu, Inner Alchemy, landscape). Includes diagrams of the Chinese zodiac, Taji, and Trigrams; a map of China; a timeline; classroom lesson plans; a glossary; a list of related books; and links. From the Art Institute of Chicago.

Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library 

This site links to information about Buddhism including the Pure Land, Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions as well as Buddhist art and texts. 

Ohio State University. The John C. & Susan L. Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art: A Photographic Research and Teaching Archive 

300,000 photographs of art and architecture throughout Asia, including China, as well as images from major museums in Asia, America, and Europe.

Journeys Library Collection: Books Relating to Chinese Journeys 

Bailey Library Catalog 
            To locate books in the Bailey Library collection, search by subject, author, title, or keyword.

WorldCat (1200-present)
            Catalog to books in libraries worldwide.


Bahm, Archie J. 1992. The heart of Confucius: Interpretations of genuine living and great wisdom. Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press. 181.09512 B147h

Berthrong, John H. 1994. All under heaven: Transforming paradigms in Confucian-Christian dialogue. Albany: State University of New York Press.  261.29512 B461a

Ch’eng, Chung-ying. 1991. New dimensions of Confucian and neo-Confucian philosophy. Albany: State University of New York Press. 181.112 C421n

Creel, Herrlee G. 1953. Chinese thought from Confucius to Mao Tse-tung. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  181.1 C861c

Cua, A. S. 1998. Moral vision and tradition: Essays in Chinese ethics.  Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press.  171 C891m

DeBary, William Theodore. 2004. Nobility and civility: Asian ideals of leadership and the common good. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.  303.34095 D35n

Eber, Irene, ed. 1986. Confucianism: The dynamics of tradition. New York: Macmillan. 299.512 C76e

Fairbank, John King. 1992. China: A New History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 951 F15c

Fingarette, Herbert. 1972. Confucius – the secular as sacred. New York: Harper & Row. 181.09512 F494c

Fong, Wen C. 1992. Beyond representation: Chinese painting and calligraphy 8th-14th century. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. 759.951 F732b

Hall, David L. 1998. Thinking from the Han: Self, truth, and transcendence in Chinese and Western culture. Albany: State University of New York Press. 181.11 H141t

Imagining boundaries: Changing Confucian doctrines, texts, and hermeneutics. 1999. Edited by Kai-wing Chow, On-cho Ng, and John B. Henderson. Albany: State University of New York Press.  181.112 Im1c

Roberts, J.A.G. 1999. A Concise History of China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 951 R542c

Slote, Walter H. and George A. De Vos, eds. 1998. Confucianism and the family. Albany: State University of New York Press. 299.512 C76s

Soothill, W.E. 1973. The Three Religions of China. London: Curzon Press 299.51 So64t3

Willetts, William. 1981. Chinese Calligraphy: Its History and Aesthetic Motivation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 745.619951 W669c

Yao, Hsin-chung. 2000. An introduction to Confucianism. New York: Cambridge University Press.  181.112 Y17i

Last Modified 8/15/2007
By Amanda Moore