The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Please note that some information contained in the Country Studies is rather dated.
The HathiTrust Digital Library has scanned over 3.5 billion pages of text and made a significant percentage of them available for viewing, printing, and downloading for free. You can search by title, author, subject (e.g. China or Chinese), and keyword; and limit your results to "Full view.". Some results will display titles in Chinese.
The purpose of this reading program is to provide various extracurricular reading materials suitable for students at different levels. The reading materials are currently divided into two levels: beginning and intermediate. The beginning level is prepared for students who have learned 300-500 characters and the intermediate level is for students who have learned 500-1000 characters.