Chinese Culture and Language Resource Centre


The Chinese Culture and Language Resource Centre (CLRC) within the Confucius Institute provides cultural and language resources that can be accessed both by the University staff, students and the wider community, including schools and individuals.

Our Collections

Gift Books

Assisted with Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, we set up the Centre and mastered substantial collections of books and AV (Audio-Visual) materials relating to China, Chinese culture and Chinese language in the following areas:

  • Study and research in contemporary China
  • Chinese novels and literature
  • Chinese films, TV series, documentaries, music and arts
  • Research in Chinese language, language learning and teaching
  • Chinese textbooks and multimedia learning materials, from primary learning, secondary learning to adults learning
  • Chinese dictionaries, references, posters and cards
  • Chinese magzines and newspapers

Some of our collections are also come from kind individual donations from prestigious authors and academics in the UK. We are indebted to their generosity and will always be thankful for their contributions towards Chinese literature and China-related studies in the UK:

  • Innes Herden (translator, writer and co-founder of the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding)
  • Elizabeth Scurfield (sinologist, co-founder of the Chinese Department at the University of Westminster, and author of the Teach Yourself Chinese series)
  • Li Ruru (sinologist, expert in Beijing Opera, and senior lecturer at the University of Leeds)

Search Our Collections Online: Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
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You can search our catalogue to view bibliographic information on holdings we have in the Chinese Language and Cultural Resource Centre.

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Items can be consulted in our Library Room or can be taken out on loan.

China Academic Journals (CNKI)

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CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure) is the largest Chinese academic E-resources and knowledge management services provider in China. It integrates over 90% China knowledge information, including journals, dissertations, yearbooks, statistics, reference works, proceedings, newspapers, etc. Over 20,000 institutions in China and over 20 prominent university libraries in the UK are enjoying information and services by CNKI. For more details of all our databases

CNKI is the largest and continuously updated Chinese journals database in the world and is supported by the Confucius Institute here at Sheffield . You can access it here.

Contact Us: (LCRC is located within the CI office)
2-4 Palmerston Road, Sheffield S10 2TE
Tel: 0114 2228447

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