Directories

Scanned extracts in PDF format, of lists of foreign residents in China. Sometimes there is in addition the foreign business directory for various treaty ports. Mostly these focus on Shanghai. In most cases the location of the original from which this is copied is now obscure. Files will continue to be added to this list.

1842 The Chinese Repository, volume 11:1, A list of foreign residents in China (external link)

1845 The Anglo-Chinese Calendar (extract). List of all China coast foreign residents and Shanghai firms. PDF, 1.5mb

1847 The Anglo-Chinese Calendar (extract). List of all China coast foreign residents and Shanghai firms. PDF, 2mb

1848 Hongkong Almanack & Directory ... also includes all China coast treaty ports (external link, PDF, large).

1850 The Chinese Repository, volume 19:1. A List of foreign residents in China (external link)

1850 Hong Kong Almanack & Directory ... General Directory for Canton, Shanghae, Amoy, Ningpo, Fuh-chau-fu, Macau & Manila (external link, PDF, large)

1856 Shanhae Almanac ... and Miscellany (external link)

1859 The Hong Kong Directory: with a list of foreign residents of China (external link). Updated: now links to archive.org full text version.

1861 The China Directory (extract). List of all China coast foreign residents and Shanghai firms. PDF, 2mb

1862 The China Directory (extract). List of all China coast foreign residents and Shanghai firms, also lists for Ningbo, Yangzi treay ports, northern treaty ports, and Peking. PDF, 5mb

1864 List of British Land Renters at Shanghai PDF, 11mb

1865 List of Land Renters at Shanghai, registered at the British and American consulates. PDF, .5mb

1865 The Chronicle and Director for China (external link)

1867 China Directory (extract). PDF, 11mb

1867 The Treaty ports of China and Japan (external link). This volume is a mine of contemporary information about the treaty ports.

1868 The Chronicle and Director for China (external link)

1872 Chronicle and Directory for China (extract). PDF, 11mb

1873 The Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1874 The China Directory (external link)

1876 The Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1877 The Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1879 Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1882 The Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1882 Desk Hong List for Shanghai and Northern Ports PDF, 7mb

1884 Desk Hong List for Shanghai and Northern Ports PDF, 9mb

1884 Chronicle and Directory for China (extract) PDF, 9mb

1888 The Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1889 Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1892 Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1894 Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1899 Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1902 The Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1904 The Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1904 Desk Hong List for Shanghai and Northern Ports. I have broken this into three parts:

   Part 1 Shanghai Directory PDF, 6.5mb

   Part 2 Northern and Yangzi ports directory PDF, 6.5mb

   Part 3 Who's Who (list of residents) PDF, 11mb

1905 Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1906 Chronicle and Directory for China (extract) PDF, 7mb

1908 Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1908 Twentieth Century Impressions of Hongkong, Shanghai and other Treaty Ports of China (external link)

   It is always worth searching through this compendious volume for names.

1909 The Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1910 The Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1912 The Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1917 Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1919 North China Hong List (external link)

1919 Chronicle and Directory for China (extract) PDF, 9.5mb

1920 Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1921 Directory of Protestant Missions in China (external link)

1922 Chronicle and Directory for China (external link)

1922 The China Who's Who (external link)

1922 Peking Who's Who (external link)

1925 Comacrib Directory of China (external link)

1933 Men of Shanghai and North China: A Standard Biographical Reference Work (Shanghai: The Oriental Press, 1933). Editor George Nellist.

   This is a vanity publication, but includes good biographical data about and photographs of, a good number of Chinese and foreign figures.

    Pt 1 Prelims, to Cosgrave. PDF, 4.5mb

    Pt 2 Courtills to Lee, Poy Gum. PDF, 6mb

    Pt 3 Lee, Poy Gum cont. to Ren, Sz Dah. PDF, 6.5mb

    Pt 4 Ren, Sz Fah cont. to Waung Cho Jan. PDF, 5..7mb

    Pt 5 Weall, to end, addenda, index. PDF, 9mb