(Catalogs on individual photographers or sites and web-based collections are found in previous sections)

Aust, Gerrit. "Von Hamburg nach Hongkong und Shanghai: Das China-Album des Julius Menke." In Bodo von Dewitz, Roland Scotti, and Robert Lebeck, eds., Alles Wahrheit! Alles Lüge!: Photographie und Wirklichkeit im 19. Jahrhundert: die Sammlung Robert Lebeck, 335–48. Köln: Verlag der Kunst, 1996.

Baptiste, Vinca, et al. Missions archéologiques françaises en Chine: Photographies et itinéraires 1907–1923. Paris: Les Indes Savantes, Établissement Public du Musée des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet, 2004.

Barbot, Bernard, and René Viénet. Notes sur quelques photographies de la Chine au XIXe siècle: À l'occasion de l'exposition "La Chine entre le collodion humide & le gélatinobromure." Paris: Centre de publication Asie orientale, 1978.

Beausoleil, Jeanne, and Sophie Couëtoux, eds. Zhongguo: A'erbei Ken'en bo wu guan zhaopian ji dian ying jing tou zu tu lu = Chine, 1909–1934: Catalogue des photographies et des séquences filmées du Musée Albert Kahn = China, 1909–1934: Catalogue of the Photographs and Films Sequences from the Musée Albert-Kahn. Boulogne-Billancourt: Le Musée, 2001.

Bickers, Robert, ed. "Historical Photographs of China." University of Bristol, University of Lincoln, and Institut d'Asie Orientale. http://chp.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/index.php.

Bickers, Robert A., Catherine Ladds, Jamie Carstairs, and Yee Wah Foo. Picturing China 1870–1950: Photographs from British Collections. Chinese Maritime Customs Project occasional papers 1. Bristol: Univ. of Bristol, 2007.

Cameron, Nigel. The Face of China: As Seen by Photographers & Travelers 1860–1912. Millerton, N.Y.: Aperture, 1978.

Capa, Cornell. Behind the Great Wall of China: Photographs from 1870 to the Present. Exh. cat. Greenwich, Conn: Distributed for the Metropolitan Museum of Art by New York Graphic Society, 1972.

Chichmanova, Patricia. Charles Vapereau: De Pekin à Paris par la Siberie en 1892. Photos de Charles Vapereau: Collection Arnaud Gibault et Collection Vaillant Pour. Beijing: Fondation Michel Häfelin, 2008.

Cody, Jeffrey W., and Frances Terpak. "Brush and Shutter: Early Photography in China." Arts of Asia vol. 41, no. 2 (2011): 154-161.

Falconer, John. Western Eyes: Historical Photographs of China in British Collections, 1860–1930 英国藏中国历史照片, 1860–1930. Beijing: Guojia Tushuguan Chubanshe, 2008.

Falconer, John, and Régine Thiriez. Images de la Chine: Photographies 1870–1890. Paris: Pacifique, 2002.

Fang Lin and Ming Rui. Cheng shi ji qi zhou bian: jiu ri Zhongguo ying xiang (Cities and their surroundings: Images of Old China) 城市及其周边: 旧中国影像. Jinan: Shandong Huabao Chubanshe, 2003.
One hundred large illustrations from Fang Lin's private collection depict mostly photographs dating from the 1860s to the 1890s, representing mostly architecture, street scenes, and landscapes in the major cities and their surroundings. The book is divided into six sections by location, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Hong Kong, and Wei Haiwei. Each photo comes with a brief caption, sometimes with the date and photographer's name. Noted photographers include A. Chan, Thomas Child, Milton Miller, and John Thomson.

Fougères, Priscilla, ed. First Photographs of Hong Kong, 1858–1875. Hong Kong: Oxford Univ. Press, 2010.

Godfrey, Gerald. Old Photographs of Chinese Cities: Hong Kong, Macau, Canton, Amoy, Shanghai and Peking, 1865–1912; An Exhibition Held at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong in January 1995. Kowloon, Hong Kong: Horstmann & Godfrey, 1995.

Hinton, John Henry, and Douglas Clark. The John Henry Hinton Photographs, China, 1894–1918. Edmonton, Alberta: Edmonton Art Gallery, 1977.

Knight, Michael, and Dany Chan. Shanghai: Art of the City. San Francisco: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2010.

Liu Beisi and Xu Qixian. Gugong zhencang renwu zhaopian huicui = Exquisite Figure-Pictures from the Palace Museum 故宫珍藏人物照片荟萃. Beijing: Zijincheng Chubanshe, 1997.

Phillips, Christopher, and Vanessa Rocco. China and the Chinese in Early Photographs. New York: International Center of Photography, 2002.

Photo (no. 255) Special Chine L'Evénement Photo de l'Année. Paris: Savanes, 1998.

Shanghai tushuguan (Shanghai Library). Shanghai tushuguan cang lishi yuan zhao = Original Historical Photos in Shanghai Library Collection 上海图书馆藏历史原照. Shanghai: Shanghai Guji Chubanshe, 2007.
The Shanghai Library houses thousands of historical photos highlighting collections of pictures of famous people, photos with celebrities' signatures and annotations, and photos with nameplates of the photo studios. This high-quality two-volume book features about a thousand pictures from this collection, organized thematically. The first volume concentrates on landscapes, celebrities, Chinese opera, theater, cinema, and social aspects such as development of the education system, postal service, civil life, and local customs. One section is devoted to photos with signatures and annotations, providing data about makers and dates. All signatures and annotations are identified in the captions. Another section focuses on photographic studios. Volume two represents activities of historical figures, including Li Hongzhang's diplomatic activities in his later years and Tang Shaoyi in the late Qing and early Republican periods. When famous people or places are pictured, biographies or brief historical notes are given.

Shapero Gallery. Exposing Asia: Travel and Photography in the Nineteenth Century. London: Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books, ca. 2000.

Skarbek, Jean, and Joanna Wasilewska-Dobkowska. Wiek pary w Kraju Smoka: Joseph Skarbek i jego fotografie z Chin 1906–1909: Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku w Warszawie = Steam Age in the Land of the Dragon: Joseph Skarbek and His China Pictures 1906–1909, the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw. Warsaw: Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku w Warszawie, 2001.

Theye, Thomas. Der geraubte Schatten: Die Photographie als ethnographisches Dokument. Munich: Münchner Stadtmuseum, 1989.

Warocqué, Raoul. Belgique—Chine 1910: Les collections chinoises de Raoul Warocqué et sa mission spéciale en Chine; [publ. à l'occasion de l'exposition "Belgique—Chine 1910" réalisée par l'Association royale des ingénieurs commerciaux licenciés et docteurs de Mons-Warocqué (A.I.C.M.) et le Musée royal de Mariemont, au Musée royal de Mariemont du 27 novembre 1999 au 12 mars 2000]. Mariemont: Musée Royal, 1999.

Worswick, Clark, and John Thomson. Sheying: Shades of China, 1850–1900. Madrid: Turner, 2008.

Worswick, Clark, and Jonathan Spence. Imperial China: Photographs 1850–1912. New York: Pennwick, 1978.

Zhongguo Guojia Bowuguan, ed. Zhongguo guojia bowuguan guan cang wen wu yanjiu cong shu: lishi tupian juan = Studies of the Collections of the National Museum of China: Historical Pictures Volume 中国国家博物馆馆藏文物研究丛书: 历史图片卷. Shanghai: Shanghai Guji Chubanshe, 2006.
The National Museum of China houses about fifty thousand photographs from the late Qing to the Republican era. Some of these photographs were inherited from the National History Museum that was established in 1912, while others are donations from personal collections or were brought from flea markets during the 1950s. Based on about five hundred photographs selected from the collection, this scholarly book is organized around six themes: the transformation of the education system; women, marriage, and family; funerals, weddings and other issues of etiquette and custom; the modern postal service and transportation system; modern business and the finance industry; and modern social security and criminal law. Each thematic section is accompanied by an essay about the broader historical context and development of each field. The third part includes photographs of Emperor Guangxi and Empress Cixi's funerals in 1909, featuring the artifacts used in the ritual and including three relevant postcards with stamps issued that year. This book reflects a great scholarly effort to utilize photographs for historical research.