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To find government documents from the country you are studying that you can use as primary sources try using the link below to find documents on your topic while limiting to the domain for your country's government for example:
immigration site:gov.tw for documents on immigration published by the Taiwanese government.
Primary sources can include government documents, novels written by a citizen of the country you are studying, and newspaper articles from the region, Such sources can help you gain a more intimate understanding of the issues and events you are studying. Secondary sources analyze or interpret primary source information.
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For example: Japan -- Fiction
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Examples of Fiction
Call Number: PS3618.Y344 G74 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-10
Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community. Years later, this troubled past follows his youngest daughter to America, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family--the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. A stunningly lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, Green Island raises the question: how far would you go for the ones you love?
Adam in Eden
Call Number: PQ7297.F793 A62 2012
Publication Date: 2013-01-15
In this comic novel of political intrigue, Adam Gorozpe, a respected businessman in Mexico
, has a life so perfect that he might as well be his namesake in the Garden of Eden--but there are snakes in this Eden too. For one thing, Adam's wife Priscila has fallen in love with the brash director of national security--also named Adam--who uses violence against token victims to hide the fact that he's letting drug runners, murderers, and kidnappers go free. Another unlikely snake is the little Boy-God who's started preaching in the street wearing a white tunic and stick-on wings, inspiring Adam's brother-in-law to give up his job writing soap operas to follow this junior deity and implore Adam to do the same. Even Elle, Adam's mistress, thinks the boy is important to their salvation--especially now that it seems the other Adam has put out a contract on Adam Gorozpe. To save his relationship, his marriage, his life, and the soul of his country, perhaps Adam will indeed have to call upon the wrath of the angels to expel all these snakes from his Mexican Eden.
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