On Euler forms and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem:

- Shiing-Shen Chern,
*A Simple Intrinsic Proof of the Gauss-Bonnet Formula for Closed Riemannian Manifolds*, Annals of Mathematics Second Series, Vol. 45, No. 4 (1944), pp. 747-752 (jstor:1969302)

On the Chern-Weil homomorphism and introducing Chern-Weil theory:

- Shiing-shen Chern,
*Differential geometry of fiber bundles*, in: Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Cambridge, Mass., (August-September 1950), vol. 2, pages 397-411, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, R. I. (1952) (pdf, full proceedings vol 2 pdf)

Introducing Chern-Simons forms:

- Shiing-Shen Chern, James Simons, Section 2 of:
*Characteristic Forms and Geometric Invariants*, Annals of Mathematics Second Series, Vol. 99, No. 1 (Jan., 1974), pp. 48-69 (jstor:1971013)

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