Chinese Classics Online

  • The Basic Collection of Chinese Ancient Texts 中國基本古籍庫
    contains 10,000 titles, 170,000 volumes of ancient Chinese books on a wide variety of subjects, which covers periods from 11 century BCE to the early 20th century.
  • The Collection of Chinese Local Gazetteers 中國方志庫
    The database includes about 4,000 pre-modern gazetteers at current stage. It may expand to cover as many as 10,000 titles eventually.
  • Si ku quan shu 四庫全書
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    Si ku quan shu was compiled between 1773 and 1782 under the edict of Emperor Qianlong 乾隆. It is the most comprehensive collection of Chinese scholarship up to the 18th century. Full text articles and works are available both in their original image and digitized text format.
  • CHANT - CHinese ANcient Texts 漢達文庫 
    CHANT provides access to transmitted texts and excavated texts from ancient China (antiquity to late 6th century). Essential Chinese classics are also available. The excavated texts consist of oracle bone inscriptions from the Shang Dynasty   as well as bamboo and silk manuscripts from the Han Dynasty.
  • Taiwan Literature Series 台灣文獻叢刊
    The Encyclopedia of Taiwan is a full- text database, containing the most frequently used works by scholars of Taiwan studies. It is made up of 309 books, 48 million characters, and incorporates local histories and official documents of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
  • Si bu cong kan 四部叢刊
    This database includes 504 original and historical monographs (3,134 volumes) published by the Commercial Press in 1919-1936. They cover Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing editiones including early manuscripts and rare prints.
  • Grand Secretariat Archive 内閣大庫檔案
    The archives of the Grand Secretariat currently housed at the Institute were originally kept at the Grand Secretariat Storehouse in the Qing imperial palace. There are over four thousand Ming(1368-1644) documents and more than three hundred thousand volumes of Qing (1644-1911) archival materials in this collection, including imperial decrees, edicts, memorials, tribute document, examination questions, examination papers, rosters of successful examination candidates, documents from the offices of the Grand Secretariat, documents from the offices for book compilation, and old documents from Mukden. Memorials make up the bulk these documents.