This database 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.
This database includes about 4,000 pre-modern gazetteers at the current stage. It may expand to cover as many as 10,000 titles eventually.
How to use the Si Ku Quan Shu database (pdf file)
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 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.
This ancient encyclopedia contains 10,000 volumes in 6 series, 32 divisions, and 6,117 sections. It includes 800,000 pages and over 100 million Chinese characters. Topics include natural phenomena, geography, history, literature and government, etc.
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.
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 editions including early manuscripts and rare prints.