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Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies

Last Updated: 29-Sep-2015

This guide provides an introduction to the electronic resources that are available for Stanford users only, and some of major databases that are open access on the internet for Chinese studies.

Subject Librarians

Chinese studies librarian
(650) 723-3451

Subjects

Alphabetical list of DB for Stanford only

Apabi China Digital Library: Picture Database ????????? covering figure painting, landscape painting, fan painting, bird-and-flower painting, engraving, canvas, jade article, bronze article, textile, furniture, tomb sculpture, rock painting, lacquer, hall frescos, enamel ware, gold and silver ware, stone sculpture, architecture and so on. User name and password is required for downloading of high resolution images. Please check with EAL public service desk for details.

Apabi China Digital Library: Newspapers ????????? including full text of 25 Chinese newspapers ???????????etc., begining years varies. 

Apabi China Digital Library: Books ?????????? 

CADAL ????????????? China Academic Digital Associative Library (???????includes millions of Chinese books. Needs to set up account first.

China Multilingual Journal Database including Chinese and English edition of Qiu Shi, Beijing Review, China Pictorial, People's China and China Today.

CNKI: China Academic Journals ???????? a full-text database covering approximately 6,600 journal titles from the People's Republic of China. [Internet Explorer recommended]

CNKI: China Core Newspapers Full Text ??????????? selection of the articles published in about 500 important newspapers in China from 2000, updated continuously.

CNKI: China Doctoral Dissertations ???????? from 404 doctor degree grantors, covering all subject areas, including sciences, technology, social sciences and humanities.

CNKI: China Master Theses ??????????  covering all subject areas.

CNKI: China Proceedings of Conferences ???????? including proceedings of domestic and international conferences sponsored by societies, associations, universities and institutions, and governments of the first and second levels in China.

CNKI: China Reference Works Online ??????????? including more than 4000 reference works.

CNKI: China Yearbooks ???????

CNKI: China Statistical Yearbooks ?????????

China Cultural Revolution Database ?????????? (2006 Second Edition). Collection of over 10,000 original documents published from 1967 through 1977.

China Data Online ?????? contains China yearly macro-economy statistics (1949-), China monthly macro-economy statistics (1998-), monthly reports on economic development (2002-), China city statistics (1996-), China county statistics (1997-), China industrial data (2001-), and various statistical yearbooks (2002-).

China Geo-Explorer II an intelligence spatial data service. It offers China demographic and economic data, maps, charts and reports in the web-based delivery system. With this spatial intelligence, users are able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.

China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980, based on substantial collections of unique manuscript materials held at the library of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the British Library in London, this resource provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China’s interaction with the West from Macartney’s first Embassy to China in 1793, through to the Nixon/Heath visits to China in 1972-74.

Chinamaxx, including about 700,000 books published in China since 1949 concentrating on social sciences and humanities.

Chinese Ancient Texts Database (CHANT) ???? including Jiaguwen, Jianbo, Jinwen, Pre-Han and Han, Six Dynasties and Lei Shu.

Chinese Civilization in Time and Space, web-based GIS system with historical maps, integrated with full-text databases from the Academia Sinica. The fundamental base maps are based on Dr. Tan's "The Historical Atlas of China". "The Historical Atlas of China" provides users with Chinese historical features, covering Chinese history over the past 2000 years, from the ancient time to Qing dynasty. Click on "Enter CCTS System" to access the database. Users must download ArcView 9.1, the latest Java Runtime Environment, and CCTS plug-ins before use.

Ch'ing Palace Memorials and Archives of the Grand Council ??????????????, full-image database of documents collected by the National Palace Museum. These documents span the reigns from Kangxi to Xuantong, covering a wide range of subjects, including state, foreign and military affairs, finance, agriculture, and industry. Note: Please contact the East Asia Library for username/password information.

Da Cheng Lao Jiu Kan ??????????, includes 1.3 million articles from 120,000 issues of 6,000 journals which were published from late Qing Dynasty to 1949.

Duxiu ?????, provides full-text access to over 2 million core Chinese monographs and journals, as well as over 500 yearbooks published in mainland China. Duxiu can also be accessed via Stanford’s Chinamaxx interface (search form is located at the lower portion of the Chinamaxx homepage).

Foreign Office files for China [1919-1980], Complete British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan during these decades.

Grand Secretariat Archives ??????, features documents originally collected by the Grand Secretariat of the Qing dynasty. The database allows keyword searching for responsible official, title, matter and document number. It includes full-text images of 310,000 documents dated from the Ming dynasty to the late Qing dynasty. Note: Please contact the East Asia Library for username/password information. This resource is only available on campus and cannot be accessed from off campus via proxy. Internet Explorer recommended.

Gu jin tu shu ji chen ??????  Click on IP ???? to access to the database.

History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements ????????????, primary sources related to the Cultural Revolution, Anti-Rightists Campaign, Great Leap forward and Great Famine.

Guangming Ribao ????

Han dian quanwen jiansuo xitong ????????, open access Chinese classics (???????? ...) from Academia Sinica. Click on "???????? 2.0 ?" to access content.

LawinChina ????, publishes Chinese statutes, regulations, cases, government policies, legal news, treaties, law review articles, and law links.

National Index to Chinese Newspapers & Periodicals ??????, an index database covering information from 1833 to the present. It lists about 18,000 kinds of newspapers and periodicals published in China and contains over 30 million entries. Note: Although it appears you can request documents directly from Shanghai Library, requests must go through Stanford Libraries Interlibrary Loan Unit citing the NICNP as the source for the document.

NICNP: Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911~1949) ???????????(1911?1949), contains about 20,000 titles of Chinese periodicals published in the period 1911 to 1949. To access this resource, click on Chinese periodical full text database (1911-1949), select????? ???????????(1911?1949) , then click ?? under the database image.

NICNP: Late Qing Periodical Full-text database (1833-1911) ?????????

People's Daily (1946-) ????

People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily ????

Pishu: China economy, public policy, and security database ??, all series published by the Social Science Press ???????.

ProQuest historical newspapers. Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953), full text of various Chinese newspapers in English.

ProQuest historical newspapers. South China Morning Post (1903-1995) ???????

Qing dai shi liao wen xian ??????, full text searchable database including historical text on Qing history. Special font file is required.

Quan Tang shi fen xi xi tong ???????

Quan Song shi fen xi xi tong ???????

Scripta Sinica ????? ???????, including 460 titles of pre-modern Chinese materials from Academia Sinica.

Shen Bao ?? 1872-1949, searchable full texts and digital images in pdf-format. Note: search requires traditional Chinese character input.]

Si bu cong kan ???? including 504 texts arranged in three series. Special font file should be downloaded for proper display of Chinese characters.

Si ku quan shu (Wenyuange Ed.) ????????????. This new version of SKQS requires the download of a client and can be used anywhere on the Stanford campus via authenticated wired or wireless connection. The client download and installation guides are available at http://us.subscriptionv3.skqs.com/skqs/download/ (requires a Microsoft Windows operating system and Internet Explorer). Users will benefit from correlated search functions that recognize Traditional-Simplified and Chinese-Japanese character sets. Note: To access this resource from off campus, please contact the East Asia Library for username/password information.

Taiwan Airiti Books ???????, academic books published in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Users can read online or download to personal computers or mobile devices. More information on off-line access could be found at http://www.airitibooks.com/Other/Newbie?NewbieType=5

Taiwan Electronic Periodical Service (TEPS) ?????????, covers 81,000 articles published in leading Taiwanese academic journals. Spanning subject areas including medicine and life sciences, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and applied sciences, TEPS is updated daily with new academic journal content and includes archived issues dating to 1991.

Taiwan Master Theses and Ph.D Dissertations ??????? from 49 institutions on all subject areas.

Wanfang Data: China Online Journals ????????? ?????? in humanities and social sciences in China from 1998 onwards. 

Wanfang Data: Dissertations of China ????: ???? ?????? includes Master's theses, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral dissertations from Chinese research institutions from 1980 onward. Document delivery service is available upon request.

Wanfang Data: China Local Gazetteers ????: ???, contains over 25,900 volumes of Chinese gazetteer books, covering 31 provinces and autonomous regions. The database provides detailed geographic and historical records of provinces, prefectures, cities, and smaller district administration units.

Wanfang Data: Academic conferences in China ????: ???? contains full-text, abstract and other descriptive information of papers from national and international conferences held in China from 1986 onward.

Wanfang Data: Policies and laws of China ????: ???? provides valuable information on Chinese jurisdiction, legislature, and business laws. The database holds over 583,000 records covering a comprehensive range of Chinese policies, regulations and laws of both national and regional levels from 1949 onward.

Wind Info  ???? provides most complete information on Chinese stocks, bonds, funds, futures, RMB rates, and the economy. Library use only. Please check with the front desk staff for access.

Yan xing lu ???, contains 556 personal records by the identified authors about 314 Korean envoys and delegation that visited Beijing during Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty (from 13th to 19th century). Text in Chinese but the database interface in Korean language.

Zhongguo fang zhi ku ????? includes about 4000 pre-modern local gazetteers that Stanford Library currently purchased. Click on ?? after login.

Zhongguo ji ben gu ji ku ??????? includes more than 10,000 full-text traditional Chinese works. Original images also available. Full text searchable.

Zhongguo li dai shi ke shi liao hui bian ??????????, a database of over 1000 epigraphic texts (including the epigraphy sections in local gazetteers) with full-text searching.

Zhong hua jing dian gu ji ku ??????? a collection of the well-known Zhonghua shuju edited and punctuated standard editions of the Chinese classics. The database currently includes more than 600 titles, but is expected to grow in the future, also to include similar edited standard editions from other publishers.

Articles

Stanford Only

CNKI: China Academic Journals ???????? a full-text database covering approximately 6,600 journal titles from the People's Republic of China. [Internet Explorer recommended]

CNKI: China Doctoral Dissertations ???????? from 404 doctor degree grantors, covering all subject areas, including sciences, technology, social sciences and humanities.

CNKI: China Master Theses ??????????  covering all subject areas.

CNKI: China Proceedings of Conferences ???????? including proceedings of domestic and international conferences sponsored by societies, associations, universities and institutions, and governments of the first and second levels in China.

Da Cheng Lao Jiu Kan ??????????, includes 1.3 million articles from 120,000 issues of 6,000 journals which were published from late Qing Dynasty to 1949.

NICNP: Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911~1949) ???????????(1911?1949), contains about 20,000 titles of Chinese periodicals published in the period 1911 to 1949. To access this resource, click on Chinese periodical full text database (1911-1949), select????? ???????????(1911?1949) , then click ?? under the database image.

NICNP: Late Qing Periodical Full-text database (1833-1911) ?????????

Taiwan Electronic Periodical Service (TEPS) ?????????, covers 81,000 articles published in leading Taiwanese academic journals. Spanning subject areas including medicine and life sciences, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and applied sciences, TEPS is updated daily with new academic journal content and includes archived issues dating to 1991.

Taiwan Master Theses and Ph.D Dissertations ??????? from 49 institutions on all subject areas.

Wanfang Data: China Online Journals ????????? ?????? in humanities and social sciences in China from 1998 onwards. 

Wanfang Data: Dissertations of China ????: ???? ?????? includes Master's theses, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral dissertations from Chinese research institutions from 1980 onward. Document delivery service is available upon request.

Wanfang Data: Academic conferences in China ????: ???? contains full-text, abstract and other descriptive information of papers from national and international conferences held in China from 1986 onward.

Open Access:

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Hong Kong Journals Online

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Books

Historical Texts Stanford Only

Chinese Ancient Texts Database (CHANT) ???? including Jiaguwen, Jianbo, Jinwen, Pre-Han and Han, Six Dynasties and Lei Shu.

Ch'ing Palace Memorials and Archives of the Grand Council ??????????????, full-image database of documents collected by the National Palace Museum. These documents span the reigns from Kangxi to Xuantong, covering a wide range of subjects, including state, foreign and military affairs, finance, agriculture, and industry. Note: Please contact the East Asia Library for username/password information.

Grand Secretariat Archives ??????, features documents originally collected by the Grand Secretariat of the Qing dynasty. The database allows keyword searching for responsible official, title, matter and document number. It includes full-text images of 310,000 documents dated from the Ming dynasty to the late Qing dynasty. Note: Please contact the East Asia Library for username/password information. This resource is only available on campus and cannot be accessed from off campus via proxy. Internet Explorer recommended.

Gu jin tu shu ji chen ??????  Click on IP ???? to access to the database.

Han dian quanwen jiansuo xitong ????????, open access Chinese classics (???????? ...) from Academia Sinica. Click on "???????? 2.0 ?" to access content.

Qing dai shi liao wen xian ??????, full text searchable database including historical text on Qing history. Special font file is required.

Scripta Sinica ????? ???????, including 460 titles of pre-modern Chinese materials from Academia Sinica.

Si bu cong kan ???? including 504 texts arranged in three series. Special font file should be downloaded for proper display of Chinese characters.

Si ku quan shu (Wenyuange Ed.) ????????????. This new version of SKQS requires the download of a client and can be used anywhere on the Stanford campus via authenticated wired or wireless connection. The client download and installation guides are available at http://us.subscriptionv3.skqs.com/skqs/download/ (requires a Microsoft Windows operating system and Internet Explorer).  Note: To access this resource from off campus, please contact the East Asia Library for username/password information.

Yan xing lu ???, contains 556 personal records by the identified authors about 314 Korean envoys and delegation that visited Beijing during Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty (from 13th to 19th century). Text in Chinese but the database interface in Korean language.

Zhongguo fang zhi ku ????? includes about 4000 pre-modern local gazetteers that Stanford Library currently purchased. Click on ?? after login.

Zhongguo ji ben gu ji ku ??????? includes more than 10,000 full-text traditional Chinese works. Original images also available. Full text searchable.

Zhongguo li dai shi ke shi liao hui bian ??????????, a database of over 1000 epigraphic texts (including the epigraphy sections in local gazetteers) with full-text searching.

E-Books Stanford Only

Apabi China Digital Library: Books ?????????? 

CADAL ????????????? China Academic Digital Associative Library (???????includes millions of Chinese books. Needs to set up account first.

CNKI: China Reference Works Online ??????????? including more than 4000 reference works.

CNKI: China Yearbooks ???????

CNKI: China Statistical Yearbooks ?????????

Chinamaxx, including about 700,000 books published in China since 1949 concentrating on social sciences and humanities.

Pishu: China economy, public policy, and security database ??, all series published by the Social Science Press ???????.

Taiwan Airiti Books ???????, academic books published in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Users can read online or download to personal computers or mobile devices. More information on off-line access could be found at http://www.airitibooks.com/Other/Newbie?NewbieType=5

Wanfang Data: China Local Gazetteers ????: ???, contains over 25,900 volumes of Chinese gazetteer books, covering 31 provinces and autonomous regions. The database provides detailed geographic and historical records of provinces, prefectures, cities, and smaller district administration units.

Open Access

??????????? includes more than 6000 kinds of local gazetteers published before 1949.

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Historical Texts

Chinese Ancient Texts Database (CHANT) ???? including Jiaguwen, Jianbo, Jinwen, Pre-Han and Han, Six Dynasties and Lei Shu.

Ch'ing Palace Memorials and Archives of the Grand Council ??????????????, full-image database of documents collected by the National Palace Museum. These documents span the reigns from Kangxi to Xuantong, covering a wide range of subjects, including state, foreign and military affairs, finance, agriculture, and industry. Note: Please contact the East Asia Library for username/password information.

Grand Secretariat Archives ??????, features documents originally collected by the Grand Secretariat of the Qing dynasty. The database allows keyword searching for responsible official, title, matter and document number. It includes full-text images of 310,000 documents dated from the Ming dynasty to the late Qing dynasty. Note: Please contact the East Asia Library for username/password information. This resource is only available on campus and cannot be accessed from off campus via proxy. Internet Explorer recommended.

Gu jin tu shu ji chen ??????  Click on IP ???? to access to the database.

Han dian quanwen jiansuo xitong ????????, open access Chinese classics (???????? ...) from Academia Sinica. Click on "???????? 2.0 ?" to access content.

Qing dai shi liao wen xian ??????, full text searchable database including historical text on Qing history. Special font file is required.

Quan Tang shi fen xi xi tong ???????

Quan Song shi fen xi xi tong ???????

Scripta Sinica ????? ???????, including 460 titles of pre-modern Chinese materials from Academia Sinica.

Si bu cong kan ???? including 504 texts arranged in three series. Special font file should be downloaded for proper display of Chinese characters.

Si ku quan shu (Wenyuange Ed.) ????????????. This new version of SKQS requires the download of a client and can be used anywhere on the Stanford campus via authenticated wired or wireless connection. The client download and installation guides are available at http://us.subscriptionv3.skqs.com/skqs/download/ (requires a Microsoft Windows operating system and Internet Explorer).  Note: To access this resource from off campus, please contact the East Asia Library for username/password information.

Yan xing lu ???, contains 556 personal records by the identified authors about 314 Korean envoys and delegation that visited Beijing during Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty (from 13th to 19th century). Text in Chinese but the database interface in Korean language.

Zhongguo fang zhi ku ????? includes about 4000 pre-modern local gazetteers that Stanford Library currently purchased. Click on ?? after login.

Zhongguo ji ben gu ji ku ??????? includes more than 10,000 full-text traditional Chinese works. Original images also available. Full text searchable.

Zhongguo li dai shi ke shi liao hui bian ??????????, a database of over 1000 epigraphic texts (including the epigraphy sections in local gazetteers) with full-text searching.

Zhong hua jing dian gu ji ku ??????? a collection of the well-known Zhonghua shuju edited and punctuated standard editions of the Chinese classics. The database currently includes more than 600 titles, but is expected to grow in the future, also to include similar edited standard editions from other publishers.

Open Access

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??????????????????????? includes more than 4000 Chinese rare books free to the public.

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Newspapers

Stanford Only

Apabi China Digital Library: Newspapers ????????? including full text of 25 Chinese newspapers ???????????etc., begining years varies.

Central Daily News ???? (1928-2006), image files of Kuomingtang's (KMT) official newspaper.

CNKI: China Core Newspapers Full Text ??????????? selection of the articles published in about 500 important newspapers in China from 2000, updated continuously.

Guangming Ribao ????

People's Daily (1946-) ????

People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily ????

ProQuest historical newspapers. Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953), full text of various Chinese newspapers in English.

ProQuest historical newspapers. South China Morning Post (1903-1995) ???????

Shen Bao ?? 1872-1949, searchable full texts and digital images in pdf-format. Note: search requires traditional Chinese character input.]

UDNdata ????????????, full text database for the news articles that published by the United Daily News Group, Taiwan. United Daily News - 1951 to present, Min Sheng Daily - 1978 to 2006, Star News - 1999 to 2006, Economic Daily News - 1967 to present, United Evening News - 1988 to present, Europe Daily – 2000 to 2009, World News America – 2000 to present, Upaper – 2007 to present.

Open Access

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Images/Maps

Apabi China Digital Library: Picture Database ????????? covering figure painting, landscape painting, fan painting, bird-and-flower painting, engraving, canvas, jade article, bronze article, textile, furniture, tomb sculpture, rock painting, lacquer, hall frescos, enamel ware, gold and silver ware, stone sculpture, architecture and so on. User name and password is required for downloading of high resolution images. Please check with EAL public service desk for details.

China Geo-Explorer II an intelligence spatial data service. It offers China demographic and economic data, maps, charts and reports in the web-based delivery system. With this spatial intelligence, users are able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.

Chinese Civilization in Time and Space, web-based GIS system with historical maps, integrated with full-text databases from the Academia Sinica. The fundamental base maps are based on Dr. Tan's "The Historical Atlas of China". "The Historical Atlas of China" provides users with Chinese historical features, covering Chinese history over the past 2000 years, from the ancient time to Qing dynasty. Click on "Enter CCTS System" to access the database. Users must download ArcView 9.1, the latest Java Runtime Environment, and CCTS plug-ins before use.

Open Access

China Historical GIS

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Statistics

CNKI: China Statistical Yearbooks ?????????

China Data Online ?????? contains China yearly macro-economy statistics (1949-), China monthly macro-economy statistics (1998-), monthly reports on economic development (2002-), China city statistics (1996-), China county statistics (1997-), China industrial data (2001-), and various statistical yearbooks (2002-).

China Geo-Explorer II an intelligence spatial data service. It offers China demographic and economic data, maps, charts and reports in the web-based delivery system. With this spatial intelligence, users are able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.

China Non-listed firm data 1998-2007. The database comprises profile and financial data of China-based non-listed enterprises, covering over 2 million large firms (sales revenue exceeding CNY 5 million) in 41 industries. In all, the dataset includes 78 individual data fields relating to financial information, operating statistics, and company identifiers spanning the years from 1998 to 2007. Data set on USB. Please check with EAL circulation desk for access.

Wind Info  ???? provides most complete information on Chinese stocks, bonds, funds, futures, RMB rates, and the economy. Library use only. Please check with the front desk staff for access.

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Reference Tools

Stanford Only

CNKI: China Reference Works Online ??????????? including more than 4000 reference works.

Duxiu ?????, provides full-text search to over 2 million core Chinese monographs and journals, as well as over 500 yearbooks published in mainland China. Duxiu can also be accessed via Stanford’s Chinamaxx interface (search form is located at the lower portion of the Chinamaxx homepage).

National Index to Chinese Newspapers & Periodicals ??????, an index database covering information from 1833 to the present. It lists about 18,000 kinds of newspapers and periodicals published in China and contains over 30 million entries. Note: Although it appears you can request documents directly from Shanghai Library, requests must go through Stanford Libraries Interlibrary Loan Unit citing the NICNP as the source for the document.

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Trial Databases

Ta Kung Pao ??? 1902-1949.This database has included all pages and contents, including all pages of the Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hankou, Hong Kong and Guilin editions, and even advertisement pages can be searched through the briefing function. Currently, the database includes at least 2 million pieces of news and 200,000 high resolution images. Trial ends on 06/30/2016.
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