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Online Databases for Chinese Studies
The following list of electronic resources for Chinese Studies is selected by our area studies specialists. Unless indicated as free internet resource, they are accessible on and off campus to Pitt-affliated users only.
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A database of over 500 Chinese e-books covering various subject areas. More titles will be added on an on-going basis. Click here for a quick starting guide on how to use the database.
contains close to 700,000 references to books, journal articles, individually-authored monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc., published from 1971 until the present day.
Provides full text to nearly 2,000 Chinese journal titles in humanities and social sciences since 1994 and up till present. Click here for a comprehensive guide on using the database.
Provides national, regional, and local economic, social, and historical statistics. Includes census data.
A web-based online service on China's news, business, legal and statistical information
An online collection of over 2,000 volumes of Chinese e-books from SuperStar covering various subject areas, especially materials from government archives, manuscripts, statistical and other reference works that complement our print collection. More titles will be added on an on-going basis. Click here for a quick guide on using the database.
Compiled by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the database contains a large number of texts from earliest times (bone and bronze inscriptions) up to the 6th century AD.
Chinese Civilization in Time and Space (CCTS) System: 中華文明之時空基礎架構
This database contains scripts of documentary films and newsreels from the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).
A huge knowledge system and it is a platform of in-depth searching, full text retrieval, and document delivery services. It provides access to more than 3 million Chinese bibliographic entries and 2 million scholarly resources (full-text searching, full-text reading or limited views) in all subjects and formats, such as books, journal articles, newspapers, theses, conference papers, videos, and webpage. End users can also receive contents through online requests.
Encyclopedia of Taiwan 臺灣文獻叢刊
The largest collection on Taiwan's history in the Chinese language. Incorporates local histories, official documents of Ming, Qin Dynasties as well as Nan-Ming. Also included are poems and private collections, many of which are sole copies and out-of-print books.
NICNP is a powerful search tool for Chinese newspapers and periodicals. The University of Pittsburgh's subscription allows patrons to search bibliographical information of Chinese newspaper and periodical articles published from 1833 to 1949.
Scripta Sinica 漢籍電子文獻資料庫
A full-text database containing about 460 Chinese pre-modern works essential to research in traditional Sinology. The Scripta Sinica database is developed by the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Taiwan. It contains almost all of the important Chinese classics, especially those related to Chinese history.
A website that offers yearly and monthly statistical data on social and economic situation of China. The information sourced from national and provincial statistical yearbooks, industrial yearbooks, the People's Bank of China Quarterly Statistical Bulletin, China's Customs Statistics, etc. since 90s with some dated back to 1949. Data can be downloaded into an Excel sheet.
Free Online Resources
- Calendar Converter of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Dynastic Dates 中、日、韩历史年代对照转换工具
From the The Library and Information Center of Dharma Drum Buddhist college in Taiwan.
- Modern China Studies : An EAL digital library project which provides access to 36 titles about modern China publication in the first half of the twentieth century. Accessible to any users.
- Scripta Sinica of ACADEMIA Sinica Computing Centre ( 中央研究院漢籍電子文獻 ): Provide full-text to the 13 Classics, 24 dynastic records, complete Tang poems, Taiwan local gazetteers and other primary historic materials on the study of Chinese history. Most are free.
- Center for Chinese Studies, National Central Library: Publications includ full-text articles in the journal Chinese Studies (2000- ) 《漢學研究》, and E-Newsletter for Research in Chinese Studies 《漢學研究通訓》電子版
- Ling Long Women's Magazine, Shanghai, 1931-1937 《玲瓏》 婦女雜誌，上海， 1931-1937 : A digital library project by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University.