Database of Chinese classic ancient books 中國基本古籍庫

Zhongguo jiben guji ku 中國基本古籍庫

The Database of Chinese classic ancient books 中國基本古籍庫 is the largest database of pre-20th century texts covering all fields of knowledge. It has in recent years become a standard reference for anyone working on pre-twentieth-century China, due to its vast scope and the good quality of the editions it includes.

This 中國基本古籍庫 Zhongguo jiben guji ku database currently includes 10,000 titles in 12,500 editions from the pre-Qin period through to the Republican period. All texts are provided in full text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image, and in some cases between different editions of the text.

The texts are divided into four sections: Philosophy and Science, History and Geography, Art and Literature, and General Works; each of these is split up into 20 major categories, which in turn are divided into 100 minor categories.

The database is fully searchable and available to all staff and students from the university as well as from home with ULCN login, for one simultaneous user only. Please log out after use.

For screenshots and more help with login, go to Database of Chinese classic ancient books at the East Asian Library blog.

Last Modified: 16-03-2015