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New/Upgraded Databases (ASU ID/Password required)
Good News: Arizona State University Library now has the following new/upgraded database(s)
This 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.
Chinese eBook/eText and Newspaper Databases (ASU ID/Password required)
The Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China was edited by Chen Meng-lei, a renowned scholar of the Qing Dynasty. The present digital edition of The Complete Classics includes the most seminal classics of Chinese literature and culture, from ancient China through the Qing Dynasty. The collection includes works on astronomy, geography, history, philosophy, literature, politics, economics, art, education, agriculture, medicine, and more.
Database of Chinese Popular Literature collects 10,000 kinds of popular literary works, and popular documents and materials of successive dynasties from the Qin-Han Dynasties to the early years of the Republic of China, including novels, scripts for story-telling, theatrical texts, story songs, storytelling in southern dialects, common saying stories, rare books, and treasure volumes.
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This 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. (Please select “Ancient Classics" in the login page first, and then click on 中國基本古籍庫)
The Scripta Sinica is the largest Chinese full text database to encompass an enormous breadth of historical materials of this scale. Hundreds of titles pertaining to the traditional Chinese classics have been included in the database and have been categorized with meticulous care. The Scripta Sinica database contains almost all of the important Chinese classics, especially those related to Chinese history.
The Shanghai based newspaper Shen Bao collection contains hundreds of thousands of issues published from 1872 to 1949. It is an important research tool for understanding China between the last imperial dynasty through the Republican era. It supports full-image and full-text.
The electronic Sibu Congkan is a fully searchable collection of the authoritative editions of over 500 original and historical monographs published by the Commercial Press in 1919-1936. Holdings span Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties including early manuscripts and rare prints (antiquarian, out-of-print books).
Siku Quanshu (Complete Library in Four Branches of Literature), which contains 4.7 million pages and 800 million Chinese characters, is the most significant single database of pre-modern Chinese texts.
(Coverage: November 1995 – December 31, 2013)It is compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, focusing especially on local media sources. It covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events. It includes translations and English language versions from newspaper articles, conference proceedings, television and radio broadcasts, periodicals and non-classified technical reports.