Full-text database of pre-modern Chinese written works. Developed by Academia Sinica in Taipei.
Century Journals Project (CJP) selects the most important academic journals published in China and digitizes all issues since their very first issue up till 1993 in an effort to expand the China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CAJ). The current subscription only includes the first phase of CJP with 100 titles of social science and humanities titles.
Collection of databases including the following: 甲骨文資料庫, 竹簡帛書資料庫, 先秦兩漢資料庫, 魏晉南北朝資料庫
This is a full-text database of the famous Gujin tushu jicheng (Comprehensive Collection of Books and Pictures of the Past and Present), first published in 1726. To access the database, click on the "GO" button under IP會員登入 (IP Member Login).
Provides full text access to at least 700 core Chinese newspapers that cover many locations and disciplines in contemporary China.
This database provides full-text access to more than 8,000 academic journals published in China.
Siku Quanshu was compiled between 1773 and 1782 under the edict of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, China. Containing more than 3,460 works with a total of more than 36,000 volumes, it is the most comprehensive collection of Chinese scholarship up to the 18th century. It covers a wide variety of subjects in humanities, science, and social sciences. The electronic version of Wenyuange Siku Quanshu is a full-text retrieval system that includes the digitized texts as well as the images of the original pages of the entire Siku Quanshu and a few other useful tools. This database is licensed for 1 simultaneous user.
The University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies annually awards grants for scholars to travel to the U-M Asia Library. These grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are intended to help defray the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and photo-duplication for scholars of China at other institutions who wish to utilize the Asia Library's collection. The competition for the 2010-2011 academic year is closed, but announcements of future grants will be made here.
Previous Chinese studies grant recipients:
Wendy Xie (Appalachian State University)
Michael Chiang (Drake University)
Andrew Chittick (Eckerd College)
Chia Ning (Central College)
HathiTrust is a large-scale digital library developed by the University of Michigan Library together with several other major libraries. It includes the U-M books scanned as part of the Google Books Project as well as other materials digitized here and elsewhere. This vast digital collection includes a significant number of books in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, but searching the full text of East Asian books requires a few caveats.
First, a note of caution: the system by which the HathiTrust's computers recognize words within the collected books works more smoothly with European languages than with East Asian characters. Although the accuracy of search results vary wildly among various texts, searching the full texts of the books within the HathiTrust corpus can still have some utility. Second, some books within the HathiTrust are available in full text and others are not. In cases where the full text is not accessible, HathiTrust will display a list of pages on which search terms appear.
When searching in Chinese and Japanese, separate individual search terms with quotation marks and a space. For example, when searching for books that include terms for "feudal" and "system," use "封建" "制度" in the full-text search bar. If, however, you want to search for books in which "feudal system" appears as a complete phrase, input "封建制度". This will return a much smaller number of results, providing instances in which all four characters are connected in the text.
When searching in Korean, the quotation marks are unnecessary. Searching for "literature" and "research" separately, you can simply enter 문학 연구 into the HathiTrust search bar. To search for "literary research" as a phrase, type 문학연구 without spaces.
Please direct any questions about using HathiTrust in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean to Mari Suzuki in the Asia Library.