The Siku Quanshu (Complete Library of the Four Branches of Literature) was compiled during the years 1773-1782 under an edict from Emperor Qianlong. It covers a wide range of subjects including the classics, history, literature, philosophy, geography, politics, governmental rules and regulations, economics, society, astronomy, science, technology, medicine, and more. It is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of Chinese scholarship from antiquity to the 18th century. The Wenyuange edition is the first copy, produced in 1782, and is now kept in Taiwan.
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A database that contains documents originally housed in the storerooms of the Grand Secretariat of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). After 1949 these documents were kept at the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica. The entire archive contains about 310,000 items. The collection, dating from the Ming dynasty to the Qing dynasty (1368-1912), encompasses a wide variety of subjects. For full content coverage, see "Grand Secretariat Archives - Inventory and History of Preservation". Also, portions of the archives had been published under title: Ming Qing dang an.
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A database containing about 430 full-text Chinese pre-modern works in all subject areas. Major works include 二十五史, 明實錄, 清實錄, 大清會典事例, all titles in 十通, 大正新脩大藏經, 全上古三代秦漢三國六朝文, 全唐文, etc. New content is added regularly.
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A database hosted by the McGill-Harvard-Yenching Library, providing access to scholarly research the valuable collection of writings by women of the Ming-Qing period in the holdings of the Harvard-Yenching Library.
A web-based e-text system designed to present a comprehensive collection of ancient Chinese texts, particularly those relating to Chinese philosophy, in a well-structured and properly cross-referenced manner, making the most of the electronic medium to aid in the study and understanding of these texts. Text scope spans pre-Qin and Han works covering topics in Confucianism to mathematics, to post-Han classics and Republican era works.
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- Electronic versions of Chinese philosophical texts created by the Confucian Etext Project;
- Electronic versions of Chinese philosophical texts from other sources, to some of which we have made minor improvements; and
- Information on and links to more information on the preparation and use of these texts.
Rare Books from the Forbidden City. Include the Guan Shuitang rare books collected by Shoujing Yang bought in Japan in the late Qing Dynasty; rare books from the Peiping Library, which were transferred to the hospital for safekeeping by the Ministry of Education in 1974.
Hong Kong Literature Collection collects all kinds of materials on or related to Hong Kong literature, regardless of language, place of publication and format. It includes monographs, journals, manuscripts, letters, photos, archival materials and artifacts.