New databases in Chinese collection

October 17, 2019
Joshua Capitanio
Lathrop Library

Following is a list of selected Chinese-language databases acquired during the 2018-2019 year.  For further information, please contact Zhaohui Xue, Chinese Studies Librarian.

Hanyu da cidian 漢語大詞典 and Kangxi zidian 康熙字典 - Integrates Han yu da ci dian, Han yu da ci dian ding bu and Kangxi zi dian (Biao dian zheng li ben) with full-text search capability. It provides one-stop search for etymology, pronunciation, definition and documentary evidence in these three Chinese language reference works.

Diaolong: Full-text database of Chinese and Japanese ancient books 雕龍 : 中日古籍全文資料庫 - Provides full-text access to a number of collections of pre-modern writings, including the Daozang 道藏, Daozang jiyao 道藏辑要, Sibu congkan 四部叢刊, Yongle dadian 永樂大典, Gujin tushu jicheng 古今圖書集成, Siku quanshu 四庫全書, and more.

Lidai bieji ku 歷代別集庫 - Full-text searchable collection of literary anthologies dating from the Qin through the late Qing.

Xiao bao 小报 - Collection of tabloid newspapers published mostly in Shanghai during the years 1897-1949.

Zhonggong dangshi qikan shuju ku 中共党史期刊数据库 - A collection of over 200 different pre-1949 periodicals documenting the rise of the Chinese Communist Party.

National Population Census of China 中国人口普查数据库 - Contains a full-text and data archive of census, with data back to 1982 and categorized by geographic or administrative divisions.

For more databases, please view our list of electronic resources for Chinese studies.


Joshua Capitanio

Joshua Capitanio

Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library
Bibliographer, East and Southeast Asia (Western languages)
Subject Specialist, Religious Studies