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Chinese Studies Internet Resources

This guide describes and links to freely available electronic resources that are important sources of information for research in the field of Chinese Studies.

It lists two types of frequently used resources: one is basic reference tools, under which dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, maps, calendars etc. are listed for answering straightforward questions; Second type is for locating sources, such as books, articles, dissertations, or even full text or images, where resources are listed under different tabs "Bibliographies," "Catalogs," "Periodical Indexes," and "Dissertations," etc.

 

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  • Basic Reference Tools
  • Bibliographies
  • Catalogs
  • Periodical Indexes

 

  • CNKI工具书馆--A portal to over 4,000 Chinese reference works. Although full text view requires subscription, snippets which contain the search terms, as well as sources and references could be viewed.

 

  • 爱词霸--Online English-Chinese/Chinese-English dictionary

 

  • CNKI翻译助手--Online English-Chinese/Chinese-English dictionary of science & technology. Sample sentences are provided.

 

 

  • 康熙字典网上版--Online version of the Kangxi character dictionary. Users can search for single characters, browse the contents by radical, or simply "leaf" through the dictionary.

 

 

 

 

 

  • 佛学词典在线版--Provides a combined search within 22 dictionaries: 佛学大辞典, 佛学常见词汇, 三藏法数, 中国佛教, 翻译名义集, 佛学次第统编, 汉英-英汉-英英佛教词汇, 巴-英南传佛教辞典, 法相词典, 佛教器物简述, 佛教人物传, 禅宗语录辞典, etc.

 

  • Lexicon of Confucianism--Based on an ongoing manuscript of  Professor Lao Sze-kwang 劳思光. Provides brief introduction on basic Confusianist classics, commentaties, persons, and concepts. The website's search function seems to be down from time to time, but you can easily browse the terms by clicking on the "Categories" on the left side of the page

 

  • 中華百科全書--Online version of the 10 voulme Zhonghua bai ke quan shu published by Chinese Culture University Press.

 

  • ChinaVitae 中国名人录--A resource of biographical information on more than 4000 current Chinese leaders in government, politics, the military, education, business, and the media. Also tracks the appearances and travel of approximately 300 leading Chinese officials.

 

 

  • 臺灣地區地名查詢系統--Collects place names in Twaiwan. Information includes place names (both current and historical) and their pronunciation, history, and electronic maps. Also include an English-Chinese GIS Terminology Look-Up system.

 

  • Antique Maps (the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library)--The Antique Maps of China collection includes more than 230 maps, charts, pictures, books and atlases from the Special Collections of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library. It represents almost all samples of China maps produced by European cartographers from the 16th to 19th centuries. This cartographic archive vividly records the long history of cross-cultural exchanges between China and the West.

 

  • 兩千年中西曆轉換(中央研究院)--An online tool for converting between Chinese and Western calendars from A.D. 1 to A.D. 2100. Conversion in both directions is possible.

 

 

 

  • MCLC Resource Center--Maintained by Kirk Denton, Professor of Chinese Studies at the Ohio State University.Contains bibliographies of mostly English-language materials on modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film, art, music, and culture and also provides links to book reviews published online by the journal Modern Chinese Literature and Culture and the MCLC Resource Center.

 

 

 

  • Barend J. ter Haar's Bibliographies on China--This is the personal website of professor Barend J. ter Haar, who teaches Chinese history at Leiden University, with a strong focus on cultural and religious history. It contains bibliographies on
  • Song Research Tools--Compiled by Peter Bol, Professor of East Asian languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, this is a guide to materials used for studies of all aspects of Chinese society during the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

 

  • Chinese History Research Site at UCSD--Maintained by graduate students in the Modern Chinese History program at UCSD, this site provides book reviews and essays by UCSD students, as well as bibliographies, sources, archives on Modern Chinese History Studies. it has 7 sections:
    • The reviews and essays section provides book reviews and critical essays on classics in the historiography of modern China (last updated January 2006).
    • The Cultural Revolution section provides book reviews and critical essays on the historiography of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
    • The sources section is a guide to English and Chinese materials relating to historical research on modern China.
    • The archives section provides information on Chinese local archives and also serves as a site for researchers to exchange information.
    • The bibliography section contains a list of English-language works on Qing, Republican, and PRC history. It was last updated July, 2001.
    • The links section contains a list of China-related web sites and provides quick access to the on-line catalogues of East Asian libraries throughout the world.
  • Contemporary China: a Book List--This is a extensive list of books on Contemporary China compiled by Lubna Malik and Professor Lynn White at Princeton University.

 

  • Essential Reading on Chinese Philosophy--A list of essential secondary readings in English on Chinese philosophy, compiled by Bryan W. Van Norden, Professor of Chinese Philosophy in Vassar college.

 

  • Chinese Religious Culture, a Research Guide--Compiled by Barend J. ter Haar, Professor of Chinese History at Leiden University. Provides a large amount of the most important resources, both print works and online resources, in Western languages as well as Chinese and Japanese.

 

  • Barend J. ter Haar's Bibliographies on China--This is the personal website of professor Barend J. ter Haar, who teaches Chinese history at Leiden University, with a strong focus on cultural and religious history. It contains bibliographies on

    • Literacy, writing and education in Chinese culture
    • Violence in Chinese culture
    • Yao religious culture
    • Shamanism in China
    • Religious culture in 20th century China
    • Chinese religious culture
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  • Bibliography of Western Language Publications on Chinese Popular Religion (1995 to present)--Compiled by Philip Clart, Professor of Chinese Studies at University of Leipzig. A list of publications that have appeared in recent years is also maintained on this site.

 

 

 

  • Daoist Studies--A Internet resource for Taoist Studies, with scholars around the world as its contributors. Contains information on publications, conferences, useful links, jobs, etc. Its bibliography database currently has over 6,000 records and is continuously being updated and expanded.

 

  • 郭店楚简--Searchable database of 張光裕's 《郭店楚簡研究》. Also provides searchable bibliography on studies on the Chu Bamboo Strips of Guodian.

 

  • Bibliography of Contemporary Chinese Art--Compiled by Britta Erickson, an independent scholar on contemporary Chinese art. This bibliography comprises two parts: a general bibliography, and individual bibliographies for more than 1500 artists.

 

 

 

  • 全國圖書書目資訊網--This is the national Bibliographic Information network of Taiwan. It shows holdings of over 70 member libraries.

 

 

 

  

 

 

  • 漢學研究中心典藏目錄及資料庫--Contains the following databases,
    • 漢學研究中心典藏書刊目錄資料庫
    • 典藏國際漢學博士論文摘要資料庫
    • 明人文集聯合目錄及篇目索引資料庫
    • 兩漢諸子研究論著目錄資料庫
    • 經學研究論著目錄資料庫
    • 敦煌學研究論著目錄資料庫
    • 外文期刊漢學論著目次資料庫
    • 漢學中心典藏大陸期刊編目索引資料庫
  • Catalog of Extant Ming Gazetters(U of Mennisoda)

 

 

 

  • 臺灣期刊論文索引系統--Contains citations of periodicals that are held by the National Central Library in Taiwan (coverage: 1970-present). Articles with the pdf icon icon have full text available.

 

  • 中國文化研究論文目錄1946--1979-- This is the online version of the 中國文化研究論文目錄: 民國35年至68年. Contains bibliographic data on articles about Chinese culture that were published at Taiwan during 1946-1979.

 

  • 東洋学文献類目検索-- This is the online version of the important bibliography, 東洋学文献類目検索 Annual Bibliography of Oriental Studies, covering books and articles in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English.

 

  • Hong Kong Journal Online--Created by the University of Hong Kong Libraries, this is a full-text image database providing access to selected academic and professional journals, both in English and Chinese, published in Hong Kong. Titles included in this database cover a wide range of disciplines. Issues included in this database vary from journal to journal with the earliest going back to 1872.

 

  • 漢學研究中心典藏目錄及資料庫--Contains the following databases,
    • 漢學研究中心典藏書刊目錄資料庫
    • 典藏國際漢學博士論文摘要資料庫
    • 明人文集聯合目錄及篇目索引資料庫
    • 兩漢諸子研究論著目錄資料庫
    • 經學研究論著目錄資料庫
    • 敦煌學研究論著目錄資料庫
    • 外文期刊漢學論著目次資料庫
    • 漢學中心典藏大陸期刊編目索引資料庫
  • 香港文學資料庫--Database of literature from Hong Kong. Contains data on Hong Kong literature that appeared in journals and newspapers. Searchable for author, title, abstract, and keywords.