Diaolong Full-text Database of Chinese and Japanese Ancient Books 雕龙-中日古籍全文检索数据库 – Trial access

Trial access to the Diaolong Database of Chinese and Japanese Ancient Books is available to 30 June 2022 for Cambridge University members. This database can be accessed on campus here or off campus here.

Please tell us about your use of this resource and if you want continued access to it via this feedback form.

Diaolong Database is a project of collaboration among scholars from China, Japan and Taiwan. It is the largest and most comprehensive collection of Chinese ancient books, including over 35,000 volumes of ancient books, 8 billion characters. It covers Chinese and Japanese historical, political, economic, religious, philosophic, literary, ethnic and geographic documents.

There are currently nearly 20 sub-databases, such as Daoist scriptures (Zhengtong daozang), manuscript collections from Dunhuang, the Imperial Encyclopedia (Yongle dadian), the Imperial Library (Gu jin tushu jicheng), historical material on the Qing dynasty, a collection of old Japanese books, the two xuji Sibu congkan and Sibu beiyao, the Siku quanshu, the Xuxiu siku quanshu, the Siku catalog, banned books from the Siku, and supplemental texts to the Siku.

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