Biaodian Gujin Tushu Jicheng


The Greatest Encyclopedia of Chinese Civilization

The “Gujin Tushu Jicheng” is a vast encyclopedic work written in China during the reigns of the Qing Dynasty emperors Kangxi and Yongzheng. It extensively collects the illustrations and writings of different disciplines, such as: astronomy, philosophy, agriculture, education, folk medical treatments, and so on. The collected materials also locate in a wide spectrum of time — from ancient China to Qing Dynasty (until 1725). Hence, it is acclaimed as the “Imperial Encyclopaedia” of Qing Dynasty. Since its compilation is 4 times larger than “Encyclopædia Britannica,” it’s also well-known as the largest encyclopaedia in the world.

“Biaodian Gujin Tushu Jicheng” is the greatest encyclopedia of Chinese civilisation, and one of the most significant two classified books of ancient China as well. (The other one is Xiku Quanshu. Both of them are regarded as the two pearls of Chinese category books.) The database published by UDP is not only the first punctuated version of its kind, but also one of the most popular digital version worldwide. It features full-text and full-image content, a clear and concise interface, a fast and precise search. All the searched keywords would be highlighted in the text. More than 100 institutions and prestigious universities around the world have subscribed this database to enrich their sinology collections.

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CanadaToronto U., Manitoba U.

Netherlands: Leiden U.

FranceUniversité Paris Diderot – Paris VII, Bibliothèque nationale de France.

AustraliaSydney U., The Australian National University, Melbourne U., State Library VictoriaZ

Russia: Sel’skokhoziastvennyi’ proedz (Moscow)

GermanyStaatsbibliothek (Berlin)

SwedenStockholms U.

JapanProfessor of Saga U. (さがだいがく), Professor of Saitama U. (さいたまだいがく), TOHO Shoten (TOHO Bookstore)

SingaporeNational University of Singapore

ChinaWenzhou U., Ningbo Library, Ningbo U., Shenyang Library, Zhoushan Library, Suzhou U. of Science and Technology, Yunnan U. of Chinese Medicine, Henan U. of Chinese Medicine, Luoyang Normal U., Jiangxi Police Institute, Fujian Province Library, etc.

Taiwan: National Central Library, National Academy for Educational Research, National Taiwan Normal U., National Chenchi U., National Cheng Kung U., Tamkang U., Tunghai U., National Chi Nan U., etc., 40 libraries in total.

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