Taiwan Academic Classics

From 1928 to present, the inter-databases research platform which accommodates exclusive content and the most extensive papers done by Taiwanese scholars.

Introduction

Taiwan Academic Classics (TAC) is the full-text inter-databases platform, which accommodates 10+ acclaimed archives, focusing on the research of humanities and social sciences in Taiwan. Aiming for contributing to the global sinologist community, TAC covers most core/notable journals and some exclusive magazines classics nationwide from 1928 to present in this platform, the former such as: “The Crown Jewels of Sinology in Taiwan”- Academia Sinica Journals, and National Palace Museum Journals; the latter such as: The Continent Magazine Archive, Zhuanji Wnxue Archive, Modern China, Lionart Archive, Taiwan Classical Public-Opinion-Forum Magazines, etc. TAC is based on Taiwanese scholars’ viewpoints, through which users can delve into ancient Chinese culture profoundly and have insight of contemporary China at the same time. TAC platform integrates a total of 3.2 billion words, 330+ core journals, 6,630 ancient books and 200,000+ dissertations/articles. Plus, it combines Elasticsearch tech with contemporary sinology style for interface design, leading to greater search accuracy, more friendly operating experience, and brand-new images of past data/ancient books as well, so users can enjoy anew the high tech and magnificent sinology!

10 Databases, 330 Journals, 200,000 Dissertations, Full-text searchable platform of 3.2 billion characters

Journals

The Continent Magazine Archive

(1950 – 2002)

The Continent Magazine was founded by academicians of Academia Sinica-Zhu Jiahua, Dong Zuobin, Li Ji, Guo Ting Yi, Ling Chun Sheng, etc. in 1950, and ceased in 2002, collecting contemporary master sinologists’ thought context and era issues in 52 years and 867 issues. Originating from China and converging to Taiwan, it is a highly-praised journal assembling worldwide sinologists’ contributions after 1950. Stressing on history, it also carried articles of literature, philology, philosophy, art, law, politics, sociology, agriculture, and geology. It began as a fortnightly and changed to a monthly since March 1968. Its editor’s opening statement said that “Chinese continent is the birthplace of 5000 years of East Asian civilization, and is also our motherland where we were born, grow and build nation. We desire and should keep it in mind. We found the magazine to think of it and reflect by ourselves.

Sinica Sinoweb 

(1928 – present)

Regarded as “The Crown Jewels of Sinology in Taiwan” with National Palace Museum’s journals, Sinica Sinoweb is the sole full text searchable database of its kind from Taiwan. It collects the core sinological journals of Academia Sinica, and other outstanding Taiwanese journals known worldwide. From the first issue to the present, the collection is exclusively intact, especially on the early rare issues/articles. It is exclusively available for full text search as well. Sinologists around the world highly praise and appreciate its excellent digitization work on rare/difficult characters, such as, Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, and Chinese Studies of National Central Library.

Taiwan Journals Search 

(1958 – present)

Zhuanji Wenxue Digital Archive 

(1962 – present)

Modern China Database 

(1977 – 2005)

Arts

National Palace Museum Journals: Comprehensive Archive

(1966 – present)

Lionart Digital Archive 

(1971 – 1996)

Chinese Calligraphy and Inscription Collection

(Shang Dynasty – Qing Dynasty)

Ancient Books and Records

Biaodian Gujin Tushu Jicheng  

(Xia Dynasty – Qing Dynasty)

Taiwan Wenxian Congkan 

(Tang Dynasty – Qing Dynasty)

Taiwan Wenxian Congkan: Continuation

(Tang Dynasty – 1958)

Information

Features

● From 1928 to the present, 330+ core journals of humanities and social sciences in Taiwan (1/3 are top-ranked THCI or TSSCI)

● Exclusive content from classical magazines, archives, historical documents

● Exclusive full-text searchable database of sinology, including rare pictograms from ancient China which are well-documented on “Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology

● Unique metadata analysis helps scholars explore historical trends and new research issues

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