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.


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 Epochal Democracy 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


The Crown Jewels of Sinology in Taiwan Ι

Regarded as “The Crown Jewels of Sinology in Taiwan” with Academia Sinica’s journals, the database collects “National Palace Museum Bulletin,” “The National Palace Museum Monthly of Chinese Art,” “The National Palace Museum Research Quarterly,” and “National Palace Museum Quarterly.” It is the sole full text searchable database over the past 20 years on NPM journals in Taiwan. It includes 923 issues, 7,850 articles, 75 million characters and 60 thousand color photos from 1966 to date. Also, it is equipped with exclusive functions in addition to full text search, such as color original photos added to black/white version, sole Chinese translation of English article titles, artwork commentaries and original photos embedded in articles, and relevant films and animations attached to articles, which makes users enjoy the new artistic perspective while reading NPM journals in digital ways.

The Crown Jewels of Sinology in Taiwan ΙI

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.

The series collects the epochal democracy magazines of public opinions forums published in Taiwan and Hong Kong from 1949 to present. It aims to digitize and represent anew these masterpieces that are landmarks of different generations but are vanishing from paper collections of libraries, so to review the grace of those opinion leaders’ thoughts in that era, and encourage alive people to learn from predecessors’ wisdom. The selection principles: (1) The magazine once initiated some valuable social climates and enlightened people in their generation; (2) The magazine’s authors are all renowned sinologists or well-known writers of social sciences whose works always introduce/lead new thought trends, worth of being studied well but have never been collected completely for digitization;(3) The magazine possesses either or both features as above, but was published in Hong Kong, however its founder/authors have deep connections with Taiwan on ideology, political position, etc.; (4) To include various ideologies.

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.

Taiwan Journals Search 

(1958 – present)

Zhuanji Wenxue Digital Archive 

(1962 – present)

Modern China Database 

(1977 – 2005)


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)



● 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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