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Special Collections

Special Collections

The Center offers the following Chinese Studies resources:

Books and journals from Mainland China: There are over 180,000 books in the fields of literature, history, philosophy, social sciences, art, and archeology, as well as 1,600 different academic journals.


Photo Reprints of Rare Books in Overseas Libraries:

The Center has made photo reprints of editions that have been lost or are not fully preserved in domestic libraries, but are extant overseas. Currently, there are collections of classical texts, Ming dynasty political documents, Ming and Qing gazetteers, and collections of Ming literati.


Western-language Dissertations in Chinese Studies:

The Center has collected more than 10,000 western-language dissertations on fields related to Chinese Studies from universities in the United States, Canada, Leiden University in the Netherlands, and elsewhere.


Newly-revised Gazetteers from Mainland China:

The Center has acquired more than 10,000 county and provincial gazetteers from Mainland China, making it one of the most complete collections of Chinese gazetteers in Taiwan.


Electronic Resources

The Center has the following databases, indices, and bibliographies:

Database of the Center for Chinese Studies Collection, Foreign Sinologists Dissertation Abstract Database, Database of Mainland Chinese Journals, Contents of the Combined Collections of Ming Authors, Bibliography of Research on Han hilosophers, Bibliography of Research on the Classics, Bibliography of Tun- uang Studies, Current Contents of Foreign Periodicals in Chinese Studies, Bibliography of Research on Wei-Jin Xuanxue Philosophy, Wenyuange Siku Quanshu, Sibu Congkan, Gujin Tushu Jicheng, Chinese Academic Journals Full-text Database, China Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses Full-text Database, China Proceedings of Full-text Database, Super Star Digital Library, etc.