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Information About: Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition)

Subjects: classics, history, literature, philosophy, geography, politics, economics, society, astronomy, science, technology, medicine, etc.

Description: The Siku Quanshu (Complete Library of the Four Branches of Literature) is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of Chinese scholarship from antiquity to the 18th century. It was compiled during the years 1773-1782 and contains 3,460 works, totaling more than 36,000 volumes. The Wenyuange edition was produced in 1782.

Access to this Chinese language database is restricted to 1 simultaneous user, and requires Internet Explorer 5 or higher, which can display Chinese fonts. The database is a full-text retrieval system that contains texts of the entire Siku Collection, with approximately 800 million characters. The database provides special features including searches by title, author, caption title, special indices, subject divisions, name and dynasty of the author, and special reference tools.

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Full-Text Resources
History & Classics
Literature & Language

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