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Provides a starting point for China Studies, including resources to find books, articles, newspapers, etc. This page also includes Chinese studies course guides, and information of travel to China.
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Starting Points

Welcome to the Chinese Studies research guide.  This page provides some quick links to resources for your research.  If you have research questions or want to make a purchase request, or need to schedule an appointment for a research consultation, please contact Vickie Doll (



KU Library Catalog+

KUCat+ search (note: not all Asian studies databases are included)

KU Library Catalog:  Search Help
WorldCat  Includes millions of records describing items owned by OCLC member libraries, including the KU Libraries.
DuXiu 读秀 meta search engine (2 million Chinese ebooks and etexts)
DuXiu meta search engine

Chinese Classical Texts Databases

  • Han da wen ku (Chinese Ancient Texts or CHANT ) 漢逹文庫  
    Created by the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. CHANT includes texts originating from antiquity to late 6th century, and excavated texts consisting of oracle bone inscriptions from the Shang Dynasty and bamboo and silk manuscripts from the Han Dynasty.
  • Han ji dian zi wen xian zi liao ku  
    The largest and authoritative Chinese full text database for the study of pre-modern China. IE browser recommended. Click on "授權使用" button to access the database.
  • Wen yuan ge Si ku quan shu dian zi ban : Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition)
    The electronic version of the Wenyuange edition of Siku Quanshu which includes searchable text and original page images. The database is a collection of 3,460 Chinese classical works in 36,000 volumes, which includes works on philosophy, history, literature and art, political systems, social studies, economics, astronomy and geography, mathematics, medical studies, technology, etc.

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