As the sole full-text searchable database of its kind from Taiwan, Sinica
Sinoweb (SSW) collects the core sinological journals of Academia Sinica, and
other outstanding Taiwanese journals known worldwide. The content of SSW
is 100% complete. The full text search and the search efficiency is 100% exact.
From the first issue to the present, the collection is intact and exclusively
available for full-text search. Sinologists from around the world have highly
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such as, Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, and Chinese Studies.
To date, 80 famous sinological libraries worldwide have subscribed to the
Expanding on the success of Sinica Sinoweb (中研院經典人文學刊庫),
“Taiwan Journals Search” (臺灣人社百刊) has collected more than 280
journals from the humanities & social sciences and continues to add new titles.
Among those, more than 120 journals are in the most respected journal-
appraisal lists in Taiwan: the Taiwan Humanities Citation Index (THCI), and
the Taiwan Social Sciences Citation Index (TSSCI). Differing from other
alternatives from Taiwan, Taiwan Journals Search excludes non-academic
periodicals, focusing on only the best from Taiwan. Taiwan Journals Search is
purely scholar-oriented and able to meet researchers demands precisely. TJS
can be called “the greatest collection of Chinese studies/Sinology from the
Over the past 56 years, Zhuanji Wenxue Magazine (傳記文學1962-present) has
become world renowned. Like the Great Wall itself, Zhuanji Wenxue has
become a long and formidable historical record, drawing comparisons as the
“The Great Wall of Chinese Republican History.” Being ranked at the same
academic position with heavyweight, national research institutions of modern
history, it is rated as the paragon of unofficial historical data, and an excellent,
unique supplement to authoritative history in China and Taiwan covering the
past 2000 years. For example, the top 3 research institutions in Taiwan in the
study of Dr. Sun Yat Sen (Father of R.O.C.) and the history of the Chinese
revolution are the Kuomintang Party History Commission, the Modern History
Institute of Academia Sinica, and Zhuanji Wenxue Magazine. In terms of
content quality, Zhuanji Wenxue is regarded as equal to those two most
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the core reference of dissertations on Chinese Republic history in the past 40
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Readers will praise this extensive record and its ability to bring history to life.
Founded by the Chinese Kuomintang, Modern China Magazine (which ran
from March 1977 until December 2005) is renowned for its coverage of
Chinese Republican history, archives of Revolutionary Martyrs and
Revolutionary documents of China. While other historic academic journals of
its kind regard discourse and comment as important, Modern China peerlessly
exposes first-hand authoritative historic materials of the Kuomintang, revealing
the “oral history” in the Republican period, and combining exclusive archives
and historic research. Including 4,902 articles, 163 issues, 48,200 figures,
38,000 institutions and historical events in its 29 year run, Modern China
frequently sponsored and hosted international academic seminars. Members
and contributors came from Mainland China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong as well
One of the most frequently used works by scholars of Taiwan studies and commonly called the “Encyclopedia of Taiwan,” the Taiwan Wenxian Congkan (ed. Hsien-Wen Chou) was originally published by the Bank of Taiwan.
Taiwan Wenxian Congkan is comprised of 309 books and incorporates local histories and official documents of the Ming and Qing dynasties, including the short-lived Southern Ming. Includes poems, works from private collections (some of which are only remaining copy), and out-of-print books. Also covers topics from the Tang dynasty to the Japanese occupation period in documents gathered from local and overseas libraries. From the Taiwanese perspective, Taiwan Wenxian Congkan records a variety of dimensions of Taiwan, including the historical development of individual districts, the evolution of cities, deeds of individual people, local customs and culture. It is indeed the largest collection on the history of Taiwan in the Chinese language.
United Digital Publications Company Ltd. is pleased to exclusively offer the only full-text and full-image version of Taiwan Wenxian Congkan as e-content.
The Taiwan Wenxian Congkan Continuation database updates one of the most important resources in Taiwan studies. Coverage in the original Taiwan Wenxian Congkan was limited to the 1958-1972 period, and subsequently new historical records were uncovered.
Accordingly, United Digital Publications Company Ltd. has compiled the Taiwan Wenxian Congkan Continuation database, which includes additional books, archives and literature gathered since the original edition was released by the Bank of Taiwan.
One half of these materials consist of books and the only extant copies of manuscripts and handwritings emanating from prestigious universities in China. The other half of the records originated from research institutions and publishers in Taiwan. Content included in the earlier publication is excluded, except in cases where a newer edition adds value.
The Taiwan Wenxian Congkan Continuation database is full-text and full-image, with textual criticism, original sources and author introductions in 204 books covering chorography, geographic accounts, local customs, poems, literature, political archives, official documents, civil affairs, war records, records of coastal defenses, the actions of Japanese pirates, the ‘228 Incident,’ the face-off between Zheng Cheng-Gong and the Manchu court, and historical records of the Southern Ming dynasty.
The greatest encyclopedia of Chinese civilization in the world, the Biaodian
Gujin Tushu Jicheng database (標點古今圖書集成), published by UDP in
Taiwan, is not only the first punctuated version of its kind, but also the most
popular digital version. It features full-text and full-image content, a clear and
concise interface, a fast and precise search, and all search words are highlighted
in the text. More than 100 institutions and famous universities around the world
subscribe to the database.
█歷代書法碑帖集成 Chinese Calligraphy and Inscription Collection
The database integrates digital search engine with traditional calligraphic dictionary
and celebrated calligraphic works. It collects plenty of renowned calligraphists'
handwritings, stone rubbings and inscriptions from Chinese successive Dynasties for
4700 years, including ancient Yin-Shang, Qin, Han, Wei-Jin Nan-Bei Zhao, Tang,
Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming, Qing Dynasties, and the handwritten scripture of Dun-Huang
Caves. Which come to 700 calligraphers,4014 calligraphic models, and 1.7 million
characters in various forms. It owns 5 kinds of functions accordingly-- -- studying,
teaching, appreciating, textual researching and applying. It contains 2 sub-databases- --
-“Single- Character Databank”, in which every photo was scanned from single
character and reserves its original look, charm and feeling. “Work-Fulltext Databank”,
in which users can promptly find different calligraphers' works from different
Dynasties and enjoy or compare their styles via search engine.