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Chinese local gazetteers 中國方志庫


The Chinese local gazetteers 中國方志庫 database (by Airusheng/ Erudition) is a large collection of more than 4000 (in future 10,000) geographical works known as ‘gazetteers’, dating from the Han dynasty until the Republican era.

There are gazetteers grouped by jurisdiction, i.e. at national and comprehensive levels (總志; 一統志), as well as at provincial levels (省 sheng), town levels (府 fu, 州 zhou) and district (xian 縣) levels; other gazetteers are on temples, mountains, rivers and border regions. Airusheng is expected to add more gazetteers in the years to come.

All texts are provided in full text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image. The database is fully searchable and available to all staff and students from the university as well as from home with ULCN login. (more…)

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February 3, 2015 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Special collections: local gazetteers 地方志

Local gazetteers 地方志

The East Asian Library has a growing collection of 地方志, local gazetteers (local histories), of the Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties (960-1911) and the Republican period (1911-1949).
These gazetteers are kept in the normal stacks and more than 2000 of them can be found through the online catalogue with the search term 地方志.

The older gazetteers, which have traditional Chinese binding, can not yet be searched online: find them through the card catalogue in the Green Room in de East Asian Library. (more…)

April 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment


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