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Siku Quanshu 四库全书

Our library has access to the Siku Quanshu 四库全书, the “Complete Library in the Four Branches of Literature”. These over 3400 works in the four traditional divisions of Chinese learning (classical, historical, philosophical, and literary), are a huge compilation of 36,000 volumes of Chinese texts ordered by the Qianlong emperor of the Qing dynasty in 1773, which took more than 10 years to complete. (more…)

June 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)


BAS, the Bibliography of Asian Studies, is a large database with thousands of articles on various subjects on East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. It is a great starting point for collecting materials when doing research or writing a paper. (more…)

April 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm Leave a comment

Chinese reference ebooks (Apabi)

The East Asian Library has access to 168 Reference ebooks through Chinese ebook portal Apabi. This is a collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias on various subjects, i.e. literature, films, Chinese who’s who, Buddhism, ancient texts, Tibet, Chinese vegetables… just browse the list to find out!

Through this Apabi reference books link you can either browse by subject or by alphabet, or continue reading to see a full list of titles here (by alphabet): (more…)

April 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Five Series on Ethnic Issues

Since March, 2011, Leiden University has access to 国家民委《民族问题五种丛书》”the State Commission’s Five Series on Ethnic Issues” through Chinese ebook portal Apabi. This official government publication on the history, culture, languages, sociology and politcs of China’s 55 official minorites consists of a series of 364 volumes.

This large series focuses on five main subjects: (more…)

March 24, 2011 at 10:49 am Leave a comment


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