【Biaodian Gujin Tushu Jicheng】


The Great Encyclopedia of Chinese Civilization


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.

Popularly known as “The Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China,” the Biaodian Gujin Tushu Jicheng (ed. Chen Meng-lei) is considered the seminal classic of Chinese literature and culture, from the dawn of civilization in China through the Qing Dynasty. This edition is comprised of 64 canonical texts prepared for the exclusive use of the royal court, and was not available to scholars or commoners. It includes works on astronomy, geography, history, philosophy, literature, politics, economics, art, education, agriculture, medicine, and more.