With the generous support of the Friends of the Library we have been able to subscribe to several essential databases that greatly facilitate research of the staff and students of the Hebrew University. Currently (summer 2010), all of the resources, except for Le Grand Ricci dictionary are available from any computer that works through the Hebrew University system; Le Grand Ricci dictionary is available in the East Asian computers within the library. For further details, please contact Coordinator of the Asian Languages Library Project, Mr. Andrei Gomouline by email@example.com.
CNKI: China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database
China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CAJ) is the largest searchable full-text and full-image interdisciplinary Chinese journals database in the world, covering over 8,460 titles since 1994 including 5,058 science and technology journals and 3402 social sciences and humanities journals by the end of 2007, article count reached over 25 million. The Asian Languages Library of the Hebrew University is currently subscribed to all the social sciences and humanities series, providing our researchers with the cutting edge academic publications in China.
Century Journals Project (CJP) selects the most important academic journals published in China and digitizes all issues since their very first issue up till 1993 in an effort to expand the China Academic Journals Full-text Database. The earliest journal dates back to 1915. The ultimate plan of CJP is to digitize 3,901 titles of journals by the end of 2007, including 2,758 titles of science and engineering journals and 1,143 titles of social science journals. The total article count will be around 6 million. The Asian Languages Library of the Hebrew University is currently subscribed to all the social sciences and humanities series.
Siku Quanshu on-line
The Siku Quanshu is undisputed as the largest single assembly of classical works in the world. Compiled by edict of Emperor Qianlong, the Siku Quanshu (‘Complete Library of Four Treasures’) is a compendium of 3,000 years of Chinese knowledge, including literature, history, medicine, science and technology, diplomacy, philosophy, linguistics and so much more. The definitive Wenyuange edition of the Siku Quanshu encompasses 3,460 works totaling more than 36,000 volumes and is brought to life like never before in a unique, fully online format. This monumental work is the result of contributions by hundreds of editors and noted scholars, and is enhanced by never-before available tools to enhance research. Its acquisition became a major breakthrough in research of pre-modern Chinese history in the Hebrew University.
* Please note: the utilization of the database requires installation on your computer. For further details and explanations for installation and utilization, please contact (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chinese Ancient Texts (CHANT) Project Database
The Chinese Ancient Texts (CHANT) Databases are maintained by Research Centre for Chinese Ancient Texts, Hong Kong. There are currently six databases available:
- A Computerized Database of Oracular-Bone Inscriptions (a database in the original jiagu characters with multiple search functions; over 1 million characters.
- A Computerized Database of Bronze Inscriptions: It includes information of over 12,000 bronze vessels, around 18,000 inscription rubbings, 1 million characters of explanatory notes and 140,000 characters of transcriptions.
- A Computerized Database of the Excavated Wood/Bamboo and Silk Scripts: In this project, punctuations and textual notes were added to the excavated versions of the scripts. All emendations are clearly marked so readers can restore the original texts if they wish.
- A Computerized Database of the Entire Body of Extant Han and Pre-Han Traditional Chinese Texts
- A Database of Traditional Chinese Texts of Wei, Jin and the Northern and Southern Dynasties
- A Computerized Database of the Entire Body of Extant Chinese Encyclopedias (Leishu)
Le Grand Ricci
Le Grand Ricci, a giant Chinese-French dictionary, contains 13,500 single characters and 300,000 Chinese expressions. Le Grand Ricci is an unparalleled publication: covering more than 3,000 years of history of the Chinese language; the origins of its script, and extending up to the most contemporary usage. Specialized vocabulary is organized into 180 branches of knowledge: astronomy, Buddhism, medicine, finance, etc. The CD-Rom version was installed on the computers placed for the convenience of students, researchers and the library guests within the East Asian Library. For further details, please contact Coordinator of the Asian Languages Library Project, Mr. Andrei Gomouline by email@example.com.