Save Time Discovering History

The archive features more than 120,000 books with high precision scanned full text published from 1900 to 1949. Many of these materials are missing, hard to find, or sold at a very high price in the secondhand book market. All content is in the original (traditional) Chinese and available in PDF format. 

Books include famous contemporary literature and technology research from United States and Europe translated into Chinese. 

The full-text content in this database totals over 20 million pages and features over 6 billion searchable Chinese characters. Additional information includes images, bibliography, author, publisher, publication year, key words, subjects, summary, table of contents and more. 

Invaluable Works

Famous authors include Liang Sicheng, Lin Huiyin, Zhu Ziqing, Ye Shengtao, Lin Yutang, Lu Xun, Feng Zikai, and more. Highlights include “The True Story of Ah Q,” a transformative masterpiece of modern Chinese literature considered the first work to fully utilize Vernacular Chinese after the May 4th Movement in China.

While the content focus is on the periods of the transition from monarchy to new China, this resource also includes important translated works for famous literature and technology research from the United States and Europe leading up the enhancement of modern China. 

Subjects Include:

  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Social science
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Military studies
  • Economics
  • Culture and arts
  • Education
  • Language studies
  • Literature
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science and technology