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Social Sciences - Chinese: Databases and journals

This guide provides assistance in accessing resources relevant to the study of Chinese.

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Google Scholar

Lets you search for scholarly literature across a variety of disciplines. Google Scholar is freely searchable and oftens offers direct access to the full text or through "Find it at UWA".


Welcome to the Chinese Studies guide! Here you will find information resources for your Chinese Studies major. Click on the tabs to navigate.


Search the following databases to find information resources (e.g. journal articles and book chapters) on your subject. Using OneSearch will search across a number of databases at one time.


To search for Chinese studies related journals, type relevant keywords into the OneSearch box on the IS homepage, select 'journal titles' from the drop down menu, and click 'search'.

Examples might be 'Chin*', 'far east*', 'orient' or many others, depending on your area of interest.  Including the truncation symbol * will allow your search to include all endings of the word for example 'Asia*' will include keywords Asian, Asia, Asiatic etc

After your initial search, use the limits presented on the left of the screen to refine your results.

CSDS Online Journal

National Library of Australia - Chinese e-resources

The National Library of Australia subscribes to a number of e-resources including e-books, journal articles databases, online newspapers and more, many of which Australian residents can access remotely when they register as a National Library user.

Chinese e-resources available remotely include:

China Infobank
Publisher: Zhongguo zi xun hang (guo ji) you xian gong si
China Infobank provides full-text access to up-to-date political and economic news of China, business and legal information.

China Data Online
Publisher: China Data Centre
A comprehensive online database focusing on economic statistics of China, arranged by regions and categories. Includes monthly and yearly reports on China's macroeconomic development, statistical databases about China's population and economy at the provincial, county, and city level, and financial indicators of more than 568 industrial branches. Also includes statistical yearbooks, census data, industrial and marketing surveys, and an atlas of China.

China Core Newspaper Database
Publisher: China National Knowledge Infrastructure
This resource provides access to the full text of selected articles in over 700 Chinese language newspapers published in the People's Republic of China.

China Reference Works Online
Publisher: China National Knowledge Infrastructure
An online collection of current reference books in Chinese language.

China Academic Journals
Publisher: China National Knowledge Infrastructure
This resource indexes thousands of research level Chinese language periodicals published in the People's Republic of China. Areas covered include economics, politics, law, humanities, engineering science, agriculture, medicine, and electronics. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries. (Coverage: 1994+)

Century Journals Project (CJP)
Publisher: China National Knowledge Infrastructure
Century Journals Project (CJP) Database is a full-text archival set of the China Academic Journals (CAJ). It offers access to more than 825 full-text Chinese journals that cover the years from 1917 to 1993. This large backfile augments the CAJ database, which covers titles from 1994 onwards. (Coverage: 1907-1993)

Taiwan dian zi qi kan fu wu wang (Taiwan electronic periodical services)
Publisher: Taipei: Hua yi shu wei gen fen you xian gong si
Taiwan electronic periodical services (TEPS) offers full text (PDF) for periodicals published in Taiwan. It covers topics in humanities, natural science, applied science, medical and life science and social sciences.

Apabi Chinese Ebook Collection
Publisher: Apabi
The Chinese ebook Collection is a selection of Chinese language full-text electronic books. Subjects covered include modern Chinese history, Chinese studies, economics, politics, literature and statistics. Users can search using Chinese characters or romanised letters (Pinyin). The books are presented as facsimile images of the original print version.

Publisher: Beijing Superstar Information Technology Co. Ltd. is a huge content-based database created by SuperStar Digital Library. It searches full-text, books, journals, newspapers, theses, web pages, conference proceedings and video clips. The database also contains English resources.

Chinamaxx digital libraries
Publisher: Beijing Superstar Information Technology
Chinamaxx E-books database covers a variety of subject areas in Social Sciences and Humanities on China Studies. Contains over 780,000 Chinese titles.

Ren min ri bao tu wen shu ju ku (People's Daily Database 1946-)
Publisher: Oriprobe Information Services, Inc
Started in June 1946 and a current circulation of 3 million, People's Daily is the most influential and authoritative newspaper in China. It is the official voice of the central government of the People's Republic of China.

Dacheng lao jiu kan quan wen shu ju ku
Publisher: Dacheng shu ju you xian gong si
Dacheng Old Journal Full-text Database includes a collection of 7,000 periodicals, 130,000 issues and 1.3 million articles, which were published from 1840 to 1949 in mainland China. Many of the periodicals in Dacheng database are rare and unique during late Qing Dynasty. Subjects covered include philosophy, economic, politics, military, industry, agriculture, transportation, literature ,history, geography , astronomy and astrology. (Coverage: 1840-1949)