Chinese Text Project

The Chinese Text Project is an online open-access digital library that makes pre-modern Chinese texts available to readers and researchers all around the world. The site attempts to make use of the digital medium to explore new ways of interacting with these texts that are not possible in print. With over twenty thousand titles and more than three billion characters, the Chinese Text Project is also one of the largest databases of pre-modern Chinese texts in existence.

You may wish to read more about the project, view the pre-Qin and Hanpost-Han or Wiki tables of contents, or consult the instructionsFAQ, or list of tools. If you're looking for a particular Chinese text, you can search for texts by title across the main textual sections of the site.

The Chinese Text Project is provided as an open-access resource, free to all without charge. If you would consider making a monetary donation towards the cost of running the site, this would be greatly appreciated - please click here for details.

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