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Siku Quanshu

Accessing the massive Chinese encylopedia for GU faculty, students, and staff

Introduction

Copy of the print Siku Quanshu, on display in the Wanfo Building at Tianning Temple of Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu province, April 16, 2014. From China Daily.

Copy of the print Siku Quanshu, on display in the Wanfo Building at Tianning Temple of Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu province, April 16, 2014. From China Daily.

What is the Siku Quanshu?

Siku Quanshu is a collection of 3,461 works of Chinese history, literature, philosophy, and science. The collection was compiled by 361 scholars working from 1773 to 1782, who selected, edited and annotated each work. The print edition comprised 36,000 volumes.

How can I access the Siku Quanshu?

  1. link to download page for Siku QuanshuDownload and install the Siku Quanshu client program. Note technical requirements -- you MUST have:
    1. a Windows PC;
    2. Administrative access/login to your Windows computer;
    3. East Asian Language Support Pack installed;
    4. an on-campus Internet connection.
  2. After installing, launch the Siku Quanshu desktop client.
  3. Login using Authorized IP Access.

Can I use the Siku Quanshu from a Library computer?

The Siku Quanshu program is not installed on Library computers. This may change in the future, but currently you must use your personal Windows desktop or laptop for access.

Please do not try to install the program on a Library computer (the installation will fail, because you don't have admin access).

Can I use the Siku Quanshu off-campus?

Unfortunately the Siku Quanshu program doesn't play well with our proxy server, so you must be connected to the GU campus network to use the program.

I have questions about searching or using the Siku Quanshu.

First, please read EastView's user manual: English or Traditional Chinese.

If you have additional questions about searching the collection or reading a particular text, please contact Mr. Ding Ye, Bibliographer for Asia Studies and Linguistics.

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