The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a NEW Chinese database, Database of Chinese Gazetteers 中國方志庫, is now available to the Yale community. You can access it from here: http://server.wenzibase.com/. When you get to the homepage, please click on the arrow button directly if you are on campus or with off-campus access (http://www.library.yale.edu/about/offcampus.html). Then please click on the 中國方志庫 icon to enter the database.
Database of Chinese Gazetteers 中國方志庫 contains nearly 10,000 titles of Chinese gazetteers at all levels from Song Dynasty till the Republican Period. All texts are provided in full text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the database. We will hold a workshop regarding this database and pre-1949 gazetteer collections at Yale during the Fall semester. Please stay tuned!