Scripta Sinica

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Off-campus users will be prompted to log in

Connection note

Click on "shouquan shiyong" (authorized access) to enter. Time out after thirty minutes of idling.

Alternate title

Hanji dianzi wenxian


Scripta Sinica (Hanji dianzi wenxian) is one of the largest Chinese full-text database, with a special focus on the traditional Chinese classics. As of February 2012, it contains almost all of the important Chinese classics, totaling more than 580 titles and over 423 million Chinese characters. Users can conduct full text searches or browse by book titles in it. The database is provided by the Institute of History and Philology (IHP), Academia Sinica (Taiwan), which will continue to add new titles and new features. Rutgers users can also access the non-IHP resources provided by Academia Sinica on the old interface.


User instruction ("shiyong shuoming") is available inside the database.

User tools and features

  • Basic search and advanced search
  • Bookmark and note-taking tools (need to provide personal email address)
  • Chinese-Western calendar conversion tool

Dates covered

Antiquity to 1949.

Updating frequency




Type of coverage


Print counterpart or
related resources


Producer/content provider

Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

Core Subject(s)