Sibu Congkan

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The database provides online access to the full text of Sibu Congkan, an important collection of pre-modern Chinese books. Originally published by Commercial Press in 1919-1936, Sibu Congkan reprinted authoritative editions (often the earliest available editions) of Chinese works in three series, in a total of 504 works and 3134 volumes. The publisher used photolithography in printing, which makes Sibu Congkan superior to the typeset editions from the same period. It is an essential resource for studying pre-modern Chinese literature, history, and culture.


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Dates covered

Antiquity to Qing Dynasty.

Updating frequency

Not available.


Pre-modern Chinese books printed by Commercial Press in 1919-1936.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Search "Si bu cong kan" as title in the for print versions.

Producer/content provider

Unihan Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (China)

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Oriprobe Information Services, Inc. (Canada)

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