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Si ku quan shu EastView access ceasing December 31; new platform starting in January

Si ku quan shu 四庫全書 (complete library in four sections), compiled in the Qianlong period of the Qing dynasty, was the largest collection of texts in pre-modern China and has an important historical place in the histories of cultural texts and academic thought in China.

The libraries have been subscribing to a digital version of Si ku quan shu to provide an easy use to UC user community. The current hosting of Si ku quan shu on the EastView platform ( will cease on December 31, 2017.

The UC libraries will license a new version of Si ku quan shu (Si ku zhu lu shu 四庫著錄書) in January 2018. This version of the database contains 3,460 titles in more than 36,300 volumes. Its new features include the compatibility with multiple Internet browsers and multiple platforms, in addition to its category and full-text search capability. Si ku zhu lu shu can be accessed from the trial site until January 2018:  Once licensed, the current Si ku quan shu PID will be redirected to the new platform.

Susan Xue (UCB) is the Resource Liaison for Si ku quan shu and the contact for the new license.