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New Resource: Zhenben

Zhenben Full Text Discovery has been licensed by UC Berkeley with access for five campuses: Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.  Contributions for the funding of an initial three year period beginning April 2023 have been graciously funded by UC Santa Barbara. 

The Zhenben Discovery platform contains indexing for more than 700,000 Chinese public documents and digitized collections developed by higher education and research institutions, with links to the freely available full-text materials on third party websites. Examples include government documents published by Chinese central government and ministries, Chinese rare books from China Academic Digital Associative Library, Si ku quan shu from Japan Kanseki Repository, Overseas Chinese Archives digitized by the State Library New South Wales, historical newspapers from East View Global Press Archive, and digitized maps from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.