【Taiwan Wenxian Congkan】
( 台灣文獻叢刊 )
(Taiwan Literature Series)
(In the right picture above, Jame Soong, the chairman of People First Party in Taiwan, presented Ching- Hua University this databank that represents Taiwan's spirit and culture well in his public speech during his peace trip. It is extracted from China News website, 2005/5/11)
the sole full-text/full-image version among similar databases of same content
Based on the Taiwan Literatures Series (Taiwan Wenxian Congkan, edited by Chou, Hsien-Wen(周憲文), former Dean of Law School, National Taiwan University, and published by Taiwan Bank), the database of the same title above is the sole full-text/full-image version among similar databases of same content. Containing the most frequently used content by scholars of Taiwan studies, the database can be called as “the Encyclopedia of Taiwan”. It collects 309 books, 48 million of characters, and incorporates local histories, official documents of Ming, Qing Dynasties as well as Nan-Ming . Also included are poems and private collections, many of which are sole copies and out-of-print books. Spanning from Tang Dynasty to the Japanese occupation period, its data/literatures are gathered from not only local libraries, but also overseas libraries, such as Japan, the USA, Hong Kong, the Great Britain and Netherlands. At the Taiwanese viewpoint, the database records a whole variety of dimensions of Taiwan, including, development history of individual district, cities evolvement, personage deeds, local customs and culture. It is indeed the largest collections of Taiwan's history in the Chinese language.