【Taiwan Wenxian Congkan Xubian】
(Continuation of Taiwan Literature Series)
► to be elected as the Golden Tripod Award—Excellent Database in 2007
(bestowed by Government Information Office)
sole copies, rare books, manuscripts, 208 kinds, 24 millions characters chorography, folkways, literature, official archives, civil commotions, wars, Japanese pirates, 228 Incident, face-off between Zheng and Manchu.
Why to publish it?
“Taiwan Wen Xian Cong Kan” edited by Taiwan Bank is always the most important classics on Taiwan research. But dozens of years have passed since it had been published in 1958－1972, and many new historical data have been discovered constantly during this period, there is no new representative collection to cover and agglomerate all the new historical data. Accordingly, we compile “Taiwan Wen Xian Cong Kan Continuation” databank.
How to select data?
All of the books, archives and literature gathered in the “Continuation” were finished by 1956. Half of which are rare books, the only copies extant, manuscripts and handwritings coming from various universities of the Mainland China. The other half of data come from several “heavyweight” research institutions and publishers in Taiwan. Digitized and digitizing data of other publication plans are excluded in the “Continuation”. Those books of the same title and content as “Taiwan Wen Xian Cong Kan” are also not contained in the “Continuation” except the new versions are really different from the old ones to a certain extent.
The only digital version in the world
In order to meet modern researchers’ high-effect searching need, all the 208 books and archives have full text and full images which is so far the only digital version of the same data in the world. Additionally, textual criticism, original sources and authors’ introductions also attach to all of them.
8 key parts
The “Continuation” is divided into 8 parts, including chorography, geographic accounts, folkways, poems, literature, political archives, official documents, civil commotions, war records, coast defenses, Japanese pirates’ actions, 228 Incident, face-off between Zheng, Cheng-Gong and Manchu court, and historical data of Nan-Ming Dynasty.