DB China and the West (1245-2000)

The database is funded by the University of Zurich; access is free. Search results may be analysed online, it is possible to navigate within them, and they can be saved as PDF report for further processing. Should material from the database be used in publications, we welcome a corresponding source reference.

Accessing the database

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A help function is integrated into the database to facilitate its use. Researchers may apply for a personal account which allows for the collection and saving of PDF reports for a duration of twenty-four hour.

General information

  1. Titles of Chinese works are transcribed in non-concatenated form. Personal and geographical names are concatenated.Transcription in Pinyin.
  2. Titles listed in the bibliography: Only first editions are taken into account except for revised editions. All bibliographical entries refer to China only, except for Ph.D. dissertations, no other than China-related works by authors listed in the database are included. Only articles of special importance are listed..
  3. Persons: Biographies of sinologists and translators receive a full treatment. Biographical data of other persons is only included insofar as it pertains to the relationship between China and the West.
  4. Biographical data of authors and philosophers is only included if it touches upon the relationship between China and the West. Information concerning the reception and influence of authors and philosophers in China or the West respectively is recorded in detail.
  5. Listings of secondary scholarship are not intended to be exhaustive since it is usually covered by later monographs and dissertations. Comparative studies on writers or philosophers from China and the West are not included.

Contact

This project is chiefly administered by our retired scientific librarian, Mrs Anne-Marie Werner. We should like to thank her and all assisting researchers, who help us to sustain a high quality of the data, as well as all our colleagues all over the world who have readily supplied us with information. We welcome questions, suggestions, supplements to the contents of the database. They may be submitted to Ms. Anne-Marie Werner (email).

PDF

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An instructional file of how to generate individual PDFs from the database will be placed here soon.

Reports

Chronology

Chronology 1150-1899 (2019) (PDF, 13191 KB)

Chronology 1900-1929 (2019) (PDF, 7157 KB)

Chronology 1930-1949 (2019) (PDF, 3010 KB)

Chronology 1950-1970 (2019) (PDF, 3379 KB)

Chronology 1971-2000 (2019) (PDF, 2364 KB)

Chronology 2000-2019 (2019) (PDF, 969 KB)

Bibliography

Bibliography 1150-1800 (PDF, 389 KB) (2019)

Bibliography 1801-1900 (PDF, 874 KB)(2019)

Bibliography 1901-1950 (PDF, 1802 KB)(2019)

Bibliography 1951-1970 (PDF, 3379 KB) (2019)

Bibliography 1971-2000 (PDF, 2364 KB) (2019)

Bibliography 2001-2019 (PDF, 969 KB) (2019)

Names of Individuals appearing in the database

A (PDF, 960 KB) B (PDF, 2688 KB) C (PDF, 3140 KB) D (PDF, 3085 KB) E (PDF, 541 KB) F (PDF, 1789 KB) G (PDF, 2119 KB) H (PDF, 3366 KB) I/J (PDF, 1469 KB) K (PDF, 1597 KB) L (PDF, 4697 KB) M (PDF, 3431 KB) N (PDF, 773 KB) O (PDF, 357 KB) P (PDF, 1514 KB) Q (PDF, 622 KB) R (PDF, 1886 KB) S (PDF, 4006 KB) T (PDF, 1474 KB) U/V (PDF, 851 KB) W (PDF, 3265 KB) X (PDF, 797 KB) Y (PDF, 1186 KB) Z (PDF, 2009 KB)

Transcriptions of Place Names

Early Non-pinyin Transcriptions of Place Names compared to Wade-Giles, Hanyu Pinyin

Transcription 1 (PDF, 6571 KB), Transcriptions 2 (PDF, 13 KB), Transcriptions 3 (PDF, 17415 KB), Transcription of Prefectures (PDF, 9886 KB)

Wade-Giles-Hanyu Pinyin List (PDF, 5 KB)

Sources

Sources (2019) (PDF, 423 KB)

Topics

Arts and Chinoiserie (General Art, Architecture, Arts and Crafts, Calligraphy, Ceramics, Cinema, Garden architecture, Graphics, Illustration, Music, Painting, Photography, Sculpture)

Arts (2019) (PDF, 933 KB)

Arts: Names (2019) (PDF, 1619 KB)

Bibliography Theory / Bibliophily / Library science / Publishing

Bibliography theory (2017) (PDF, 118 KB)

Economy and trade

Economy and trade (2019) (PDF, 813 KB)

Economy and Trade: Names (2019) (PDF, 947 KB)

History (History, Administration, Law, Politics, Communism, Marxism)

History (2017) (PDF, 7246 KB)

History China - America, United States of (2019) (PDF, 483 KB)

History China - America, United States of: Names (2019) (PDF, 600 KB)

History China - Australia (2018) (PDF, 147 KB)

History China - Australia: Names (2018) (PDF, 193 KB)

History China - Austria (2018) (PDF, 35 KB)

History China - Austria: Names (2018) (PDF, 19 KB)

History China - Belgium (2018) (PDF, 18 KB)

History China - Belgium: Names (2018) (PDF, 74 KB)

History China - Canada (2019) (PDF, 54 KB)

History China - Canada: Names (2019) (PDF, 88 KB)

History China - Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic / Slovac Republic (2018) (PDF, 63 KB)

History China - Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic / Slovac Republic: Names (2018) (PDF, 57 KB)

History China - Denmark (2018) (PDF, 23 KB)

History China - Denmark: Names (2018) (PDF, 38 KB)

History China - England (2019) (PDF, 595 KB)

History China - England: Names (2019) (PDF, 220 KB)

History China - Finland (2018) (PDF, 8 KB)

History China - Finland: Names (2018) (PDF, 8 KB)

HIstory China - France (2019) (PDF, 220 KB)

HIstory China - France: Names (2019) (PDF, 194 KB)

History China - Germany (2019) (PDF, 194 KB)

History China - Germany: Names (2019) (PDF, 755 KB)

History China - Hungary (2018) (PDF, 15 KB)

History China - Hungary: Names (2018) (PDF, 111 KB)

History China - Ireland (2018) (PDF, 6 KB)

History China - Ireland: Names (2018) (PDF, 21 KB)

History China - Italy (2019) (PDF, 61 KB)

History China - Italy: Names (2019) (PDF, 172 KB)

History China - Luxemburg (2018) (PDF, 7 KB)

History China - Luxemburg: Names (2018) (PDF, 7 KB)

History China - Malta (2018) (PDF, 7 KB)

History China - Malta: Names (2018) (PDF, 7 KB)

History China - Netherlands (2019) (PDF, 14 KB)

History China - Netherlands: Names (2019) (PDF, 44 KB)

History China - Norway (2018) (PDF, 22 KB)

History China - Norway: Names (2018) (PDF, 22 KB)

History China - Poland (2018) (PDF, 6 KB)

History China - Poland: Names (2018) (PDF, 18 KB)

History China - Portugal (2019) (PDF, 43 KB)

History China - Portugal: Names (2019) (PDF, 112 KB)

History China - Romania (2018) (PDF, 12 KB)

History China - Romania: Names (2018) (PDF, 21 KB)

History China - Russia (2019) (PDF, 96 KB)

History China - Russia: Names (2019) (PDF, 91 KB)

History China - Slovakia (2018) (PDF, 5 KB)

History China - Slovakia: Names (2018) (PDF, 10 KB)

History China - Spain (2018) (PDF, 11 KB)

History China - Spain: Names (2018) (PDF, 46 KB)

History China - Sweden (2018) (PDF, 27 KB)

History China - Sweden: Names (2018) (PDF, 49 KB)

History China - Switzerland (2017) (PDF, 42 KB)

History China - Switzerland: Names (2017) (PDF, 175 KB)

History China - Turkey (2018) (PDF, 5 KB)

History China - Turkey: Names (2018) (PDF, 6 KB)

History China - Yugoslavia (2018) (PDF, 5 KB)

History China - Yugoslavia: Names (2018) (PDF, 6 KB)

Media History

Journals (2015) (PDF, 56 KB)

Media History (2019) (PDF, 211 KB)

Media history: names (2019) (PDF, 884 KB)

Linguistics

Linguistics (2015) (PDF, 478 KB)

Literature

Literature : China

Chinese Literature (2017) (PDF, 3502 KB)

Literature in English (America, Australia, Canada, England, Ireland)

Literature in English (2017) (PDF, 8010 KB)

Literature in English: Names (PDF, 8423 KB) (2019)

Literature in French (France, Belgium)

Literature in French (2017) (PDF, 4090 KB)

Literature in French: Names (PDF, 4241 KB) (2019)

Literature in German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)

Literature in German (2017) (PDF, 1660 KB)

Literature in German: Names (PDF, 2199 KB) (2019)

Literature : Russia

Literature : Russia (2017) (PDF, 1152 KB)

Literature: Scandinavia

Literature in Nordic Languages (2017) (PDF, 285 KB)

Literature: Eastern Europe

Literature in Eastern european countries: (PDF, 247 KB) Bosnia-Herzegovina / Bulgaria / Czechoslovakia / Hungary / Poland / Romania / Serbia / Ukraine / Yugoslavia (2017)

Literature other countries

Other Western European Literatures (PDF, 195 KB): Antiquity / Greece / Italy / Netherlands / Portugal / Spain (2017)

Philosophy : Names in alphabetical order

Philosophy : China

Philosophy : China (2017) (PDF, 1249 KB)

Philosophy in China: Names (PDF, 806 KB) (2019)

Philosophical works in English (America, Australia, Canada, England, Ireland)

Philosophy in English (2017) (PDF, 2171 KB)

Philosophy in English: Names (PDF, 2348 KB) (2019)

Philosophical works in French (France, Belgium)

Philosophy in French (2017) (PDF, 1496 KB)

Philosophy in French: Names (PDF, 2020 KB) (2019)

Philosophical works in German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)

Philosophy in German (2017) (PDF, 3322 KB)

Philosophy in German: Names (PDF, 2715 KB) (2019)

Philosophical works in other european Countries (Antiquity / Czechoslovakia / Denmark / Greece / Hungary / Italy / Netherlands / Poland / Russia / Ukraine)

Philosophy other Countries (2017) (PDF, 223 KB)

Religion

Religion (2019) (PDF, 1826 KB)

Religion: Names (2019) (PDF, 1965 KB)

Sciences (General Science, Archaeology, Astronomy, Astrology, Ethnology, Anthropology, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Natural science, Geometry, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Technology)

Sciences (2019) (PDF, 797 KB)

Sciences: Names (2017) (PDF, 1818 KB)

Sinology and Asian studies

Sinology and Asian Studies (PDF, 5047 KB) (2019)

Sinology and Asian Studies: Names (2019)  (PDF, 4323 KB)Names in alphabetical order (America, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, China, Denkmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland)

Social Sciences (Education, Healthcare, Library Science, Psychology and Behavior, Schooling, Societies, Sociology, Universities)

Social Sciences (2019) (PDF, 603 KB)

Social Sciences: Names (2019) (PDF, 916 KB)

Translation : History and Theory

Translation (2019) (PDF, 1326 KB)

Translation: Names (2019) (PDF, 2591 KB)

Travelogues and Embassy records

Travelogues and Embassy reports (2019) (PDF, 1675 KB)

Travelogues and Embassy reports Names (2019)

Appendices

Bynner, Witter. The way of life according to Laotzu (PDF, 271 KB)

Bynner, Witter. Three hundred poems of the T'ang dynasty (PDF, 618 KB)

Ayscough, Florence ; Lowell. Amy. Fir-flower tablets (PDF, 982 KB)

Hilton, James. Lost Horizon (PDF, 620 KB)

Maugham, W. Somerset. On a Chinese screen (PDF, 11226 KB)

Pound, Ezra. The great digest & Unwobbling pivot (PDF, 10558 KB)

Pound, Ezra. The Confucian Odes (PDF, 11946 KB)

Pound, Ezra. Confucian analects (PDF, 6637 KB)