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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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, 12 MB)

Chronology 1900-1929 (2019) (PDF, 6 MB)

Chronology 1930-1949 (2019) (PDF, 2 MB)

Chronology 1950-1970 (2019) (PDF, 1 MB)

Chronology 1971-2000 (2019) (PDF, 4 MB)

Chronology 2000-2019 (2019) (PDF, 976 KB)

Bibliography

Bibliography 1150-1800 (PDF, 390 KB) (2020)

Bibliography 1801-1900 (PDF, 891 KB)(2020)

Bibliography 1901-1950 (PDF, 1 MB)(2020)

Bibliography 1951-1970 (PDF, 1 MB) (2020)

Bibliography 1971-2000 (PDF, 4 MB) (2020)

Bibliography 2001-2019 (PDF, 976 KB) (2020)

Names of Individuals appearing in the database

A (PDF, 976 KB) B (PDF, 2 MB) C (PDF, 3 MB) D (PDF, 3 MB) E (PDF, 556 KB) F (PDF, 1 MB) G (PDF, 2 MB) H (PDF, 3 MB) I/J (PDF, 1 MB) K (PDF, 1 MB) L (PDF, 4 MB) M (PDF, 3 MB) N (PDF, 782 KB) O (PDF, 367 KB) P (PDF, 1 MB) Q (PDF, 621 KB) R (PDF, 1 MB) S (PDF, 3 MB) T (PDF, 1 MB) U/V (PDF, 866 KB) W (PDF, 3 MB) X (PDF, 798 KB) Y (PDF, 1 MB) Z (PDF, 1 MB)

Transcriptions of Place Names

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

Transcription 1 (PDF, 6 MB), Transcriptions 2 (PDF, 13 KB), Transcriptions 3 (PDF, 17 MB), Transcription of Prefectures (PDF, 9 MB)

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 (2020) (PDF, 1016 KB)

Arts: Names (2019) (PDF, 1 MB)

Bibliography Theory / Bibliophily / Library science / Publishing

Bibliography theory (2017) (PDF, 118 KB)

Economy and trade

Economy and trade (2020) (PDF, 852 KB)

Economy and Trade: Names (2020) (PDF, 957 KB)

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

History (2017) (PDF, 7 MB)

History China - Albania Bulgaria Lithuania Serbia Ukraine (2020) (PDF, 8 KB)

History China - Albania Bulgaria Lithuania Serbia Ukraine: Names (2020) (PDF, 11 KB)

History China - America, United States of (2020) (PDF, 491 KB)

History China - America, United States of: Names (2020) (PDF, 603 KB)

History China - Australia (2018) (PDF, 150 KB)

History China - Australia: Names (2018) (PDF, 200 KB)

History China - Austria (2020) (PDF, 34 KB)

History China - Austria: Names (2020) (PDF, 48 KB)

History China - Belgium (2020) (PDF, 19 KB)

History China - Belgium: Names (2020) (PDF, 85 KB)

History China - Canada (2020) (PDF, 54 KB)

History China - Canada: Names (2020) (PDF, 90 KB)

History China - Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic (2020) (PDF, 63 KB)

History China - Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic: Names (2020) (PDF, 17 KB)

History China - Denmark (2020) (PDF, 24 KB)

History China - Denmark: Names (2020) (PDF, 43 KB)

History China - England (2020) (PDF, 603 KB)

History China - England: Names (2020) (PDF, 221 KB)

History China - Finland (2020) (PDF, 8 KB)

History China - Finland: Names (2020) (PDF, 8 KB)

HIstory China - France (2020) (PDF, 221 KB)

HIstory China - France: Names (2020) (PDF, 221 KB)

History China - Germany (2020) (PDF, 221 KB)

History China - Germany: Names (2020) (PDF, 769 KB)

History China - Hungary (2020) (PDF, 15 KB)

History China - Hungary: Names (2020) (PDF, 119 KB)

History China - Iceland (2020) (PDF, 5 KB)

History China - Iceland: Names (2020) (PDF, 5 KB)

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

History China - Ireland: Names (2020) (PDF, 26 KB)

History China - Italy (2020) (PDF, 61 KB)

History China - Italy: Names (2020) (PDF, 174 KB)

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

History China - Luxemburg: Names (2020) (PDF, 7 KB)

History China - Malta & Cyprus (2020) (PDF, 8 KB)

History China - Malta & Cyprus: Names (2020) (PDF, 15 KB)

History China - Netherlands (2020) (PDF, 14 KB)

History China - Netherlands: Names (2020) (PDF, 44 KB)

History China - New Zealand (2020) (PDF, 5 KB)

History China - New Zealand: Names (2020) (PDF, 5 KB)

History China - Norway (2020) (PDF, 23 KB)

History China - Norway: Names (2020) (PDF, 22 KB)

History China - Poland (2020) (PDF, 7 KB)

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

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

History China - Portugal: Names (2020) (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 / Slovak Republic (2020) (PDF, 13 KB)

History China - Slovakia / Slovak Republic: Names (2020) (PDF, 10 KB)

History China - Spain (2020) (PDF, 47 KB)

History China - Spain: Names (2020) (PDF, 47 KB)

History China - Sweden (2020) (PDF, 27 KB)

History China - Sweden: Names (2020) (PDF, 53 KB)

History China - Switzerland (2020) (PDF, 47 KB)

History China - Switzerland: Names (2020) (PDF, 182 KB)

History China - Turkey (2020) (PDF, 5 KB)

History China - Turkey: Names (2020) (PDF, 6 KB)

History China - Yugoslavia (2020) (PDF, 7 KB)

History China - Yugoslavia: Names (2020) (PDF, 7 KB)

Media History

Journals (2015) (PDF, 56 KB)

Media History (2020) (PDF, 213 KB)

Media history: names (2020) (PDF, 914 KB)

Linguistics

Linguistics (2020) (PDF, 487 KB)

Linguistics: Names (2020) (PDF, 487 KB)

Literature

Literature : China

Chinese Literature (2017) (PDF, 3 MB)

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

Literature in English (2017) (PDF, 45 KB)

Literature in English: Names (PDF, 236 KB) (2019)

Literature in French (France, Belgium)

Literature in French (2017) (PDF, 3 MB)

Literature in French: Names (PDF, 4 MB) (2019)

Literature in German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)

Literature in German (2017) (PDF, 44 KB)

Literature in German: Names (PDF, 124 KB) (2019)

Literature : Russia

Literature : Russia (2017) (PDF, 1 MB)

Literature: Scandinavia

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

Literature: Eastern Europe

Literature in Eastern european countries: (PDF, 74 KB) Bosnia-Herzegovina / Bulgaria / Czechoslovakia / Hungary / Poland / Romania / Serbia / Ukraine / Yugoslavia (2020)

Literature in Eastern European Countries: Names (2020) (PDF, 209 KB)

Literature other countries

Other Western European Literatures (PDF, 113 KB): Antiquity / Greece / Italy / Netherlands / Portugal / Spain (2020)

Other Western European Literatures: Names (2020) (PDF, 157 KB)

Philosophy : Names in alphabetical order

Philosophy : China

Philosophy : China (2017) (PDF, 1 MB)

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

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

Philosophy in English (2017) (PDF, 2 MB)

Philosophy in English: Names (PDF, 2 MB) (2019)

Philosophical works in French (France, Belgium)

Philosophy in French (2017) (PDF, 1 MB)

Philosophy in French: Names (PDF, 1 MB) (2019)

Philosophical works in German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)

Philosophy in German (2017) (PDF, 3 MB)

Philosophy in German: Names (PDF, 2 MB) (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, 1 MB)

Religion: Names (2019) (PDF, 2 MB)

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

Sciences (2019) (PDF, 869 KB)

Sciences: Names (2017) (PDF, 1 MB)

Sinology and Asian studies

Sinology and Asian Studies (PDF, 5 MB) (2019)

Sinology and Asian Studies: Names (2019)  (PDF, 4 MB)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, 580 KB)

Social Sciences: Names (2019) (PDF, 889 KB)

Translation : History and Theory

Translation (2019) (PDF, 67 KB)

Translation: Names (2019) (PDF, 2 MB)

Travelogues and Embassy records

Travelogues and Embassy reports (2019) (PDF, 1 MB)

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, 10 MB)

Pound, Ezra. The great digest & Unwobbling pivot (PDF, 10 MB)

Pound, Ezra. The Confucian Odes (PDF, 11 MB)

Pound, Ezra. Confucian analects (PDF, 6 MB)