CNKI Academic eBooks

A curated selection of high-quality eBooks from China

China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) now offers an eBook collection giving researchers access to more than 5,100 academic and historical eBooks from China’s most authoritative scholarly publishers. With new eBooks added continuously, CNKI has established agreements with more than 35 authoritative publishing houses, including The Yellow River Publishing Media Group, Zhejiang Publishing Group, Tianjin Ancient Books Publishing House, China Renmin University Press, and more. All publications are specially selected for the needs of academic research and are mainly historical, informative, and research-oriented.

CNKI Academic eBooks

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1905-present
  • Language: Chinese; some bilingual Chinese-English
  • Number of Titles: over 5,000
  • Updates: Continuous
  • Format: PDF
  • Producer: Tongfang Knowledge Network Ltd.
  • Platform: CNKI (TKN)

About CNKI Academic eBooks

The CNKI Academic eBook collection contains select publications, representing six fields of academic study:

  • Literature/History/Philosophy
  • Economics & Management
  • Politics/Military Affairs/Law
  • Education & Social Sciences
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Architecture/Energy/Technology

In addition, many titles are organized by subject topic, for example:

  • Publications from Republican Era China
  • Collection of Shanghai Literature
  • Chinese Arts
  • Chinese Culture
  • Publications from the Chinese Social Science Press (CSSP)
  • English books

The collection includes more than 5,100 titles, including more than 100 bilingual Chinese-English publications, with imprint dates from 1905 to current. The eBooks are hosted on a custom-built web-based platform by CNKI; use of the product does not require the use or installation of any plug-ins or software. eBook titles may be read online or downloaded as PDF in the original book format with no need for an additional reader. All pages, including illustrated pages and advertisements, are presented in full image, with 100% of the content searchable in full text.

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