A comprehensive resource of English-language content from China

The AcademicFocus database is a comprehensive resource of English-language content from China, including original English-language academic journals published in mainland China, select content from top Chinese academic journals translated into English, and English-language proceedings from conferences held in mainland China, providing professional readers with Chinese academic viewpoints and scientific research findings beyond the research of other common databases. Offered via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, this resource compiles China’s foremost social science and STM achievements in English for overseas enterprises, colleges, and academic research institutions, all available via an intuitive English-language user interface.

In the humanities and social sciences, AcademicFocus collects journals sponsored by top Chinese universities and government think tanks such as the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and provides first-hand research materials about modern Chinese studies, traditional Chinese culture, and Chinese scholars’ views on international issues.

With topics concerning science and technology, AcademicFocus includes journals sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Association for Science and Technology, and top universities of science and technology, helping readers keep abreast of cutting-edge Chinese fundamental research, basic applied research, and advanced engineering technologies.


About AcademicFocus

AcademicFocus collects content from more than 275 Chinese academic journals published in English, with over 290,000 articles, with the earliest journals tracing back to 1935. Also included in the database are over 2,600 proceedings from important international conferences, which include over 290,000 individual papers in English.

The content is categorized into ten subject series:

  • Mathematics/Physics/Mechanics/Astronomy
  • Chemistry/Metallurgy/Environment/Mine Industry
  • Architecture/Energy/Traffic/Electromechanics
  • Agriculture
  • Medicine & Public Health
  • Literature/History/Philosophy
  • Politics/Military Affairs/Law
  • Education & Social Sciences
  • Electronic Technology & Information Science
  • Economics & Management

A partial list of titles and holdings can be downloaded below; please contact us for more details or to request a trial.

About China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)

CNKI is the world’s most comprehensive online resource for accessing China’s intellectual output. This powerful platform is the product of Tongfang Knowledge Network, Beijing, and encompasses academic journals, dissertations, conference papers, news, and many other resources that put the knowledge of China in the sciences and humanities at your fingertips. With more than 25 million articles and growing every day, CNKI is a foundation for any serious research on China. CNKI is hosted in the United States by East View and updated daily.

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