China Conference Proceedings

A comprehensive picture of academic discussion in China’s premier institutions

China Conference Proceedings (CPCD-CPFD) is the most comprehensive full-text database of proceedings from national conferences in China. Offered via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, it provides access to the full spectrum of academic discussion in China’s premier institutions, delivering information from meetings of academic institutions, industrial organizations, governmental agencies and international bodies. Through its partnerships with over 10,500 academic societies and associations, CPCD-CPFD includes over 2.5 million papers from over 20,000 conference proceedings (with some going as far back as 1953), accounting for more than 80% of all national conference proceedings. CPCD-CPFD offers robust navigation and search tools, and provides expanded information for each paper, including links to similar documents, documents from related authors and institutions, and documents on related subjects.

Conference Proceedings

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1953-present
  • Language: Chinese with English interface
  • Country: China
  • Frequency: Continuous updates
  • Format: Full text
  • Producer: Tongfang Knowledge Network Ltd.
  • Platform: CNKI (TKN)


China Conference Proceedings includes compete coverage of proceedings from major domestic conferences:

  • Over 2.5 million papers from over 20,000 conference proceedings
  • Publications start from 1999, with some dating back to 1953
  • Partnerships with over 10,500 academic societies and associations
  • Inclusion rate of literature is as high as 95%
  • Continuous updates with approximately 100,000 new proceedings added annually

CPCD-CPFD is organized into 10 subject series:

Science and Technology Titles

  • Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics (Series A)
  • Chemistry/Metallurgy (Series B)
  • Industrial Technology/Engineering (Series C)
  • Agriculture (Series D)
  • Medicine/Health (Series E)
  • Electronics/Information Science (Series I)

Social Science and Humanities Titles

  • Literature/History/Philosophy (Series F)
  • Politics/Military Affairs/Law (Series G)
  • Education/Social Sciences (Series H)
  • Economics/Management (Series J)
Features and Functions
  • Navigation: Supports browsing by conferences, proceedings, sponsors, specialties (subjects), industries, parties and administrations.
  • Search: Offers quick, basic, professional, scholar, fund, sentence, and source searches, as well as search in proceedings. Users can search multiple fields, including subject, title, keywords, abstract, full text, proceeding title, references, China Library Classification (CLC) code, fund, author, first author, institution, and conference date, name, level, sponsor, and contributor.
  • Grouping and sorting: Group results according to subjects, organizers, funding, research level, authors, agencies, and more.
  • Knowledge networks: CNKI’s Knowledge Network Node provides expanded information for each paper including citation network, similar documents, documents from related authors and institutions, and documents on related subjects.
  • Comprehensive content: The inclusion rate of literature of national conference papers is higher than 90%, and the rate of important conferences’ organizers is 95%. Proceedings of important and continuous conferences are all collected, with papers from some continuous conferences dating back to 1953.
  • High quality content: Focus on collecting proceedings from conferences of well-known organizations, key national laboratories, and major national research projects.
  • Fast updates: CPCD-CPFD works closely with academic associations so that literature is updated online one month at the latest after a conference has occurred.
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 tens of millions of 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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