China Proceedings of Conferences Database (CPCD)

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

The China Proceedings of Conferences Database (CPCD) is the most comprehensive full-text database of proceedings available in China. It provides access to the full spectrum of academic discussion in China’s premier institutions and beyond, 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 includes over 2.5 million papers from over 20,000 domestic conference proceedings (with some going as far back as 1953) and nearly 890,000 papers from over 8,900 international conferences. Offered via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, CPCD 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
  • Frequency: Continuous updates; approx. 100,000 new proceedings annually
  • Format: Full text
  • Producer: Tongfang Knowledge Network Ltd.
  • Platform: CNKI (TKN)

About CPCD

CPCD 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 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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