China Yearbooks

A comprehensive and indispensable reference tool

China Yearbooks (CYFD) provides access to authoritative facts and statistics of national and regional significance in the People’s Republic of China. As the largest and most continuously updated full-text yearbook database in China, CYFD features a wide variety of yearbooks, including national, regional and industrial, from authoritative sources such as national ministries, professional publishing houses, and local governments. Offered via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, CYFD content addresses all facets of Chinese life, including history, politics, military, education, science and technology, public health, and more. Featuring over 5,300 yearbooks, these volumes are digitized and indexed down to every table, chart, and picture, providing a comprehensive picture of China’s social development and enabling detailed search and discovery.

China Yearbooks

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1949-present
  • Language: Chinese with English interface
  • Country: China
  • Number of Titles: over 5,300
  • Frequency: Updated biweekly
  • Format: Full text
  • Producer: Tongfang Knowledge Network Ltd.
  • Platform: CNKI (TKN)

CYFD Content

CYFD features a full range of yearbooks, including national, regional, and industrial publications.

  • Content from 1949 on
  • Over 5,300 yearbooks with over 41,500 volumes – 95% of the total in China
  • Nearly 38 million entries total in the database
  • Includes complete data in successive years and synchronous updates with print copies
  • Exclusive or sole licenses for over 2,200 yearbook titles
  • Over 1,000 central-level yearbooks – 98% of the total in China
  • Over 3,300 local titles – 95% of the total in China

CYFD is organized into 10 subject series and contains over 5,300 titles in over 41,500 volumes, covering over 20 industry areas.

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)

CYFD Features and Functions

  • High level of indexing: Using cutting-edge digitization and database technologies, each volume is highly indexed, down to every entry, every image, every table, and every chart.
  • Detailed classification and organization: Content is classified into 17 content types such as report, missions, facts, and statistical bulletin. Additionally, content is organized into 10 series and 168 subjects, covering 21 industry areas.
  • Multiple search options: Features cross-database, basic, advanced, professional and search in results. Search by multiple fields, including title, author, institution, region, full text, volume, date, chief editor, publisher, and more. Search results can be grouped by subject, province, entry type, and yearbook title, yearbook level, and sorted by publication date, relevance, and downloads.
  • Multiple navigation options: Browse content by subject, industry, region, and publisher.
  • Knowledge networks: CNKI’s Knowledge Network Node displays related entries from the same yearbook, similar documents, and documents on related subjects.
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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