A trial for a Chinese language database, Zhonghua zai zao shan ben shu ju ku 中华再造善本数据库, has been set up for Yale University users from now to April 1, 2018. The database has been added to the Library’s Chinese studies research guide. Since the access is controlled by Yale IP ranges, you have to login Yale VPN first to get access from off-campus locations. User’s guide is available.
Produced by the National Library of China Press, the database contains 1,312 titles (more than 700,000 pages) of Chinese rare books from some finest collections at the National Library of China. Many titles included in these databases are not available anywhere in the world. Search options include title, author, edition, summary and seal.
Please feel free to contact Michael Meng, Librarian for Chinese Studies, if you have any questions about the trial.