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Grand Secretariat Archives Database

This database contains about 310,000 government documents dating from the Ming dynasty to the Qing dynasty (1368-1912), encompassing a wide variety of subjects. The database may be searched by responsible official, title, matter and document number. It is produced by the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. A special application must be installed to view the text images. The software can be downloaded from the service's home page. To access the database, click on “ 授權使用 ” button and input the user id and password. Please contact East Asian Studies Librarian ( or for the access credentials.
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