This collection (1,370 titles) is reprints of local gazetteers compiled mainly in Qing Dynasty (1644-1910); a few in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644; and others from the republican era (1911-1949).   Often compiled by local officials or elites, local gazetteers provide rich information on local administrations, local cultures, local economies, local officials, and local dignitaries.  An online catalog with detailed information on each title in the collection, including original publication date and author, is available at

Materials Indexed: Books Database Type: Electronic Book Collection, Full Text Collection Interface Language: Chinese Materials Language: Chinese Subject: Chinese Studies, East Asian Studies, History (World) Broad Category: Area Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences