The project for the Scripta Sinica database began in 1984. The first
aim of this project was to digitize all documents essential to research
in traditional Sinology. Secondly, a full-text database was established
for academic research. Until present, Scripta Sinica is the largest
Chinese full text database to encompass an enormous breadth of
historical materials of this scale. More than 1,173 titles （new titles）and
characters of materials pertaining to the traditional Chinese classics
have been included in the database and have been categorized with
meticulous care. The Scripta Sinica database contains almost all of the
important Chinese classics, especially those related to Chinese history.
In the future, we will continue with the digitalization of more
historical materials, and add new features
to the system. We hope to provide scholars, students, and the general
public with an excellent full-text database and search engine for the
study of Chinese history and culture.