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More than 1,700 articles on traditional Chinese literature,
with descriptions of individual texts and literary genres.
More than 800 biographies of persons
from mythological times to the Three Kingdoms period, and some later ages

** Under work: Treatises on water conservancy (December 2013) **
** Under work: Treatises on music (December 2013) **
** Under work: Treatises on agriculture (June 2013) **

Dear Readers, provides information about Chinese history and culture to a wide public, from academicians and highschool pupils to the interested "layman".
As it is not possible to deal with each theme about China with the same intensity I apologise for any articles not sufficiently treating a certain topic. General information about Chinese history might be better covered by other online portals. Chinaknowledge concentrates on certain aspects insufficiently dealt with by other sources, especially traditional literature, biographies, historical terms, economic history. I am very proud to be able to provide sources to each article that are almost exclusively Chinese scholarly texts. This method provides direct access to Chinese-language secondary literature to persons not able or not brave enough to read Chinese.
I likewise apologise for any errors in my text which frequently occur because English is not my mother tongue, and I am grateful for any hints by my readers pointing to errors in typing, language, and content.

Woodblock picture of a ship, from Tiangong kaiwu 天工開物.
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