Zhongguo da baike quanshu

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The Great Chinese Encyclopedia ( Chinese  中國 大 百科全書  /  中国 大 百科全书 , Pinyin Zhōngguó dà bǎikē quánshū , English The Encyclopedia of China  - "The Great Chinese Encyclopedia") is currently the most extensive Chinese encyclopedia .


1st edition (1980–1993)

The Zhongguo da baike quanshu was published between 1980 and 1993 by the publishing house of the Great Chinese Encyclopedia ( 中國 大 百科全書 出版社  /  中国 大 百科全书 出版社 , Zhōngguó dà bǎikē quánshū chūbǎnshè , English Encyclopedia of China Publishing House ) in Beijing . It comprises over 80,000 entries in 73 volumes plus a register volume. The volumes are in turn arranged according to 66 different subject areas; the first volume (1980) dealt with astronomy .

The same Chinese publishing house also published the 10-volume Chinese translation of the Concise Encyclopædia Britannica and a translation of the Soviet Encyclopedia .

2nd edition (2009)

The second edition should contain 60,000 entries in 32 volumes - ISBN 978-7-5000-7958-3 and also appear on CD-ROM .

3rd edition (2018)

In 2017, an online version of Zhongguo da baike quanshu was announced, which is supposed to overtake Wikipedia . The project was approved by the government in 2011 and is scheduled to go online in 2018. The online encyclopedia is expected to receive over 300,000 entries from more than 20,000 authors.

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Individual evidence

  1. China Book International: The 2nd of "Encyclopaedia Sinica" to Meet Readers in 2007 . April 12, 2007. Archived from the original on October 9, 2007. Retrieved on May 4, 2017.
  2. a b China taking on Wikipedia with online encyclopaedia . In: South China Morning Post . April 30, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  3. Great Chinese Encyclopedia: China creates its own online encyclopedia . In: Golem.de . 2nd May 2017.