Taiwan Academic Classics
For the global sinology community, Taiwan has its irreplaceable position and research value for Chinese studies---not only for the Classical Chinese, but for the Modern China as well. Inheriting the rich Chinese culture of 5000 years and colonial influence, Taiwan is always multicultural and owns great tolerance for different opinions and inclusive academic atmosphere, not to mention its superior geographical location—in the heart of Asia-Pacific area, and its historical dilemma with China that always affects the international situation of politics and the global gaze.
Based on Taiwanese scholars’ viewpoints, Taiwan Academic Classics proudly offers classic works from China/Taiwan and contemporary scholarly thought from academic societies in Taiwan to sinologists around the World, uniting the classics from Earth's oldest continuous civilization and unfettered Chinese scholarly thought. Taiwan Academic Classics (TAC) focuses on Humanities and Social Sciences, the former is acclaimed as the most beautiful scenery of Taiwan, while the latter represents the broadest outlook worldwide to go deep into contemporary China and sinology. As a federated search platform, TAC incorporates full text searchable Web access to core journals from 1928 to the present with ancient compilations from China's earliest Dynasties. Half the core journals had been selected in the list of excellent journals, THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index) and TSSCI (Taiwan Social Sciences Citation Index) evaluated by Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, the most creditable official institution on ranking superior journals in Taiwan, while the other half are exclusively authoritative archives, historical data, and distinguished magazines that can be enjoyed by scholars and lay-people alike (such as Zhuanji Wenxue Magazine, Modern China Magazine, Lionart Magazine, etc.).
Published by United Digital Publications Company Ltd., TAC helps scholars explore new issues and historical trends, especially on the plentiful, exclusive data and dissertations of the era of the Chinese Republic. Meanwhile, Scholars greatly appreciate the challenges of digitizing scholarly titles such as Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology from Academia Sinica. TAC integrates a total of 2 billion characters, 300 different journals, 6,630 ancient works and more than 100,000 dissertations, with contributions from 35,000 authors.