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China Biographical Database Project
Peter Bol, President and Fellows of Harvard College

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China Biographical Database (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: China Biographical Database
Author: Peter K. Bol
Author: Wang Hongsu
Author: Michael A. Fuller
Author: Song Chen
Author: Deng Xiaonan
Author: Chen Wenyi
Author: Chen Hsi-yuan
Author: Luo Xin
Abstract: The China Biographical Database (CBDB) is an open-ended joint project of Harvard University, Academia Sinica, and Peking University. It is a freely accessible relational database with biographical information about approximately 491,000 individuals as of May 2021, primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries. With both online and offline versions, the data is meant to be useful for statistical, social network, and spatial analysis as well as serving as a kind of biographical reference. Currently it has over 6000 visitors a month.
Year: 2021
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: English language website for the CBDB project at Harvard University. Includes history of project, participants, funding history, methodogies, sources, user guides, references to publications using or concerning CBDB, download page, and Chinese language versions of all pages.
Access Model: open access, free download