I wasn’t sure if I should post The Internet Chinese Text Archive, a huge collection of texts in Chinese (which I found at Plep [scroll down to 19th July]), since anyone who can make use of it probably already knows about it, but when googling it I ran across A Brief History of Asian Studies Online (through 2003) by T. Matthew Ciolek, so I figured I’d post both and see if anyone’s interested. The “Brief History” has this under 1991:

sometime in 1991: Ulysses Li establishes “The Internet Chinese Text Archive” [now at chinese-text] the first Chinese text archive on the Internet. It was formerly known to web surfers as “Xiaoyu’s Collection” or “Carp Temple.” This collection had once been served by the server of Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars (IFCSS) Chinese Community Information Center (CCIC).


  1. Thanks, I did not know about this.

  2. Then it was well worth the effort of hitting “Post”!

  3. Sigh. Another nice resource cut off from the majority of viewers on the mainland (probably because of the Politics and Erotica archives). Good stuff through a proxy, though – chalk up another pleased reader.

  4. Wow, this is great. Thanks for the link.

  5. Here are some other resources.

  6. This is an up-to-date version of Kerim’s link.

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