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Siku Quanshu: A Guide

Directions for accessing and searching the electronic Siku Quanshu, an 18th-century imperial project to evaluate, edit, and reproduce the finest Chinese writings in the four traditional categories: Confucian classics, histories, philosophy, and literature


This guide provides instructions for accessing the Siku Quanshu (SKQS) database. 

Questions about accessing Siku Quanshu can be directed to Adam Beauchamp ( or Jonathan DaSo (

Accessing Siku Quanshu

Siku Quanshu is accessed through a client program that must be installed in your computer.

  1. Go to:
  2. Download the client program software (setup.exe).  Also available on this page are the Installation Guide and User Manual.

Using Siku Quanshu:

  • On FSU campus: Open the client program and select IP Login.
  • Off campus: Request username and password from Adam Beauchamp (

Note: FSU's subscription only allows one person at a time to access SKQS. Please remember to Log Out when you are finished so others may access this resource.

Additional Guides for Using SKQU

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