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Imperial Encyclopaedia[edit]

I'm trying to upload with Commonist. It troubles me that the software often lose connection with the sever. When I re start the software, it reuploads those files that already have been uploaded. I hope someone who is familiar with uploading script could download the books and upload them.


  • Describe the works to be uploaded in detail (audio files, images by …):

The en:Gujin Tushu Jicheng (simplified Chinese: 古今图书集成; traditional Chinese: 古今圖書集成; pinyin: Gǔjīn Túshū Jíchéng; Wade–Giles: Ku-chin t'u-shu chi-ch'eng; literally: "Complete Collection of Illustrations and Writings from the Earliest to Current Times"), also known as the Imperial Encyclopaedia, is a vast encyclopaedic work written in China during the reigns of the Qing Dynasty emperors Kangxi and Yongzheng. It was begun in 1700 and completed in 1725. The work was headed initially by scholar Chen Menglei (陳夢雷), and later by Jiang Tingxi. The encyclopaedia contained 10,000 volumes. Sixty-four imprints were made of the first edition, known as the Wu-ying Hall edition. The encyclopaedia consisted of 6 series, 32 divisions, and 6,117 sections. It contained 800,000 pages and over 100 million Chinese characters. Topics covered included natural phenomena, geography, history, literature and government. The work was printed in 1726 using copper movable type printing. It spanned around 10 thousand rolls (卷). To illustrate the huge size of the Gujin Tushu Jicheng, it is estimated to have contained 3 to 4 times the amount of material in the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition.


  • Which license tag(s) should be applied?

I have used {{PD-scan}}. Also see Commons:Village_pump/Copyright/Archive/2016/09#Photocopies_of_ancient_books.

  • Is there a template that could be used on the file description pages? Do you think a special template should be created?

File:Gujin Tushu Jicheng, Volume 1 (1700-1725).djvu for example.


維基小霸王 (talk) 13:28, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Opinions[edit]

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  • Files copied locally.
  • Uploads started 16 October 2016. Initial uploads taking around 5 minutes / djvu file. Leading zeros are being used in the volume number to make sorting very easy to understand.
  • Upload run completed 18 October. There are know missing files from the original file share that will need to be added as a housekeeping task.
  • Further housekeeping tasks to be raised at Category talk:Gujin Tushu Jicheng.
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