|Introduction||Based on the Taiwan Literatures Series, edited by Chou, Hsien-Wen, former Dean of Law School, National Taiwan University, the database, Encyclopedia of Taiwan, contains 595 books, 48 millions of Chinese characters, and are divided into 309 categories. It is indeed the largest collections of Taiwan's history in the Chinese language. Of great value to whoever is interested in the studies of Taiwan, it incorporates local histories, official documents of Ming, Chin Dynasties as well as Nan-Ming . Also included are poems and private collections, many of which are sole copies and out-of-print books. From Tang Dynasty to the Japanese occupation period, it was gathered from not only local libraries, but also libraries of Japan, the USA, Hong Kong, the Great Britain and Netherlands. It covers a whole variety of dimensions of Taiwan, including history, geography, local customs, politics, economy, sociology, laws and culture. It is the most complete historical Encyclopedia of Taiwan.