China Encyclopedic Reference offers information on scores of names and places found in Chinese texts. It is therefore the natural complement to the lexical information found in Brill’s dictionaries
Le Grand Ricci online and
A Student’s Dictionary of Classical and Early Medieval Chinese. Besides the overview found in Brill’s widely-acclaimed
Encyclopedia of China covering the whole of China from past to present,
China Encyclopedic Reference offers background to names found in early, classical and medieval Chinese texts.
The first full-text searchable reference works, now conveniently together in one online service, are
Brill's Encyclopedia of China, covering the history and culture of China past and present;
A Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han and Xin Periods (221 BC–AD 24), by M. Loewe;
A Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23-220 AD), by R. de Crespigny;
Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature, A Research Guide, Volume One, by D. Knechtges and T. Chang.