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Chinese Local Gazetteers @ Pitt: Searching and Access

This guide aims to help readers access and use Chinese local gazetteers through Pitt's East Asian Library (EAL is located on the second floor of Hillman Library).


To access ebooks of Chinese local gazetters, use the two resources below.

CCVG-Data 数字村庄

CCVG Data project. Contemporary Chinese Village Gazetteer Data (CCVG Data 数字村庄) project was initiated by the East Asian Library (EAL) within the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS). The project aims to promote the unique and sizeable collection of Chinese village gazetteers held by the library, to offer researchers and scholars access to a unique set of data extracted from selected gazetteers, and to support teaching, research, and reference services around it. This project received initial funding from the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Office as well as support from the Asian Studies Center (ASC) and the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Learn more about CR/10, please visit .

Finding Gazetters on the Shelf

Call number ranges of LC Classification:

  • DS781-796  Local history and description
  • DS793.A-Z  Provinces, dependencies, regions, etc.
  • DS795-796  National municipalities and special administrative regions
  • DS797.22.A-797.88.Z  Other cities, towns, counties, prefectures, arranged by province




Individual Chinese local gazetteer titles can be found through Pittcat.