April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

Now more than ever, at a time when globally most schools are closed and people are having to limit time spent out of their homes, the power of books can be leveraged to combat isolation, to reinforce ties between people, and to expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity.

Through reading and the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day, we can open ourselves to others no matter how far away we are. From April 20 to May 30, CNKI eBooks is sharing books on COVID-19 and literature to symbolize the power of books and encourage reading as much as possible. By filling out the trial application, readers outside China can enjoy a maximum discount of 40% off for book purchase with the lowest price of $ 1 per book.

Free trial for five columns: "Books on COVID-19", "Chinese Contemporary Literature", "Know China through eBooks", "Medicine and Public Healthy", "Popular Books".

1. Check out the following book columns, click "+" under your favorite books and submit the application information at the bottom of the page (you can select up to 5 books in each column).

2. Within 2 working days after CNKI receives your application form, we will open a free trial for you to read for 1 month.

Chinese Contemporary Literature

Exquisite novels and legendary stories satisfy all your imagination and curiosity about literary China


Medicine&Public Health

Collection of ancient and Modern medical classics, declassify the essence of traditional Chinese and western medicine


Books on COVID-19

The latest multi-lingual OA books of fighting against COVID-19 help you prevent epidemic scientifically


Know China through eBooks

Break through the language barriers, English books help you know China


Popular Books

Unlock your bookcase to collect the best-selling books, the most-downloaded books and the most-cited books

During this event, you can enjoy a maximum discount of 40% off for book purchase.

You can also choose the PDA mode (Patron-Driven Acquisition with a deposit of 1$ per book per year). During the trial period, we will open access to the whole database and provide MARC data for you. According to the browse, reading and download records of each book, you can decide which books to purchase when the period is over.

For details, please email marketing@int.cnki.net or wkj11896@cnki.net.

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  • Detailed Classification: Covers 142 subjects in 10 categories: Philosophy & Religion, Language & Literature, History, Politics/Law/Military, Economic & Social Sciences, China & the World, Nationality & Geography, Art, Medicine/Pharmacy/Healthcare, Science & Technology.

  • Long Publication Span: Includes books published from 1905 to 2019, with both historical documental treasures and latest contemporary masterpieces.

  • Multiple Languages: Steps up cooperation in English books, having established cooperative relations with China Intercontinental Press, China Renmin University Press, Central Compilation & Translation Bureau, China Architecture & Building Press, and China Social Sciences Press.