The following recommended resources are not necessarily all peer-reviewed. Check item entry or publisher for status.
The China Biographical Database is a freely accessible relational database with biographical information about approximately 360,000 individuals as of April 2015, primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries. With both online and offline versions, the data is meant to be useful for statistical, social network, and spatial analysis as well as serving as a kind of biographical reference.
Borrow Chinese ebooks from Taiwan's National Central Library. Not all ebooks are available for reading outside of the NCL, choose 館外可借閱 as a search option for items that can be borrowed and read for 10 days.
An online digital library that makes pre-modern (pre-Qin and Han, post-Han) Chinese texts available online. Includes annotations, overlayed dictionary entries, references, English translations, and more.