The Bodleian KB Chen China Centre Library recently subscribed to the Chinese local gazetteers database in a consortium with the Collège de France.
The Chinese local gazetteers 中國方志庫 database is a collection of more than 2000 historical local gazetteers, dating from the Song dynasty until the Republican era (view title list). All included gazetteers are provided with a view of the scanned page of the original as well as the full searchable text, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original.
Access is available from the Chinese Studies e-resource webpage. The database is available on the whole university network including VPN.