Text Digitization Projects

  • Daizokyo / SAT database, University of Tokyo http://21dzk.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/SAT/index_en.html 
    Full text of 85 volumes of Taisho Shinshu Daizokyo 大正新脩大藏經. The catalog is placed in a tree-outline structure. Each text can be read in transcription form and facsimile form. Full-text search is available.
  • CBETA (Chinese Buddhist Canon) http://www.cbeta.org/
  • Ten Thousand Rooms, Yale http://tenthousandrooms.yale.edu/
  • Digital Archive of Chinese Buddhist Temple Gazetteers  http://buddhistinformatics.ddbc.edu.tw/fosizhi/
    A total of 237 gazetteers have been digitized. Of these, 13 gazetteers were digitized as full-text archives and marked up with TEI/XML, identifying all person and place names as well as dates. 
  • Scripta Sinica database http://hanchi.ihp.sinica.edu.tw/ihp/hanji.htm
    The project contains almost all of the important Chinese classics, especially those related to Chinese history. More than 949 titles(new titles)and 655,456,171 characters of materials pertaining to the traditional Chinese classics have been categorized and included.

Text Scanning Projects

  • International Dunhuang Project http://idp.bl.uk/
    The International Dunhuang Project is a partnership of museums, libraries and other institutions which aim to make all manuscripts, paintings, artifacts and textiles from northwestern China and eastern Central Asia freely available to scholars on a multilingual website. Its directorate is at the British Library and its partners include the Dunhuang Academy, the National Library of China, the Guimet Museum, Paris, the Museum of Asian Art, Berlin, among others.  It also includes over twenty collaborating institutions.
  • Buddhist Rubbing http://rub.ihp.sinica.edu.tw/~buddhism/index.html
    The Buddhist rubbings collection in FuSsu-nian Library is the largest one in Taiwan. The majority of the rubbings are from China, dated from the 5th century to the modern time. The contents of the rubbings are generally about the wishes of the devotees, circumstances for making statues, including the organizations of the devotees.

Relevant Digital Humanities Projects

  • China Biographical Database, Harvard http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/cbdb/home
  • Visualizing and Querying Chinese Buddhist Biographies http://buddhistinformatics.ddbc.edu.tw/biographies/gis/
  • Buddhist Studies Authority Database Project http://authority.dila.edu.tw/
    The project includes 4 major databases, integrating information from various projects at the Library and Information Center at Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts. By providing information on Chinese calendar dates, as well as an onomasticon of person, place names and Tripitaka catalogs from Buddhist sources they help with disambiguation and geospatial referencing of names and dates.
  • ChinaMap http://worldmap.harvard.edu/chinamap/
    A part of China Historical GIS. The website provides overlap online maps of nowadays with historical maps, as well as geographical and social data. Users can make their own map.