Resource type: Books & Collections (41)
明清实录 = MingQing shiluDescription:
This electronic database, published by the Erudition, Beijing, contains the electronic version of the ·Vertitable Records" shilu 實錄 of the Ming and Qing dynasties in full text. The scanned images of the original are also provided. Containing all extant 14 shilu of the Ming and 13 of the Qing dynasty, the database gives access to historical data from 1368 up to about 1912. No
Veritable records comprise accounts of an emperors reign. They were compiled - after the death of the respective emperor - from the daily records (起居註) and from edicts, annoucements and other daily administrative records. Many sections of the Standard histories were compiled on the basis of these veritable records. So they are one step closer to being "real" historical documents. The genre of shilu started much earlier but the only complete set still extant today are those of the Ming and Qing. Shilu are assessed as one of the most important historical source for the study of the Ming and also for the Qing.
Veritable records were not meant for publication but for being kept in the palace. Nevertheless quite some copies of the Ming shilu are extant. The basis for the Ming shilu digitized text and images presented in this database seems to be the facsimile reproduction published 1940 under the aegis of Liang Hongzhang 梁鴻志. The text of the other, and today more standard edition of the Ming shilu published by the Taiwan Academia Sinica in the late 1960ies, is part of the Scripta Sinica database, also available via CrossAsia. http://www.cn-classics.com more Language: chi Chinese
CrossAsia License: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/MingQingBook
中国谱牒库 = Database of Chinese genealogyDescription:
The currently subscribed section of this database gives access to a set of 1000 chronicles (年谱). The complete database consists of altogether 10,000 documents and further assembles 8,000 family genealogies (家谱) and 600 diaries (日谱) from the Song-Yuan dynasties up to early 20th century.
The interface is similar to that of the Chinese Ancient Books (Jiben guji ku 基本古籍库) and digitized text and scanned images of the transcribed original are both provided.http://www.cn-classics.com more Language: chi Chinese
CrossAsia License: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/Genealogy
GeNII = Global environment for networked intellectual informationDescription:
GeNii is Japan's National Institute of Informatics academic content portal. It incorporates several databases that can be searched together: CiNii Articles (journal articles, papers etc.), Webcat Plus (books), KAKEN ("Database of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research" = research projects sponsored by MEXT and JSPS), NII-DBR ("Academic Research Database Repository" = specialized subject databases), JAIRO ("Japanese Institutional Repositories Online" = journal articles, thesis, dissertation, departmental bulletin paper, research paper, etc.)http://ge.nii.ac.jp/genii/jsp/index.jsp more Language: eng English, jpn Japanese
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国学宝典 = Guoxue baodianDescription:
Newest features of Guoxue baodian are that results are not only shown in simplified but also in traditional Chinese. Search is now also possible in traditional characters. Additionally, the database is searchable by dynasties and different search parameters can be combined (keyword / dynasty e.g.). An associative search function for subject headings is also available. 1.000 titles have been added to the database, and as a new part of Guoxoe baodian a database of more than 50.000 poems of all epochs has been added. Another strength of the database is the great amount of brush notes 笔记 and theatre pieces and novels (白话 and 文言). By 2012 the database collects more than 4000 titles. Vor each title a short description is given.
A number of (quick help) reference works are implemented. Moreover a collection of pictures, illustrations, paitings etc. has been added (超清图库). This has to be searched separately.http://www.guoxue.com/ more Language: chi Chinese
CrossAsia License: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/gxdb
Wenshi ziliao is a fulltext database providing material from Chinese provinces and districts of the time of the Republic of China (1911-1949) and the People's Republic up to 2006. This material collected from 1960 onwards is hardly indexed in common bibliographies.
Please note, that this access to Wenshi ziliao through CrossAsia is a terminal connection. Java runtime 1.5 is needed! Read the requirements
.There is an alternative access to the same material entering from the Chinamaxx web site via a link shown there.http://ead.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/wszl/ more Language: chi Chinese
CrossAsia License: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/wenshiziliao
China : Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980Citation:
This project answers the need for clear, intelligible and informative English-language sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980, which can be used in the classroom or in course packs.
It is also ideal for independent projects on almost any aspect of Chinese history during the two centuries of monumental social and political upheaval that ultimately recreated China into a modern power. It comprises:
A large body of maps, colour paintings, photographs and drawings depicting people, places, customs and events that will enliven any study of China.
Substantial papers of key individuals involved in the Chinese Maritime Customs service from ECM and CAV Bowra to Robert Hart and Frederick Maze.
Records of major diplomatic missions to China ranging from the late 18th and early 19th century missions of Macartney and Amherst to those of Nixon and Heath in the 20th century.
Papers of missionaries active in all regions of China from Canton and Macao to Shanghai and Peking.
Extensive, fully searchable run of the Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal (1867-1941) and North China Mission resp and North China Shantung Mission quarterly paper (1893-1936)
Recently opened files from the National Archives at Kew relating to the thawing of relations with China in the 1970s.
http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/China-Trade-Politics-and-Culture-1793-1980/Default.aspx more Language: eng English
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America, Asia and the Pacific : The Edward Sylvester Morse Collection from the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, SalemCitation:
Edward S Morse (1838-1925) was a great polymath – notable for his work in natural history, ethnography and art history – but, perhaps most famous for his work in bringing Japan and the West closer together.
He was one of the first Americans to live in Japan – teaching science at the Imperial University of Tokyo – and he devoted much of his life to the task of documenting life in Japan before it was transformed by Western modernization. In addition to preserving the household records of a samurai family and many accounts of the tea ceremony, Morse made notes on subjects as diverse as shop signs, fireworks, hairpins, agricultural tools, artists’ studios, music, games, printing, carpentry, the Ainu, gardens, household construction, art and architecture.
An accomplished draughtsman, his pencil and ink drawings, enliven his diaries and correspondence and make his papers a pleasure to read. The papers include:
His original Japan diaries, which run to over 3,000 pages and contain over 1,300 sketches
Journals of visits to England, France and Germany in the 1880s showing the interest of Europeans in gaining authentic insights into ordinary life in Japan and China.
Correspondence including exchanges with Alexander and Louis Agassiz, William Sturgis Bigelow, Charles Darwin, Ernest Fenollosa, Yukichi Fukuzawa, Isabella Stewart Gardner, John M Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ernest Ingersoll, Hiroyuki Kato, Percival Lowell, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Charles Eliot Norton, Frederick Putnam, Hideo Takamine, Seiichi Tejima, Charles Townsend, Charles Weld and Yu Kil-chun.
Scrapbooks with a wealth of rare and ephemeral material on a myriad of subjects.
Records of his publications and lectures revealing his interests in archaeology, art, astronomy, ethnology, religion and zoology, as well as his desire to encourage an American audience to appreciate Asian society and culture.
Morse was one of the earliest and most important mediators between American and Asian societies. It is fitting that his papers should now enable scholars to explore these links.
http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/America-Asia-Pacific/Default.aspx more Language: eng English
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Western Books on China Citation:
This new online collection comprises a descriptive, annotated bibliography of 654 early Western books on Imperial China up to 1850, all to be found in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. The collection is based on the book Western Books on China published up to 1850 by John Lust.
The material is of unique historical interest, containing scrutiny of China by Western societies. The material contains an abundance of observations. The books, in a variety of Western languages, testify to the formidable difficulties encountered by Westerners, who attempted to extend their own familiar historical, linguistic and religious perceptions to the Chinese context.
Please note that you may also use this database in a terminal server sessionhttp://www.primarysourcesonline.nl/c32/ more Language: dut Dutch; Flemish, eng English, fre French, ger German, ita Italian, lat Latin
CrossAsia License: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/WesternBooksonChina
十通 : 全文检索版Description:
This web-based fulltext database of the Shitong 十通 provides image/text comparision and all other features of the Sibu congkan 09 Extended Edition. For more details see there.
The Shitong, the "Ten Encyclopedic (or General) Histories", assemble ten central historical works, that aimed at covering all of Chinese history. They mainly focus on governmental institutions and their changes in duty or in name, but also assemble a great variety of sources and material under rubrics such as boarders, regional administration, the examination system, law, astronomy, catastrophes, bibliography, plants and animals etc. The genre was initiated by Du You in the late 8th century with his 200 volume work Tongdian and adapted, modified and extended in scope by the famous scholars Zheng Qiao (1106-1162) and Ma Duanlin (1254-1323). These works soon were published together as the "Three tong" 三通. In the 18th century new interest in the genre arouse and six continuations respectively extensions were published. While the first three works relied on an individual scholar, the Qing works were all imperially sponsored and officially published. Each of the later took one of the early works as his model. In 1927 the Qingchao Xu Wenxian tongkao appeared and the full set of "Ten tong" was published by the Commercial Press 1935-1937. The scanned and digitized version presented here is based on this edition. The compilation is structured according to the line of tradition into 3 “dian”, 3 “zhi” and 4 “kao”. For a chronological list of the ten titles, see below.
List of the Shitong with title, author, and number of juan:
1 通典. (唐) 杜佑, 200 j.
2 通志. (宋) 郑樵, 200 j.
3 文献通考. (元) 马端临, 348 j.
4 续通典. (清) 嵇璜、刘墉 等, 150 j.
5 续通志. (清) 嵇璜、刘墉 等, 640 j.
6 续文献通考. (清) 张廷玉 250 j.
7 清朝通典.(清) 嵇璜、刘墉 等 100 j.
8 清朝通志.(清) 嵇璜、刘墉 等 126 j.
9 清朝文献通考. (清) 张廷玉 300 j.
10 清朝续文献通考. (近代) 刘锦藻, 400 j.http://www.unihan.com.cn/ more Language: chi Chinese
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四部丛刊 2009增补版 = The Sibu Congkan 2009 Extended EditionDescription:
This completely web-based database comprises two outstanding and huge publications of the 1920s and 1930ies that assembled hundreds of representative traditional or pre-1912 Chinese books, i.e. the Sibu congkan 四部叢刊 ("Printed Collection of the Four Branches of Literature") and the Sibu beiyao 四部備要 ("Essentials of the Four Branches of Literature").
While the Sibu congkan facsimiled rare and precious editions, the Sibu beiyao focussed on commented and annotated versions of these works and aimed at "correcting" character mistakes of these editions. As the publications were competitors then, they in research today supplement each other. The database allows parallel searches in both collections. While the Sibu congkan part of the database provides scanned images and the transcribed text, the Sibu beiyao part contains the transcribed texts only. No images of the original are provided.
The Sibu congkan contained here is identical with the new "stand-alone" version also provided in CrossAsia (for more information see there).
The Sibu beiyao part of this database follows the basic four-fold structure of the original and is divided into the sections jing "canonical works", shi "history", zi "philosophy/monographs" and ji "literature/collections". To search for a title one has to browse through the structure. No title or author search is implemented yet. A more complete reference of each work is shown at mouse-over. The database provides a full-text search which allows the use of logical operators under "advanced search" (高级检索). Chinese characters can also be entered using a "handwriting input" (手写输入). Contrary to the Sibu congkan part of the database, no comparison of the full-text with the original scans is possible for the Sibu beiyao (so better switch off the "magnifying glass").
There are built-in dictionaries for Chinese characters, biographies, place names and official titles. A "related characters" (关联字) look-up listing variants and old forms etc. is also implemented. To view these characters in the fulltext version, you need to install a special font (HT_CJK+.TTF) provided on the login page of the provider (click 推出 on the db's interface).
The Sibu beiyao was originally published by the Shanghai Zhonghua Publishing House (中华书局) in five collections between 1924 and 1931 assembling 336 titles with altogether 11305 juan. The 2500 traditionally bound volumes were printed using a Song-style lead character set the publishing house had bought from a famous book collector. Asking the scholarly community for help in erasing typesetting errors, they in 1935 published a corrected and punctuated edition bound in Western style in 100 volumes. This edition was reproduced by the Taiwan Zhonghua shuju 1966-1975. The version digitized in this database is the first edition without punctuation.http://www.unihan.com.cn/ more Language: chi Chinese
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The Song huiyao (宋会要) was compiled by a special office during the Song, collecting important documents on institutions, regulations and constitutions etc. It existed only in manuscript form and got lost later. Larger parts of the Song huiyao were copied into the Ming dynasty encyclopaedia Yongle dadian. From there the texts were recovered by Xu Song 徐松 (1781-1848) and compiled into the work digitized in this database, the Song huiyao jigao 宋會要輯稿 (literally "Draft re-compilation of the Important documents of the Song"). Xu Song's work was never printed. 1936 the Beiping tushuguan published a photomechanical reproduction of his manuscript.
The database allows comparison of the digitized full text and the scanned images of the original. The database is fully searchable. (The provider's English title of the database is "Song meeting and essential manuscripts")http://www.cn-classics.com more Language: chi Chinese
CrossAsia License: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/SongMeetBook
Chinamaxx EBook library Description:
Access to 700.000 Chinese EBooks from different subjects and different periods (1900-2009). Full-text search is implemented and also available though Duxiu. To jump to the respective page of a full text search, you have to go via the book and perform your search again within the reader implemented in Chinamaxx. A short Powerpoint show about how to get from your full text hit to the respective page and finally get the quote as OCR text can be found here: Chinamaxx.ppt
Books are provided in an online reader format (where you can perform searches and text recognition with OCR) and also in PDF-format for download (downloaded PDFs are not searchable anymore).http://www.chinamaxx.net more Language: chi Chinese
CrossAsia License: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/chinamaxx
The database is the digital equivalent of a 16 volume printed collection of stone inscriptions taken from books about (金石志) or containing reproductions of inscriptions (such as 地方志) published up to 1949. Those materials are reproduced in facsimile but there are no rubbings or photographs of the actual inscribed physical object.
A speciality of the database provider Shutong is the use of a special font, that allows them to transcribe traditionel texts with all their character variants. The stone inscription database has moreover included a reference work for people, places and official names as well as for character variants, words and proverbs and allusions, 成语典故.http://www.unihan.com.cn/ more Language: chi Chinese
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中國基本古籍庫 = Database of Chinese classic ancient booksDescription:
This database The „Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books“ (Zhongguo Jiben Gujiku) is one of the largest digital archives of ancient Chinese prints. It contains nearly 10,000 titles (160,000 juan) of classical works across all dynasties up to the Minguo-period (early 20th century). All texts are provided in full text and image format, allowing for a direct comparison both between digitized text and original text image and in some cases between different editions of the text. Retrieval of the digital text is possible but limited to 200 characters in each step.
All titles of the Jiben guji database are also entered into the EAD online catalogue (crossasia.stabikat.de). Due to the necessary Citrix-environment of the database no direct link from the catalogue entry to the digital book is possible.http://www.cn-classics.com more Language: chi Chinese
CrossAsia License: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/AncientBook
四部丛刊 : 全文检索版Description:
The Sibu congkan 四部叢刊 is a collection of 504 authoritative editions of historical monographs (3,134 volumes) published by the Commercial Press in 1919-1936. The titles span Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties and include early manuscripts and rare prints. The Sibu congkan was the first collection that used photolithography and thus produced a collection of facsimiles. Aim was to provide better editions than any then-available typeset edition.
The electronic Sibu Congkan is based on the Shanghai Hanfen Lou version kept in the Peking University Rare Books Collection. Covering all 3 series published in the year 1922, 1932 and 1936 respectively, it reproduces 232,478 pages and 90 million characters. Each series is categorized into the traditional categories Canonical works (jing 经), History (shi 史), Philosophy/Monographs (zi 子), and Collections/Literature (ji 集).
This fully web-based version of the Sibu Congkan is based on the on the "old" CD version, which remains available here: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/sibu
In addition the new version is supplemented with the editorial notes by Zhang Yuanji 张元济 attached to many of the works. The database is provided with the same features as the "Sibu congkan 09 Extended Version", i.e. fulltext search with logical operators, character, biographical, place name and official title dictionaries and handwriting input of characters.http://www.unihan.com.cn/ more Language: chi Chinese
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JapanKnowledge+ includes now Nikkoku Online (=Nihon kokugo daijiten), Nihon kokushi daijiten, Nihon rekishi chimei taikei and the character dictionary Jitsû. JapanKnowledge+ is a portal to Japanese encyclopedias, dictionaries and databases. Contents include two encyclopedias: the Encyclopedia of Japan; the Nihon dai hyakka zensho (Nipponica), a full text 30 vol. encyclopedia; dictionaries (Japanese, English-Japanese, Japanese-English, English-English); two dictionaries of current words: Imidas and Gendai yôgo no kiso chishiki; a biographical dictionary and a database: Nihon jinmei daijiten; the JK Who's Who; a news database (NNA) that covers Asia and the European Union; a full-text journal: Shûkan ekonomisuto (only the last two years); full-text of books in the Tôyô bunko series and the Shinpen nihon koten bungaku zenshû; chronologies (world history, Japan by period, Japan by prefecture, science, culture, society, daily life, social movements, economics and for individuals); a database of video (TV, news) recordings from 1908 to present. Please note, that this access is a terminal connection. Java runtime 1.5 is needed!http://www.jkn21.com more Language: jpn Japanese
CrossAsia License: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/JapanKnowledgeICA
漢達文庫 = Chinese ancient textsDescription:
CHANT offers access to different types of Ancient Chinese texts. It consists of the following databases: oracle bone inscriptions (甲骨文文庫: Jiaguwen database), bronce inscriptions (金文文庫: Jinwen database), texts on bamboo slips or silk (竹簡帛書文庫: Jianbo database), texts dating from Han and Pre-Han periods (先秦兩漢文庫) and from the Six Dynasties (魏晉南北朝文庫). While the first four databases assemble transcriptions and images of excavated text written on the different materials, the latter two only give typed texts.
You will have to install a special font for each of the first four databases.
As a special feature of the database, statistics of the number of different character used in these texts and the frequency of these characters are given.http://www.chant.org more Language: chi Chinese
CrossAsia License: http://erf.sbb.spk-berlin.de/han/chant
Scripta Sinica = 漢籍全文資料庫Description:
The Scripta sinica database is based on an academic selection of traditional titles relevant to Chinese history. The searchable full texts are based on modern philological standard editions, thus interpunctuation is provided.
As one of its specialities the database contains a wide range of brush notes (筆記) and a transcription of the Zhengtong Daozang 正統道藏 and other religious texts (under 子部 : 宗教 and 釋家). The used edition of a text (from which the page number etc. are taken) can be checked using 書目瀏覽).http://hanchi.ihp.sinica.edu.tw more Language: chi Chinese
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