Subject: Confucianism (16)
王應麟 : 1223-1296Description:
A short biography of Wang Yinglin, including a few bibliographic references and links to relevant Web sits. Christian Soffel wrote his Ph.D. thesis on this Song dynasty scholar.http://home.arcor.de/csoffel/wyl.htm more Language: chi Chinese, eng English
Chinese Text Project = 中國哲學書電子化計劃, Zhongguo zhexueshu dianzihua jihuaDescription:
The Chinese Text Project is a web-based e-text system designed to present early Chinese texts, particularly those relating to Chinese philosophy, in a well-structured and properly cross-referenced manner, making the most of the electronic medium to aid in the study and understanding of these texts. The site includes full-text search functions, English translations, parallel passage data, an online library of early editions, and many other unique features.
The texts are segmented into the two main sections "Pre-Qin & Han" and "Post-Han". The first section is further sub-divided into Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, Legalism, School of Names, School of the Military, Mathematics, Miscellaneous Schools, Histories, Ancient Classics, Etymology, Chinese Medicine, Excavated texts. The second section groups the texts according to time era.
The platform also offers a dictionary with direct links to scanned editions of the Kangxi and Guangyun dictionaries and provides page references to the character explanation in the Hanyu da zidian, Cihai and Karlgren's Grammatica Serica Recensa. Also very useful is the inclusion of the cross references between character variants which rely on the mappings included in the Unicode standard and those suggested by the Kangxi dictionary.http://ctext.org/ more Language: chi Chinese, eng English
East-West Ethics Description:
A philosophy class site focusing on classical Chinese ethics. In addition to reading assingments tutorial questions and final exam questions, contains summaries of all the course lectures. Main figures covered are Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Laozi (Lao Tzu), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu).http://www.hku.hk/philodep/courses/EWEthics/ more
Chinese Culture : TextsDescription:
Maintained by Paul Halsall, Brooklyn College, this site offers a wide range of English summaries or selections of: Confucian and Legalist Texts; Daoist Texts; Buddhist Texts; Other Original Chinese Texts in Translation (Yijing 易經, The Art of War 孫子兵法, poetry, etc.); Other Sources for the Study of Chinese Culture (Matteo Ricci: The Art of Printing; Selection from his Journals; recent press reports on several topics, etc.); Basic Guides to Chinese Culture; and Locally Prepared Reference Texts. Bibliographical data and occasionally links to fulltext versions available elsewhere are given.http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/texts.html more Language: chi Chinese, eng English
Lexicon of Confucianism Description:
A dictionary including explanations on philosophical concepts, short biographies of philosophers, and descriptions of the most important classics and - probably the core of this site - of a rich collection of commentaries.http://hermes.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/ConfLex/ more Language: chi Chinese, eng English
This site provides the original Chinese text (as graphics) along side with a word by word and a meaningful translation into English (translations by L. Smogor). A very short introduction and a few links precede the text versions.Louis Smogor is Prof. of Mathematics at Depauw University, Indiana, USAhttp://raptor.depauw.edu/sanzijing/ more Language: chi Chinese, eng English
The site also includes a very powerful search facility able to search either the complete site or only certain parts. An extra search facility with predefined search terms (mostly names of scholars such as Qian Mu etc.) is also available.http://www.confucius2000.com/ more Language: chi Chinese
The I Ching on the Net = 週易世界Description:
This page on the Book of Changes (Yijing 易經) offers an impressive range of links to Yijing resources in all languages all over the web: Translations; Chinese Texts; Conventional Commentaries; Unconventional Commentaries; Divination on the Net; Yijing Software; and a list of General China/Chinese Resources on the web.http://www.pacificcoast.net/~wh/ more Language: eng English
LINGJI.brandonu.ca : a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ProjectCitation:
This virtual ritual theatre (that incorporates video, imagery and interview material of the principal investigator) attempts to recreate the experience one might have if one were to enter a temple (where lingjis practice) on any day of the week on Taiwan.
A virtual ritual theatre is a digital space created out of changing patterns of text, sound and imagery that are intended to reproduce the experience of an individual who spontaneously participates (like a performer in a drama) during a real ritual in a temple. [...] In sum, the project will make lingji experience accessible to a widespread audience of scholars, students and laypersons, as a digitized virtual exercise to help students, scholars, and the Internet community learn about and compare the principles of Lingji performance with other types of new media projects, religions, and performances that emphasize cooperation and interaction.
The purpose of the project is to create an interactive research and teaching tool for the analysis of fieldwork material of Lingji performance (meditation or prayer followed by burping, singing and dancing) on contemporary Taiwan, consisting of notes, interviews and videotape compiled by the principal investigator during research trips to Taiwan in 1998, 2001, and 2002. It combines two approaches to the study of religion on Taiwan; the first is the study of the art form as meditation, burping, dancing and singing from the perspective of the practitioner; and the second is the theoretical explanation of what the performer does. In the creation of a research and teaching tool that combines the study of art and religion, the principal investigator and co-investigator will create an innovative new media format to understand religious practice that draws on the rigor of theoretical analysis of the words, voices and images of those interviewed and videotaped. The interactive component of the virtual environment will foster interdisciplinary discussion and research among scholars and students of Chinese and other religions, performance artists, and new media and computer studies. As well, it will enrich the students' learning experiences, by transporting them to the otherwise inaccessible space of the Lingji temple and allowing them to interact with the art form and learn about the cultural and physical experience of the practitioner in the classroom, library or home office (Shields, Cultures of the Internet). The virtual ritual theatre, with its easy presentation of audio, visual and textual media, is an excellent teaching and research tool that allows scholarly research to be shared across the country and links the study of religion with the field of computer science.http://lingji.brandonu.ca/ more Language: eng English