Index to Ming Dynasty Paintings

Index to Ming Dynasty Paintings.

Compiled by James Cahill (Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley) and hosted by Harvard Fine Arts Library, this resource “contains over 10,000 records including three types of data: 1) artist biographies, 2) artwork descriptions and 3) a bibliography covering the Ming Dynasty period, mid-fourteenth through mid-seventeenth centuries in China.” Please note that in addition to English and Asian characters, Wade-Giles (instead of pinyin) is also used the database entries.

This resource continues An index of early Chinese painters and paintings: T’ang, Sung, and Yüan, a print publication also by Prof. Cahill.

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Nichibunken Databases

Nichibunken Databases.

Developed by Nichibunken, the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, this page lists a variety of useful databases related to Japanese studies, including full texts, images, biographies, bibliographies, directories, and indexes, covering a wide range of subjects such as history, literature, art, geography, and social sciences.

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Academic Research Database Repository 学術研究データベース・リポジトリ

Academic Research Database Repository 学術研究データベース・リポジトリ.

Developed by the National Institute of Informatics, this resource provides integrated search service for 29 subject-specific indexes or bibliographies.

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Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database)

Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database).

Edited by Ad Dudink and Nicolas Standaert of the K.U. Leuven in Netherlands, this bibliographical database “is a research database of primary and secondary sources concerning the cultural contacts between China and Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (from 1582 to ca. 1840)… The primary sources are ca. 1050 Chinese texts documents dating from roughly the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They include printed books, manuscripts, pamphlets and maps. There are over 4000 secondary sources, which, if applicable, are linked to the primary sources.” (CCT-Database)

Note that there is no automatic conversion between traditional and simplified Chinese characters, so search in both and pinyin is recommended. Windows Vista users may experience problems with opening internal links.

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Korean Historical Connection

Korean Historical Connection.

Maintained by the faculty and students at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea, the Korean Historical Connection provides online searchable bibliographies on history, including Korean history, Asian history, and Western history. The works covered in the bibliographies are written in Korean.

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Korean Art History Connection

Korean Art History Connection.

Maintained by faculty and students at Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea, the Korean Art History Connection provides online searchable bibliographies on art history: history of sculpture, history of painting, and history of craft. The works covered are written in Korean.

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Contemporary Taiwan Literature Sources System 當代文學史料系統

Contemporary Taiwan Literature Sources 當代文學史料系統.

Developed by the National Central Library, this system can be used to search biographical and bibliographical information about the contemporary (1949-) literary authors active in Taiwan. In addition, photographs about authors and information about literature awards are also available. However, fulltext articles are only available for access inside the NCL network or as a fee-based service.

The selection of authors is partly based on two reference books: Zhonghuaminguo zuo jia zuo pin mu lu 中華民國作家作品目錄 (1995); Dang dai Taiwan zuo jia bian mu 當代臺灣作家編目 (2004).

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