Dokisha Concordance for Sinology 道氣社索引

Dokisha Concordance for Sinology 道氣社索引.

Developed at the Kyoto University, this resource provides fulltext search of over 30 Daoist works and catalog search of Dao Zang and Taisho Tripitaka. The home page of Dokisha also lists a small collections of Chinese e-texts (in html or zip format) and several Dokisha publications (in pdf format).

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Daoist Studies

Daoist Studies 道教研究.

Managed by James Miller of Queen’s University, this searchable website includes a bibliography on Daoism and related topics, a book review section, and relevant updates.

National Taiwan University Digital Collections 臺灣大學圖書館特藏資料庫

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It includes both bibliographic and full text databases. Some full text databases are freely accessible, including: 臺灣宗教民俗資料圖錄, 臺灣舊照片資料庫, 古契書計畫, 伊能嘉矩手稿, 淡新檔案, 臺灣古拓碑, 臺灣日治時期統計資料庫.

Taiwan Buddhism 台灣佛教史料庫

Taiwan Buddhism 台灣佛教史料庫.

Hosted at National Taiwan University, this resource “contains materials relating to the history of Buddhism in Taiwan, including journal articles (full text in many cases), indexes to books and journal articles, transcripts of interviews, historical documents, multimedia resources, etc.”

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Charles Muller’s Resources for East Asian Language and Thought

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Developed by Charles Muller, this site includes a variety of databases: Digital Dictionary of Buddhism, CJKV-English Dictionary, The Korean Buddhist Canon: A Descriptive Catalogue, translations of Confucian and Buddhist texts, and other indexes and bibliographies.

Columbia University Digital Collections on East Asia

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London Missionary Society Chinese Collection

London Missionary Society Chinese Collection.

The following description was first sent around H-Asia on April 18, 2009by Ryan Dunch (U. Alberta): “I was excited to learn this week that the London Missionary Society collection of Chinese books at the National Library of Australia is now digitized and accessible on the web through the Library’s catalogue.  See http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?filter[]=pi%3Anla.gen*&lookfor=London+Missionary+Society&type=all . There are 539 items listed — most or all of that collection.

The collection is mostly of printed books collected by the LMS missionaries in China in the late Qing period, including Christian tracts and mission publications on scientific topics, but also many non-mission books, some manuscript items, Taiping editions, and Japanese editions of missionary publications in Chinese.  Some of these are very rare or possibly unique copies of the work in question. Examples include the first edition of Hobson’s _Quanti xinlun_ (Anatomy, 1851), which contains a different set of diagrams than the version subsequently printed in Shanghai; the first edition of Alexander Wylie and Li Shanlan’s _Tan tian_ (Astronomy, 1859), also with different content and illustrations than the better-known second edition, and many other examples.”

In addition, Di Pin Ouyang at the National Library of Australia sent the following description via email in July, 2009:
“The London Missionary society (LMS) collection of Chinese books at the National Library of Australia is now accessible. The collection consists of over 550 digitised fulltext works collected by the London Missionary society missionaries in China in the late Qing period. The National Library of Australia acquired the LMS collection of Chinese language works in 1961. The majority of these works were the history of Christianity and religion in China; the political history and government of China during the period 1644-1912. The most valuable items in the collection are the pamphlets relating to the Taiping rebellion, which include the twenty-four pamphlets published by the Taiping rebels and three original proclamations from leaders of the movement. The LMS collection also contains valuable resources on Western influences in China and Chinese responses to the foreign impact. We invite you to discover all items digitised to date through LMS Digitised Collection.”

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