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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American Memory

American Memory.

Developed by the Library of Congress, “American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.”

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Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882

Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882.

Developed by California Digital Library, this themed collection has 21 image files and 50 textual documents related to the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882).

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The Chinese in California, 1850-1925

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925.

It is part of the American Memory Project from the Library of Congress. “The Chinese in California 1850-1925 is a compilation of selected holdings from collections housed in the archives and special collections of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; The Ethnic Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley; and the California Historical Society, San Francisco. Presenting approximately 8000 images, this virtual archive makes accessible material related to the history of the Chinese people in California between 1850 and 1925.”

Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu

Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu.

Developed by Geoff Wade of the National University of Sinapore.

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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Waseda Japanese & Chinese Classics (早稲田大学古典籍総合データベース)

Waseda Japanese & Chinese Classics (古典籍総合データベース).

This resource is developed by Waseda University. “このデータベースは、早稲田大学図書館が所蔵する古典籍について、その書誌情報と関連研究資料、さらには全文の画像を広く一般に公開しようとするものです。総数は約30万冊、国宝2件、重要文化財5件を含むあらゆる分野の資料を、具体的詳細な書誌情報と、鮮明なカラー画像でご覧いただけます。”

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