Chinese Text Project site

Chinese Text Project site

Postby Louis Swaim » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:11 pm

Greetings,

For those who read Chinese and like studying early texts, I recently discovered an amazing site compiled by Donald Stugeon, containing a vast store of major and minor Chinese texts from the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods. The texts are fully searchable if you have Chinese input capability (Big 5), either by individual texts, or across all texts. It's a very useful site!

http://chinese.dsturgeon.net/text.pl?node=3925&if=en

Take care,
Louis
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Postby JerryKarin » Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:43 pm

It's pretty good as a sort of concordance/dictionary of the classics, but he doesn't seem to include any text source info and no text variant info. That makes it sorta good for searching, not so great for citation.
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Postby Louis Swaim » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:18 pm

Greetings Jerry,

It’s the most complete online compendium of early Chinese texts I’ve encountered, and certainly the most robust in its search capability. I would use it for hunting for usage examples of various terms, or for verifying the underlying Chinese for texts for which we may only have translations. For actual citation, as with any internet material, it would be best to corroborate findings in a trusted print redaction.

A nice feature is the little blue radio buttons next to text sections which will bring up a page with the selected text at the top, then below glosses of all the graphs within that particular selection. For example, if I’ve searched for something in the Maneuvering chapter of the Sunzi,

http://chinese.dsturgeon.net/text.pl?node=20949&if=en


then choose paragraph Four, and click on the blue button, I get the following:


http://chinese.dsturgeon.net/dictionary.pl?if=en&id=20953

Of course, I have a good print redaction of the Sunzi, but this is a very handy way of quickly navigating through a vast collection of material.

Take care,
Louis
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