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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

02 May 2004

Database of Early Chinese Manuscripts


Society for the Study of Early China, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

"This is the full and most updated version [last update: Jan 2000 - HL] of [...] database [by Enno Giele, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan - ed.] that in an abbreviated format accompanies [...his] review article 'Early Chinese Manuscripts: Including Addenda and Corrigenda to New Sources of Early Chinese History: An Introduction to the Reading of Inscriptions and Manuscripts'; Early China 23-24 (1998-99), 247-337. It tries to assemble basic information on all known manuscripts - fully published or not - written in Chinese on bamboo, wood, and silk from the pre-imperial to the early imperial period, i.e. roughly from the -3rd to the 3rd c. However, a few other manuscripts written on or inscriptions engraved in stone, bone, or paper from adjacent periods have also been included."

Supplied note:
"An annotated bibliographic database in two parts. The first part,'Sites', is a list of 158 sites where manuscript materials have been found. Entries in this part contain the following information: Serial Number; Site; Report; Discovery date; Period; Whereabouts; Distribution; Total pieces; Total graphs. The second part, 'Manuscripts', give more details about the 287 objects themselves: Serial Number; Site contents; Material; Pieces; Size; Graphs; Script; Reproductions/Transcriptions; Remarks. - ma."


Internet Archive

Link reported by:
Matthias Arnold / Internet Guide for Chinese Studies (http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/), forwarded by Hanno Lecher.

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Please note that the above details were correct on 17 October 2005. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com