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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.

09 June 2009

Chinese Ancient Texts (CHANT) Database


09 Jun 2009

Research Centre for Chinese Ancient Texts, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK, China.

A description of, a guided tour, and online contents of:
* Jiaguwen - A Database of Oracular Inscriptions on Tortoise Shells and Bones [Database Contents: inscriptions found on 53,834 fragments of shells and bones - ed.]]
* Jianbao - A Database of the Excavated Wood/Bamboo and Silk Scripts [Database Contents: Approximately 1.4 million characters from the entire corpus of all published Jianbo texts - ed.]
* Jinwen - A Database of Bronze Inscriptions - [Database Contents: Over 140,000 words from 12,021 bronze vessels - ed.]
* Pre-Han & Han - A Database of The Entire Body of Extant Han and Pre-Han (i.e. pre-220AD) Traditional Chinese Texts.
* Six Dynasties - A Database of Traditional Chinese Texts of Weijin and the Northern and Southern Dynasties (220-589AD) [Database Contents: Over 25 millions words from over 1,000 titles - ed.]
* Leishu - A Computerized Database of the Entire Body of Extant Chinese Encyclopedias (Leishu) [Database Contents: Over 60 million words from all major Leishu texts from the Weijin period until to the Qing Dynasty, including Qunshuzhiyao, Taiping Yulan, Cefu Yuangui and Yongle Dadian - ed.]

[A bi-lingual (CN, EN) website with online databases accessible for a fee to individual or institutional subscribers - ed.]

URL http://www.chant.org/

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.chant.org/
* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 300

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com