A Database of Medieval Chinese Manuscript Texts

01 June 2015 → 31 May 2018
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Chinese language
    • Contact linguistics
    • Discourse analysis
    • Historical linguistics
    • Syntax
    • Writing systems
    • Study of Buddhism
text database Digital Humanities vernacular Chinese Chinese syntax Buddhist studies manuscript mark-up Chinese historical linguistics medieval Chinese manuscripts Chinese historical phonology paleography Middle Ages Oriental languages Language and text analysis Far East Buddhist Chinese Buddhist hybrid Chinese Chinese Buddhism Chinese manuscripts Dunhuang manuscripts Religion Linguistics Area studies Language technology
Project description

The text database is of great importance for the further development of research in ‘Buddhist studies/historical linguistics’. Not only will these precious texts become digitally available, they are also programmed for international research purposes. As such, the database will make Ghent actively part of the new digital research communities in the study of Chinese linguistics and Buddhism.