All Projects

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Du Fu Commentary

This project aims ultimately at creating a database of all public-domain commentary on the poetry of the great Tang-dynasty poet Du Fu 杜甫 (712--770). Du Fu is by far the most extensively annotated of all Chinese poets, and although much of the commentary produced for his collection in premodern...

Mick Hunter 10 months 6 days ago
Jingshi, An Anatomy of Lenses

This project shares Jingshi (鏡史, prefatory material from 1681) by Sun Yunqiu (孫雲球).  This text, mentioned in local gazetteers and the object of some speculation by historians of science, including Joseph Needham, was recently rediscovered in the Shanghai Library.  Jingshi contains substantial...

Tina Lu 9 months 4 weeks ago
A Variorum Story of the Stone

This project aims to construct  a full variorum edition of the celebrated eighteenth-century novel The Story of the Stone (石頭記, known also by the name of its 1791 imprint Dream of the Red Chamber 紅樓夢).  Beginning with nineteenth-century imprints with commentary, we will gradually include...

Tina Lu 9 months 1 week ago
Collected Sayings of Confucius

This project aims to produce a complete annotated translation of Sun Xingyan’s 孫星衍 (1753–1818) Kongzi jiyu 孔子集語 (1815 Pingjin guan congshu 平津館叢書 ed.). As explained in a preface by Sun Xingyan’s friend and fellow scholar Yan Kejun 嚴可均 (1762–1843), the Kongzi jiyu is a...

Mick Hunter 9 months 1 week ago
Kuai Yuan Tina Lu 9 months 1 week ago
The Four Books, an Annotated Translation Mick Hunter 9 months 1 week ago
David Tod Roy's personal annotated copy of The Plum in the Golden Vase Mick Hunter 9 months 1 week ago
Grave Matters

Exploring the documentation and contestation of graves in late imperial China. 

Ian Matthew Miller 6 months 6 days ago
Sandbox Project (for testing and experimentation)

This project is available to all registered users of the site for testing purposes. To join the project, simply click the "Subscribe to Group' link.

Mick Hunter 5 months 3 weeks ago
Asakawa Test

Testing vertical japanese script

Peter Leonard 5 months 2 weeks ago
The Tekagami-jō 手鑑帖 Project

A comprehensive web presentation of

the Tekagami-jo calligraphy album (手鑑帖)

in the Yale Association of Japan Collection,

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University



Edward Kamens 5 months 2 weeks ago

This project compares different editions of the texts constituting the 閱微草堂筆記, a collection of anecdotes by 紀昀 (紀曉嵐, 1724-1805).

紀昀 was a highly-placed 進士 scholar who oversaw the 四庫全書 project on behalf of Emperor Qianlong. In his leisure time, he compiled anecdotes and gossip from...

Nicholas Frisch 5 months 1 week ago
Battle on Poyang Lake

The Ming novel Record of the Heroes and Martyrs (Yinglie zhuan) is a vernacular retelling of the founding of the Ming dynasty, written in the fashion of other, better-known military romances such as Romance of the Three Kingdoms. As such, it mixes vernacular fiction...

Scott Gregory 5 months 6 days ago
Li Yu, Cherishing the Fragrant Companion

Selected acts of 《憐香伴》

Jessica Moyer 5 months 6 days ago

A project about acupuncture history.

Bridie Andrews 5 months 5 days ago

The frontispiece of 磧砂藏.

Lucille Chia 5 months 5 days ago
Liu Zhi's Han Kitab texts

This project aims to produce the first fully digitized, annotated, and translated versions of the writings of 劉智 Liu Zhi (ca. 1670-1724), a major contributor to the Han Kitab genre of Islamic Neo-Confucian texts emerging in the 17th and 18th centuries during the Qing dynasty. In...

Russell Guilbault 5 months 5 days ago


Timothy Clifford 5 months 5 days ago
Merrymaking in the Palace


Daniel Greenberg 5 months 5 days ago
History of Acupuncture Bridie Andrews 5 months 5 days ago
History of Acupuncture Bridie Andrews 5 months 5 days ago


Yun Bai 5 months 4 days ago
Gale Dawn Kim 5 months 4 days ago
Reading Nezha

This is a collaborative reading of the story of the diety Nezha as related in the Ming novel Fengshen yanyi, by students in CHN 547, University of Arizona, Spring 2017 (and other interested parties).

Scott Gregory 5 months 3 days ago
Notes on the Chuci 楚辭

This project is an experiment in sharing notes on a particular corpus—in this case, the Chuci 楚辭 (Verses of Chu). As a co-organizer of a workshop series on the Chuci at Yale University, I would like to use the Ten Thousand Rooms platform as a record of our discussions about the...

Mick Hunter 5 months 2 days ago
test Wang Hongsu 5 months 2 days ago
Material Culture and the Military in 19th Century China

This project compiles texts related to the cultural life of military artifacts in the early 19th century Qing empire. Military artifacts are defined to include both weapons and other objects belonging to military men, from inkstones to musical instruments. 

Jim Bonk 4 months 4 weeks ago
David Tod Roy's personal annotated copy of The Story of the Western Wing (1498 edition)

I am beginning with the frontmatter, which Professor Roy annotated most heavily. The play itself is lightly annotated, so I will get to scanning it later.

Katherine Alexander 4 months 4 weeks ago
Meiji Orthography: A Reader Brian Dowdle 4 months 3 weeks ago


ui q 4 months 2 weeks ago


ui q 4 months 2 weeks ago
惜穀寶卷 - The Precious Scroll of Cherishing Grains

I am working on a translation of this text, so will begin by transcribing it and highlighting areas of interest/concern.

Katherine Alexander 4 months 2 weeks ago
KORN 410 Dawn Kim 3 months 2 weeks ago

Cuz a grand journey of a thousand miles ends best with Chinese food.

Sean Jy-Shyang Chen 2 months 2 weeks ago
Test SJ Kim 2 months 2 days ago
Tang-Song-Yuan documents group translation hansen 2 weeks 4 days ago
Digital Archive of Medieval Song (Prototype) Joe Stadolnik 2 days 13 hours ago