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...

Michael Hunter 1 year 4 months 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 1 year 3 months ago
David Tod Roy's personal annotated copy of The Plum in the Golden Vase Michael Hunter 1 year 3 months ago
The Four Books, an Annotated Translation Michael Hunter 1 year 3 months ago
Kuai Yuan Tina Lu 1 year 3 months 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...

Michael Hunter 1 year 3 months 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 1 year 3 months ago
Grave Matters

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

Ian Matthew Miller 1 year 2 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.

Michael Hunter 11 months 3 weeks ago
Asakawa Test

Testing vertical japanese script

Peter Leonard 11 months 3 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. For the Yale library catalog entry, click ...

Edward Kamens 11 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 11 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 11 months 1 week ago
Li Yu, Cherishing the Fragrant Companion

Selected acts of 《憐香伴》

Jessica Moyer 11 months 1 week ago

A project about acupuncture history.

Bridie Andrews 11 months 6 days ago

The frontispiece of 磧砂藏.

Lucille Chia 11 months 6 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 11 months 6 days ago


Timothy Clifford 11 months 6 days ago
Merrymaking in the Palace


Daniel Greenberg 11 months 6 days ago
History of Acupuncture Bridie Andrews 11 months 6 days ago
History of Acupuncture Bridie Andrews 11 months 6 days ago


Yun Bai 11 months 5 days ago
Gale Dawn Kim 11 months 5 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 11 months 4 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...

Michael Hunter 11 months 3 days ago
test Wang Hongsu 11 months 3 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 11 months 16 hours 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 11 months 12 hours ago
Meiji Orthography: A Reader Brian Dowdle 10 months 4 weeks ago


ui q 10 months 2 weeks ago


ui q 10 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 10 months 2 weeks ago
KORN 410 Dawn Kim 9 months 2 weeks ago

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

Sean Jy-Shyang Chen 8 months 2 weeks ago
Test SJ Kim 8 months 3 days ago
Tang-Song-Yuan documents group translation hansen 6 months 2 weeks ago
Digital Archive of Medieval Song (Prototype) Joe Stadolnik 6 months 3 days ago
Women, Food, and Culture — WGSS 120 Fall 2017

Interdisciplinary exploration of the gendering of food production, preparation, and consumption in cross-cultural perspective. Topics include agricultural practices, cooking, pasteurization, kitchen technology, food storage, home economics, hunger, anorexia, breast-feeding, meals, and ethnic...

Robert Kirkpatrick 5 months 3 weeks ago
CHIN 5130 Shared texts

For students enrolled in CHIN 5130 - History of Chinese Literature 1000-1900 at CU Boulder to collaborate on translation assignments

Katherine Alexander 5 months 2 days ago
Test dpl4 5 months 2 days ago
HIST 880 Kyōto Komonjo Documents

Our goal is to read through the historical documents in the "Kyōto Komonjo" collection (Yale Association of Japan (YAJ) 2.17.1 - 2.17.15) held in the Beinecke Library at Yale University.  

Robert Kirkpatrick 4 months 3 weeks ago
Mourning and Burial-Related Manuscripts and Manuals from Late Imperial and Republican Sichuan Tristan Brown 4 months 3 weeks ago
East Asian Maps

transcription and translation assignments for students enrolled in Hist 98T/96W at UCLA

Sunkyu Lee 4 months 3 days ago
UoB EE Lance Pursey 3 months 3 weeks ago
Primary Documents for "The Many Lives of the First Emperor of China"

This is a working document for my book on cultural interpreations of the Qin Dynasty.

Anthony Barbieri-Low 3 months 2 weeks ago
Tomb Models and Figurines Anthony Barbieri-Low 3 months 2 weeks ago
Reading Manchu Sources

This project aims to transcribe and translate some Manchu archives with relate to the fiscal structures of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

圣宇 杨 3 months 1 week ago
Asakawa Kan'ich correspondances

Asakawa Kan’ichi 朝河貫一 (1873-1948) was the one of the pioneering figures of East Asian Studies in the United States.  He was a distinguished historian who taught at Yale for thirty-five years and was the university’s first professor of Japanese history.  Building the premier Japanese collection (...

Haruko Nakamura 1 month 4 weeks ago
Blood, Tears and Samurai Love: Reading a Treasure from Yale's Beinecke Collection

This project aims to develop a critical online edition of an early modern Japanese manuscript recently acquired by the Beinecke Library. Set in 1714 in Northwestern Japan, the text represents a rare example of a 'true record' (jitsuroku-bon) detailing a samurai same-sex love affair that takes a...

Angelika Koch 1 month 3 weeks ago
He Zhuo's Marginalia on the Shitong

This project aims to develop an annotated transcription and translation of He Zhuo's 何焯 marginalia on the Shitong 史通 (Generality of Historiography), one of China's earlist books containing a systematic critique to Chinese historiograohy. He Zhuo (courtesy name Yimen 義門, 1661-1722) was a...

Yinzong Wei 1 month 1 week ago
Exploring the Peking Gazette (jingbao 京報)

This project brings together examples of the "Peking Gazette," the publicly available government gazette that was published, distributed, and sold in a variety of print and manuscript formats during the Qing period. These examples allow us to compare gazettes published in different periods (from...

Michael Hunter 3 days 14 hours ago