Song gaoseng zhuan completed
Posted by marcus.bingenheimer on 2010/05/12
This post is several weeks late. The markup of the Song gaoseng zhuan was completed in March and the data is available:
A) via the GIS interface at http://buddhistinformatics.ddbc.edu.tw/biographies/gis/interface/
B) as zip-archive containing tei/xml source, rnc schema, readme file at http://buddhistinformatics.ddbc.edu.tw/gaosenggis/
With this addition the four major collections are complete. Together they contain more than 1300 biographies.
With this we have a strong basis for a “Corpus of Chinese Buddhist Biographies”. Currently, we are expanding the corpus by adding the Biqiuni zhuan 比丘尼傳 (T. 2063, dated 516)), and the two 18th century collections compiled by Peng Shaosheng 彭紹升 (1740-1796): Jushi zhuan 居士傳 (CBETA/X. No. 1646) and Shan nüren zhuan 善女人傳 (CBETA/X. No. 1657). We will also input the 30+ biographies of translators in the Chusanzang jiji.