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Song gaoseng zhuan project interface online

Posted by marcus.bingenheimer on 2011/08/11

The project A Critical Digital Edition of the Song gaoseng zhuan 宋高僧傳 funded by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange 蔣經國國際學術交流基金會 (RG001-D-09) has a new interface available:

The project aims to create a best edition of the text with annotations and an interface that allows for geo-spatial and social-network visualizations. The interface is still under development and the social-network part is not yet realized.


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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

B) as zip-archive containing tei/xml source, rnc schema, readme file at

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.

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