Any thoughts on the way this article paints the history of Hong Kong?
I am an undergraduate studying International Affairs and Humanities at Florida State University.
I am currently taking Chinese classes as part of my course of study. I am very interested in the study of East Asian and Central Asian history, as well as Asian religions. This is a large part of the reason I chose my major (both of them). So far I've been able to tailor my schedule in a way that has allowed me to take more than a few classes in these fields. I am hoping to eventually work on a DIS project in the field that I can get published in a research journal. After I graduate I am hoping to work for the Peace Corps in either Mongolia or China.
I joined this community in hopes of being able to learn something new, as well as to share any newspaper or journal articles that might be of interest. =)
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Need some insight on a variant character. Yes, I've already pored over the variant character dictionary, but I'm just not seeing it in there. I'm really hoping someone here takes one look at this and thinks something like "thian_un, how could you be so dim?? It's obviously X!"
Pesky character circled below. Click for larger, more readable version.
The Chinese Text Project is a web-based e-text system designed to present ancient Chinese texts, particularly those relating to Chinese philosophy, in a well-structured and properly cross-referenced manner, making the most of the electronic medium to aid in the study and understanding of these texts.
Lots of features, including:
- Ancient text database
- Integrated dictionary
- Word lists
- Parallel passage information
- Scanned source texts
- Commentary display
- Discussion forum
Check it out here:
I'm majoring in Japanese religions and I'm looking for a site where you can download papers written in Japanese. I have some Japanese bibliography I need to check but my university library gives me only papers in English so I don't know where to find the Japanese part of my research.
Could you suggest some sites where you can find papers in Japanese? I'm looking for medical and Japanese religions papers...
Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about. Below is part of a Dunhuang manuscript with digital version below:
Indeed reading the original can be difficult. One problem I've encountered is that scribes in medieval China were free to use many variants of common characters. At times their messy handwriting amplifies the problem several fold making characters quite unreadable. I often find myself wondering if their peers could really read all their writing or not. In any case when I look at the original manuscripts it feels less like a faceless study of texts and the human side of the text appears in the handwriting, mistakes and various brush marks.
I invite you to visit the International Dunhuang Project which has a searchable database of digitized texts including manuscripts in Chinese, Tibetan, Sanskrit and other languages.
Do you see anything like either one in Korea?