Project Status: Ongoing
The Chinese Text Project is an open-access digital library whose goal is to make available a wide variety of Chinese texts from ancient periods. Though the site focuses on ancient texts in particular, texts from the Tang, Song, and Ming dynasties are well represented as well. Texts are generally taken from open-source documents published elsewhere on the internet, but there are also original transcriptions as well.
The CTP also brings together a variety of resources for the study of ancient Chinese texts, including dictionaries, bibliographies, and other resources. There is also an active discussion board where questions of transcription and translation are frequently asked. The site continues to be updated regularly.
Resource Type: Bibliography, Blog, Catalog, Crowd-sourced database, Dictionary/Glossary, Digital Edition, Discussion List, List Format, Searchable Bibliography, Searchable Database, Text: Medieval, Wiki
Language of Modern Translation: English
Medieval content details:
Dates: 400 - 1600
The site offers a broad array of ancient texts that extend before 400CE and after 1600CE.
Texts share the quality of being in various types of ancient Chinese and cover many subject areas.
The represented texts are extremely broad and cover a variety of sources.
Texts cover all of mainland China and beyond the borders into adjacent regions.
Original Language: Chinese
Represented languages are from the broad group of ancient and classical Chinese.