CHI500: Research Methods
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>>>SET YOUR BROWSER TO USE UTF-8 UNICODE FONTS<<<Syllabus, Fall Semester 2008
A. Sinology and its relationship to the field.
B. Existing Guides.
C. Basic Style.
D. Resource Sites Online
- East Asian Library, UC Berkeley
- Digital Resources Harvard University
- Classical Historiography for Chinese History, Princeton University
- Fabio Pregado's Daoism Site
- University of Michigan
- Particularly good for accessing journals, dissertations, and library catalogs in East Asia
- Hanno Lecher's Internet Guide to Chinese Studies
- Washington University St. Louis
- Good list of bookstores
II. Reading, Translating, and Deciphering the Language
- 1. Early Dictionaries html version pdf version
- 2. Common phrases used in dictionaries pdf version
- 3. List of Dictionaries from Benjamin Elman's "Classical Historiography for Chinese History, hosted at Dept. of East Asian Studies, Princeton University.
- 4.Internet resources
This font set for both Windows and Macintosh machines contains font set of 110,000 Chinese characters, including those used in Morohashi Dai Kan Wa jiten. Other sets they include in their free distribution are for oracle bone script, Sanskrit, Japanese kana, and minority scripts.
b. 國語辭典 on line
c. 漢典 ZDIC on line
An extremely important and comprehensive site about Chinese language, linguistics, dialectology, study abroad, romanization, and a hundred other topics. One of the best sites. Always current and usable.
Zhongwen.com contains the complete text of Amazon's bestselling Chinese-English dictionary, : Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary, which uses the new (zipu) system of character trees. Distributed exclusively by Far Eastern Publications at Yale and available from Amazon.com. It also has a dictionary web.
A useable dictionary, but disappointing. It does not replace the following:
Soothill, William E. and Lewis Hodus, A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms (Taipei: Buddhist Culture Service, n.d.) Hayden East Asia Library BQ130 .S65 1977. Also found online.
An absolutely fantastic web dictionary.
B. Reading Assignment
Endymion Wilkinson, Chinese History, A Manual, pp. 3-99
C. Preparation for class
1. Major biographical references up to the Song html version pdf version
2. Guides to Translation of Official Titles
3. Internet Resources
- a. Academia Sinica database for 25 histories
- b. Early China (and Journal)
- c. Tang Studies Society (US)
- d. Tang Studies at guoxue.com
- e. Internet Resources for Song and Conquest Dynasties (and Journal)
- f. Song Research Tools Site
- g. Ming studies (Journal)
- h. Society for Ming Studies
- i. Ming and Qing Studies at Academia Sinica
4. Reading Assignment: Part I
- Wilkinson. Chinese History, pp. 94-130.
- Stephen Durant, The Cloudy Mirror: Tension and Conflict in the Writings of Sima Qian. Albany: SUNY Press, 1995.
- Li Wai-yee, "The Idea of Authority in the Shih-chi," Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 54.2(1994): 345-407. (Please download through JSTOR, using your student number)
5. Reading Assignment: Part II
6. Readings to prepare for class: I
7. Readings to prepare for class: II
- Prepare translation of Shi Yannian's 石延年 Biography from the Song History
- Zeng Gong's Biography of Shi Yannian
- Ouyang Xiu's Funerary Record for Shi Yannian
- Remember to check translations of official titles for class
8. Assignment for Weeks 2-3
1. Online guide to major sources for geographical, toponymical, and cartographic information
2. Internet Resources
- Thomas Hahn's website on Historical Geography at Cornell University
This is one of the most substantial sites on the web. Includes the following:
- Other Links
3. Reading Assignment Part 1
- Wilkinson, pp. 131-69; 721-47.
4. Preparation for class: section on 江水 from Shuijing zhu 水經注
5. Map to accompany Shuijing zhu passage.
IV. Dates, Time and Natural Phenomena