Daoist Buddhist and Medical Sources from the Six Dynasties
A full-text database of 3830 chapters (卷) of Buddhist, Daoist and medical sources up to 589, the end of the Six Dynasties 六朝 period in China. This was the most intense period of medical pluralism and syncretism in Chinese history.
Search results corpus can be filtered (後分類) according to bibliographic criteria, like date range, sect, genre, time, and geographic site of production (the latter can be visualised on the search results page against dynastic maps). Metadata is based on traditional Buddhist ascriptions, as in CBETA, Kristofer Schipper’s Daoist Canon 道藏統考, and a curated set of medical texts.
Daoist and Buddhist texts come from https://Kanripo.org, medical texts from a variety of sources, including rare unpublished transcriptions of Han and pre-Han excavated texts.
The corpus can be examined in full-text through the Docusky Viewer here.
You can perform term distribution analysis using TermStatsTools from here
Instructions for term distribution analysis, as well as the Daoist and Buddhist metadata, can be downloaded from here.
In addition to generous funding from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and support from many others (see here), recent development has been provided by Nanyang Technological University and the Ministry of Education, Singapore.