Trial access to Tang Tomb Inscription and Han Stone Inscription Databases

Posted: Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 11:43am

December 5, 2019.

Princeton users now have trial access to the Tang Tomb Inscriptions Database《唐代墓誌銘数据库》and the Han, Wei, Liu Chao Stone Inscription Database《汉魏六朝碑刻数据库》until February 3, 2020.

Both databases are part of Zhonghua Shuju’s Chinese Stone Inscriptions Database 《中華石刻數據庫》. Princeton currently already has full access to the Song Tomb Inscription part: https://libguides.princeton.edu/ealdbs/chinese#s-lg-box-20773165

The Tang Tomb Inscriptions Database currently includes about 10,500 items, but will eventually include 12,500 items from the Sui, Tang, and the Five Dynasties. It has been constructed under the direction of the art historian Peng Xinglin who has privately collected more than 8,000 rubbings and has opened a private gallery the 千唐志金石馆 for his collection in Weifang in 2017. The texts have been collated from Peng Xinglin's private collection and various other sources, like published works and archaeological reports. Additional information about the buried person, the location of the tomb and the time of burial have been added where available.

The Han, Wei, Liu Chao Stone Inscription Database includes about 2,500 items. It is based on the 2008 published 《漢魏六朝碑刻校注》by the late historian Mao Yuanming. Additional material from archaeological reports ranging up to 2015 has been added.

In most cases high-quality images of the rubbings have been added and can be viewed side by side with the text. Both databases are full text searchable.

Searching and viewing items do not require a special login. The databases however operate a special layer of copy protection. Copying of text is only possible after login and via a pop-up that will show when a section of text is marked.

For login there are two options:

1) You can use a generic Princeton account with the following details

Username: plsd1@163.com
Password: 123123

2) You can register a personal account

To sign in for both options please choose 登录 on the upper left and then switch to 邮箱登录 on the following page (right under the large 登录 button).

URL Tang: http://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/shikeSublibIndex.jspx?libId=5 

URL Han: http://inscription.ancientbooks.cn/docShike/shikeSublibIndex.jspx?libId=4

Comments are welcome to jseufert@princeton.edu.

Since this is only a trial and the databases are not yet registered on the proxy server, please use VPN (eduroam alone is not sufficient) or another method to establish yourself as a Princeton user first. PCs connected to the university network will have access automatically.

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