Jinshi Examination Database, Tang Tomb Inscriptions Database and Han, Wei, Liu Chao Stone Inscription Database

Princeton users now have perpetual access to the Jinshi Examination Database《历代进士登科数据库》, 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》.


The Jinshi Examination Database is published by Zhonghua Shuju and compiled by Professor Gong Yanming from Zhejiang University. It aims to record information on all Jinshi degree holders throughout Chinese history and to provide information about their regional and ancestral origin. Currently the database includes information on 102,000 Jinshi degree holders. It provides a number of different search possibilities such as search by regional origin, dynasty, year of degree, last name, etc. Accurate and fuzzy searches are possible. Each entry aims to list historical sources for the recorded information. A number of options for statistical analysis are also provided (for details please see the help page:  http://examination.ancientbooks.cn/docDengke/dkHelp.jspx).

The database can be accessed at: https://library.princeton.edu/resource/42556


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 database can be accessed at: https://library.princeton.edu/resource/42554


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.

The database can be accessed at: https://library.princeton.edu/resource/42555


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