Daozang Jiyao Project


The Daozang jiyao project, designed and directed by Monica Esposito, is hosted at Kyoto University, Institute for Research in Humanities (Jinbun Kagaku Kenkyūjo) and supported by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCK) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Its aim is to produce, organize, and publish knowledge about the Daozang jiyao (Essentials of the Daoist Canon). The Daozang jiyao is the most important collection of Daoist texts of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). This  international project enjoys the cooperation of prestigious research institutions like Academia Sinica (Taiwan) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Center for Studies of Daoist Culture) and of eminent Daoist scholars from all over the world. The objective is to put at the disposal of the scientific community and the larger public:

  1. Bullet A comprehensive analytic catalog of the various editions of the Daozang jiyao

  2. Bullet Analytic surveys of all texts contained in the collection

  3. Bullet High-quality digital texts of the Daozang jiyao’s extra-canonical texts and their variant editions

  4. Bullet Preparation of data for thematic and bibliographic analysis and the production of dictionaries and lexica

  5. Bullet Development of innovative methodologies and research tools for producing and retrieving text-based information and organizing knowledge

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