A multi-faceted tool that allows users to access a range of online reference tools while reading texts in literary Chinese, and/or to tag and extract any kind of information of interest to them. In addition to names already present in China Biographical Databate and China Historical GIS, users can tag words or expressions by uploading their own lists or by using the keyword help tools.
The March 2015 release includes:
-improvements in automated markup: emperor names have been added and alternate names markup improved to reduce superfluous alternate name markup
-inline text editing: correct mistakes or add punctuation to the base text
-switching between markup modes: choose between modes from the left bar; no need to re-upload files
-new keyword markup functionality: automatically discover keywords and select appropriate ones for markup
-additional dictionaries in reading mode: trials for Buddhist and medical term dictionaries
-full Chinese language version
-links to relevant tools: starting with the newly released CBDB name/official title lookup tool
-updated and expanded help text and videos
-FAQ: for technical problems and useful markup tips
Also added two new tools: 1) The CBDB Mac Dictionary allows readers to search China Biographical Database by either using Mac OS X integrated Spotlight or by selecting any name or partial name in any software programme; 2) The CBDB Name/Title Lookup helps readers identify persons for whom only part of the name AND an official title or part thereof are known.
All of the photographs contained in the 28 albums assembled by Hedda Morrison and beaqueathed to Harvard-Yenching Library have been cataloged and digitized and can be viewed in VIA (Visual Information Access), the union catalog of visual resources at Harvard. This site provides information about the collection and strategies for effectively searching for Hedda Morrison photographs in VIA.