Song Research Tools  
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Song Research Tools is a guide to bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases and chronologies of use to those interested in all aspects of Chinese society during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Peter Bol, Harvard College Professor and Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, published the first edition of Sung Research Tools in 1990. With the publication of the online guide in 2003 Song Research Tools went into its third edition. The online edition went through a major update in November 2006 and contains more than 200 new titles.
The online guide, now edited by Hilde De Weerdt, enables you to

*browse the guide
*download the guide
*add and view comments (corrections or notes on use) to titles listed in the guide
*submit new titles
*search titles


A new print edition of the guide titled, Songdai yanjiu gongju shukan zhinan (xiuding ban) 宋代研究工具書刊指南(修訂版) [Guide to Reference Works for Song Dynasty Research--Revised Edition] was published by Guangxi shifan daxue chubanshe 廣西師範大學出版社 in 2007. In this print edition all titles have been arranged thematically according to a detailed classification scheme. The full text of the online edition retains the original layout of the guide which was based on reference genres. The revised and updated print edition was supported by a Harvard-Yenching Postdoctoral Fellowship in Print Culture and Library Studies (Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, 2004-2005).


For general comments and suggestions, contact Hilde De Weerdt.



  last updated 11/20/2006