Research Centre for Humanities Computing

Research Centre for Humanities Computing, CUHK

featuring the following pages

Besides playing the role of a "meta-site", ie. locating and providing links to various internet resources related to humanistic scholarship, this server is gradually developing pages of its own to cover various topics of interest. These pages are charted in the following table under the categories of Electronic References and Affiliated Pages. To serve the research interest of our users, a number of Mirror Sites have also been set up.

Electronic References
Page Title Setup Date Last Updated Remarks

Chinese Character Database:
With Word-formations
Phonologically Disambiguated
According to the Cantonese Dialect

January 2003
Page supported by the Quality Education Fund

Lin Yutang's Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage

September 1999
beta version
Copyright by The Chinese University Press. Page supported by the Quality Education Fund
香港、大陸、台灣 - 跨地區、跨年代漢語常用字頻統計
Chinese Character Frequency Statistics for Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan - A Trans-Regional, Diachronic Survey

June 2001
Under construction, reaching finishing stage
This frequency research project was first started by Professor Ho Hsiu Hwang in his capacity as PI of the "Human Cognition Program" of the RIH. A series of statistical reports were published and privately circulated some years ago. Commissioned by Prof. Ho, Professor Kwan Tze Wan has taken up lately the role of reprocessing and repackaging the whole set of data (with PERL, MySQL, PHP, Javascripts etc.) into this web-driven database. This webpage will be absorbed as a constituent element of the : QEF funded project listed below.

Cantonese Pronunciation Dictionary
January 1996 October, 1998 An electronic syllabary of the Cantonese dialect, based on the work of Professor Wang Shih-ling. Searchable and browsable. Auto-generated rhyme tables. Online pronunciation of more than 1,700 unique speech sounds. Direct links to various semantic/lexical materials of the searched character(s)

New Cantonese Pronunciation Dictionary
April 1998 September 1999
Page supported by the Quality Education Fund

An enlarged and enhanced version of the Cantonese Pronuciation Dictionary developed in 1996. Further revision and upgrading now being undertaken.

Lexicon of Confucianism

An electronic lexicon of Confucian philosophy based on an ongoing manuscript of Professor Lao Sze-kwang.
May 1997 beta version This page has been given a 4-star rating by The Institute of Chinese Studies of Heidelberg University, Germany.
You need Chinese to browse this page.

The Kemp Smith translation of Immanuel Kant's
Critique of Pure Reason.
With an online searchable index
October 1995 ongoing

An electronic edition based on raw text provided by Steven Palmquist of the Hong Kong Baptist University. The Kant text of this page is copyright material of Palgrave MacMillan Press Ltd. Palgrave MacMillan has kindly granted us permission to use the text for the benefit of scholarship. This page has won a Magellan "3-star site" award as well as the Britannica Internet Guide Award.

Greene and Hudson's translation of
Immanuel Kant's
Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone.
With an online searchable index
February 1996 ongoing An electronic edition based on raw text provided by Steven Palmquist of the Hong Kong Baptist University.

John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. With an online searchable index
January 1996 ongoing An electronic edition of Locke's opus magnum. HTML text by Roger Bishop Jones, search engine by us.
George Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. With an online searchable index March 1996 ongoing An E-text of Berkeley reprocessed by us
Study Guide to Wheelock Latin
 by Dale A. Grote
June 1996 April 1997 An HTML version of Grote's Study Guide to Wheelock Latin, prepared by Tze-wan Kwan of RIH. This page is now mirrored by the University of Toronto and is incorporated as part of the university's course materials.

Latin <> English Dictionary
October 1995 February 1998 WebCrawler SelectA wordlist prepared by Lynn H. Nelson with a search engine added by us. This page has been deemed an outstanding Web site by the WebCrawler Select Editorial Team.

Ludwig Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations.
A bilingual (German/English) electronic edition.

August 1998 May 2000 German text licensed by © Inter-Edition, McGill University, for use within the Chinese University network domain. Constructed for private use within the Chinese University of Hong Kong only.May 1997

Affiliated Pages
Page Title Setup Date Last Updated Remarks

CU Philosophy Information Databases (CUPID)

May 2001
ongoing This database, developed by the Department of Philosophy, is running on a set of self-written programs using PERL, MySQL, PHP, Javascripts etc. The database is jointly managed by all staff of the Department.

Education towards Biliteracy and Trilingualism:- An Internet Support Project

January 2000 March 2000
Project funded by the Quality Education Fund
This the front page of the QEF funded project. From here the users can find various educational sub-pages, and pointers linking to other constitutent elements of the project.
June 2001
Nov 2001
You need Chinese to browse this page.
Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre (1937-38) December 1994 Feb 1998
This page has been selected as a "4-star site" by Magellan Internet Directory of the McKinley Group. The page is now mirrored by China News Digest and by China Home Page at CERNET

Department of Philosophy of CUHK
December 1996 ongoing You need Chinese to browse this page.
Department of Fine Arts of CUHK December 1996 You need Chinese to browse this page.
Computer-mediated communication for teaching and learning in the Chinese context October 1995 ongoing An affiliated page to this server. You need Chinese to browse this page.
A Hong Kong Cantonese Child Language Corpus May 1996 Now moved to
August 1995 -- The RIH has offered courtesy web service to the Children's Cancer Foundation of Hong Kong from 1995-1998. From February 1998 on, the CCF has an ISP of her own. Please connect to the CCF's NEW HOME PAGE. Your continuous support of the CCF is very much appreciated
Chinese Archaic Jades from the Kwan Collection November 1994 August 1997 Surfers from Europe can access a mirror of this page via Video on Line in Italy. This page is also featured by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Mirror Sites
Mirror Site Setup Date Content Description Remarks

Academia Sinica,
May 1997 Chinese text retrieval system: 25 Histories, 13 Classics, and some other texts Owing to a contract signed between the RIH and the Academia Sinica, access to this mirror is allowed only from within the CUHK domain. All other users can log on Academia Sinica for further information.

Internet Guide for Chinese Studies,
University of Vienna
August 1997 Research information on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and Singapore Site maintained by Hanno Lecher of Department of Chinese Studies, Vienna University

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