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Canberra, 21 January 2011.

13 March 2009

Digital Edition of Samuel Beal's Translation of the Datang xiyu ji [by Xuanzang (600-664)]


13 Mar 2009

Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taipei, Taiwan.

"Digital Edition of Samuel Beal's Translation of the Datang xiyu ji, Xuanzang (600-664) (Author), Samuel Beal (1825-1899) (Translation and Annotation), Marcus Bingenheimer (Digital Edition), Digital version available since: 2002.

This version correctly cited as: Samuel Beal: "Si-yu-ki. Buddhist Records of the Western World - Translated from the Chinese of Hiuen Tsang (AD 629)." Digital Edition by Marcus Bingenheimer (Version 2.0)

This project was jointly sponsored by National Taiwan University and the Chung-hwa Institute for Buddhist Studies. It took us alomost a year to digitize Samuel Beal's translation of the Datang xiyu ji (T.2087). Because of its length and the many OCR-unfriendly diacritics the work was perhaps not the best choice to start with. Nevertheless, by now most problems with the data are solved and I can offer a no-frills HTML [the file is compressed for speedy download - ed.] file. "

Site contents:
* zipped HTML file of Beal's Xiyuji.

URL http://buddhistinformatics.ddbc.edu.tw/~mb/tools/beal/indexBeal.html

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

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