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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

15 January 2010

Old Tibetan Documents Online (OTDO)


15 Jan 2010

Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan

"Old Tibetan Documents Online (OTDO) is a corpus of selected old (VIIth to Xth centuries) Tibetan texts: Dunhuang manuscripts [digitised and published by The International Dunhuang Project (IDP) http://idp.bl.uk/], Inscriptions and related materials. We provide critically edited texts together with search and KeyWord In Context (KWIC) facilities."

Site contents:
* Introduction [under construction];
* Acknowledgements;
* About Us;
* Online Texts [as of 15 Jan 2010 - 89 texts; an example of the data structure and contents of the record "ITJ_1379" follows:
1. Content : Receipt for the repayment of loaned wheat. 2. Note : sheet. The top left part of the main text is missing. Recto, 9 lines with two illegible vermilion seals at the bottom. Verso, 1 line.
3. References : Thomas (1951: 43-44) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], T?y? bunko (part 10, 65-66) , Takeuchi (1995: 262-263) [I.Translit., I.Trans.].
4. Transliteration: (r1) [---] stsang / / mngan rnying lo byis brtsan gyi sug pa na /\[...] - ed.]
* Search the Texts [incl. search for text patterns];
* References (Abbreviations, Bibliography [in European and Asian languages]);
* Links;
* Search [the site].

URL http://otdo.aa.tufs.ac.jp/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://otdo.aa.tufs.ac.jp/

Link reported by: T Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 3,000

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