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A Chinese Translation of A.P. Buddhadatta's "Concise Pali-English Dictionary" : Digital Edition Abstract only.

The translation was made from the second edition (1958) of A.P. Buddhadatta's "Concise Pali-English Dictionary". First published in Colombo, this edition is now available as reprint (Delhi: Motilal Barnasidass) 294 pgs.

Bibliographies on Buddhism in Western Languages - A Bibliography of Bibliographies Abstract only.
Buddhist Studies Authority Database Project 佛學規範資料庫

Cross referencing names of people, places, and time in the Buddhist literature.

China Biographical Database
ChinaKnowledge.de: An Encyclopaedia on Chinese History, Literature and Art

Edited by Dr. U. Theobald, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Chinese Civilization in Time and Space Abstract only.

Enables search of historical place names in Chinese history.

DDBC Glossaries Search

From the  Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, this online search engine searches for terms across multiple Buddhist dictionaries and glossaries.

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only.

A compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temple, schools, persons, etc. found in Buddhist canonical sources with indices to other major Buddhist dictionaries. Unlimited search available via link above.

  • Non-UWest patrons can login with "guest" (limited to 10 searches per day)
  • Android app: DDB Access (unlimited search does not work off campus, use 'guest' to make up to 10 searches)
NTI Buddhist Text Reader

A general purpose Chinese text reader and Chinese-English dictionary with an emphasis on Buddhist terminology.

Resource List for the Study of Buddhism in China, 1850-1949 Abstract only.
Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu

An English translation of the Ming Shi-lu, which can be searched and browsed by year.

The China Historical Geographic Information System

"...a free database of placenames and historical administrative units for the Chinese Dynasties."