Research Resources

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Buddhism Resources


Daizōkyō Database

A textual database of the full text of 85 volumes of Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō, the Japanese Buddhist canon. It can be either searched or browsed through chronologically.

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (login as Guest)

This website provides users with Classical Chinese translations and English definitions of Buddhist vocabulary, which is organized by terms, texts, persons, places, temples, schools, and names. Many of these lists of terms can be browsed in multiple languages, including English, Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (pinyin). The entire online database is also searchable in all languages.

Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon

This website provides online Devanagari and romanized canons, as well as downloadable sutras, sastras, and strotras.

Indian and Buddhist Studies Treatise Database (INBUDS)

An online database constructed for searching informations and keywords of articles, books and journals on Indian studies and Buddhist studies mainly published in Japan.

The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism

A useful online dictionary of Buddhist vocabulary, the Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism can be browsed through or searched for specific terms. Most entries appear as the English translation of a term or concept, and all definitions are given in English. Classical Chinese or Japanese translations are also provided for each entry.

Daoism Resources


Centre for the Study of Daoist Culture
This Chinese-language website presents information about the Centre for the Study of Daoist Culture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Resources include journal publications, culture courses, workshops, newsletters, and events.

Daoist Foundation
Directed by Louis Komjathy and Kate Townsend, the foundation aims to foster “authentic Daoist study and practice.” The website provides an overview of traditional practices and classical texts; it also offers information on classes teaching modern practices.

Daoist Iconography Project
A joint venture of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Daoist Iconography Project aims to provide an international research database for the study of visual representations of the Daoist pantheon and their contexts of use in ritual traditions, illustrated scriptures, and popular culture.

Daoist Studies Website
Directed by James Miller of Queen’s University, the Daoist Studies Website contains recent publications, conference information, biographies of scholars, a bibliography of secondary scholarship, general resources, and current events in the field.

Dr. Michael Saso, PhD. (Currently Unavailable)
This is the personal website of Michael Saso, a former professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. It includes information on his research, as well as vintage footage of Daoist ritual from Taiwan.

The Golden Elixir
Created and maintained by Fabrizio Pregadio, The Golden Elixir is one of the most comprehensive websites for the study of Daoism, and Daoist alchemy, in particular.

Taoism and the Arts of China
This website presents visual materials from the art exhibition “Taoism and the Arts of China,” sponsored by the Art Institute of Chicago and organized by Stephen Little. The exhibition was on display at the Art Institute from November 4, 2000 to January 7, 2001, and then at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from February 21 to May 13, 2001.