Research Guide to Chinese Religion Studies

This guide provides an introduction to resources on Chinese Religion Studies. In addition to these resources, users can search materials on Chinese Religion studies from UI online catalog, InfoHawk. If your browser cannot display Chinese scripts in the guide, you can use the guide in PDF format

Research Guide - Chinese Collection - The University of Iowa Libraries
A Dictionary of Buddhism [Database Free Access]
Oxford Reference Online Connect
It features the searchable version of the latest edition of published Oxford dictionary of Buddhism.
A dictionary of Chinese Buddhist terms [Dictionary]
London, 1937
BQ130 .S65 1937 Availability at InfoHawk
Entries of Chinese Buddhist terms with Sanskrit and English equivalents and a Sanskrit-Pali index. Old but still useful.
Academic Search Elite [Database UI Access Only]
Ebsco Connect
Covers articles and journals on Chinese religions.
ATLAS Religion Database [Database UI Access Only]
Silverplatter Connect
Contains the complete contents of Religion Index One (journal literature in religion from 1949-present), Religion Index Two (multi-author works, such as festschriften, conference proceedings, and other volumes of collected articles and essays, 1960-present), and Index to Book Reviews in Religion. Included are article citations from some 650 journals and essay citations from over 14,000 multi-author works as well as book review citations. Over one million bibliographic records in 26 languages.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) [Database UI Access Only]
The Association for Asian Studies Connect
This on-line version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains over 545,000 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.
Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library: The Internet Guide to Buddhism and Buddhist Studies [Internet]
Edited by T.Matthew Ciolek and Joe Bransford Wilson Connect
This site is a searchable collection of Internet resources in the fields of Buddhism and Buddhist studies.
China Academic Journals (CAJ): Literature, History, and Philosophy/中国学术期刊数据库 [Database UI Access Only]
China National Knowledge Infrastructure via East View Connect
This database is part of the electronic project of the CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure). It covers journal articles published in China in almost all the subject areas of the Humanities (including Chinese religions) and Arts. It includes back files dated back to 1994.
China Review International [E-Journal UI Access Only]
University of Hawaii Press
1069-5834 Connect
This international journal features articles and book reviews in all subjects about China.
China: Culture and Society [Database UI Access Only]
Cornell University Library's Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia Connect
Spanning three centuries (c1750-1929), this resource makes available extremely rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library's Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. The resource is full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively explored and studied. In addition, China: Culture and Society features a host of secondary resources, including scholarly essays, an interactive chronology, mini guides, and editors' choices from the collection.
Chinese Buddhist Electronic Texts [Internet]
Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association Connect
This online collection provides electronic texts of Buddhist Sutra.
Chinese Periodical Full-Text Database (1911-1949) [Database UI Access Only]
Shanghai Library Connect
Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911~1949) covers around 10,000,000 pieces of writing in over 20,000 different kinds of periodicals published between 1911 and 1949. As an important part of the historical archive, this database has significant academic and historical value.
Chinese religion in Western languages [Bibliography]
Tucson, Ariz.: Published for the Association for Asian Studies by the University of Arizona Press, 1985
Z7757.C6 T55 1985 Availability at InfoHawk
A comprehensive and classified bibliography of publications in English, French, and German through 1980.
Chinese religion: publications in Western languages, 1981 through 1990 [Bibliography]
Ann Arbor, Mich.: Association for Asian Studies
Z7757.C6 T556 1993 Availability at InfoHawk
A supplementary volume to Chinese religion in Western languages.
Chinese religions: publications in Western languages [Bibliography]
Ann Arbor, Mich.: Published by the Association for Asian Studies
Z7757.C6 T557 1999 Availability at InfoHawk
A supplement to Chinese religions: publications in Western languages, 1981 through 1990, 1993.
Dao: a journal of comparative philosophy [Journal ]
Global Publications, Binghamton University, State University of New York
1540-3009 Availability at InfoHawk
An official publication of Association of Chinese Philosophers in America, it features studies in Chinese philosophy and religion from a comparative perspective.
Dictionary of philosophy and religion: Eastern and Western thought [Dictionary]
Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, c1980
B41 .R43 Availability at InfoHawk
A comprehensive reference work covering philosophical and religious thought in the East and the West.
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [Internet]
Edited by Charles Muller Connect
A searchable full text database featuring nearly 30,000 entries (as of 06/2003).
Encyclopaedia of Buddhism [Encyclopaedia]
[Colombo] Govt. of Ceylon, 1961-
BQ128 .E5 Availability at InfoHawk
A comprehensive reference work on Buddhism in six volumes.
Fo guang da ci dian / 佛光大辭典 [Dictionary]
Taiwan Gaoxiong Shi: Fo guang chu ban she, 1989 / 台灣高雄市: 佛光出版社, 1989
BQ130 .F63 1989 Availability at InfoHawk
A dictionary of Buddhism in 7 volumes.
Fo jiao wen hua / 佛教文化 [Journal ]
Beijing Shi: "Fo jiao wen hua" qi kan she, 1992- / 北京市: 《佛教文化》期刊社, 1992-
1004-2881 Availability at InfoHawk
A journal of Buddhism and Buddhist culture.
Fo xue da ci dian / 佛學大辭典 [Dictionary]
Beijing: Wen wu chu ban she, 1984 / 北京: 文物出版社, 1984
BQ130 .T52 1984 Availability at InfoHawk
A dictionary of Buddhist studies.
Guide to Chinese religion [Guide]
Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, c1985
Z7757.C6 Y8 1985 Availability at InfoHawk
A reference guide to Chinese religion.
History of Religions [E-Journal UI Access Only]
University of Chicago Press
0018-2710 Connect
Also covers Chinese religions.
International Confucian Association/国际儒学联合会 [Internet]
International Confucian Association Connect
This is the official website for International Confucian Association.
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion [E-Journal Free Access]
The University of Georgia, Athens
0020-7047 Connect
Also covers Chinese religions.
Journal of Chinese Philosophy [E-Journal UI Access Only]
The International Society for Chinese Philosophy
0301-8121 Connect
Also covers Chinese religions.
Journal of Chinese Religions [Journal ]
Boulder, Colo.: Society for the Study of Chinese Religions
0737-769X Availability at InfoHawk
Features academic researches on all aspects of Chinese religions.
Religion in postwar China [Bibliography]
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994
Z7757.C6 Y83 1994 Availability at InfoHawk
A critical analysis and annotated bibliography of works on religion in postwar China.
Religions in China [Internet]
Academic Info Connect
Directory of Online Resources for the Study of Religion in China.
Shen Bao digital archive, 1872-1949 [Database UI Access Only]
Shanghai Library Connect
Established in 1872, Shen Bao (historically transliterated as Shun Pao or Shen-pao) was the most influential and longest lasting commercial newspaper of before the establishment of the People's Republic. Published in Shanghai until 1949, Shen Bao was founded by Englishman Ernest Major, but, uniquely, as a newspaper for Chinese readers, written by Chinese reporters. During its existence, Shen Bao gradually shifted from a conservative to a more liberal perspective, and played a pivotal role in the formation of public opinion in the imperial period and into the tumultuous beginnings of modern China
Shi yong fo xue ci dian / 實用佛学辞典 [Dictionary]
Yangzhou Shi: Jiangsu Guangling gu ji ke yin she, 1991 / 杨州市: 江苏广陵古籍刻印社, 1991
BQ130 .S52 1991 Availability at InfoHawk
A practical dictionary of Buddhist studies.
Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition) Intranet Version [Database UI Access Only]
Digital Heritage Publishing Limited Connect
The Siku Quanshu features a collection of 3,460 Chinese classical works in 36,000 volumes or 4,700,000 pages, which includes works on philosophy, history, literature and art, political systems, social studies, economics, astronomy and geography, mathematics, medical studies, technology, etc.
Studies of Chinese religion [Bibliography]
Encino, Calif.: Dickenson Pub. Co., 1976
Z7757.C6 T56 Availability at InfoHawk
A comprehensive and classified bibliography of publications in English, French, and German through 1970.
The China Journal [E-Journal UI Access Only]
Contemporary China Center, Australian National University
1324-9347 Connect
The China Journal provides informed and insightful commentary from China scholars around the world, in a wide range of articles and book reviews.
The Encyclopedia of religion [Encyclopaedia]
New York: Macmillan: Collier Macmillan, 1986-1987
BL31 .E39 1986 Availability at InfoHawk
The most comprehensive work on religion in 16 volumes, featuring scholarly essays covering religions of all nations and all areas of religious studies.
The international dictionary of religion [Dictionary]
New York: Crossroad, 1984
BL31 .K42 1984 Availability at InfoHawk
An illustrated guide to world religions.
The Oxford dictionary of world religions [Dictionary]
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997
BL31 .O9 1997 Availability at InfoHawk
Covering all aspects of world religions, including Chinese religions.
Zhongguo ge min zu zong jiao yu shen hua da ci dian / 中国各民族宗教与神話大词典 [Dictionary]
Beijing: Xue yuan chu ban she, 1990/北京: 学苑出版社, 1990
BL1802 .C53 1990 Availability at InfoHawk
A comprehensive dictionary of religions and myths of all Chinese nationalities. Including indexes.
Zhongguo min jian zong jiao jiao pai yan jiu / 中国民间宗教教派研究 [Monograph]
Shanghai: Shanghai gu ji chu ban she / 上海: 上海古籍出版社, 1993
BL1802 .O912 1993 Availability at InfoHawk
A study of Chinese popular religions and religious sects.
Zhongguo min jian zong jiao shi / 中国民间宗教史 [Monograph]
Shanghai: Shanghai ren min chu ban she /上海: 上海人民出版社, 1992
BL1802 .M25 1992 Availability at InfoHawk
A history of Chinese folk religions.
Zhongguo zong jiao tong shi / 中国宗教通史 [Monograph]
Beijing: She hui ke xue wen xian zhu ban she, 2000 / 北京: 社会科学文献出版社, 2000
BL1802 .M68 2000 Availability at InfoHawk
A complete history of Chinese religion.
Zong jiao ci dian / 宗教词典 [Dictionary]
Shanghai: Shanghai ci shu chu ban she, 1981/上海: 上海辞书出版社, 1981
BL31 .T7 Availability at InfoHawk
A dictionary of religions.
Zong jiao xue yan jiu / 宗教学硏究 [Journal ]
Chengdu: Sichuan da xue chu ban she / 成都: 四川大学出版社
1006-1312 Availability at InfoHawk
A journal of religious study.