Research Guide to Chinese Studies: Religion and Philosophy

This guide provides an introduction to resources on Studies in Chinese Religion and Philosophy. In addition to these resources, users can search materials on Chinese Religion and Philosophy studies from UI Library online catalog, InfoHawk+.

Research Guide - Chinese Collection - The University of Iowa Libraries
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.
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.
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.
Dao Companion to Neo-Confucian Philosophy [Companion]
Dordrecht: Springer 2010
Online Availability at InfoHawk+
This is the first volume in English to provide a comprehensive introduction to the philosophical thinking of representative Neo-Confucian thinkers from the eleventh to eighteenth centuries.
Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy [Companion]
Dordrecht : Springer 2013
Online Availability at InfoHawk+
This volume presents both a historical and a systematic examination of the philosophy of classical Confucianism. Taking into account newly unearthed materials and the most recent scholarship, it features contributions by experts in the field, ranging from senior scholars to outstanding early career scholars.
Academic Search Elite [Database UI Access Only]
Ebsco Connect
Covers articles and journals on Chinese religions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diao long: Zhong Ri gu ji quan wen jian shuo shu ji ku 雕龙: 中日古籍全文检索数据库 [Database UI Access Only]
China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation Ltd. Connect
Diaolong Full-text Database of Chinese and Japanese Ancient Books.
Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition) 文淵閣四庫全書 [Database UI Access Only]
Digital Heritage Publishing Limited Connect
Access (via IP) to Electronic version of the Wenyuange edition of Siku Quanshu is available on most of the computers in the UI Main Library. UI Faculty who want to gain access (via IP) to it in their campus offices need to download and install a client program on their office computers from (download and installation instructions are provided on the website). 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.
Chinese Periodical Full-Text Database (1911-1949) 中国近代期刊全文数据库 [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.
China: Culture and Society [Database UI Access Only]
Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia at Cornell University Library Connect
Spanning three centuries (c1750-1929), this resource makes available extremely rare pamphlets from Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia at Cornell University Library. 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, and mini guides.
Shen Bao Digital Archive, 1872-1949 申报全文数据库 [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.
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.
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.
The international dictionary of religion [Dictionary]
New York: Crossroad, 1984
BL31 .K42 1984 Availability at InfoHawk+
An illustrated guide to world religions.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Journal of Chinese Philosophy [E-Journal UI Access Only]
The International Society for Chinese Philosophy
0301-8121 Connect
Also covers Chinese religions.
History of Religions [E-Journal UI Access Only]
University of Chicago Press
0018-2710 Connect
Also covers Chinese religions.
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion [E-Journal Free Access]
The University of Georgia, Athens
0020-7047 Connect
Also covers Chinese religions.
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.
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.
Encyclopedia of Buddhism [Encyclopedia]
[Colombo] Govt. of Ceylon, 1961-
BQ128 .E5 Availability at InfoHawk+
A comprehensive reference work on Buddhism in six volumes.
The Encyclopedia of religion [Encyclopedia]
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.
Guide to Chinese religion [Guide]
Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, c1985
Z7757.C6 Y8 1985 Availability at InfoHawk+
A reference guide to Chinese religion.
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.
Chinese Buddhist Electronic Texts [Internet]
Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association Connect
This online collection provides electronic texts of Buddhist Sutra.
Religions in China [Internet]
Academic Info Connect
Directory of Online Resources for the Study of Religion in China.
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism [Internet]
Edited by Charles Muller Connect
A searchable full text database featuring nearly 30,000 entries (as of 06/2003).
International Confucian Association 国际儒学联合会 [Internet]
International Confucian Association Connect
This is the official website for International Confucian Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Globalization and the making of religious modernity in China: transnational religions, local agents, and the study of religion, 1800-present [Monograph]
Boston: Brill 2014
BL1803 .G56 2014 Availability at InfoHawk+
Globalization and the Making of Religious Modernity in China investigates the transformation of China's religious landscape under the impact of global influences through case studies covering the period from 1800 to the present.
Chinese religions: publications in Western languages [Reference]
Los Angeles: University of Southern California, 2002
Z7757.C6 T558 2002 Availability at InfoHawk+
Covers studies in Chinese religions published in Western languages.
Chinese Philosophy A-Z [Reference]
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008
Online Availability at InfoHawk+
A concise alphabetic guide to the main concepts, figures, topics and important movements of thought that have shaped Chinese philosophy over the last three thousand years.