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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Historical Study of Normative Glyphs of Chinese Characters (2nd stage)

Historical Study of Normative Glyphs of Chinese Characters (2nd Stage)

Keywords

  • Chinese characters
  • normative glyph
  • Dunhuang
  • Kaicheng engraved cannons
  • Song print

Areas

  • East Asia

Website

http://joao-roiz.jp/HNG/

About the Project

Project term: April, 2010–March, 2013

Summary of the project: This project aims to describe the historical shifts in the standards of the Chinese characters (or KANJI) glyphs. Sources of the research are taken from those materials (engraved, hand-written or printed documents) that gave the normative standards, or those that succeeded those norms of the glyphs, of China, as well as Sino-Japanese, Sino-Korean, and Sino-Vietnamese ones. The historical overview is given by the HNG (Hanzi normative glyphs) database, (http://joao-roiz.jp/HNG/) which has been constructed and maintained by the project, and was awarded the 1st “Shirakawa Memorial Academic Award in Asian Script Cultures.”

Harumichi Ishiduka, Project Coordinator (Prof. Emer. Hokkaido University)

Members

Coordinator

  • Harumichi ISHIDUKA (Prof. Emer. Hokkaido University)

ILCAA Staff

  • Masayuki TOYOSHIMA (Sub-coordinator)

Joint Researchers

  • Eikei AKAO
  • Frances WOOD
  • Hirotaka OKAGAKI
  • Jun SHIRAI
  • Kazuki SUGIMOTO
  • Kazuyuki ENAMI
  • Kenzo YAMADA
  • Makoto OTUKI
  • Masanao SAIKI
  • Nathalie MONNET
  • Shoju IKEDA
  • Tomokazu TAKADA

Outputs

Meetings

The 3rd meeting

  • Date/Time: 22 October 2012 (Mon.) 10:00-15:30
  • Venue: Hongo Satellite 7F
  • Shoju IKEDA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “Building a database of dictionaries of Old Japanese for the research of the history of Hanzi glyphs”
    Masayuki TOYOSHIMA (ILCAA)
    “Implementation of the HNG database”
    Harumichi ISHIZUKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, prof. emer. Hokkaido University), Kazuhiro OKADA (Hokkaido University)
    “Principles of the HNG database”
    Kiyonori NAGASAKI (International Institute for Digital Humanities)
    “Identification of Hanzi glyphs”
    Research arrangements on the ongoing publications and further researches

The 2nd meeting : Report (Japanese)(87KB)

  • International symposium on the history of normative glyphs and their variants
  • Date/Time: 16 December 2011 (Fri.) 10:00-18:00
  • Venue: Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Kazuyuki NISHIHARA (Kinjo Gakuin University)
    “Normative Hanzi glyphs (‘Kai’ style) in the Tang period and ‘Longkan Shoujing’”
    Shoju IKEDA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “Usage and dictionary descriptions of Hanzi glyphs”
    Tomokazu TAKADA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
    “Hanzi glyphs of the NINJAL scrolls of the ‘Vajrasekhara Sutra’”
    Yukiko KUREBAYASHI (Hokkaido University)
    “Styles and glyphs of Hanzi characters”
    Hirotaka OKAGAKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “How the HNG database treats glyphs and variants of Hanzi characters”
    Masanao SAIKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “Hanzi glyphs by the priests Shinran and Myoe in the HNG database”
    Chi KA (Kyushu University)
    “Formats and sources of the dictionaries of ‘Kai’ style glyphs quoted in the ‘Commentary to the glossary of the Avatamsaka Sutra’”
  • Date/Time: 17 December 2011 (Sat.) 10:00-18:00
  • Venue: Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Eikei AKAO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto National Museum)
    “Hanzi glyphs of the ancient Buddhist sutra manuscripts”
    Harumichi ISHIZUKA (ILCAA Joint Researcher)
    “Hanzi normative glyphs and history of their variants” (keynote speech)
    Teiji KOSUKEGAWA (Toyama University)
    “Characteristics of the Chinese canons in the Dunhuang documents and their glyphs”
    Imre GALAMBOS (British Library)
    “Huiyi characters seen in Dunhuang manuscripts”
    Taizo YAMADA (National Institute for the Humanities)
    “Utilities for creating transcriptions of Japanese historical documents and the sharing techniques”
    Jun SHIRAI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Shinshu University)
    “The Hanzi radical classification in ‘Rakuyoshu Shogokuhen’ and Jesuits’ view of Hanzi glyphs”
  • Date/Time: 18 December 2011 (Sun.) 10:00-12:00
  • Venue: Room 303 (Large Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Hiroyuki SASAHARA (Waseda University)
    “Sources and resources of Hanzi variants and Hanzi glyphs of Japanese origin”
    Masayuki TOYOSHIMA (ILCAA)
    “Variants in creation of metallic movable types of Hanzi characters”

The 1st meeting : Report (Japanese)(89KB)

  • Date/Time:13 October 2010 (Wed.) 10:00-16:30
  • Venue:Conference Room (7F), Hongo Satellite
  • Shoji SAKAMOTO (Digital Archive Centre, Ryukoku University)
    “Non-destructive analyses of ancient documents -- paper and ink”
    Tomokazu TAKADA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
    “Bibliographical introductions to the documents in the HNG database”
    Research arrangements

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