CBC@ allows search of the data it contains from a number of different directions. In the top left-hand corner of each screen, users see the following menu options: 

    CBC@ | Texts | Persons | Sources | Dates | User's Guide | Abbreviations

Clicking on “Texts” allows users to search for a text by title, number (Taishō, Zokuzōkyō, etc.) and so on. For example, a search for T0202 yields the following: 


Clicking on “Persons” allows users to search for all assertions pertaining to a given translator or figure. For example, a search for Faju yields the following list of texts associated with his name: 


It is then possible to click through from such a screen (hyperlinks in light blue) to assertions about individual texts, e.g. clicking on 

    T0033; Heng shui jing 恒水經; 恒水經 

leads you here: 


Returning to the top left menu, clicking on “Sources” allows users to search for assertions based upon given scholarly sources. For example, searching for “Nattier” leads to the following list of works by Jan Nattier, which have all been used as the basis for information contained in the database: 


and clicking on a single item in that list, such as 

Nattier, Jan. A Guide to the Earliest Chinese Buddhist Translations: Texts from the Eastern Han 東漢 and Three Kingdoms 三國 Periods. Bibliotheca Philologica et Philosophica Buddhica X. Tokyo: The International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University, 2008. 

leads to a list of all assertions based on that source, like this one: 


As mentioned above, CBC@ also contains assertions based upon classical sources. For example, a search under “Sources” for “Zhisheng” allows one to find and click through to the following list: 


Two important sources already covered in the database are the landmark works of Hayashiya Tomojirō 林屋友次郎 (1941, 1945), on which we have already done considerable work. See for example: 


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Hayashiya’s work is in some respects still unsurpassed, but nonetheless, is still consulted with insufficient frequency, especially in Western-language publications—a pattern that is perhaps understandable given the difficulty of his Japanese. We hope that CBC@ will change that, by making it easier for researchers to check whether his monumental works say something about a text of interest, and if so, where. (This phase of the work was largely achieved by Dr. Atsushi Iseki, working with the financial support of Victoria University of Wellington and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.)


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