|PLEASE NOTE: An unannounced reconfiguration of the servers at Dartmouth
has interrupted some elements of ECCP READER's functions. Users of the previous
edition of the software will get an error message about socket time-out and be unable to
use the device. If you are having this problem, please download the corrected module
from the links below. Some functions of the software (apart from reading and saving files)
have been interrupted, but will be corrected by a major revision of the software by
the end of January, 2010. These revisions will include a major speed-up in the current
processes for pinyin conversion of the text.|
Screenshot of the ECCP reader, beta release, on a 12-inch Apple Powerbook desktop.
students and researchers are welcome to download and use the updated beta
release of the ECCP Reader. |
The device is stable. It is undergoing minor improvements in function and appearence before being released as a second edition.
The database is undergoing a major re-edit and is growing weekly. Users can now choose between always using the current edits of the files, or downloading all files an databases for offline use.
The ECCP Reader is a fundamental component of the Qing Research Portal, as it allows users to consult not only the ECCP entries along with notes and commentary on the those entries by current scholars, but will also ultimately intersect with the channels for discussion and development of scholarly topics, criticism and bibliography that will be built into the portal devices. The additional channels, and the software that will allow scholars to expand the research portal information base, is in development.
To download and install the ECCP Reader:
select the link below that is appropriate to your operating system.
download and expand the file.
follow the instructions included for your operating system. OS X users will put the application into the Applications folder; Windows/Vista users will put the ECCP folder, containing the application, into the directory of their choice.
You may wish to create an alias (OS X) or a shortcut (Windows/Vista) of the application to place where you find convenient. If you use Windows/Vista, be sure to create the shortcut from the program and not from the folder in which it must rest.
PLEASE NOTE: The ECCP Reader can also be built for OS 9 (without Chinese character support), and various flavors of BSD. Please write to us if you have a wish to use the device with an operating system other than Macintosh, Windows or Linux.
|From the "about..."
screen of the ECCP Reader: |
Eminent Chinese of the Ch'ing Period was originally published in 1943 by the United States Government Printing Office. The editor, Arthur W. Hummel, believed that American readers should have an authoritative reference source on the most significant figures of the Qing (Ch;'ing) era (1636-1912) in China.
Hummel's friend Hu Shih --then the
Chinese intellectual best-known to Americans-- agreed to contribute an
introduction to the book that placed the Qing philosopher Dai Zhen (Tai Chen) in a
comparative global context. To create the content for the book, Hummel recruited a
group of scholars from the United States, Europe and Taiwan. They included almost
all the individuals who were or would become the most influential shapers of
American graduate training in Chinese studies between about 1940 and 1980. Among
them, the most substantial contribution was made by Dr. Tu Lien-che and Dr. Fang
Chao-ying. As it happened, they were both Chinese scholars of Manchu descent, and
were married to each other.
The purpose of the software device you are now reading is to provide access to
ECCP in two media more permanent, more accessible, more flexible and more
expandable than print. This work as been supported by Rosenwald Research
Professorship, the Cheheyl Professorship, the Robert 1932 and Barbara Black
Professorship at Dartmouth College, and the results are provided free of charge to
all who can use and appreciate the enduring contributions of the authors and the
editor of ECCP.
Software Design, Software Execution, and
Content Editor: Pamela Kyle Crossley, Dartmouth College
comments, suggestions and corrections. Please write to us at:
|This project has been made possible by the Rosenwald Research Professorship, the Black Professorship, and the Cheheyl Professorship, Dartmouth College.|