Scientific Analysis of Pelliot Collection (Dunhuang Manuscripts)

 Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) and Ryukoku University Digital Archives Research Center had a collaboration project, Scientific Analysis of Pelliot Collection, in 2012 and 2013. Dr. Shouji Sakamoto stayed at BnF, and did scientific analysis for the Pelliot collection, Dunhuang manuscripts with Dr. Nathalie Monnet (BnF). In the paper analysis, a digital microscope Keyence VHX-1000 and a digital camera Nikon D800 etc. are used, he took many digital images of the collection. This web site was developed to show the first data and results of the project for researchers.
 All microscopic Images were taken using nondestructive methods, and the first data, i.e. microscopic images, are in this site. We also add some meta data, e.g. Kozo, Crystal etc., for the images. Sakamoto has responsible for all mistakes in this site.

Terms in this site

 Unfortunately, technical term use is confusing in a paper research field. Then we adopt the following terms and meaning in the site.
楮 (Kozo or Cho (Japanese pronunciations)) : Paper Mulberry (榖 or 構 or 梶, Broussonetia papyrifera) or White Mulberry (桑, Morus alba L.)
 Note that we use the word 'Kozo' in a broad sense, because it is difficult to distinguish between Paper Mulberry fibres, White Mulberry fibres, Kozo (楮, Broussonetia kazinoki × Broussonetia. papyrifera) fibres, HimeKozo (姫楮, Broussonetia kazinoki) fibres and so on using microscopic analysis. These fibres are very similar.
麻 (Asa or Ma (Japanese pronunciations)) : Hemp(大麻, Cannabis sativa) or Ramie(苧麻, Boehmeria nivea)

Feature Items

Pelliot Chinois 2907

Pelliot Chinois 2907
大方廣佛華厳經世界品之二巻第卅五(首題)
北魏 延昌二年(513) The oldest Kozo papers in Pelliot collection.

Pelliot Chinois 2091

Pelliot Chinois 2091
勝鬘羲記巻下
隋 大業九年(613)
Starch paper

Pelliot Chinois 3741

Pelliot Chinois 3741
周秦行記
後唐 清泰二年(935)
Rag paper

What's New

This web site is launched, officially. However, this is not completed yet. We will add more data.

Information

2015/03/26
Japanese language top page and google custom search engine are added. NEW
2015/03/17
The number of documents: 255,
The number of images: 3,466 UP
2015/03/17
The following 32 data are added.
Pelliot Chinois 2141, 2147, 2148, 2150, 2151, 2153, 2154, 2155, 2170, 2173, 2175, 2176, 2177, 2182, 2190, 2199, 2260, 2276, 2316, 3812.NEW
2015/02/26
The number of documents: 234,
The number of images: 3,133
2015/02/26
The following 32 data are added.
Pelliot Chinois 2051, 2053, 2063, 2105, 2106, 2107, 2113, 2114, 2115, 2118, 2127, 2128, 2133, 2135.
2014/12/18
Press conference about the site open is held at Ryukoku University, Kyoto.
2014/12/17
This web site is launched.
2014/12/15
The number of documents: 220, The number of images: 2,800
2014/10/26
Number of the documents: 167
2014/10/26
Prototype web site is launched.
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