In the spring of 1995, Professor Shih, Heng-ching and various professors of National Taiwan University established “The Center for Buddhist Studies." The objectives of the Center aim to aid those who study Buddhism by putting in touch experts and scholars within and outside the university, in order to promote in-depth inquiry into the specific properties, historical development, values, and modern interpretations of Buddhism. In addition to academic research, collecting research information on Buddhism is also the main focus.

In the light of this, we began efforts to establish the "Buddhist Digital Library & Museum" at the same year. “BDLM” is a scholarly database seeking to fulfill the afore mentioned need by promoting both integrative and interdisciplinary research, and providing the means for efficient international academic exchange of information. By taking the advantage of technology, the database commits itself to the promotion of the Buddhist studies by disseminating via an electronic medium in-depth information and writings generously contributed by dedicated and reputable scholars, researchers, academic (institutions,) institutes and Buddhist organizations worldwide.

In October 1999, this database became a joint-project for Dharma Drum Mountain (Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies) and National Taiwan University (Center for Buddhist Studies) so that the content of the database and service area can expand even more. To support scholars worldwide, researchers, and related Buddhist organizations, NTU is dedicated to implement this project in its first phase.

After website's content and foundation are stabilized, this cooperation had officially concluded on 31 March 2003. The National Taiwan University Library took over the responsibility of maintaining this site in the second phase from 1 April 2003. Moreover, with the aim of emphasizing Buddhist Studies and creating an easier access for the users, “DLMBS” moved to http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/index.htm. In order to emphasize Buddhist Studies and create an easier access for the users, the NTU Library not only includes Buddhist studies in several languages, but put an effort on website’s structuring and usability for the users.

In 2006, the project was brought to the third phase with the support of Principal Lee, pushing it to another peak. We made efforts in strengthening the function and service of the SEARCH ENGINE, displaying the academic diversity of research achievements through bibliography, journals, and electronic books, and providing digital Buddhist texts in many languages for users to download.

The project has established more than 15 years, and has obtained many favorable comments. It remains to be the widest and the most complete Buddhist database in most languages. It also has the fastest and the most convenient search engine heavily relied on by people in the academic and Buddhist field worldwide. We owe our success to every related institute, organization, scholar, and user, for all of your support and encouragement. Up to the present, the “Museum” section also has grown remarkably in Buddhist information. In the other hand, the “Library” section holds over 200,000 bibliographies and provides over 14,000 full-texts on various subjects for free access and download, providing 53 kinds of online research tools, 146 international institutes of Buddhist Studies, 442 related links. We have also acquired more than 7 kinds of digital scriptures such as “Taisho Tripitaka”, “卍 Xuzangjing”, “Chien-Lung Tripitaka”, “Yongle Tripitaka”, “Tibetan Tripitaka”, “Pali Tipitaka”, “Tibetan Tripitaka translated into Chinese version”. According to the average statistics, our visitors come from over 192 countries, and the site receives 120 thousand visitors per month, 670 thousand of pages visited and 2,100 thousand total hits. These data fully demonstrate the high International visibility of “DLMBS”.

The NTU College of Liberal Arts appointed Jieh, Hsiang, the director of NTU Research Center for Digital Humanities and NTU PRESS, to be the principle investigator and take over the responsibility of maintaining this site from 2009 onwards formally. We are looking forward to expand the Buddhist database content and specialty service continuously on the basis of past 15 years and the new partnership of the 2 senior institutes. Please continue your support for this website by sharing your works or relevant information with us to help us strive to promote the network of Buddhist resource-sharing together.

the following articles are in traditional chinese


The Origin of "The Buddhist Internet Database"


The Signing of the collaboration contract and reorganization of the "Digital Buddhist Library and Museum"
2000 The Opening of the Office of Digital Buddhist Library and Museum at the National Taiwan University
2001 Presentation of the 'Museum' of the "Digital Buddhist Library and Museum" and DBLM's New Web
2003 The joint project of the National Taiwan University and Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies "Digital Buddhist Library and Museum" is officially concluded on 31 March 2003. The National Taiwan University Library takes over the responsibility of maintaining this site from 1 April 2003 onwards.
2009 Digital Library and Museum of Buddhist Studies Supports Worldwide Buddhist ResearchNTU NEWSLETTER n.16

College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan University
No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan 106


The Digital Library & Museum of Buddhist Studies
 and (reorganized from Comprehensive Cyberspace for Buddhist Studies) would like to thank the following personnel for their kind assistance in the establishment and development of this website.
Founder Ven. Heng-ching Shih
Executor Prof. Hsiang, Jieh
(Director of Research Center for Digital Humanities)

We wish to extend our apologies for any omission and/or incorrectness appeared in the lists and would be grateful to receive information leading to a more accurate and complete acknowledgements.

Contact: buddha@ntu.edu.tw

In Alphabetical Order:
Advisory Council of Experts
Former Staff

Aming Tu
Charles Brewer Jones
Christian Wittern
De-lan Ie
Din-ming Lai
Howard Hsu
Ian-zheng Ou Iang
Kuo-Chan Huang
Ku Cheng-mei
Lee Chih-fu
Lewis Lancaster
Min-huei Tweng
Paul Swanson
Qing-jyun Xie
Qing-qyi Xyu
Swu-zhwu Xyu
Uei Peng
Yu-min Li
Zhweng-sheng Guo
Zi-ian Shih

College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan University
Chen, Mei-chun
Gong, Ching-Chun
Ting, Peng-fung

April Ke
Chen, Shih-fang
Chun-jia Wang
Chun-man Chen
Chun-ting Iang
Cipher Kao
Cuei-ting Lin
De-uang Zhou
Denise Cheng
Eileen Lin
Fa-chen Shih
Fang-min Lin
Fang-yi Wu
Fang-yu Gweng
Fwu-an Wu
Guang-lweng Lin
Huei-fen Lai
Hui-yi Wang
Ian-ling Chen
Iao-ming Zeng
In-feng Zhwu
Ing-xyun Gao
Iou-uei Zhang
Ivan Won

Jian-zhi Chen
Jia-qi Wang
Kally Sheng
Kein-chiung Wang
Kuo-chan Huang
Kuo-cheng Feng
Li, Yi-Hsuan
Ling-ing Huang
Lyi-qing Chen
Lyi-jyuan Pan
Lyi-xiou Lin
Marcus Bingenheimer
Mei-in Lin
Mei-nen Ju
Mei-yu Chen
Mi-chi Chang
Miroslav Rozehnal
Pei-ling Zhweng
Pei-zhen Li
Pei-zhi Lai
Pei-zi Lan
Qing-shen Zeng

Ray Chou
Ru-mei Wang
Shwu-zhen Qiou
Swu-lian Zhwu
Sophia H. M. Lin
Symin Chang
Tai-ming Zheng
Uang-zheng Swu
Uan-ting Zhuang
Uei-in Li
Xiao-pin Feng
Xiou-lan Chen
Xin-yi Zheng
Xiou-ing Li
Xiou-nian Guo
Xiou-peng Deng
Xyun-yi Cai
Yi-fang Wu
Yi-hua Lin
Yong-qiao Chen
Yong-xin Zhou
Yue-un Wu
Yun-rwu Lin
Yu-ting Chen
Zi-qiang Zheng
Zweng-feng Xiao

Advisory Committee

Aming Tu
Bau-ruei Dub
Chien-Kang Huang
Heng-ching Shih
Kuo-Wei Liu
Li-hua Hsiao
Po-kan Chou
Tzu-Yen Shih 
Yao-ming Tsai
Yen-Jen Oyang

Bou-rang Jian
Chang-jyi Chen
Chan-qin Shih
Cheng-lin Jin
Cheng-rwu Ie
Da-gang Qiou
De-ming Zhuang
En-yu Zhan
Guei-mei Li
Guo-bin Chen
Hua-suei Hweng
Huei-un Iang
Huei-un Xyu
Ia-zhen Chen
Ia-zhi Zhen
Jia-de Sun
Jian-fwu Wang
Jiao-feng Lin
Jin-lian Hweng
Ke-zhen An
Lyi-dai Chen
Lyi-fen Chen
Lyi-shuang Lyu
Mei-hua Zhuang
Mei-huei Wang
Mei-ing Huang
Mei-lyi Uei
Ming-feng Chen
Ming-zhwu Xie
Pei-yu Iang
Qiou-mei Zhan
Qyi-lin Cai
Qyong-ling Sweng
Qyong-qyong Chen
Shi-iao Zhen
Shwu-ing Liou
Shwu-rweng Chen
Shwu-zhao Chen
Swu-rweng Sweng
The Buddhist Society, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research
Uang-ling Zhan
Uei-lyi Iang
Un-nyi Xyu
Xen-hua Shih
Xiou-e Lin Chen
Xiou-lian Li
Xiou-min Dweng
Xyue-feng Xia
Yu-qing Shi
Zhao-rweng Li
Zhen-lyi Cai


Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies, DDM
National Science Council
National Taiwan University

Chang-guang Shih
Chang-tao Shih
Chan-guo Shih
Chan-lin Shih
Che-rwu Shih
Chuan-he Shih
Chuan-shen Shih
Chuan-yu Shih
Ci-yi Shih
Huan-kang Shih
Huan-qing Shih
Huei-jia Shih
Huei-lyi Shih
In-zhe Shih
Jing-qyuan Shih
Kai-yu Shih
Kai-zheng Shih
Kuan-liang Shih
Lyi-qyun Shih
Miao-yuan Shih
Rwu-shi Shih
Shen-gen Shih
Sheng-ian Shih
Shen-hua Shih
Tyi-huei Shih
Uei-jyue Shih
Xin-guei Shih
Xin-zan Shih
Xiou-huei Shih
Zhao-huei Shih
Zhao-huei Shih
Zhao-in Shih
Zhweng-ding Shih
Zi-xing Shih
Zweng-lin Shih

Min Din
A-huei Chen
Anonymous Patrons
Bao-iao Lin
Bao-qin Chen
Bing-xyi Shi
Byi-hei Xiao
Byi-lian Xiao
Cai-uang Dweng
Chang-tai Lai
Cheng-de Liou
Cheng-hwu Jian
Cweng-he Wu
Da-bin Chen
De-sheng Iang
Dwu-zhi Huang
Friends of Ms. Zhan
Guang-ming Lin
Guo-ing Lin
Guo-nai Zhou
Guo-yue Chen
Hei-zhwu Cai
Hua-xyun Shi
Huei-fang Cao
Huei-rweng Zen
Hweng-lian Chen
Ia-jing Zhao
Ian-bo Wang
Iao-ren Duan

Ia-ting Iang
In-ting Xyue
Jia-cun Xiao
Jia-jing Guo
Jian-chwu Iang
Jian-ren Li
Jian-tang Hwu
Jiao-feng Lin
Jia-rwu Shen
Jing-yong Gan
Jin-hua Dweng Lin
Jin-hua Guo
Jin-zhang Zhuang
Jin-zhi Lin
Jyu-lin Huang
Jyu-nai Zhan
Jyun-hao Chen
Jyun-ren Liao
Kuai-zhi Chen Huang
Kun-shan Jian & the Jians
Kun-yu Wu
Lao-ce Wu
Lweng-de Hweng
Lyi-fen Chen
Lyi-hua Xiao
Lyi-iao Wu
Mao-ian Lin
Mei-lin Iang
Mei-man Lian
Ms. Guo
Ms. Zhan
Peng-jyu Lai
Qing-huei Chen
Qing-hweng Huang
Qing-rwu Cai
Qing-sheng Huang
Qing-tang Zhan
Qiou-fang Lin
Qiou-yue Li
Qyi-huan Gan
Rweng-jyi Chen
Sheng-zhang Li
Shi-cheng Shi
Shi-pian Dweng
Shi-xyong Li
Shwu-lyi Hweng
Shwu-qing Hweng
Shwu-xin Chen
Shwu-yi Li
Shwu-yuan Zheng
Swu-swu Chen
Tai-lyi Xyi
Tweng-lin Kuai
Twu-cheng Cai
Un-liang Xyu
Un-lweng Qiou
Un-shan Zhan
Un-yu Xyue
Wu-lweng Chen
Xiang-xyi Wu
Xiao-shao Qiou
Xia-shwu Chen
Xin-tian Chen
Xiou-jyi Liao
Xiou-jyuan Wu
Xiou-qing Iang

Yi-lin Lin
Yong-chen Wang
Yong-lang Zen
Yue Xiao
Yue-feng Zhan Chan
Yue-lyi Lin Liou
Yue-xia Zhou
Yu-ing Wang
Yu-jyun Lin
Yu-mei Hwu
Yu-mei Wu
Yun-ing Ian
Yu-qing Chen
Yu-xin Chen
Yu-yuan Dai
Yu-zhwu Tang
Zhen-bang Cai
Zheng-nan Lin
Zhe-zhweng Lin
Zhi-chen Lin
Zhi-gang Wu
Zhi-jyun Iang
Zhi-xyun Shen
Zhi-yuan Jyi
Zhweng-sheng Guo
Zi-kuan Shwu
Zwu-hwu Li

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