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2016-01-05

We added 34 new books to become the collection of 237 books, 70,898 pages. Blog, NII NewsCurrent Awareness.
  1. Les Fouilles de Haḍḍa I : vol.1
  2. Les Fouilles de Haḍḍa III : vol.3
  3. 印度撮影帖 : vol.1
  4. 伊犂紀行 : vol.1
  5. 伊犂紀行 : vol.2
  6. Histoire de la Ville de Khotan : vol.1
  7. Sprichwörter und Lieder aus der Gegend von Turfan : vol.1
  8. Recherches Archéologiques au Col de Khair khaneh près de Kābul : vol.1
  9. Recherches Archéologiques à Begram : vol.1
  10. Recherches Archéologiques à Begram : vol.2
  11. L'Œuvre de la Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan (1922-1932) : vol.1
  12. L'art Greco-Bouddhique du Gandhâra : vol.1
  13. L'art Greco-Bouddhique du Gandhâra : vol.2
  14. La Vie du Bouddha : vol.1
  15. Études sur l'Art Bouddhique de l'Inde : vol.1
  16. Histoire Générale de la Chine : vol.1
  17. Histoire Générale de la Chine : vol.2
  18. Histoire Générale de la Chine : vol.3
  19. Histoire Générale de la Chine : vol.4
  20. Mélanges d'Histoire et de Géographie Orientales : vol.1
  21. Mélanges d'Histoire et de Géographie Orientales : vol.2
  22. Mélanges d'Histoire et de Géographie Orientales : vol.3
  23. Mélanges d'Histoire et de Géographie Orientales : vol.4
  24. Inscriptions et pièces de Chancellerie Chinoises de l'époque mongol : vol.1
  25. La Sculpture sur Pierre en Chine au Temps des Deux Dynasties Han : vol.1
  26. Les pays d'Occident d'après le Heou Han Chou : vol.1
  27. The Tai Shan : vol.1
  28. Cinq Cents Contes et Apologues : vol.1
  29. Cinq Cents Contes et Apologues : vol.2
  30. Cinq Cents Contes et Apologues : vol.3
  31. Cinq Cents Contes et Apologues : vol.4
  32. India and Tibet : vol.1
  33. Peking to Lhasa : vol.1
  34. Among the Celestials : vol.1

2014-02-01

Captions in 西域考古図譜 (Archaeological Research in Chinese Turkestan Album of the Excavated Objects) were updated.

2013-05-01

Maps in Central Asia Atlas were replaced by the higher resolution version.

2013-02-20

We added 53 new books to become the collection of 203 books, 59,358 pages.
  1. Im fernen Osten : vol.1
  2. Atlas zur Reiseroute in Ost-Asien : vol.1
  3. Mission archéologique dans la Chine septentrionale : vol.1
  4. Mission archéologique dans la Chine septentrionale : vol.2
  5. Mission archéologique dans la Chine septentrionale : vol.3
  6. Mission archéologique dans la Chine septentrionale : vol.4
  7. Mission archéologique dans la Chine septentrionale : vol.5
  8. Les documents chinois découverts par Aurel Stein dans les sables du Turkestan Oriental : vol.1
  9. Documents sur les Tou-kiue (Turcs) occidentaux : vol.1
  10. Un traité manichéen retrouvé en Chine : vol.1
  11. Les documents chinois de la troisième expédition de Sir Aurel Stein en Asie Centrale : vol.1
  12. Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia : vol.1
  13. Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia : vol.2
  14. China : vol.1
  15. China : vol.2
  16. China : vol.3
  17. China : vol.4
  18. China : vol.5
  19. Atlas von China : vol.1
  20. Atlas von China : vol.2
  21. Die Geographische-Wissenschaftlichen Ergebnisse meiner Reisen in Zentralasien, 1894-1897 : vol.1
  22. Scientific Results of a Journey in Central Asia, 1899-1902 : vol.3
  23. Scientific Results of a Journey in Central Asia, 1899-1902 : vol.4
  24. Southern Tibet : vol.1
  25. Southern Tibet : vol.2
  26. Southern Tibet : vol.3
  27. Southern Tibet : vol.4
  28. Southern Tibet : vol.5
  29. Southern Tibet : vol.6
  30. Southern Tibet : vol.7
  31. Southern Tibet : vol.8
  32. Southern Tibet : vol.9
  33. Southern Tibet : vol.10
  34. Southern Tibet : vol.11
  35. Southern Tibet : vol.12
  36. Meine Tibetreise : vol.1
  37. Meine Tibetreise : vol.2
  38. Reise in China und Tibet, 1905-1908 : vol.1
  39. Antiquities of Indian Tibet : vol.1
  40. Antiquities of Indian Tibet : vol.2
  41. 羽田博士史学論文集 : vol.1
  42. 羽田博士史学論文集 : vol.2
  43. Documente de l'Époque Mongole des XIIIe et XIVe Siècle : vol.1
  44. The Book of Ser Marco Polo : vol.1
  45. The Book of Ser Marco Polo : vol.2
  46. Ser Marco Polo : vol.1
  47. Marco Polo : vol.1
  48. Marco Polo : vol.2
  49. 圓明園東長春宮西洋樓圖 : vol.1
  50. India : vol.1
  51. Indische Palaste und Wohnhauser : vol.1
  52. Nouvelles Recherches Archéologiques à Bāmiyān : vol.1
  53. Shotorak : vol.1

2012-05-24

We updated the result of optical character recognition (OCR) for the books including ones digitized in the past.

2012-04-13

We added 34 new books to become the collection of 150 books, 39,408 pages.
  1. Inscriptions de l'Orkhon : vol.1
  2. Alt-Altaische Kunstdenkmäler : vol.1
  3. Die Chinesischen Handschriften- und sonstigen Kleinfunde Sven Hedins in Lou-lan : vol.1
  4. Altertümer aus dem Tale des Talas in Turkestan : vol.1
  5. Recherches Archéologiques en Asie Centrale (1931) : vol.1
  6. In Tibet and Chinese Turkestan : vol.1
  7. Tibet and Turkestan : vol.1
  8. Bilderatlas zur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Mittel-Asiens : vol.1
  9. The Pulse of Asia : vol.1
  10. Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan : vol.1
  11. Mongoliya i Amdo i mertby gorod Khara-Khoto : vol.1
  12. Puteshestvie v Tian' - Shan' v 1856-1857 godakh : vol.1
  13. La Vieille Route de l'Inde de Bactres à Taxila : vol.1
  14. La Vieille Route de l'Inde de Bactres à Taxila : vol.2
  15. 燉煌遺書 : vol.1
  16. 燉煌遺書 : vol.2
  17. Chine : vol.1
  18. Kunstgeschichte der Seidenweberei : vol.1
  19. Kunstgeschichte der Seidenweberei : vol.2
  20. Trois Ans dans la haute Asie : vol.1
  21. Sino-Siberian Art : vol.1
  22. Am Tor von Asien : vol.1
  23. Iranische Felsreliefs : vol.1
  24. Jades Archaïques de Chine : vol.1
  25. Notes on Marco Polo : vol.1
  26. Notes on Marco Polo : vol.2
  27. Notes on Marco Polo : vol.3
  28. The heart of a continent : vol.1
  29. Sino-Iranica : vol.1
  30. Mémoires Concernant l'Asie Orientale : vol.1
  31. Mémoires Concernant l'Asie Orientale : vol.2
  32. Mémoires Concernant l'Asie Orientale : vol.3
  33. Dix Inscriptions Chinoises de l'Asie Centrale : vol.1
  34. Die Chinesische Steinplastik : vol.1

2012-04-13

Scrutiny of previously digitized books revealed that one page was missing, so we added this page, and moved the page number for subsequent pages.

2010-06-02

Title of the Web site was changed to "National Institute of Informatics / Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books." The abbreviation is "NII - Toyo Bunko Archive."

2010-05-10

Commentary on Pelliot Catalogue for Dunhuang was released as a related site, and bidirectional links were made between two sites.

2010-05-10

This site became searchable from PORTA (National Diet Library Digital Archive Portal). At the same time, PORTA became searchable from the full text search of this site.

2010-05-07

Stein Placename Database was released as a related site, and bidirectional links by places were made between two sites.

2010-04-28

Search by the table of contents was released. In addition, this site now offers OpenSearch so you can search this site directly from your Web browser.

2010-04-12

Search by the book ID and the page number was released.

2010-01-26

6 books were added, and the total amount is 116 books, 30,091 pages.
  1. Atlas der Alterthümer der Mongolei : vol.1
  2. Aus Siberien : vol.1
  3. Aus Siberien : vol.2
  4. Iz Zaisana Cherez Khami v Tibet i na Verkhov'ya Zheltoi reki : vol.1
  5. Across Asia : vol.1
  6. Central Asia Atlas : vol.1

2009-10-21

The category "Academic Study" was added to the top page. This is just a recategorization from "Expedition Records" and there are no addition of books. And a search box for CiNii: NII Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator was added to the result page of full text search.

2009-05-19

This site became searchable from IMAGINE Book Search (in Japanese). The target of search is only limited to Japanese captions of graphical elements. At the same time, IMAGINE became searchable from the full text search of this site.

2009-01-30

For one book listed below, 68 pages were missing due to the mistake of our process, so the total number of pages is now 27,394 pages after addition.
  1. Voyages d'Ibn Batoutah : vol.2

2008-12-18

18 books were added, and the total amount is 110 books, 27,326 pages.
  1. Ruins of Desert Cathay : vol.1
  2. Ruins of Desert Cathay : vol.2
  3. On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks : vol.1
  4. Memoir on Maps of Chinese Turkistan and Kansu : vol.1
  5. Scientific Results of a Journey in Central Asia, 1899-1902 : vol.1
  6. Scientific Results of a Journey in Central Asia, 1899-1902 : vol.2
  7. Scientific Results of a Journey in Central Asia, 1899-1902 : vol.7
  8. Scientific Results of a Journey in Central Asia, 1899-1902 : vol.8
  9. Overland to India : vol.1
  10. Overland to India : vol.2
  11. Eine Routenaufnahme durch Ostpersien : vol.1
  12. Eine Routenaufnahme durch Ostpersien : vol.2
  13. Eine Routenaufnahme durch Ostpersien : vol.3
  14. Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia : vol.3
  15. Voyages d'Ibn Batoutah : vol.1
  16. Voyages d'Ibn Batoutah : vol.2
  17. Voyages d'Ibn Batoutah : vol.3
  18. Voyages d'Ibn Batoutah : vol.4

2008-12-18

The two books listed below have changed their URL following the change of book IDs. For the moment, an old URL is automatically redirected to a new URL.
  1. Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia : vol.5
  2. Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia : vol.6

2008-07-14

Digital Maps of Old Beijing was released as a related site, and bidirectional links by places were made between two sites.

2008-03-31

17 books were added, and the total amount is 92 books, 19,242 pages.
  1. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.1
  2. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.2
  3. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.3
  4. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.4
  5. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.5
  6. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.6
  7. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.7
  8. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.8
  9. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.9
  10. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.10
  11. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.11
  12. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.12
  13. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.13
  14. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.14
  15. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.15
  16. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.16
  17. Qianlong Peking Map : vol.17

2008-01-21

The design of the top page has changed to facilitate moving to related sites.

2007-12-26

5 books were added, and the total amount is 75 books, 19,005 pages.
  1. History of the Expedition in Asia, 1927-1935 : vol.1
  2. History of the Expedition in Asia, 1927-1935 : vol.2
  3. History of the Expedition in Asia, 1927-1935 : vol.3
  4. Archaeological Research in Chinese Turkestan Album of the Excavated Objects : vol.1
  5. Archaeological Research in Chinese Turkestan Album of the Excavated Objects : vol.2

2007-12-26

The page arrangement of 3 books was modified.
  1. Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia : vol.5
  2. Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia : vol.6
  3. Report on Archaeological Work in Idikutshari and Surrounds in the Winter 1902-1903 : vol.1

2007-08-22

The design of the site, including the top page, was slightly changed.

2007-01-19

17 books were added, and the total amount is 70 books, 17,593 pages.
  1. Report of a Mission to Yarkund in 1873 : vol.1
  2. Report of a Mission to Yarkund in 1873 : vol.1
  3. Scientific Mission to High Asia 1890-1895 : vol.1
  4. Scientific Mission to High Asia 1890-1895 : vol.2
  5. Scientific Mission to High Asia 1890-1895 : vol.3
  6. Buried Treasures of Chinese Turkestan : vol.1
  7. Land and People in East Turkistan : vol.1
  8. Note of Mongol-Chinese Epigraphy : vol.1
  9. Views of China : vol.2
  10. Album of Hongkong Canton Macao Amoy Foochow : vol.1
  11. Photographic Views of Canton : vol.1
  12. Architectural Arts and Landscapes in China : vol.1
  13. Album of Photographic Views in China : vol.1
  14. Sketches of Chinese Life & Character : vol.1
  15. Souvenir of Nanking : vol.1
  16. Views and Custom of North China : vol.1
  17. Peking : vol.1
  18. Plan of Peking : vol.1

2006-06-08

Image Search was released.

2006-02-07

15 books were added, and 2 books were removed due to various reasons. Hence the collection extended to 53 books, 13,973 pages.
  1. Russian Turkistan Expedition, 1909-1910 : vol.1
  2. The Cave-Temples of Tun-Huang : vol.1
  3. The Cave-Temples of Tun-Huang : vol.2
  4. The Cave-Temples of Tun-Huang : vol.3
  5. The Cave-Temples of Tun-Huang : vol.4
  6. The Cave-Temples of Tun-Huang : vol.5
  7. The Cave-Temples of Tun-Huang : vol.6
  8. The Thousand Buddhas : vol.1
  9. Archaeological Reconnaissances in North-Western India and South-Eastern Īrān : vol.1
  10. Report on Archaeological Work in Idikutshari and Surrounds in the Winter 1902-1903 : vol.1
  11. Ancient Buddhist Temples in Chinese Turkistan : vol.1
  12. Ancient Kucha : vol.1
  13. The Devils of Avesta and their Relationship to Iconography of Buddhism in Central Asia : vol.1
  14. Chotscho : vol.1
  15. Archaeological Researches in Sinkiang : vol.1

2005-10-10

Five books were added, and the total amount is 40 books, 11,035 pages. From now to January 2006, we are planning to add new books into the archive when preparation is finished.
  1. Explorations in Turkestan : Expedition of 1904 : vol.1
  2. Innermost Asia : vol.1
  3. Innermost Asia : vol.2
  4. Innermost Asia : vol.3
  5. Innermost Asia : vol.4

2004-12-04

8 books were added, and this archive has evolved into 35 titles with 9,062 pages. The interface, in addition, is refined based on comments and advice that we received.
  1. Serindia : vol.1
  2. Serindia : vol.2
  3. Serindia : vol.3
  4. Serindia : vol.4
  5. Serindia : vol.5
  6. Ancient Khotan : vol.1
  7. Ancient Khotan : vol.2
  8. The Wandering Lake : vol.1

2004-11-15

We added the "translation and thesaurus" method in the text search.

2004-09-03

Japanese version of the nickname of the website was changed to the original name.

2004-05-08

The title of the web site was changed to "Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books."

2004-04-08

We released "Toyo Bunko" Image and Manuscript Database to the public. The size of the database at this moment is 27 titles with 5,623 images (pages).
  1. Postancient Buddhist Culture in Central Asia : vol.1
  2. Postancient Buddhist Culture in Central Asia : vol.2
  3. Postancient Buddhist Culture in Central Asia : vol.3
  4. Postancient Buddhist Culture in Central Asia : vol.4
  5. Postancient Buddhist Culture in Central Asia : vol.5
  6. Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia : vol.5
  7. Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia : vol.6
  8. History of an Italian Science Expedition to Himalayas, Kharakhorum and Chinese Turkistan(1913-1914) : vol.1
  9. Photographic Journal : vol.1
  10. Views of China : vol.1
  11. Shiji : Records of the Grand Historian : vol.123
  12. Hanshu : History of the Former Han Dynasty : vol.94 bottom
  13. Hanshu : History of the Former Han Dynasty : vol.95
  14. Hanshu : History of the Former Han Dynasty : vol.96 top
  15. Hanshu : History of the Former Han Dynasty : vol.96 bottom
  16. From Kyakhta to the Source of the Yellow River : vol.1
  17. Cathay and the Way Thither : vol.1
  18. Cathay and the Way Thither : vol.2
  19. Mongolia and Kham : Achievements of the Geographical Association Expeditions in Imperial Russia v 1899-1901.gg : vol.1
  20. Mongolia and Kham : Achievements of the Geographical Association Expeditions in Imperial Russia v 1899-1901.gg : vol.2
  21. Mongolia and Kham : Achievements of the Geographical Association Expeditions in Imperial Russia v 1899-1901.gg : vol.3
  22. Mongolia and Kham : Achievements of the Geographical Association Expeditions in Imperial Russia v 1899-1901.gg : vol.4
  23. Mongolia and Kham : Achievements of the Geographical Association Expeditions in Imperial Russia v 1899-1901.gg : vol.5
  24. Explorations in Turkestan 1903 : vol.1
  25. Explorations in Turkestan : Expedition of 1904 : vol.2