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Major Research Fields

  RCCLH mainly devoted research to Mid-ancient and Modern Chinese language, the language of Dunhuang and modern character, and Chinese traditional exegetics.
 
    Research on Mid-ancient Chinese language& Early Modern Chinese language
 
    The precurory linguists like Jiang Liangfu, Jiang Lihong and Guo Zaiyi contributed a lot in the research of Mid-ancient Chinese language.Jiang Lihong’s Interpretation words in DunHuang BianWen, Guo Zaiyi’s Interpretation words in LiuChao and Interpretation words of ShiShuoXinYu played a fundamental role in the research of Mid -ancient Chinese language. Fang Yixin and Wang Yunlu’s Interpretation of Words in Mid-ancient Chinese Language, Reading book of Mid-ancient Chinese Language, Study on the Language of poems in HanWeiLiuChao, Study on words of poems in LiuChao, Interpretation of Words of histories in DongHanWeiJinNanBeiChao, Study on Mid-ancient Chinese Language. Huang Xiaoshan’s QieYun and Phoneme System in ZhongTangWuDai, Yan Qiamao’s Explaining of BuddhismLanguage, YaoYongming’s Study on HuiLin’s YiQieJingYinYi, etc. have got a very high reputation in the academe. Based on these achievements, we have undertaken several important research projects of the Ministry of Education,such as Lexical History of Mid-ancient & Early Modern Chinese language, Dictionary of Mid-ancient Chinese Language, and Rhyme books of Tang Wu Dai . We hope to keep research characteristic and enlarge our research fields in3 or 5 years.
 
     Research projects at present are as follows:
   1. Important Project of the Ministry of Education: Lexical History of Mid-ancient & Early Modern Chinese language
   2. Important Project of the Ministry of Education: Dictionary of Mid-ancient Chinese Language
   3. Important Project of the Ministry of Education: Rhyme books of Tang Wu Dai
   4. Fund project of National Social Science: Study method on Sound in Mid-ancient Chinese Language 20 century
   5. Fund project of National Social Science: Study on words of Mid-ancient Chinese Language
   6. Fund project of National Social Science: study on linguistics distinguishing of suspected Sutras at Eastern Han, Wei Jin Dynasty
 
     Research on language of Dunhuang & Modern Chinese character
 
    Zhejiang University is one of the research centers on the language of Dunhuang and Modern Chinese characters, and it is very famous in the academe.
 
    The research feature is the research on language and Chinese character of Dunhuang Early Modern Chinese characters. Jiang Liangfu, Jiang Lihong, andGuo Zaiyi, etc. contributed a lot in the development of this field. Under their guidance and influence, many junior scholars grew up, and achieved quite a lot. For example, Zhang Jinquan and Xu Jianpin’s Study on Books of sound and meaning of Dunhuang,Zhang Yongquan’s Study on Chinese Folk Character,Huang Zheng and Zhang Yongquan’s Collation & Interpretation of DunHuang BianWen,Jiang Hongli’s Language of Dictionary of philology of DunHuang,and so on,all earned a very high reputation in the academe. Particularly, the research on folk character by Zhang Yongquan filled the gap in this aspect. The very achievement had ever won many prizes, and the author himself had also been named as national young professional with great contribution and given the prize of “college young teacher” by the Ministry of Education. Besides, Professor Xiang Chu’s research on language and Chinese character of Dunhuang is also prominent, his Research on literature of DunHuang and Collation & Interpretation of poems of Wang Fanzhi have won the first prize on humanity and social science by the Ministry of Education consequently. Based on these research achievements, we are currently in the edition of a series of fundamental Early Modern Chinese projects, such as Corpora of Philology of DunHuang, Words& Phrases in Philology of DunHuang Dictionary. It is probable that with the completion of these projects, the research on Early Modern Chinese and other related fields will be enhanced, consequently, our central role on the research of Early Modern Chinese will be stabled.
 
     Research projects at present are as follows:
   1. Important Topic of the Ministry of Education: Words& Phrases in Philology of DunHuang Dictionary
   2. Important Topic of the Ministry of Education: Study on Jing Depatment of Dunhuang literature    
   3. Project of the Archives Organization of the Ministry of Education:Corpora of Philology of DunHuang 
 
     Research on Chinese Traditional Exegetics
 
    The affiliated doctor spot and master spot of the center is a unit which were approved early at home. Its traditional characteristic is the interpretation to the ancient documents (including the edition、the catalogue、the collation and  all the researchs about traditional culture). Jang Liangfu’s Interpretation of ChuCi is considered as the outstanding works on explaining ChuCi’s language. Jiang Lihong’s Study on ShangJunShu, Continuation of YiFu are considered as the classical work about Chinese traditional exegetics. Guo Zaiyi’s papers on research of ChuCi and ShuoWen DuanZhu are still quoted by the scholars frequently. Guided by the scholars, the juniors not keep but also develop the traditional advantages of Chinese traditional exegetics. The characteristics are as follows: the first is research on traditional culture words and thesaurus. Professor Hunag Jingui devoted to interpretation of traditional culture words which are usually ignored, and have published more than 100 papers; and published Study on Ancient Cultural Words, etc. Study on Ancient Cultural Words has produced good influence in the fields of lanuage and culture.  Associate professor Chi Changhai’s Study on thesaurus of ShiJi is also published by ShangHai Ancient Books Publishing Company. The second is research on words, grammar, and Chinese character. Professor Zhu Hongxi had worked on the vocabulary and grammar of Ancient Chinese language since 1950s, his corpus Zhu Hongxi’s Chinese Language Paper Collection had been published by Zhonghua Press professorYu Zhongxin’s Study on Calendar from Bamboo of Han Dynasty was published by Taiwan Wenjing Publishing Company. Otherwise, Jiang Su Education Publishing Company will publish Professor Fang Yixin’s Conspectus of Chinese Traditional Exegetics and Professor Zhang Yongyuan’s Conspectus of Collation. This also shows a great strength and excellent development tendency in this area. The third is dictionary compilation and the research on classical philology.
 
    Professor Zhu Hongxi together with Mr Jianglihong has engaged in compiling of new Ci Hai for a long time. The new version of CiHai was republished in 1999, and professor Zhu Hongxi paid a lot of sweat in it, he wrote about 400 thousand words and examined about 1.3 million words. At the same time professor Yu Zhongxin’ Study on Calendar from Bamboo of Han Dynasty. Associate professor Chen Donghui’s RuanYuan and Linguistics were also highly evaluated by the academe.
 
    Current Research Projects are as follows:
 
   1. Important Topic of the Ministry of Education: Interpretation of Thesaurus of Ancient Chinese Dictionary.