The Ten Thousand Rooms Project (廣廈千萬間項目)
The Ten Thousand Rooms Project (廣廈千萬間項目) is an open–access platform currently in development that will enable collaborative research on pre-modern Chinese sources (~13 c. BCE to the 20th century). It is supported by Yale University and a three-year, $430,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation. Building on the Mirador Viewer developed by Stanford University, the platform will allow users to upload images of sources and organize projects around their transcription, translation, and/or annotation.
Both as a workspace for crowd-sourcing core textual research and as a publishing venue for scholarly contributions that are less well suited to conventional book formats, the Ten Thousand Rooms Project aims to establish an international online community of sinologists committed to making the Chinese textual heritage more accessible to a wider audience.