The Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database)
The Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database) is a research database of primary and secondary sources concerning the cultural contacts between China and Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (from 1582 to ca. 1840). The cultural contacts comprise documents in the various fields of cultural interaction: religion, philosophy, science, art, etc. The primary sources are ca. 1050 Chinese texts documents. There are over 4000 secondary sources.
The primary and secondary sources are given a thematic category, which basically follows the categorisation of the Handbook of Christianity in China : Volume One (635-1800). The description of primary sources, divided into Chinese and European primary sources, is intended as to be extensive and to allow for multiple links. In addition to the usual bibliographical references such as title, author, impressum or reprints, these references include: a content description, the mentioning of call numbers in major library collections, references to translations or secondary sources, and various notes on the author or text history.