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Uncovering the Secrets of Daoism Fus Using Digital Dao-Fa Hui-Yuan

  • XiaoXiao Feng
  • Koichi Matsumoto
  • Shigeo Sugimoto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7634)

Abstract

This paper is about a digital archive named Digital Dao-Fa Hui-Yuan (DDFHY) [1]. DDFHY is a collection of Fus and composed of 268 volumes. A Fu is a secret graphic symbol. The relationships among Fus are not well understood because of the huge number of Fus and the secrecy of Daoism. We analyzed the relationships and examined the distribution of all parts, Fus and volumes in order to discover relationships between pairs of volumes of DDFHY. In our study, we found some interesting new relationships between some volumes. The analysis methods used for analyzing the relationships between Fus and volumes were discussed with Daoism researchers and evaluated by them, to improve the analysis methods in this study.

Keywords

Digital Archive Daoism Fus Dao-Fa Hui-Yuan Network analysis Digital humanities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • XiaoXiao Feng
    • 1
  • Koichi Matsumoto
    • 1
  • Shigeo Sugimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Library, Information and Media StudiesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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