The Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive, directed by Stephen C. Angle (Wesleyan University, Connecticut) seeks to assemble a wide collection of Chinese Confucian texts and texts inspired by Confucian writings from the eleventh century to the present day. At present, many important works are available through this page including Confucius' 'Analects', 'Xunzi', and 'Doctrine of the Mean'. Users will also find some of the writings of later authors in these pages, Zhu Xi, Wang Yangming and Tan Sitong. The site itself is easily navigable and the texts will be of use to anyone researching the Confucian tradition at any level. However, users should note that all the material (apart from the actual navigation and descriptions of the site itself) is in Chinese.
'Confucianism and Traditional Chinese Beliefs' is part of the Internet Sacred Text Archive, run by amateur John B. Hare as a free, non-profit archive of e-texts on religion and mythology. The page on Confucianism provides free access to many of the key texts of the state religion of feudal China. Texts are grouped under the section headings: Confucian Canon; Five Classics; Sacred Books of the East; and Traditional Chinese Beliefs. Texts provided include the Confucian Canon in Chinese and English; the I Ching; and the Hsiao Ching. The site does not promote the views of John Hare or any other individual but simply presents sacred texts from original scans and printed anthologies. Mainly, the texts are given in English translation although a few texts are accessible in their original language. The Internet Sacred Texts Archive is a partner of Distributed Proofreading for Project Gutenburg in developing e-text projects. Previously published texts within the public domain on Confucianism and Chinese culture are also included for reference, although these do not provide information on modern Confucian practice. All material on the website is available free of charge, although Sacred texts also offer their archive on CD-ROM in order to fund the running of the site. This site is an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in Confucian teachings, but note that not all texts display correctly in all browsers.
J.B. Hare established the Internet Sacred Text Archive to make public domain religious and mythological texts available to the interested reader. It brings together material collected by the archive itself with a variety of links from other primary resource sites on the Internet to form one of the largest and far reaching electronic text resources available anywhere. With a somewhat eclectic selection in content, the site includes everything from English translations of the sacred texts of African, Australian, and North American indigenous cultures to Eastern, Neo-Pagan and Occult traditions. Judeo-Christian and Islamic resources are also well represented. The archive is still growing, with new texts added on a regular basis. The need to avoid material which is still in copyright means that many of the translations date from over a hundred years ago, but the variety of resources in translation makes the site invaluable to those lacking extensive foreign language skills who wish to rapidly familiarise themselves with a specific tradition. This site is an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to locate an electronic English-language version of a significant religious text from almost any religious tradition.