Budget: NT$3 million
Origin: The Tang Prize is awarded on a biennial basis, each with a cash reward of NT$40 million. Projects proposed by the laureates also receive a grant of up to NT$10 million. The 2018 grant for Sinology is shared between Prof. Shiba and Prof. Owen.
Project Summary: This project is intended to improve on the first edition of A Combined Thesaurus of Chinese Words of Socioeconomic History in order to provide students of Sinology in Japan, especially the younger generations, with a handy research tool that can help them read and interpret the basics of primary sources written in Chinese.