The laboratory has developed, or participated in the development of, several databases.

Websites developed by the CRCAO

All the laboratory’s websites are hosted by the Very Large Research Infrastructure (TGIR) Humanités Numériques (Digital Humanities) (Huma-Num) and developed by Philippe Pons, the project engineer responsible for editing the CRCAO’s digital corpuses.

Shuoshu: Welcome to the Shuoshu website of Chinese Storytelling
Porteur: Rainier Lanselle
Membre du CRCAO: Philippe Pons
Autres participants: Vibeke Børdahl

This database is designed as a research tool for the investigation of Chinese storytelling

DicAT: (open access) Dictionary of Traditional Agriculture: French-English-Chinese-Japanese

Principal Investigator: Charlotte von Verschuer

CRCAO members:

Other participants:


The Dictionary of Traditional Agriculture (DicAT) presents traditional agricultural techniques in parallel in four languages: French, English, Chinese, and Japanese.

Ofuda: (open access) Ofuda, Bernard Frank’s Collection

Principal Investigator: Josef Kyburz

CRCAO members:

Other participants:


This database assembles amulets and talismans representing the holy figures and divinities venerated in Buddhist temples and Shintô shrines in Japan. Collectively called ofuda, these images printed on paper can be fixed on a door or pillar, placed on a household altar dedicated to ancestors or to the divinities, or worn by a person.

EnamelFC Database (restricted access until the end of the project): Global Enamels: A Symmetrical History of Material and Technological Exchanges Between France and China (mid-17th to end-of-18th Centuries)

Principal Investigator: Zhao Bing

CRCAO members:

Other participants:

  • Ludovic Bellot-Gurlet
  • Catherine Cardinal
  • Chen Yanni
  • Philippe Colomban
  • John Finlay
  • Isabelle Landry-Deron
  • Audrey Millet
  • Céline Paris
  • Sébastien Pautet
  • Lilianne Pérez
  • Li Weiwen
  • Philippe Sciau
  • Fabien Simon
  • Hélène Vu Thanh
  • Françoise Wang-Toutain
  • Wang Huayan
  • Wu Huiyi

Website the CRCAO has collaborated on the development of