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The "Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association" (CBETA) has been formally established on Feb. 15, 1998 with support from the Yinshun Foundation of North-America ( and Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies ( to create, maintain and distribute free of charge an electronic version of the Chinese Buddhist Triptitaka. Since February 2001, the Seeland Education Foundation administered the assistance to this project.

The CBETA Chinese Electronic Tripitaka is based on the Taisho Tripitaka 「大正新脩大藏經」((c) Daizo Shuppansha 大藏出版株式會社) Vols 1-55, 85 and Shinsan Zokuzookyoo「新纂大日本續藏經」((c) Kokusho Kankokai 株式會社國書刊行會 ) Vols 1-90.

The right to input and distribute this database has been officially granted by the copyright holders Daizo Shuppansha and Kokusho Kankokai . We would like to express our gratitude for this.

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