The Ruzang or Confucian Canon (Chinese: 儒藏) is an ongoing project to compile all known classical works on Confucianism,[1] comparable to the Daozang (Taoist Canon) and the Chinese Buddhist Canon. It also includes Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese Confucian classics.

The project, which involves 400 scholars, was led by the prominent Peking University philosopher Tang Yijie until his death in 2014. Due to be finished in 2025, the Canon is estimated to comprise more than 5,000 works with approximately a billion Chinese characters.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Luo, Chris (2014-09-10). "China's top philosophy scholar and 'Sinology master' Tang Yijie dies at 87". South China Morning Post.