Chinese Cultural Studies:
This page contains a summary of all the shareware files available on this Brooklyn College Core 9 Chinese Culture Web site.
The software available here consists of shareware and demo programs. These are copyrighted, and after a period of experimentation you should register the programs. If you do not keep them, then there is no need to register.
The programs here are all DOS or MS Windows programs. To download them all you need to do is activate the links shown. If you download to a mainframe account, you will need, at some stage to download them again to your PC. Make sure that you use "binary" settings in your upload/download software - or the programs will not work.
All but two of the programs are "zipped" files. This means that a number of separate files have been "zipped" together and compressed. Such files end with the three letter extension ".zip".To use the programs you need to
1. download the zipped files to some PC,
2. "unzip" the zipped files.
3. follow the instructions contained in the "readme" file which is part of each zip file. Sometimes this means running a set-up program.
The most common zipping program available is called "PKZIP". If you do not have this program, I have made available "PKUNZIP.EXE" here. Running this program with the line
will unzip all the files here. This is the first program that you should download. I have also made available here the full set of PKZIP files.
[Another couple of programs are self-extracting zipped files. These end with the extension ".exe". You do not need to use PKUNZIP on these. If you just type the name of the file, the program will extract itself.]
Chinese Studies Software
- Another Chinese Character Tutor
- DOS based I Ching program
- Winching A Windowsbased I Ching program - great fun to use.
- Chinese Greetings for Year of the Pig
- Calendar Program - truly excellent DOS program that instantly gives you access to dates in the past in a number of Calendar systems [Julian, Gregorian, Jewish, Muslim, Byzantine, Spanish ERA, Icelandic, French Revolutionary, and so on].
- Skyglobe - an astronomy program which will show you the positions of the starst in the sky at any time in the past, from any place on earth, looking in any direction!
- Zen Meditation program
Other Related Software
- Biograph Plotter - a Windows biograph generator. Biographs could be considered a Western equivalent to certain Chinese and Indian views on the body's operation.
- French Verbs - generates all possibilities of each French verb.
- Spanish Verbs - generates all possibilities pf each Spanish verb.
- WinGreek - this will let you type in Greek in Windows.
As far as I can see none of these files is infected with a virus. But the Internet is not a secure place, and you download and run all files at your own risk. You can check the files before you run them with any of the widely available anti-virus programs.
The author of this site is Paul Halsall [a picture!]