Category Archives: Digital Humanities

Practical introduction to ctext.org

This tutorial briefly summarizes some of the most common tasks on the Chinese Text Project database and digital library from a user perspective, with suggested example tasks intended to introduce core functionality of the system. Online versions of this tutorial: … Continue reading

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Towards a sustainable digital infrastructure for historical Chinese texts

Paper to be presented at the Open Conference on Digital Infrastructures for Global Philology, Leipzig University, 21 February 2017. [Download slides] This paper describes the current status and initial results of an ongoing project to create a scalable and sustainable … Continue reading

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Deep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies

I’m really looking forward to taking part in the University of Michigan’s “Deep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies” series later this month, where I’ll be leading the following sessions: Text Reuse in Early Chinese Texts: A … Continue reading

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Classical Chinese Literature in a Digital Age

I’m very excited to be visiting Tsukuba University in Japan next week, where I will be giving a talk titled “Classical Chinese Literature in a Digital Age” (December 15), and also presenting a paper on “Optical Character Recognition for pre-modern … Continue reading

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Towards a dynamic, scalable digital library of pre-modern Chinese

Paper to be presented at the 7th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities, December 2016, National Taiwan University This paper contrasts two radically different approaches to full-text digital library design and implementation: firstly, the “static database approach”, in … Continue reading

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Harvard Yenching Library Chinese materials added to ctext.org

Update to the CTP: Thanks to the support of Harvard Yenching Library, over 5 million pages of scanned materials from the Yenching Library collection have been added to the Library section of the site, including high quality images from the … Continue reading

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Digitizing Millions of Pages of Chinese History

A poster presented at the 60th anniversary celebration of Harvard’s Fairbank Center:

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Stanford DHAsia 2017

I’m delighted to be taking part in Stanford’s exciting DHAsia Digital Humanities initiative in the coming year. I will be giving a talk titled “Parallels and Allusions in Early Chinese Texts: A Digital Approach” (April 25), as well as leading … Continue reading

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Chinese Text Project: A Digital Library of Pre-Modern Chinese Literature

Paper presented at Digital Humanities Congress 2016, University of Sheffield Since its creation in 2005 as an online search tool for a handful of classical Chinese texts, the Chinese Text Project has gradually grown to become the largest and most … Continue reading

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Leveraging Corpus Knowledge for Historical Chinese OCR

Paper to be presented at “Digital Research in East Asian Studies: Corpora, Methods, and Challenges“, Leiden University, July 10 2016 Abstract As an increasingly large amount of pre-modern Chinese writing is transcribed into digital form, the resulting digitized corpus comes … Continue reading

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