Classical Chinese Digital Humanities

Introducing the first in a series of online tutorials covering basic digital humanities techniques using the Python programming language and the Chinese Text Project API. These tutorials are based in part on material covered in the course CHNSHIS 202: Digital Methods for Chinese Studies, which I taught at Harvard University’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations in Spring 2016.

Intended audience: People with some knowledge of Chinese literature and an interest in digital humanities; no programming experience necessary.

Format: Most of these tutorials will consist of a Jupyter Notebook file. These files contain a mixture of explanations and code that can be modified and run from within your web browser. This makes it very easy to modify, play with, and extend all of the example code. You can also read the tutorials online first (you’ll need to download the files in order to run the code and do the exercises though).

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