Digital Research in East Asian Studies: Corpora, Methods, and Challenges,  Leiden University, the Netherlands, July 10-12, 2016 


The conference aims to bring together humanities scholars and computer scientists to share expertise and present new research using digital approaches to Chinese language text corpora and databases.(POSTER PDF)

PROGRAMME (PDF), ABSTRACTS (PDF)

July 10 (Day1)

     - OCR for Chinese Documents

          Chair: Hsiang Jieh
          Lipsius Room 147

          Leveraging Corpus Knowledge for Historical Chinese OCR
          Donald Sturgeon (Harvard University)

          Enhancement of Character Recognition for Classical Chinese Texts with Bitmap Clustering
          and Contextual Analysis
          Huang Chien-Kang (National Taiwan University)

          Discussion
          Brent Ho (Leiden University)


     - Keywords and Concepts in the Digital Humanities

          Chair: Kim Baro
          Lipsius Room 147

          Named Entity Recognition in Classical Chinese Texts
          Miao Shengfa (Leiden University)

          Bootstrapping Named-Entity Recognition in Difangzhi with CBDB and Semi-Automatically Labeled Data
          Liu Chao-lin (National Chengchi University)

          Discussion
          Christian Wittern (Kyoto University)


     - Spatial Analysis of Biographies and Novels

          Chair: Paul Vierthaler
          Lipsius Room 147

          From Capital Triangle to Capital Corridor: Mapping Social Elites in the Early Tang (600-700)
          Wen Xin (Harvard University)

          Mapping the Chinese Novel
          Margaret Wan (University of Utah)

          Discussion
          Marcus Bingenheimer (Temple University)


     - Examining Influence and Collective Action with Social Network Analysis

          Chair: Chu Ping-tzu
          Lipsius Room 147

          Towards a Comparative History of Political Factions in Chinese History
          Hilde De Weerdt, Brent Ho (Leiden University)

          Reconstructing the Social Networks of Monks in Medieval China
          Marcus Bingenheimer (Temple University)

          Discussion
          Michael Fuller (University of California, Irvine)


     - Discussion:
          Incorporating Digital Humanities into the University
          Hsiang Jieh (National Taiwan University)
          Lipsius Room 147

July 11 (Day2)

     - Detecting Clusters and Topics in Chinese Text Corpora

          Chair: Liu Chao-lin
          Lipsius Room 227

          Temporal Comparison between Two Southern Song Notebooks
          Chu Ping-tzu (National Tsing Hua University)

          Clustering Late Imperial Chinese Texts by Style: Principal Component Analysis and t-SNE
          Paul Vierthaler (Boston College)

          Identifying Long-term Trends in the Qing Veritable Records
          Ian Miller (St. John's University)

          Discussion
          Hilde De Weerdt (Leiden University)


     - Analyzing Rhythm and Genre

          Chair: Margaret Wan
          Lipsius Room 227

          The Application of Digital Humanities in the Stylometric Analysis of the Book of Odes (Shijing 詩經)
          Liao Shueh-ying (École Pratique des Hautes Études)

          The Rise of Chidu: Generic Analysis of Northern Song Epistolary Literature
          Liu Chen (Harvard University)

          Discussion
          Paul Vierthaler (Boston College)


     - Modeling and Simulating Korean History

          Chair: Ian Miller
          Lipsius Room 227

          The Reconstruction of Historical Data in Korea with Historical Keywords
          Kim Baro (The Academy of Korean Studies)

          Intellectual History and Computing: Modeling and Simulating the World of the Korean Yangban
          Javier Cha (University of Hong Kong)

          Discussion
          Remco Breuker (Leiden University)


     - Digital Platforms for Buddhist Studies 

          Chair: Marcus Bingenheimer
          Lipsius Room 227

          A Digital Research Platform for Studying Chinese Buddhist Literature
          Joey Hung (Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts)

          Kanseki Repository: An Online Text Archive for Research and Collaboration
          Christian Wittern (Kyoto University)

          Discussion
          Jonathan Silk (Leiden University)


     - Discussion:

          The Digital and the Disciplinary: Looking for Interpretive Synergies
          Michael Fuller (University of California, Irvine)
          Lipsius Room 227

July 12 (Day3)

     - Developing Research Infrastructure across East Asian Studies

          Chair: Donald Sturgeon
          Lipsius Room 227

          Understanding the Databases of Pre- modern China: Harnessing the Potential of
          Textual Corpora as Digital Data Sources

          Jeff Tharsen (University of Chicago)

          The East Asian Studies Macroscope: Infrastructure for Collaborative Scholarship across
          Corpora and Institutions

          Peter Broadwell (University of California, Los Angeles)

          Discussion
          Kim Baro (The Academy of Korean Studies)


     - Final Discussion:

          Collaboration in the E- Humanities
          Introduction by Peter Bol (Harvard University)
          Lipsius Room 227

 

Primary convenors: Hilde De Weerdt, Hou Ieong (Brent) Ho, Monica Chen.

Admission to the conference is free, registration required.

To register place contact Ms. Monica Chen (m.klasing.chen@hum.leidenuniv.nl)

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