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The Tortuous Path of Digital History in the Chinese Humanities: From its Past to the Future

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Digital technologies are beginning to thoroughly transform the study of Chinese culture in the 21st century. This transformation is, however, a convoluted story with twists and turns. Taking the study of premodern (or sometimes called “ancient”) Chinese history and its sources as the focus, this talk charts and analyzes the innovations in researching Chinese humanities driven by digital technologies. This development of so-called “digital history” intersects largely with how the digital humanities (DH) paradigm took root tortuously among historians of China. The talk will also offer an introduction and reflections on the efforts to construct a cyberinfrastructure for connecting digital resources and systems for Chinese history.

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NameTianjin University
LocationNo. 92, Weijin Road, Nankai District
CityTianjin 300072