Digital Text Analysis in Traditional Chinese Studies

Overview Digital Text Analysis in Traditional Chinese Studies



Overview

The first of its kind in Australia to examine the scope of state-of-the-art computerized textual analysis of traditional Chinese texts, this workshop will bring together distinguished international experts in the combined fields of Chinese studies and Digital Humanities (DH).

These experts will introduce scholars and students at ANU and beyond to their particular areas of expertise in digital text analysis. This general overview of their work will be followed by sessions devoted to the more specific question of how to digitally analyse multi-layered Chinese texts, such as texts with commentaries.

On its final day the workshop aims to provide a forum for students and early career researchers to present their own DH projects in the form of poster sessions and discuss them with the experts. The best five presenters will receive small grants in support of their participation.

More on that can be found here

Australian Centre on China In the World

Guest Speakers

Christian Wittern - Kyoto University
Donald Sturgeon - Durham University
Jieh Hsiang - National Taiwan University
Paul Vierthaler - College of William & Mary

Program

Day 1 Friday 6th December
9.00am-10.00am

Registration

10.00am-10.20am

Introduction and welcome

10.20am-11.00am

What is the problem? Understanding Exegetical Dynamics: Measuring the Impact of Commentarial Traditions (M. Schimmelpfennig, H. Schneider)

11.00am-11.15am

Break

11.15am-1.15pm

The Kanseki Repository and related Projects: Towards a Sinological Commons (Christian Wittern)

Part 1 Digital Text Analysis in Traditional Chinese Studies: The state of the field

1.15pm-2.15pm

Lunch

2.15pm-4.15pm Seminar 2 (Donald Sturgeon)

Part 1 Digital Text Analysis in Traditional Chinese Studies: The state of the field

4.15pm-4.30pm Break
4.30pm-6.30pm Harnessing Digital Resources: From Digital Libraries to Digital Humanitites to DocuSky (Jieh Hsiang)

Part 1 Digital Text Analysis in Traditional Chinese Studies: The state of the field

6.30pm Dinner at Kambri Precinct
Day 2 Saturday 7th December
8.00am-9.00am

Registration

9.00am-11.00am

Intertexuality, Stylometry, and the Flow of Historical Information in late Imperial China (Paul Vierthaler)

Part 1 Digital Text Analysis in Traditional Chinese Studies: The state of the field

11.00am-11.15am

Break

11.15am-12.30pm Multilayered Texts in theory and Practice: Introducing a Workbench for Sustainable Research (Christian Wittern)

Part 2 Analysis of multilayered texts: Possibilities and Applications

12.30pm-1.30pm

Lunch

1.30pm-2.45pm Presentation (Donald Sturgeon)

Part 2 Analysis of multilayered texts: Possibilities and Applications

2.45pm-4.00pm Aligned Reading of Texts (Jieh Hsiang)

Part 2 Analysis of multilayered texts: Possibilities and Applications

4.00pm-4.15pm

Break

4.15pm-5.30pm Vector Space Models and Chinese Texts: Building Mathematical Representations of Chinese corpora (Paul Vierthaler)

Part 2 Analysis of multilayered texts: Possibilities and Applications


Register

Date & time

Friday 06 December 2019 to Saturday 07 December 2019

Venue

Australian Centre on China in the World Seminar Room A+B

Speaker

Various

Contacts

CHL Communication Team
communicate.chl@anu.edu.au

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