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Digital Sinology and Taiwan Studies Workshop

Digital Sinology and Taiwan Studies Workshop

Martin Lavicka03 Oct 2014Leave a comment

Dates: October 23-24, 2014

Worskhop language: English

Organizers: Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences & EU project CHINET, reg. no.: CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0152, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Workshop venue: Imperial Hall (Císařský salónek), Karolinum, Charles University, Ovocný trh 3, 110 00 Praha 1

Workshop registration: online form

Worskhop website: link


At our international two-day workshop in Prague, leading international experts will discuss how digital methodologies can inform our research on topics ranging from Chinese linguistics, literature, cultural studies to the arts, and how the analysis of online activities can deepen our knowledge of contemporary social and cultural processes. Questions that will be addressed may include: What tools and methods are available? How have other disciplines and area studies been involved in the development and application of digital research methods? How have they explored the, as Richardson puts it, “online groundedness” of real-world processes? What are the challenges of these new developments? What are the risks and opportunities?

Topics to be addressed

  • Study of Sinitic Languages
  • Database-aided literary and textual analysis
  • Cultural production / study of cultural artefacts
  • Computer-assisted methods in the study of history
  • Digital tools and the investigation of socio-political issues

Keynote speeches

  • Prof. Chu-Ren Huang 黃居仁 (Dean of Humanities, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, President of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities, President of the Asian Association for Lexicography)
  • Prof. Hsiang Jie 項潔 (Distinguished Professor, and Director, Research Center for Digital Humanities, National Taiwan University)


23. 10. 2014, Karolinum (Imperial Hall), Ovocný trh 3, Praha

9:00–9:30 Opening remarks
9:30–10:30 Keynote SpeechHuang Chu-ren (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong):Digital Humanities from a Taiwan Perspective: Cultural Content Representation and Expression
10:30–11:00 Coffee Break
11:00–12:30 Corpora Studies and Linguistics

  • Jozsef Szakos (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong):

Aboriginal languages research in Taiwan: Creating access points through speech corpora

  • Alvin Cheng Hsien Chen (National Changhua University of Education)

Geometric and Conceptual Symmetry: A Cross-linguistic Corpus-based Perspective

12:30–13:30 Lunch
13:30–15:45 Digital Humanities – New Challenges

  • Cheng Wen-hui (National Chengchi University, Taiwan):

From Humanities to Digital Humanities: New Methods and New Paradigms for China Studies

  • Jens Damm (Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan)

Digital Methods and Tools in Chinese/Taiwanese Studies

  • Oliver Streiter (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan) and Yoann Goudin, INALCO, Paris, France

Digitizing Taiwan’s Graveyards: From Practice to Theory

24. 10. 2014, Karolinum (Imperial Hall), Ovocný trh 3, Praha

9:00–10:00 Keynote Speech

  • Hsiang Jieh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan):

Context Discovery in the Taiwan History Digital Library

10:30–10:30 Coffee Break
10:30–12:00 Historical Studies

  • Brent Hou Ieong Ho (Leiden University, Netherlands):

Automating Data Extraction from Chinese Texts Project

  • Shih-Pei Chen (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany):

Turning Texts into Data: the Chinese Local Monographs Project at MPIWG

12:00–13:00 Lunch
13:00–15:15 Textual Studies

  • Marcus Bingenheimer (Temple University, Philadelphia, USA):

Digital Chinese Manuscriptology – How should future editions of classical text look like?

  • Christoph Anderl (University of Ghent, Belgium):

Analyzing the grammar of Late Medieval Chinese in an eXist 2.0 Environment: an Initial Report on a Database Project

  • Jens- Christian Sørensen (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Denmark)

Traditional Oral Culture in the Modern Media World of Asia – The case of Chinese Storytelling

15:15–15:30 Coffee Break
15:30–16:00 Final Discussion 


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