Digital Sinology


Date and Time 
January 16, 2014
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Building 300, Room 300, Main Quad (location change - updated 1/15/14)

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Event Sponsor 
Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS)

Chinese studies, both in China and around the world irreversibly, entered into the digital era. Online library catalogs, Internet based bibliographies and indexes, electronic journals and books, and full-text databases, many of which were beyond the wildest imagination of scholars of the previous generation, have now become indispensable tools for daily research. Dr. Jidong Yang, newly appointed Head of East Asia Library at StanfordDr. Jidong Yang, Head of East Asia Libraries, will give a talk on how these developments have impacted sinological research?

This lecture will cover technologies and standards in digitizing pre-modern Chinese texts, mainstream full-text databases in the field, differences between print and digital-age scholarship, how to avoid negative impact of digital technology on sinology, how to look for research literature in various languages in the digital age, etc.

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