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May 2017

Can Computation Change the Study of Chinese Culture and History?

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CGIS South Room S250, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138-4453 United States
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richard so

Speaker: Richard Jean So, University of Chicago The emergence of large corpora of digitized cultural and historical texts and new methods in text mining and analysis have made possible a new form of computational analysis for the humanities and China Studies. The question and challenge is whether these new methods and "data" will enrich our study of Chinese culture and history or simply "tell us what we already know." In this talk, I utilize a large corpus of Republican-era Chinese cultural…

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