[globaloutlookDH-l] DH session proposal "Chinese DH"

Christian Wittern cwittern at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 18:28:51 MDT 2012

I'd be willing to serve as a respondent, maybe together with Marcus. (I'm 
not 100% sure I can attend in person and neither is Marcus. If worst comes 
to worse I would be willing to participate remotely via Skype et.al.)

BTW, I think technically what we are aiming for is what the CFP describes as 
a 90-minute panel with 4 - 6 speakers, for which one 750-1500 word abstract 
is required and an indication that each speaker is willing to participate in 
the session.

All the best,


On 2012-11-02 03:15, O'Donnell, Dan wrote:
> So #1 = Joey. 2 more speakers + a respondent & we have a roundtable!
> Sent from Samsung tablet
> 洪振洲 <jenjou.hung at ddbc.edu.tw> wrote:
> hi all:
>    no matter it would be a session or a round table discussion, if
> there are slots still available, I am happy to join. I can share my
> knowledge about the digitization activity for Buddhist Cultural
> Heritage, also I would like to throw some basic ideas and to discuss
> with all of you about how we can spread the DH idea to Chinese
> researcher, and how/what practical training course we can/should
> provide to them. But in fact, I vote for a round table discussion,
> since it is not easy for me to prepare a proper abstract in two days.
> all the best
> joey
> 2012/11/2 O'Donnell, Dan <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>:
>> I doubt we could get paper abstracts in the next two days as well. But for a roundtable all we need is a session abstract & speakers' names I believe.
>> I was thinking that if we did that (a roundtable), your draft would make a good abstract. All we'd need would be the names  .
>> My 2 cents, anyway.
>> Sent from Samsung tablet
>> Marcus Bingenheimer <m.bingenheimer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am somewhat skeptical that a full panel can be arranged in the next
>> few days, because we would need full abstracts. Nevertheless, we can
>> try: here is an edited draft of the proposal that Jieh and perhaps
>> Mitsu might want to expand on. All we would need would be concrete
>> suggestions for speakers and topics (and abstracts). I have added one
>> speaker for "Digitization of Buddhist Cultural Heritage" ideally
>> someone from DDBC (Joey, will you be going?), if not there is still
>> Christian or myself.
>> I would much hope Prof. Jieh Hsiang could chair the panel. That would
>> be a great help for both Chinese DH and GO::DH.
>> First draft:
>> ============================
>> GO:DH Session on “Chinese DH”
>> 90 min panel / 4-6 speakers
>> The newly founded ADHO initiative Global Outreach (GO::DH) aims to
>> facilitate communication between the various ADHO committees and
>> emergent DH groups and activities in countries which are not yet well
>> represented within ADHO. This session proposal is one of GO::DH
>> attempts to raise the visibility of underrepresented communities, in
>> this case, of work done in the Chinese speaking world.
>> Like all cultures, China is faced with the question of how to model
>> its cultural heritage in a digital environment. Comparable only to
>> India in historic range, geographic size, and population, there are
>> various initiatives in China, Hongkong and Taiwan that work on
>> solutions to digitize and distribute their shared cultural heritage.
>> After successful international cooperation yielded the Unicode
>> standard, which resolved the pressing issue of how to represent the
>> logographic writing system in computing, continued dialog on standards
>> and practices in DH is of mutual interest for both ADHO members and
>> the emerging DH centers in China, Hongkong and Taiwan. In East Asia,
>> efforts by Japanese practitioners of DH has already resulted in the
>> foundation of the Japanese Association of Digital Humanities, which
>> joined ADHO last year, an important development in the globalization
>> of the field. In the Chinese speaking world too there is great
>> potential for dialog, synergy and cooperation between DH centers to
>> discuss standards and practices. Communication about shared standards
>> generally improves the chances that the results are interchangeable,
>> avoids duplication of efforts, and increases efficiency.
>> As internationalization and support for developing, regional centers
>> is part of ADHO’s mission, the members of the GO::DH feel it is
>> desirable to organize a roundtable on “Chinese DH” with
>> representatives from China, Taiwan, Hongkong and perhaps Singapore to
>> speak about the situation of DH in their societies and the prospects
>> and potential problems for further collaboration with both within East
>> Asia as well as with ADHO members.
>> The panel will consist of at least one representative from China,
>> Hongkong and Taiwan. Participants will provide the audience with an
>> overview of the history of DH in the region or field, followed by a
>> roundtable discussion with the speakers and one or two GO::DH members.
>> Possible questions to explore:
>> What are the prospects for further national or regional organization
>> in East Asia?
>> How can we make better use of existing structures to further the
>> globalization of Chinese DH?
>> How viable, e.g., would be a panel in Chinese at the next DH?
>> Are existing standards (Unicode, TEI, EAD, CDWA etc.) sufficient for
>> the Chinese Cultural heritage or should they be extended?
>> What infrastructure needs are there for developing and training in Chinese DH?
>> Panel “Chinese DH”
>> Chair: Jieh?
>> 1. DH in China (Mitsu Inaba?)
>> 2. DH in Hongkong (Ping-Chen Hsiung?)
>> 3. DH in Taiwan (Jieh?)
>> 4. Digitization of Chinese Buddhist Culture (Joey Hung?)
>> 5. Roundtable discussion
>> ===================================
>> all the best
>> marcus
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>> Dr. Marcus Bingenheimer 馬德偉
>> Department of Religion, Temple University
>> http://mbingenheimer.net
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