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

Jieh Hsiang jieh.hsiang at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 19:03:01 MDT 2012

Yes, I can serve as the chair, if needed.   I will forward the
material to Professor Hsiung at Hong Kong to
see if she's interested.

Best,  Jieh

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM, 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
> --
> Dr. Marcus Bingenheimer 馬德偉
> Department of Religion, Temple University
> http://mbingenheimer.net
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