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

O'Donnell, Dan daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Tue Oct 30 08:21:57 MDT 2012

Posted for Jieh, Who couldn't send earlier to the list (the problem preventing him should be resolved).

Sent from Samsung tablet

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Subject: Fwd: [globaloutlookDH-l] DH session proposal "Chinese DH"
From: Jieh Hsiang <jieh.hsiang at gmail.com>
To: "O'Donnell, Dan" <daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca>

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From: Jieh Hsiang <jieh.hsiang at gmail.com>
To: A list for participants in the ADHO DH Global Outlook Community
<globaloutlookdh-l at uleth.ca>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:01:13 +0800
Subject: Re: [globaloutlookDH-l] DH session proposal "Chinese DH"
Dear Marcus and all,

As perhaps the only Chinese in the mailing list, I am embarrassed for
not having participated
more in the discussion nor in the drafting of the "Chinese DH"
proposal.   If there's anything
I can help in organizing the panel, please let me know.

Jieh Hsiang

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 6:37 AM, Marcus Bingenheimer
<m.bingenheimer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Below a proposal for a GO::DH session at the DH 2013.
> Ideas? Suggestions? Comments?
> The application deadline is Thursday so there is not much time left but
> there is still time for changes.
> greetings from Philadelphia
> marcus
> waiting for the hurricane
> =============================
> ADHO GO:DH Session on “Chinese DH”
> 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.
> Following a discussion on the globaloutlookdh list regarding the possible
> format for such a roundtable, Neil Fraistat, the current Chair of ADHO,
> offered to split the ADHO business meeting and use the second 45 min section
> to a ADHO GO::DH roundtable on “Chinese DH”.
> We plan to invite at least one representative from China, Hongkong and
> Taiwan to speak for 10 min to provide the audience with a quick overview of
> activities, followed by a 15 min 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?
> ADHO GO::DH Session (45 min)
> 1. DH in China (10min)
> 2. DH in Hongkong (10min)
> 3. DH in Taiwan (10min)
> 4. Roundtable (15min)
> ==================================
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