A Deep Dive into Chinese Gazetteers

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From Village Gazetters to Database

Our next Deep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies will take place in Friday, March 12, 2021, from 11 am to noon. The presenter will be Haihui Zhang, Head of the East Asian Library and Chinese Studies Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh. In July 2018, the East Asian Library of the University of Pittsburgh Library System initiated the Contemporary Chinese Village Data (CCVD) project to create an open-access online dataset of statistics extracted from Chinese village gazetteers. This unique initiative has produced a dataset of significant value to the humanities and social sciences, which includes quantitative and qualitative data critical to supporting Chinese studies in fields such as politics, economics, sociology, environmental science, history, and public health. This workshop will start with a review of published village gazetteers and an introduction to the background of the project, followed by a presentation and demonstration of data extraction procedures, data structure, the data dictionary, downloading instructions, etc. The current status and the final goal of the project will be discussed as well.

Registration required:  Obtain the Zoom linkHERE.

The “Deep Dive” series is co-sponsored by the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies and Asia Library, and is co-directed by Mary Gallagher (Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Institute) and Liangyu Fu (Chinese Studies Librarian, Asia Library). Questions about the series? Please email Liangyu Fu at liangyuf@umich.edu.

 

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