ENP-China Webinar: “Beyond Digital Archives: The Making of the Shareholder Register Database (1930-1937)” 

Beyond Digital Archives: The Making of the Shareholder Register Database (1930-1937)

A talk by Sun Huei-min 孫慧敏, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei

24 February – 9:30 am (Online seminar: Zoom link)

This talk will introduce the contents of the Republican Shareholder Register Database (1930-1937), our preliminary findings and the problems we encountered. The raw data of the database come from the Archives of the Ministry of Industry (Shiyebu, 實業部), a collection of the Archives of the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica. The digital images of this collection have been free accessed online for decades, but it remains difficult for researchers to retrieve and analyze the information. The Republican Shareholder Register Database (1930-1937) project launched in 2017 aimed to make the information searchable, countable and analyzable. Moreover, the database is well-connected with existed digital resources developed by the IMH so the researchers can excavate related information easily. Nonetheless, how to check and correct existed errors efficiently, how to negotiate the differences between archiving and data processing, how to develop useful analytical functions, and how to make the researchers’ searches and judgments accumulative, all of them are waiting for us to think, imagine and solve.

Cite this blog post
Cécile Armand (2022, February 23). ENP-China Webinar: “Beyond Digital Archives: The Making of the Shareholder Register Database (1930-1937)” . Elites, Networks and Power in modern China. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/o8m6

Cécile Armand

Ancienne élève de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (2006), agrégée d'histoire (2009), docteure en histoire (2017), mes travaux portent sur la publicité, l'histoire urbaine, les migrations intellectuelles entre la Chine et les Etats-Unis et les méthodes computationnelles appliquées à la recherche historique. Mes recherches ont reçu le soutien des fondations Chiang Ching-kuo, Coca-Cola, Andrew Mellon (Program DHAsia, Stanford), de l'Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Access ERC, ENS-Lyon) et du Conseil Européen de la Recherche (projet ENP-China, Aix-Marseille).

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