The state of Digital Humanities Platforms in Taiwan. The case of DocuSky

Maison de la Recherche – Salle 2.41 – 13h30

Prof. Hu Chi-jui stands out for significant contributions to the field of history and digital humanities, with a deep focus on modern Chinese history and interdisciplinary studies that encompass religious studies and text mining techniques.

Hu Chi-jui started his academic journey at National Chengchi University, Taiwan, where he received a Ph.D. in Religious Studies in 2017. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the National Changhua University of Education in the Institute of History. This role follows a series of academic positions that reflect his growing influence in his field, including a postdoctoral fellowship at National Taiwan University where he engaged with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering. This particular experience underscores his interdisciplinary approach, blending historical inquiry with technological insights.

A significant aspect of Hu’s career is his dedication to the digital humanities. This emerging field bridges the gap between traditional humanities research and digital technologies, enabling scholars to analyze historical and cultural phenomena with new tools and methodologies. Prof. Hu has been at the forefront of integrating digital humanities into research and education, advocating for platforms that enhance the accessibility and analysis of historical data.

Among Hu’s varied scholarly works, his book published in 2022 stands out: it explores the interaction between Miao Christians and the Chinese state from 1900 to 1960. This work not only adds to our understanding of religious and ethnic dynamics in Southwest China but also exemplifies his skill in melding historical depth with cultural sensitivity.

Hu Chi-jui’s expertise in modern Chinese history and his innovative use of text mining to uncover nuanced insights in historical texts have established him as a leading figure in his field. His work demonstrates the powerful synergy between conventional scholarship and digital innovation to transform our understanding of the past.

Hu Chi-jui is visiting with the ENP-China team at Aix-Marseille University as part of his responsibilities as the co-P.I. of the “Crafting a Research Platform for Modern Women’s Biographies” project under the aegis of the “Program for the Connection to the Top Labs in theWorld” program funded by the National Science and Technology Council (國家科學及技術委員會). Currently, two Ph.D. candidates, Huang Chien-chieh and Hsu Wei-an have joined the ENP-China group for a year to pursue their own research and contributed to the Research Platform for Modern Women’s Biographies.

On Friday 19 April at 1:30 pm, Hu Chi-jui will introduce the state of digital humanities in Taiwan, with a focs on the process of “platformization” and an introduction to the DocuSky platform.



Cite this blog post
Christian Henriot (2024, April 15). The state of Digital Humanities Platforms in Taiwan. The case of DocuSky. Elites, Networks and Power in modern China. Retrieved May 24, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/w81t

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