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European Summer School in Chinese Digital Humanities

New Foundations in Digital Chinese Studies Organizer: Christian Henriot, Aix-Marseille University, IrAsia, ENP-China (ERC) Co-organizers: Hilde De Weerdt (Leiden University) Dagmar Schäfer (Max Planck Institute, Berlin) Call for applicants The European Summer School in...


The making of the MCGD Gazetteer

The ENP-China project (ERC AdG ) is pleased to announce the release of three geospatial datasets of its Modern China Geospatial Database. The main dataset — MCGD_Data_V2 —is the historical gazetteer that we have...


Présentation de Heurist

Le Laboratoire TDMAM – Centre Paul-Albert Février (UMR 7297)  et l’Equipe ENP-China (ERC) – Institut de Recherches Asiatiques (UMR 7306) proposent une rencontre avec Ian Johnson (University of Sydney) le 3 décembre à 10h pour présenter...


Our journey through desert

“A journey through desert” is a famed expression in French (traversée du désert) to describe when someone is left alone or cast aside in political or professional life. This is what the ENP-China team...


A Mid-summer night’s mare

This is a fairy tale (gone wrong) from the south of France. It does not take place in a castle, but on the Schuman campus of Aix-Marseille University. The plot does not involve a...


Webinar – Guo Weiting

We are pleased to announce our upcoming ENP-China Webinar. Dr. Guo Weiting will present his new work on the Zhang Gang diary, a most fascinating document by a Wenzhou local elite who kept a...


Digital Zhang Gang: A Summary

By Weiting Guo and Nora Van den Bosch A Diary with Digital Tools On February 5, 2021, we presented “The Elites in China: New Approaches, New Methods” at the IrAsia seminar. In our presentation,...


Update on the Wikipedia Biographies

In the previous blog post, we described how we retrieved Chinese biographies by the use of a machine learning-classifier. Since then, we updated the collection with English biographies that are linked to the Chinese...

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