Tools of the Trade: The Way Forward

Mar 14, 2023 | 12:00 AM - Mar 16, 2023 | 11:59 PM

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About the conference: On March 14-16, 2023, immediately prior to the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting in Boston, Harvard will host an international conference on the transition from print to digital tools, databases, and platforms in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Buddhist studies, sponsored by the several research institutes and libraries concerned with East Asia at Harvard.

The Conference will have plenary sessions, at which leaders of libraries and research centers in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Europe, North America, and Buddhist studies will address their respective strategies for development and which we hope will spark comparisons and contrasts, mutual learning, and considerations of improving connectivity across national boundaries.  There will be workshops which discuss new technologies and methods that are not language specific. There will be center presentations at which leading digital humanities/scholarship centers and libraries introduce the works they have created. Finally, there will be exemplary projects to introduce particular tools, platforms, databases, and platforms. For workshops and exemplary projects we expect to have a combination of invited presenters and a selection of those who respond to the call-for-presentations.

A conference with support from the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, the Digital China Initiative, the Korea Institute, the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, the Asia Center, the Harvard-Yenching Institute, the Harvard College Library, the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Harvard China Fund.