Shih-Pei Chen received her PhD from National Taiwan University as a computer scientist with a focus on digital humanities. Her dissertation, “Information Technology for Historical Document Analysis”, explores ways of analyzing digital full texts of historical documents using information technologies. After her PhD, Shih-Pei conducted her postdoctoral research at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences of Harvard University and managed the China Biographical Database (CBDB), a digital database that collects biographical data for figures of historical China. Shih-Pei joined MPIWG in January 2014 as the digital content curator at MPIWG where she works with historians in order to develop digital tools that can open up new methodologies of conducting historical research in the digital age.
Chen, S.-P. (submitted). The magic of dropbox, its virtuality and materiality.Read more
Chen, S.-P., Hong, Z., Schäfer, D., Siebert, M., & Urzúa, J. (2016). Compiling a database on historical China from local records: the Local Gazetteers Project at MPIWG. In M. Eder, & J. Rybicki (
Pang, W. H., & Chen, S.-P. (2016). From text to data: extracting posting data from Chinese local gazetteers. In J. Hsiang (
Chen, S.-P. (2016). Remapping Locust Temples of Historical China and the use of GIS (重制陳正祥之蝗神廟分佈圖與淺談 GIS 的使用). Review of Religion and Chinese Society, 3(2), 149-163. doi:10.1163/22143955-00302002.Read more
Chen, S.-P., Jieh, H., Ho, H.-l., & Tu, H.-C. (2012). Discovering Relationships from Imperial Court Documents of Qing China. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 6(1-2), 22-41.Read more
Chen, S.-P., Hsiang, J., Tu, H.-C., & Wu, M. (2007). On Building a Full-Text Digital Library of Historical Documents. In Asian Digital Libraries. Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4822 (pp. 49-60). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.Read more
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