Shih-Pei Chen

Digital Content Curator
Department III
PhD
Residence:
since January 1, 2014
Profile

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 Her dissertation, “Information Technology for Historical Document Analysis”, explores ways of analyzing digital full texts of historical documents using information technologies.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. 

Selected publications: 

Chen, S.-P. (submitted). The magic of dropbox, its virtuality and materiality.

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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 (Eds.), Digital Humanities 2016: conference abstracts; Kraków 11–16 July 2016 (pp. 452-455). Kraków: Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University.

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Pang, W. H., & Chen, S.-P. (2016). From text to data: extracting posting data from Chinese local gazetteers. In J. Hsiang (Ed.), Digital humanities: between past, present and future 數位人文:在過去、現在和未來之間. Taipei: National Taiwan University Press.

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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.

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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.

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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 On Building a Full-Text Digital Library of Historical Documents.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.

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Presentations
November 2015
The 6th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2015, Taipei, Taiwan
October 2015
Conference "Scales of Knowledge: Zooming in and out," Heidelberg, Germany
June 2015
Digital Humanities Conference 2015, University of Western Sydney, Australia
April 2015
Workshop, Chinese Local Gazetteers (地方志), MPIWG, Berlin, Germany
"Historical Method and Computerized Data Collection and Analysis"
March 2015
Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference (AAS 2015), Chicago, USA
December 2014
Crossover & Transformation: The 5th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2014, Taipei, Taiwan
November 2014
Annual Meeting for the History of Science Society, (HSS), Chicago, USA
October 2014
International Workshop on Digital Sinology and Taiwan Studies, Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
September 2014
Conference on Quantitative Approaches in the Humanities, Hanover, Germany
July 2014
Digital Humanities Conference 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland