People

Shih-Pei Chen

Digital Content Curator (Since 2014)

PhD

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 Her dissertation, “Information Technology for Historical Document Analysis”, explores ways of analyzing digital full texts of historical documents using information technologies.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

Projects

Digital Humanities

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Local Gazetteers

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LoGaRT: Local Gazetteers Research Tools

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Mapping Drugs across Epistemic and Geographic Domains in Early Medieval China

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Technical Methods, Collaborators and Process

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The WebGIS Platform of Historical Maps of China

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Selected Publications

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., 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…

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 On Building a Full-Text Digital Library of Historical Documents.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

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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., 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…

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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)…

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Institute Events

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Tu (圖) in Local Gazetteers

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Colloquium

Thematic Cluster: Digital Humanities and Local Gazetteers

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Chinese Local Gazetteers "Terminology"

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Chinese Local Gazetteers: Local Materiality in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

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Chinese Local Gazetteers: Historical Method and Computerized Data Collection and Analysis

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

The 6th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

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Conference "Scales of Knowledge: Zooming in and out," Heidelberg, Germany

Digital Humanities Conference 2015, University of Western Sydney, Australia

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"Historical Method and Computerized Data Collection and Analysis"

Workshop, Chinese Local Gazetteers (地方志), MPIWG, Berlin, Germany

Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference (AAS 2015), Chicago, USA

Crossover & Transformation: The 5th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2014, Taipei, Taiwan

Annual Meeting for the History of Science Society, (HSS), Chicago, USA

International Workshop on Digital Sinology and Taiwan Studies, Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Conference on Quantitative Approaches in the Humanities, Hanover, Germany

Digital Humanities Conference 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland