Harnessing Historical Newspapers in the Digital Age
Last Friday, January 25, I participated in the IrAsia Seminar with my colleagues of the ERC project “Elites, Network and Power in modern China.” My presentation consisted in a demonstration of the “enp-china” R Package – a set of tools relying on “R Studio” developed by our computational linguist “Pierre Magistry” aimed at harnessing massive corpora of historical newspapers in the Chinese and English languages. The demonstration was based on a concrete case study – the Rotary Club of Shanghai (Shanghai fulunshe 上海扶輪社).
The slides of the presentation are available here.
In addition, I wrote a documentation for users interested in applying the package to the Chinese-language press (Shenbao) or the English-language press (ProQuest collection of Chinese Historical Newspapers).