From Village Gazetteers to Database: Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Village Data

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Friday, March 12, 2021 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm



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Event typeWorkshop/Seminar
SeriesDeep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies

Haihui Zhang, Head of the East Asian Library at the University of Pittsburgh Library, will start with a review of published village gazetteers and an introduction to the background of the Contemporary Chinese Village Data (CCVD) project, followed by a presentation and demonstration of data extraction procedures, data structure, the data dictionary, downloading instructions, etc. The current status and the final goal of the project will be discussed as well.

In July 2018, the East Asian Library of the University of Pittsburgh Library System initiated the Contemporary Chinese Village Data (CCVD) project to create an open-access online dataset of statistics extracted from Chinese village gazetteers. This unique initiative has produced a dataset of significant value to the humanities and social sciences, which includes quantitative and qualitative data critical to supporting Chinese studies in fields such as politics, economics, sociology, environmental science, history, and public health.

The Deep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies series is sponsored by the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies and the U-M Library (Asia Library). 

From Village Gazetters to Database


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Liangyu Fu ·

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