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JING CHEN is an instructor and a PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on pre-1900s Chinese poetry and poetics, traditional Chinese literary thought, and print culture in late imperial China. She recently completed her dissertation titled "Remaking Early Poetic Culture: Publication and Reception of Ancient-Style Poetry Anthologies in Late Imperial China." By employing both quantitative and qualitative approaches, this dissertation examines the practices of compiling, publishing, and reading ancient-style poetry anthologies in China from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.

TIMOTHY CLIFFORD is a Taiwan Fellow and Fulbright postdoctoral researcher at Academia Sinica, Institute of History and Philology. His research focuses on late imperial Chinese literary history, the sociology of literature, and the history of the book in East Asia. His recent publication "The Rules of Prose in Sixteenth-Century China: Tang Shunzhi (1507–1560) as an Anthologist" discusses the role of the anthologist in late imperial Chinese print culture. His next project will examine official prayers and ecological crises in the late Ming dynasty.

HUANG YI-LONG is a Distinguished University Professor of National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He was elected Academician of Academia Sinica in 2006. His main research fields are history of Chinese science, China-Europe cultural interactions, military history, and pseudoscience.

CHAO-LIN LIU is distinguished professor of the National Chengchi University inTaiwan. He received a doctoral degree in artificial intelligence from the University of Michigan and has been leading students to apply intelligent technologies to interdisciplinary studies. His work covers analysis of legal, financial, historical, and literary writings and has been published and presented at international conferences and journals. Funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, he collaborates with researchers in Taiwan, the United States, and China on the content analysis of classical Chinese poetry and on the information-extraction problems in historical documents, including the China local gazetteers (Zhongguo difang zhi 中國地方志) and Tang tomb biographies (Tangdai muzhi huibian 唐代墓誌彙編).

THOMAS J. MAZANEC is an assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He specializes in classical Chinese literature and religion of the medieval period (220–976 CE) and has additional research interests in translation studies, digital humanities, and world [End Page 438] literature. He is currently completing a book manuscript on poet-monks of the Tang and Five Dynasties. His next project will focus on the genres and practices that lie on the border of the concept of poetry in medieval China.

EVAN NICOLL-JOHNSON is an instructor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta. He studies early medieval Chinese literature and culture, with research interests that include poetic and narrative literature of the Northern and Southern dynasties and the history of books and bibliographic scholarship.

QIAO JUNJUN is associate professor and senior engineer at the School of Geodesy and Geomatics at Wuhan University, China. His research interests include cartography and geographic information engineering.

DONALD STURGEON is College Fellow at the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University. His research interests include language and knowledge in early Chinese thought, and the application of digital methods to the study of premodern Chinese language and literature. His current projects include the adaptation of optical character recognition techniques to historical Chinese documents, the application of machine learning to dating and authorship attribution of premodern Chinese texts, and the study of text reuse relationships in the premodern Chinese corpus. Since 2005, he has developed and managed the Chinese Text Project (, a widely used online digital library of premodern Chinese writing.

JEFFREY R. THARSEN is computational scientist for the digital humanities and lecturer in digital studies at the University of Chicago, serving as university-wide technical domain expert for digital and computational approaches to humanistic inquiry. He received his doctorate in 2015 from the University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, specializing in the fields of premodern Chinese philology, phonology, poetics, and paleography. In his work, he advises researchers on the utilization and creation of resources, platforms...


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