Librarians at University of Pennsylvania are using optical character recognition (OCR) to build a text corpus of Chinese-character documents from the early 20th century. YCW talks to Molly Des Jardin and Brian Vivier about their goals and challenges.
Colum Murphy, Editorial Director of Sixth Tone, discusses the progress of China’s first state-owned, English-language digital publication. Sixth Tone went live in April of 2016 and is the sister publication of The Paper. Murphy also delves into media and journalism in China.
Shen Dingli, Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies and adviser on arms control and regional security, talks to YCW about the most pressing security issues facing China, spanning land reclamation in the South China Sea, Sino-U.S. relations, agitation from Pyongyang, Taiwan and tension with India. A must read for any China-watchers with a security focus.
Linda Jakobson: Founding Director and CEO of China Matters discusses her new book “China Matters: Getting it Right for Australia,” and offers her advice on pursuing a career in China policy.
YCW discusses the cultural value and political utility of calligraphy in modern Chinese society with Li-Hua Ying, Chinese professor at Bard College.