Since 2009, digital humanities has developed a flourishing trend in mainland China. Recently, the development of digital humanities has become and more diverse and varied with the increase of several DH research centers, journals and courses. Digital humanities has gained more fans while provoked many internal debates and various challenging from outside. This presentation will briefly describe the current state of digital humanities development in the scope of great China, and summarize the controversies and questions during the development period, in order to listen to the opinions and suggestions of all participants.
Jing CHEN is Associate Professor of School of Arts at Nanjing University. She received her PhD from Nanjing University in 2009 and studied at Duke University as visiting doctoral student, 2007-2008. She worked at Institute of Art and Humanities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University as associate researcher from 2009 to 2012 then moved to Rice University to work at Chao Center for Asian Studies as Henry Luce Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2014). Her current interest focuses on the Digital Humanities, image studies and cultural and media studies, especially the visual knowledge production during the transformation of media. She is executive editor of Digital Humanities Studies, a series of book on Digital Humanities at Nanjing University Press and guest editor of several journals’ special issues on DH. She is the founder and editor of 01Lab (零壹Lab) a public WeChat journal with 8800 subscribers.