CBS co-hosts International Digital Humanities Conference

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The University of Arizona Center for Buddhist Studies proudly joins thirteen other international institutions in co-hosting the International Conference on the Digital Humanities for Historical Works and Sinographs.

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021, 09:30 to Saturday, October 16, 2021, 18:00 Korean Standard Time. (For the time in your area, use a time zone converter:

Venue: Online
Audience Registration until October, 10, 2021:
Sponsoring Organizations: National Research Foundation of Korea, South Korea and The Academy of Korean Studies, South Korea

  • Chinese-Korean interpretations will be provided throughout the conference.

  • Before October 13, 2021, the webinar Zoom link will be sent to participants’ email addresses and will be announced on the Conference homepage.

CBS Director Prof. Jiang Wu and graduate student Youteng Bi will give a talk titled “Machine-Human Collaborative Translation of Chinese Buddhist Texts: An Experiment with Supervised Deep Learning” on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, 10:50-11:30 AM Korean Standard Time. Read the abstract here:


Since the 1980s, scholars around the world have pioneered a diverse set of methodologies in the digital humanities that differ from earlier techniques due to the grand discourse of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under these circumstances, many researchers in East Asian studies have focused on the role of Classical Chinese as an essential line of inquiry in the field. This conference will explore how researchers have used the digital humanities to further the development, transformation, and implementation of Classical Chinese, a common cultural heritage in East Asia.


  • Current status of computerization of Chinese Classics and their characters

  • Techniques and applications for processing Classical Chinese and characters

  • Study of Chinese Classics and their characters using artificial intelligence

  • The current status of Chinese machine translation

  • Development and implementation strategy of digital media in education referring to Chinese Classics and their characters

  • Implementation practice of Chinese Classics from a computational linguistics perspective

  • Other related topics

For more information, please contact the Institute for Han Character Education Research via email at