Building a Comparative Database for the Study of the Old and New Tang Histories

a comparative database that will allow scholars to visualise and analyse information from the two Histories

The Old and New Tang Histories are among the most important sources for the study of the Tang period in China. The project aims to build a comparative database that will allow scholars to visualise and analyse information from the two Histories, while opening the way for the application of DH methods such as network and mapping analysis. This project comes at a time of thriving scholarship on medieval China and will connect scholars and students at Princeton with other DH projects across the academic world community.

Anna Shields and Xin Wen are faculty members of the Department of East Asian Studies and are experts on the history of pre-modern China.