Focus : Research Center for Digital Humanities(Taiwan)
To promote digitization of precious Chinese ancient book reservation, and coordinate between different fields of research, National Taiwan University built the Research center for Digital Humanities. After the initial task of digitization completed , many unique and delicate cultural artifacts and historical resources will be preserved and this center will be devoted to promoting research and digital information exchange.
This center has achieved several outcomes related to Taiwan’s digital humanities researched. Following is an introduction to these outcomes.
1 Taiwan History Digital Library
This library provides research material including archives of Ming and Qing dynasty and ancient written contracts. Archives in Ming and Qing dynasty have approximately 37,000 files, including confidential files inside imperial palace. And the ancient written contracts are around 33,000 pieces, among which land contracts are most common. Besides. There still exists contracts on business and marriage.
2 Digital Archives Project of National Taiwan University
This archive provide entrances for materials with the same theme, like theme of historic relic, biological sample, geological science, archaeology and so on. The data in this archives are from the end of Qing dynasty to present. This archive offer the service of search throughout an article and article from different sources.
3 National Repository of Cultural Heritage
This archive belongs to Ministry of Culture. It integrates nationwide research information related to arts, covering cultural heritage of ROC in the recent 100 years. This archive have 15 categories: painting art, music, drama, dance, cartoon, literature, architecture, ancient maps, ancient items, old photos, Chinese poem, ancient book, news.
4 Academia History Digital Archives Search System
The information in this archive is validate from the year 1893 to 2002. Most contents in this archive are related to famous person and event in the contemporary era.
5 Kuomintang Party Records Archives
This archive provide information about famous person and events in Koumingtang Party from the year 1912 to 1944, including extremely confidential files in the Anti-Japanese War period.
6 Taiwan Colonial Court Archives
This archive covers judicial documents collection in Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi during the Japanese occupation. The files are from the year of 1895 to 1945, demonstrating court operation during the Japanese occupation.
7 Taiwan Colonial Empirical Statistics
This archive includes statistical data from 1895 to 1945, the Japanese occupation period. The contents involve law, politic, society, economic, education during that time. Besides, this system supports search from key words.
8 Digital Repository of Taiwan Provincial Assembly
This archive contains three systems: documents, Hansard, communiques, with a total of 62,852 volumes(1830000 page).The data is from the year of 1946 year to 1998, covering the early post-war period in Taiwan, the Taiwan Provincial Assembly period, provisional Provincial Assembly period and provincial Assembly period.
9 Social Movements Archives from Tsunah Foundation
This archive contains periodicals from the year of 1957 to 2004, with 7000 copies of Democratic enlightenment magazines, which is valuable documents on the research of Taiwan’s democracy.