Below are overviews, syllabi, guides, and how-tos I've made about "doing" the challenging work of East Asian digital humanities over the years. They skew toward Mac/Linux; scripts implemented in Python; and analyzing texts rather than other kinds of sources. I am no longer adding new content but slowly converting some older documents into friendly HTML instead of PDF or similar. I will update as I can get to them, and links will always be redirected as I do it.
BUT - if something you expected to find here has mysteriously vanished, please don't hesitate to email me. I don't use analytics on this site so I probably had no idea you'd miss it.
East Asian DH Syllabus & Resource Lists
- Further Reading, Links, and Resources for East Asian DH (list created in September 2019, as a take-home reference for workshop participants at Arizona State University)
- East Asian Digital Humanities syllabus - last revised Mar 21, 2019. ("Living" PDF version of 2018 seminar syllabus that continued to be updated and added to after the course ended.)
- East Asian Digital Humanities, EALC111/511 at the University of Pennsylvania. (Final version for Spring 2018 seminar deposited in Humanities Commons, May 2018)
Documentation: Tutorials and Processes
- Instructions for Installing MeCab on OS 10.9
- Website to Jekyll (blog post, 2016, on making this very website in Jekyll without pushing to Github Pages to publish)
- Data Cleaning the Taiyō Corpus (blog post, 2016)
- Pre-Processing Japanese Literature for Text Analysis (blog post, 2014)
- Crawling Aozora Bunko, a tutorial from 2015 using the Scrapy Python library to harvest texts from Aozora Bunko
- Bonus: please check out Christopher Morse's fine elaboration of my processing step in the above two writeups in his post Digital Japanese Literature: Aozora Bunko (2016)
Note: These slides are more for posterity and the details -- URLs, availability of platforms or projects -- may not be accurate now, as they were originally presented during my work at the Penn Libraries between 2013-2017. Feel free to adapt them for your own use but I wouldn't recommend doing so as-is.