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HAA-280992-21
China Historical Christian Database: Mapping the Spatial and Social Networks of Christianity in China, 1550-1950
Daryl Ireland, Boston University

Grant details: https://apps.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=HAA-280992-21

The China Historical Christian Database: Seeing the Past Differently (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: The China Historical Christian Database: Seeing the Past Differently
Author: Alex Mayfield
Abstract: For a workshop on seeing East Asia through new sources, this paper will introduce the China Historical Christian Database. It is not an archive, as such, but a collection of hundreds of thousands of data points lifted from archival material. The result is a different image of Asia than is glimpsed through letters and journals. Instead it is an aggregate picture of what place Christianity held in Chinese society.
Date: 12/06/2021
Conference Name: New England Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting

Where are the Humans in Digital Humanities? (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Where are the Humans in Digital Humanities?
Author: Eugenio Menegon
Author: Alex Mayfield
Abstract: Digital scholarship provides new possibilities for examining the past. This paper explores how the China Historical Christian Database is trying to revisit the history of Christianity in China through geographic and social network maps, and how that can shed new light on important questions such as modernization, the evolution of science, religious change, and Sino-Western relations. However, digital tools can also flatten out history, reducing the complex lives of people to 1s or 0s. In a Digital Humanities project, how can computers enhance and enrich our understanding of human lives, rather than reduce or diminish them?
Date: 12/09/2021
Conference Name: Institute of Qing History's Conference on Digital Humanities

Leaping (and Bridging) the Digital Gorge: Development, User-Experience, and the China Historical Christian Database (Article)
Title: Leaping (and Bridging) the Digital Gorge: Development, User-Experience, and the China Historical Christian Database
Author: Alex Mayfield
Author: Daryl Ireland
Author: Eugenio Menegon
Abstract: This essay explores how user experience is important for the development of effective tools in the Digital Humanities.
Year: 2022
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Digital Humanities 數字人文
Publisher: Tsinghua University

The Future of Sino-Western Relations is in its Past (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: The Future of Sino-Western Relations is in its Past
Abstract: Why does the history of Christianity in China provide new pathways for considering Sino-Western relations?
Author: Eugenio Menegon
Author: Daryl Ireland
Date: 05/11/22
Location: L'Orientale University, Naples, Italy

Multiplying by Dividing: The Growth of Bible Schools in China, 1900-1920 (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Multiplying by Dividing: The Growth of Bible Schools in China, 1900-1920
Author: Daryl Ireland
Abstract: Bible Schools and Bible Institutes rapidly multiplied at the beginning of the 20th century, far outpacing the growth of any other kind of theological institution. Why was that, and what impact did it have on Chinese Christianity?
Date: 01/04/24
Conference Name: American Society of Church History

Big Data and the Reconfiguration of Chinese Christian History (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Big Data and the Reconfiguration of Chinese Christian History
Abstract: The CHCD is changing the way we think about Christianity in China. Massive amounts of data, that cut across Christian traditions, allows new discoveries to emerge. For example, the role of women in Chinese Christianity is shown to be far more prominent than earlier studies had imagined.
Author: Eugenio Menegon
Author: Daryl Ireland
Date: 04/19/23
Location: Boston University

Christianity as a Women’s Movement?: Hard Data from China (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Christianity as a Women’s Movement?: Hard Data from China
Abstract: The role of women is an important topic in religion, but it has been difficult to quantify. The CHCD, however, specializes in quantification and allows a new picture of their place in Chinese Christianity to emerge.
Author: Alex Mayfield
Author: Daryl Ireland
Date: 04/04/23
Location: Online Symposium

Testing the Claim: The Sino-Foreign Protestant Enterprise as a Women’s Mission Movement (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Testing the Claim: The Sino-Foreign Protestant Enterprise as a Women’s Mission Movement
Author: Alex Mayfield
Author: Daryl Ireland
Abstract: It has been claimed that women in China began to take on new roles in the second quarter of the 20th century, including new religious roles. Does the data justify that claim? This paper demonstrates that Christian women, in fact, began that transition to more public roles at least a generation earlier.
Date: 03/03/23
Conference Name: Wesleyan Theological Society

From Civilisational Encounter to Microhistories: Putting Western Learning in Local Places (Article)
Title: From Civilisational Encounter to Microhistories: Putting Western Learning in Local Places
Author: Wu Huiyi
Abstract: A historiographical article about the changing way of doing history in China.
Year: 2023
Primary URL: https://hal.science/hal-03925824
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine
Publisher: HAL Open Science


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