Computational Humanities and Social Science: A Seminar and Workshop Series” features lectures, workshops, and roundtable discussions with leading experts and practitioners in computational humanities and social sciences from all over the world. Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan, this series covers various aspects of computational analysis, humanistic interpretation, data visualization, as well as other data-related topics in media, design, and philosophy.
The series welcomes faculty and students from all disciplines and majors. It aims to provide an opportunity to learn about fundamental computational techniques and their applications in humanistic fields. It also aims to create a beginner-friendly environment to exchange ideas, expand networks, and advance collaboration.
For additional information about the series and event details, please contact the organizing team Zhaojin Zeng, Alice Xiang, and Jaehee Choi.
Zhaojin Zeng is an Assistant Professor of History at Duke Kunshan University. Zeng specializes in the economic, business, and industrial history of modern China and the world, with a focus on factories and entrepreneurs. He is also interested in historical data analytics and digital business. His current book project, Engineering Modern China: Industrial Factories and the Transformation of the Chinese Economy in the Long Twentieth Century, is the first to analyze the remarkable rise of the Chinese factory economy from the late Qing to post-Mao eras. Zeng is also the founder of the CFP – Chinese Factory Project (https://chinesefactory.org/), a digital humanities and data analytics initiative that collects and publicizes archival materials and quantitative datasets on China’s industrial development, technological change, and resource utilization. Zeng holds his Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.Phil. in Social Science from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. Before joining DKU, he was Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian History at the University of Pittsburgh in 2018-2020.
Jaehee Choi is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Duke Kunshan University. Her core research agenda centers on understanding how social policies can address income inequality; her research fields include income inequality, social insurance, and work and family policy. Recent projects examine the effectiveness of universal childcare on women’s employment; and the effect of exchange rate shocks on earnings inequality. She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Texas at Austin.
Assistant Professor of World Literature at Duke Kunshan University