Digital China Network

Digital China: Heritage, learning, research

Co-ordinator: Robert Bickers, Bristol
Partners: Centre for Geographical Sciences, Academia Sinica; Institut d’Asie Orientale, Lyon

How can new technological opportunities support teaching and learning in Chinese studies, as well as growing popular interest in the historic Chinese past? Investment in new posts in UK universities has far outstripped development of new resources to support teaching and learning. Building on BICC involvement in existing projects (the JISC-funded ‘Visualising China’), and new private sector initiatives (Brill’s ‘North China Herald Online’, and AMD’s ‘China: Culture and Society’ electronic resources), this network will focus on discussing how to develop new digital resources to support Chinese studies, and how to co-ordinate initiatives underway internationally to best effect