Podcast 3: Hilde De Weerdt on MARKUS

In this episode, we interview Hilde De Weerdt, Professor of Chinese History at Leiden University, about MARKUS, an online text markup tool developed as part of the European Research Council funded project “Communication and Empire: Chinese Empires in Comparative Perspective.”

Relevant links:
current beta version of MARKUS (note: only works in Google Chrome!)
how to use MARKUS (includes videos with instructions)
MARKUS conferences and workshops
The Automating Data Extraction from Chinese Texts Project, which has funded further development of MARKUS.
Hilde De Weerdt’s book website, which also includes interactive reading platforms and MARKUS files for some of her original research sources.

2 responses to “Podcast 3: Hilde De Weerdt on MARKUS

  1. Just listening to this now– perhaps you should pass this on to Professor de Weerdt but somewhere around the 25:00 mark, there was a question about Japanese databases, but noone knew of any. Although it is not limited to Japan, Charles Muller’s digital dictionary of Buddhism and http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/, and CJKV-E dictionary http://www.buddhism-dict.net/dealt/ are two lexicographical resources for traditional East Asian thought, history and culture.

    -Tom, University of Tokyo

  2. Hi Tom, Indeed. We use Buddhist resources already on MARKUS. What we appear to be missing is large-scale historical biographical and geographical databases that are in the public domain.

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